How many concerts and other live performances have you been to where before anything happens, the audience is informed that under no circumstances are any recordings or photographs of the entertainers permitted? Almost EVERY one. Take a look at Scott's experience with a celebrity cruise line bending this time-honored rule.
Miss the 2016 PRSA Phoenix Copper Anvil Awards - for shame!
Earning a Copper Anvil Award – or the similarly coveted Copper Anvil Award of Merit – is regarded as one of the highest honors for Arizona #PR practitioners. Over the years, the Copper Anvil Awards have recognized hundreds of winning programs throughout the state that have solved problems, changed opinions and created business opportunities.
It's also one of the best PR par-tays of the year. Click the link to read all about it - and see photos highlighting the evening's honorees and party go-ers!
Help team HMA in welcoming our newest team member, Sara Goodwin!
You will be hearing a lot from this up-and-coming public relations practitioner and writer, starting now.
Click the link below to learn more about her AND to watch her "Hello, HMA" video blog!
A few weeks ago, Abbie and I happened to both be working remotely from our respective homes over the weekend. Happy to get my project in to her for review, I noted in an email that the data was “in like Flint,” a slang term I love to use whenever I complete a task or get something important done lighting fast.
Abbie’s response knocked my socks off.
Because I had been watching the Capitol 4th, my TV was tuned to PBS when I turned it on the other night. I caught the promo for the Charlie Rose Show airing later that evening, talking about Facebook and the impact of the recently announced change in the algorithm that essentially prioritizes your friends and family content first and brand and news content second. Because I can’t stay up that late (it airs at midnight here), I recorded it and watched it later.
Hosted by Hari Sreenivasan, the panel members were John Hermann of the New York Times, Jay Rosen, a journalism professor at NYU, and Melissa Bell of Vox Media.
According to a Pew research study, 44 percent of adults are regularly reading news content on Facebook. According to Hermann, who covers the business of media for the Times, that amounts to 100 million people in the U.S. that use Facebook as their single source of news. According to Sreenivasan, Facebook has become the virtual paper boy, sharing the news far and wide.
A recent client trip took me through Seligman, Ariz., on historic Route 66. And as I’m cruising along listening to my random Google Play list, I notice these kitschy street signs. Four in a row and then the fifth that says Burma-Shave. What the heck?