June 11, 2013

Build Fort Necessity Now

Plan ahead.  We as PR practitioners say it all the time:  "Have your crisis plan written now so that when you need it, it's ready to […]
June 6, 2013

42 – The Media Training Paid Off

I’m a baseball guy, so for me to think that 42, The Jackie Robinson Story, is a great movie is no real surprise.  It certainly goes […]
June 3, 2013

#MediaMonday – Bret McKeand

Bret McKeand, president of the Arizona operations of Independent Newsmedia, Inc. USA, recently received The Order of the Silver Key Society from the Society of Professional Journalists’ […]
May 20, 2013

#MediaMonday – SPJ First Amendment Awards

The Valley of the Sun Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has recognized some of the top journalists in Arizona with its annual awards – […]
May 16, 2013

2013 EDDE Awards

I had the opportunity recently to announce the 2013 EDDE (Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence) Awards -- live – at the Arizona Association for Economic Development […]
May 8, 2013

Listen Up

Jim Vidakovich, a noted development specialist, media strategist, executive coach and author, facilitated a recent brainstorming session with a dozen members of the Public Relations Global […]
May 2, 2013

Hugs and Kisses

A business meeting in the United States typically begins with a handshake greeting. But that’s not the case everywhere.  Handshakes, hugs, kisses and combinations thereof are […]
April 29, 2013

#MediaMonday — Mark Field

There are some 700,000 veterans living in Arizona.  A “thank you for your service” is always appropriate. Today’s #MediaMonday comes to us from Mark Field, a […]
April 25, 2013

Five-Star Client Service. Is it Possible?

Among the speakers at the recent Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) meetings was Ken Jacobs, president of Jacobs Communications Consulting, which consults and coaches agencies on […]
April 22, 2013

#MediaMonday – Pat Summerall: One of the All-Time Best

Today’s #Media Monday is a little different.  One of broadcasting’s most recognizable voices went silent last week when Pat Summerall died at the age of 82. […]