June 22, 2016

Dust to Dust

I am one of the few remaining people on the planet who actually read the daily obituaries. It’s something I learned from my dad. He used it as a pre-Facebook way to keep track of classmates, their parents, his large customer base and his broad social and business networks. I guess I do the same. Most obits are pretty matter of fact. You get the date of birth, date of death, hometown, names of surviving relatives, personal and career accomplishments and often a memorial contribution suggestion. The latter is usually a clue as to how the person died, or what he or she was passionate about. Every now and then, someone has interjected some humor into an obituary of a loved-one, or their own. While driving across town recently, I noticed that the funeral home at 40th Street and Indian School, not too far from HMA Public Relations’ offices, was being razed. [Click below for more]
June 17, 2016

Fathers’ Day with Edward Bernays

Over the years, Team HMA has celebrated Fathers’ Day here on the blog by sharing lessons we’ve learned from our dads; lessons we’ve learned from our […]
May 20, 2016

How Political Campaigns Are Different

For those of us not on the political side of public relations, including running campaigns and ballot box initiatives, this is the time of year when […]
May 18, 2016

New Media Alert – Business for Breakfast

Last year, we shared that long-time radio talk show host Mark Asher made the move from the microphone to the financial world, taking on a position […]
May 10, 2016

Eight Takeaways From PRGN Meetings

HMA Public Relations loves its Sonoran Desert surroundings in Phoenix. We also love being a part of a greater network of independently-owned communications agencies worldwide.  These […]
April 13, 2016

Close Your Complaint Department

Author Will Bowen, who’s written the best-seller A Complaint Free World as well as Happy This Year! is the world authority on complaining. He spoke at […]
March 17, 2016

Crisis Communications – Sharapova’s Drug Crisis

I seem to be on a path right now to write about crisis communications (I must be part of some multi-platform database from Facebook and Twitter […]
March 11, 2016

Phoenix PRSA with Phoenix Business Journal #AllAboutBusiness Brunch Delivers

Did you miss the amazing PRSA Phoenix media brunch featuring all things Phoenix Business Journal? So busy tweeting away about the great content while at the brunch […]
February 11, 2016

Adapting To Customers’ Wants

Nearly 620,000 attended this year’s Waste Management Phoenix Open presented by the Ak-Chin Indian Community (our client), a new record. It is without doubt, the best-run […]