July 7, 2009

So what if you get fired…

Flipping through the June issue of Inc. magazine, I came across this great quote from Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari. He says: “I have come to […]
July 6, 2009

Agencies and Indies

Over the past several weeks I have had numerous conversations about what is happening in the public relations agency world. Of course, the usual topics of […]
March 23, 2009

Former HMA’er gets nod from the Guv

Long-time Valley PR practitioner and former HMA staffer Mark Stanton has been appointed deputy director of the Arizona Office of Tourism. Gov. Jan Brewer formally announced […]
March 4, 2009

Independents to Get “Newszapped”

The nine Independent Newspapers around the Valley will have a new look soon. They are going the way of the Arizona Republic's Community Sections and The […]
February 20, 2009

Time Flies

I received a nice letter from the Society of Professional Journalists recognizing my 15th year as a member of the organization. The letter pointed out some […]
January 19, 2009


For the sixth year, I participated in the PF Changs Rock and Roll Marathon. Not as a runner, but as the manager of the first stage […]
December 18, 2008

Congrats to Coast Communications

HMA Public Relations' Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) affiliate in Sweden, Coast Communications, has been named the top public relations agency in Sweden for 2008 by […]
December 12, 2008

Great sessions for PR agencies and owners

Each year I attend the PRSA Counselors Academy Spring Conference - a couple days with fellow agencies and owners. It is always a great experience - […]
October 29, 2008

The Musical Paradigm

The Arizona Chapter of EO's latest learning event was music to my ears. My musical taste and knowledge has been pretty much limited to Hootie and […]
September 26, 2008

HMA has a new website

Check out our new website, www.hmapr.com. My favorite feature is the interactive questionnaire that prospects can use to determine if they are ready to hire a […]