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#MediaMonday – Chris Bishop

#MediaMonday – Chris Bishop

 |  Dec 9, 2013

I had the chance to travel to South Africa last April for our twice-yearly PRGN meetings.  HWB Communications, our network partner in Cape Town, arranged to have Chris Bishop, managing editor, Forbes Africa, as one of our speakers.  It was an amazing talk, not only because he is an editor with Forbes, but the fact that as a journalist, his life […]

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#MediaMonday – Teri Carnicelli

#MediaMonday – Teri Carnicelli

 |  Dec 2, 2013

This week’s Media Monday comes to us from Teri Carnicelli, editor of the North Central News.  The North Central News is a monthly publication covering the central core of Phoenix, from 19th Avenue to 44th Street, and Indian School to Thunderbird roads. The paper has a total circulation of 26,000.  Teri has been with the […]

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#MediaMonday – Kevin Curran

#MediaMonday – Kevin Curran

 |  Nov 26, 2013

Happy 1st Anniversary at ABC15 to my good friend, Kevin Curran, assignment editor, teacher extraordinaire and today’s #MediaMonday! Kevin has been in the business for more than 30 years, starting in radio in the New York area.  He came to Phoenix in 1992 as a radio operations manager, worked in Los Angeles for Inside Edition, […]

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#MediaMonday – Al McCoy

#MediaMonday – Al McCoy

 |  Nov 18, 2013

When I was 12 years old, Charles Barkley, along with new coach Paul Westphal, joined Kevin Johnson, Dan Majerle and others to form the greatest Phoenix Suns team of all time. The 1992-1993 Phoenix Suns season cemented me as a basketball fan for all eternity – thanks in great part to the fellows above, but […]

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#MediaMonday — Mark Field

#MediaMonday — Mark Field

 |  Nov 11, 2013

There are some 700,000 veterans living in Arizona.  A “thank you for your service” is always appropriate, especially on Veteran’s Day. Today’s #MediaMonday comes to us from Mark Field, a U.S. Navy veteran himself.  He is the publisher and editor of Arizona Veteran’s Magazine, a new publication dedicated to Arizona residents who have served our […]

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#MediaMonday – Steve Elliott, Cronkite News Service

#MediaMonday – Steve Elliott, Cronkite News Service

 |  Nov 4, 2013

“And that’s the way it is, Monday, November 4, 2013…” Sound familiar?  That’s how the legendary Walter Cronkite, then known as the most trusted man in America, signed off each night as anchor of the CBS Evening News. Now, among his legacies, the Cronkite News Service provides dozens of original news, feature and investigative stories […]

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#MediaMonday – Bobby Rich

#MediaMonday – Bobby Rich

 |  Oct 28, 2013

Today’s #MediaMonday comes to us from Bobby Rich, one of the newest members of the Arizona Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. Bobby is a life-long radio broadcaster, programmer, manager and Tucson’s longest running morning radio personality.  You can hear “The Bobby Rich Morning Mix” on 94.9 MIXfm, Tucson weekdays from 5-9 a.m. He is also […]

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#MediaMonday – Rocky Mountain Emmy Winners Shout-Out Edition

#MediaMonday – Rocky Mountain Emmy Winners Shout-Out Edition

 |  Oct 21, 2013

A HUGE congratulations to the many amazing media friends of ours who took home coveted Emmy Awards during this past weekend’s Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards, honoring the best and brightest in television broadcasting in the region. As secretary of the local Emmy board, and member of the Emmy committee, some special mentions from the big […]

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“What is…” Wednesday – What is customer service?

“What is…” Wednesday – What is customer service?

 |  Oct 16, 2013

In the past, Rachel has written blogs on the power of customer service and social media. She has found success tweeting the companies that she has issues with, and not only getting responses, but getting resolutions. So, when I was having a customer service issue, Rachel suggested I take it to Twitter. And I did. […]

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#MediaMonday – Jack Miller

#MediaMonday – Jack Miller

 |  Oct 14, 2013

We’re getting technical with today’s Media Monday. Jack Miller, a longtime broadcasting veteran who spent his career making people sound good, will be inducted into the Arizona Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame on Oct. 17.   Tickets are available from the ABA. That makes him a two-time hall-of-famer, as he was inducted into the Arizona Music […]

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HMA Wins First International Award!

HMA Wins First International Award!

 |  Oct 10, 2013

As some of you know, Scott was in Sydney, Australia for the last two weeks at a PRGN meeting! Well – for some of it anyways. He was also hanging out with some snakes… Once at the meeting, the awards for 2013 PRGN Best Practice Award were handed out. HMA was awarded its first international […]

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Relevance and Resonance — The Two Important R’s for Blogging

Relevance and Resonance — The Two Important R’s for Blogging

 |  Oct 9, 2013

Why is it that when communicating online we are immediately drawn to certain people’s posts/blogs and not to others? Hmmm…that’s a great question. Last week, I participated in Carrie Morgan’s #PRProChat on blogging, where one of the participants gave a simple answer to that question. According to Gerard Corbett, chair and CEO at Redphlag LLC, […]

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