August 18, 2017
#FakeNews

#FakeNews: Why We Click It, How to Stop

You can’t go a day without someone bringing up fake news. So earlier this week, Abbie attended the SPJ Phoenix event on the subject in order to understand it better. [Click below for more]
August 16, 2017
T-Swift

T-Swift Takes a Stand

Maddie gives us an update on the Taylor Swift lawsuit, emphasizing the importance of sticking up for yourself and practicing what you preach. [Click below for more]
March 23, 2017

Bye Fake PR News

Rachel is really enjoying the fake news topic right now. After coming across a blog post about how PR pros can defend themselves against fake news, she thought it would be a good idea to share what she had learned. [Click below for more]
November 8, 2016

Designated Spokesperson

A few episodes into Designated Survivor, Scott found a teaching moment for those who deal with the media. Click the link to get his thoughts.
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 15, 2016

Targeting…a new Target Audience

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.
September 14, 2016

The Media on Media

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.
August 30, 2016

And the Nominees Are…

Last night, during a swanky affair hosted by The Camby in Phoenix (as well as at sister celebrations across our region in Tucson, Salt Lake City, Flagstaff and Albuquerque), our chapter announced the 2016 Rocky Mountain Emmy nominees, the best and brightest in their field, each of whom are now eligible to take home the coveted Emmy Award at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Emmy Gala, taking place on Saturday, October 8 at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale and hosted by comedian and actor David Koechner. Click the link to see the full list of nominees!
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.
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.