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Honored to Serve

Honored to Serve

 |  Oct 25, 2016

Abbie was the recipient of the Patrick Jackson Award for Distinguished Service to PRSA, presented at the PRSA International Conference in Indianapolis on Monday. She was unable to attend so I accepted the award on her behalf. Here is the speech she would have given. [Click below for more]

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#MediaMonday – Gabby Richman

#MediaMonday – Gabby Richman

 |  Oct 24, 2016

Today’s #MediaMonday comes to us from Gabby Richman, editor of both Uptown and Scottsdale Health Magazines, respectively. [Click below for more]

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Win The Press Conference

Win The Press Conference

 |  Oct 18, 2016

While listening to sports talk radio, I was intrigued when ESPN Radio’s Freddy Coleman said, “All they have to do is win the press conference.” [Click below for more]

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#MediaMonday – Amy Silverman

#MediaMonday – Amy Silverman

 |  Oct 17, 2016

I don’t recall when I first met Amy Silverman, managing editor at the Phoenix New Times. (She can also be heard on KJZZ, the NPR affiliate here in Phoenix). I’m guessing it was 25+ years ago and likely our paths had crossed when she was working on a story involving one of our clients. [Click below for more]

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#MediaMonday – Chelsea Young

#MediaMonday – Chelsea Young

 |  Oct 10, 2016

Today, So Scottsdale Magazine's own Chelsea Young shares the story of how she came into writing, as well as the story of how she became Elsa. Yes, that Elsa - from Frozen. Click on the link to read her story.

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#MediaMonday – Lauren Saria

#MediaMonday – Lauren Saria

 |  Oct 3, 2016

Lauren Saria, food editor of the Phoenix New Times, is on top of all the Valley’s hottest food, drink and snack trends 24/7. But lucky for us, she took time out from her busy reporting schedule to share a little more about the journey that brought her to the New Times with this #MediaMonday. Click the link to learn more about this fabulous foodie and writer.

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#MediaMonday – Cathy Davila

#MediaMonday – Cathy Davila

 |  Sep 26, 2016

The Dog Days of Summer haven’t completely passed. Today’s #MediaMonday is from the publisher and editor of Lambeau’s, Hildy’s and Jeter’s favorite magazine, The Phoenix Dog. Cathy Davila established the free, bi-monthly publication just a few months ago as a forum dedicated to celebrate our pet relationships and connect the Valley’s canine community. It’s a place to read about entertaining, local dog and pet stories. [Click below for more]

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#MediaMonday – Teresa K. Traverse

#MediaMonday – Teresa K. Traverse

 |  Sep 19, 2016

Teresa K. Traverse, who’s quickly made a name for herself as a freelance writing machine here in the Valley between her work at the Phoenix New Times, Modern Luxury, Phoenix Magazine, and with the Lifestyle Pubs’ family of magazines, among others, may seem like an expert on all things Phoenix and beyond – but she just moved here last summer from Virginia! Click the link to read all about how she got her start in writing, all about starting her career on the East Coast, how and why she made her move to Arizona. Of course, she also shares the types of stories she likes to get pitches on along the way.

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#MediaMonday – SPJ Valley Publicity Summit 2016

#MediaMonday – SPJ Valley Publicity Summit 2016

 |  Sep 12, 2016

The Valley Publicity Summit 2016 presented by the Valley of the Sun Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is being held this Saturday, Sept. 17 at Arizona State University. Since receiving the list of attendees, the team at HMA has been busy preparing and we thought it might be helpful to share the list, including some participants who have been featured on past HMA Public Relations #MediaMonday profiles. Click on the link for the full list and many of their stories.

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#Media Monday – Tim Healey

#Media Monday – Tim Healey

 |  Aug 29, 2016

With the college football season ready to open, today’s #MediaMonday should get you in the spirit. It comes from the longtime voice of Arizona State University athletics, Tim Healey, who was named the 2015 Arizona Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. He’s getting ready for his 19th season as the radio play-by-play voice for ASU football, men’s basketball and baseball. To read his profile, simply click on the link!

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Friday Edition of #MediaMonday – What’s New With Catherine Anaya

Friday Edition of #MediaMonday – What’s New With Catherine Anaya

 |  Aug 26, 2016

We featured Catherine Anaya back in April 2010 when she was full time into her anchoring career at CBS 5 News and very active in the local community. And then life happened. And Catherine made the decision to step down from the anchor desk and focus on her family. But that didn’t mean she gave up on her career, it simply meant that she re-prioritized things. And lucky for us, that means that we’re going to see her on the air again, as host of a new program on AZTV. in honor of her new gig, we update our initial profile on Catherine, available in the link. Enjoy!

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Crisis Communications – I’m sorry Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Crisis Communications – I’m sorry Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

 |  Aug 23, 2016

On my drive into work last Friday I was listening to KTAR and they mentioned that swimmer Ryan Lochte had issued an apology via Instagram and Twitter, for “confusing”the details of being robbed in Rio during the Olympics. I’m not really concerned about the fact that he “confused” the details of what happened but I […]

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