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First Pitch?

First Pitch?

 |  Apr 8, 2022

While Scott Hanson may be used to pitches as both a PR pro and high school baseball umpire, he had a new experience this week as he threw out the first pitch at a professional baseball game for the first time. Read more on how it happened!

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Are Perceptions Overwhelming?

Are Perceptions Overwhelming?

 |  Mar 1, 2022

With labor disputes impacting spring training in Arizona, negative perceptions of this industry are growing. Read more on why it may take some time for fans to re-embrace their favorite teams and players with Scott Hanson.

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Media Availability is Essential

Media Availability is Essential

 |  Oct 15, 2021

When Muhammad Ali went by Cassius Clay, he told the media that he is the best friend that reporters have due to his availability. By offering great quotes, speaking his mind and being articulate in his answers, he knew that he could use the media to his advantage. Learn more from Scott Hanson!

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Is Slow and Steady Effective?

Is Slow and Steady Effective?

 |  Sep 22, 2021

San Diegan roller-blader Slomo is recognized on the beach boardwalks for his slow and steady movements. Read how this approach relates to PR!

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Who won the Olympics?

Who won the Olympics?

 |  Aug 10, 2021

With the Olympics coming to a close earlier this week, Alison Bailin decided to take a look at a handful of the sports, athletes and miscellaneous others who scored massive public relations wins during the Summer Games.

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The Olympics is About More Than Athletics

The Olympics is About More Than Athletics

 |  Aug 4, 2021

The Copper State of Mind podcast this week is about the lessons we can learn from the Olympics, because after all, it is about more than just athletics. Listen now!

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How Important is a Good P.A. Announcer?

How Important is a Good P.A. Announcer?

 |  July 27, 2021

One of Scott Hanson's friends, Andy McClure is a P.A. at the Tokyo Olympics this year! Read more about what it takes to be a public announcer.

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What Is Opening Day?

What Is Opening Day?

 |  Apr 1, 2021

It’s “Opening Day!”  For baseball fans, it means the beginning of the Major League Baseball season.  What does Opening Day look like in PR?

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Controlling The Message

Controlling The Message

 |  Mar 11, 2021

When a company or individual has the opportunity to proactively control the messaging surrounding them, it’s usually a good thing. The Arizona Cardinals’ recent signing of superstar J.J. Watt is an excellent example of how Watt and the team orchestrated a spectacular introduction to the Phoenix market. Watt made the announcement of his new team […]

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Business Lessons We Can Learn From the #Olympics

 |  Aug 16, 2016

There have been so many news stories coming out of the Olympics – those focusing on the athletes, their personal lives, and the countries they represent. And of course, there are the news stories about the commentators and the media, both traditional and social, and all the good, bad and ugly that that represents. As […]

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The Olympics – Bringing the World Together

The Olympics – Bringing the World Together

 |  Aug 2, 2016

The Summer Olympic Games in Rio start on Friday, Aug. 5. The Paralympic Games, also in Rio, begin Sept. 7. Athletes from around the world, representing their country with pride, come together to compete on a global stage. These are the best of the best in their chosen sport. These athletes have trained virtually their […]

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Can I Have Your Autograph?

Can I Have Your Autograph?

 |  Sep 30, 2015

Over the years, HMA Public Relations has been involved with dozens of book-signing events.  There have been some big-name authors in that mix, including:  Harvey Mackay, Dan Quayle, Anne Perry and James Bradley, to name a few. It’s a chance for an author to connect one-on-one with the purchasers and readers of his or her […]

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