May 7, 2015

Takeaways from Anderson Cooper Lecture in Arizona

A couple of weeks ago I joined more than 2000 people right here in the Valley to listen to CNN anchor, Anderson Cooper, speak on democracy, […]
May 5, 2015

Kilt Lifters

Community relations and engagement activities are key components to many overall communications campaigns. While attending the recent Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) meetings in Seattle, I […]
April 30, 2015

Jobseeking skills – are they taught in school?

HMA has been interviewing for our summer intern and to fill an account coordinator position.  This is generally a good time of year to find competent […]
April 24, 2015

KISS Your Writing

Earlier his week I was reading a blog post from PR News titled “Keeping It Short and Simple With the Media” by David Hamilton.  It caught […]
April 2, 2015

Celebrate What’s Right

Renowned photographer Dewitt Jones has become a top speaker, author, movie director and corporate trainer. As if spending 20 years taking pictures for National Geographic wasn’t […]
March 3, 2015

Planning ahead always good idea

Reading the Sunday paper, I came across this ad for Marcolin Eyewear.  I had never heard of this company, but was drawn to read it because […]
February 26, 2015

Useless Public Relations Terms

In a recent article on, contributor and public relations consultant Robert Wynne took some pretty pointed shots at fellow PR folks, aka you and me. […]
February 25, 2015

What is Wednesday – What is Agency Life?

I’m nearing the one year mark when I flew out to Arizona and met with Abbie to learn about HMA and agency life. At that time, […]
February 19, 2015

#Kindness35 A Big Success; Inspired Others To Do The Same

HMA is celebrating our 35th anniversary in February and to mark that milestone, we decided to participate in Random Acts of Kindness Week #RAKWeek2015.  We gave […]
December 23, 2014

Everything I Need to Know…

…I pretty much learned from other people. It has been a random year – lots of good, some bad. But, in both the wins and losses, […]