Last week, Alison had the honor of joining several delegates from PRSA Phoenix – not to mention friends from agencies and brands across the globe – at her first-ever PRSA International Conference. Today, she shares all the best soundbites, advice and lessons learned from the event. Click the link for all the details.
Earlier this week multiple people in Rachel's circle posted an article from POLITICO Magazine, “What If the Newspaper Industry Made a Colossal Mistake?” on Facebook. As someone who still enjoys reading a physical newspaper, she had to chime in. Click the link to read her thoughts and share your own.
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.
For those not following every single crumb of news about the NFL 24/7, yesterday Goodell announced that the league’s “Play Safe Play Smart” initiative to counter head injuries will invest an additional $100 million in medical research and new technology to keep players safe. But here is the thing – he didn’t do it on ESPN. He didn’t do it on FOX Sports. Shoot, he didn’t even do it on his own NFL Network. Instead, he “wrote” an open letter to the Wall Street Journal that published yesterday, and then he gave an exclusive interview to Matt Lauer on the Today Show, also yesterday. Clearly, someone (ahem, Goodell!) has been reading the HMA blog! Click the link to see why.
Abbie came across an article about a month ago in New York magazine detailing the results of a survey of 113 colleagues working in print, television, and digital media, “asking that they use the opportunity to air their grievances and bare their souls.” She shares some of their responses – as well as her own. Click on the link to read the entire post, and would love you to share your thoughts as well.
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!
There might be nothing as ridiculous as campaign ads. The TV spots we have been subjected to are awful. They usually focus on why we should not vote for someone rather than why we SHOULD vote for a candidate and rarely is a realistic solution to a problem even mentioned.
Want to read the rest of Scott's thoughts on this topic? Click the link!