November 21, 2016

#MediaMonday – Sandra Munoz

#MediaMonday, your first “networking” opportunity of the week, comes to us from Sandra Munoz, creator of Latinaology.com. [Click below for more]
September 26, 2016

#MediaMonday – Cathy Davila

The Dog Days of Summer haven’t completely passed. Today’s #MediaMonday is from the publisher and editor of Lambeau’s, Hildy’s and Jeter’s favorite magazine, The Phoenix Dog. Cathy Davila established the free, bi-monthly publication just a few months ago as a forum dedicated to celebrate our pet relationships and connect the Valley’s canine community. It’s a place to read about entertaining, local dog and pet stories. [Click below for more]
September 21, 2016

What PR Pros Could Learn from Survivor

Alison – a long-time Survivor fan girl – was inspired by PRGN agency partner Buchanan Public Relation’s recent blog post detailing some of the key characteristics shared by successful “Survivor” players and PR professionals. She shares theirs in this link – and adds a few of her own.
September 9, 2016

PRSA Phoenix Copper Anvil Award Rewind

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!
August 24, 2016

Informalization of Live Reports

The broadcast journalism professors, news directors and news consultants who guide TV news reporters have gone too far in pushing conversational dialogue in reporters - says Scott. And that is just the beginning. Read the rest of his thoughts on this topic by clicking the link.
August 19, 2016

American Ninja Overkill?

Summertime TV watching can be a challenge. Recently I was channel-surfing and came across NBC’s American Ninja Warrior. Where have I been? It’s in its eighth season! The show features contestants – all incredibly fine-tuned athletes -- running, climbing, jumping and hanging through made-for-TV obstacle courses that most of us would never stand a chance at beating. Click below for more.
July 26, 2016

In Like Flint

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.
June 24, 2016

The Great Brexit (UK Exit)

On Thursday, Britain voted to leave the European Union,(EU) striking a blow against the bloc and spreading panic through world markets. HMA’s colleagues from our global network, PRGN, weigh-in on this decision and its impact around the world. [Click below for more]
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 […]