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October 2018

Human Touch

In traditional B2B public relations, the general objective is to publicize the business benefits one company receives when it opts in with another. Many PR companies represent B2B organizations who want to promote these business benefits and win more clients as a result.  For the agencies that do, the established PR play is to focus [...]

July 2018

Window Chopping

The days of window shopping at the local mall are numbered. The global, internet-driven marketplace features thousands of businesses that live online.  Their customers live there, too.  Websites have become modern-day storefronts – mannequins and all – and must be striking, relevant and current to entice today’s customers.  A well-designed website can attract and convert [...]

April 2018

Big Data…Small World

These days, it seems there’s always a breaking news story pitting big data versus privacy. Cambridge Analytica and Facebook occupied the most recent spotlight in this trend – dominating the headlines and even forcing a Silicon Valley titan in front of Congress. While the debate about how best to protect personal privacy in a data-driven [...]

January 2018

Winning with Content Marketing

Want to know more about content marketing?  You’ve come to the right place.  For starters, imagine you’re in a room full of people.  You’re networking – and attempting to make meaningful connections. You strike up a conversation with someone who tells you how important he is. In his words, he makes lots of big decisions [...]

October 2017

Don’t Be an Ostrich

During periods of uncertainty and polarity, such as the past year of political transition, it is natural for business leaders to take a backseat while things “play out.” Typically, they may fear rubbing others the wrong way, and no one wants to upset their constituents or their prospects. Since many executives are not overtly political [...]

July 2017

Advice for the Advisories

Today, there are more platforms than ever before for brands to communicate with their constituents, and modern public relations now presents myriad opportunities for agencies to serve clients, especially through the explosive advent of social media. Of course, the list of social media channels, which seems to be growing daily, allows the world to communicate [...]

April 2017

The Young and the Best List

Without a doubt, inspiring is one of the most overused words in any vocabulary. We say we are inspired by everything from beautiful sunsets to a disabled person overcoming challenges to achieve success. Perhaps we feel inspired because it allows us to feel hope. We feel more confident in the world around us, whether it’s [...]

January 2017

Fake News

At the risk of plunging into political waters, which I have no intention of doing, I feel compelled to comment on the current plethora of fake news. My amazement is two-fold: at the outraged cry “Fake News!” as well as the actual fake news itself. Certainly, there have always been news stories that slanted a [...]

September 2016

Yay Team!

An effective leader develops very different ways of achieving job satisfaction. Personally, when the work of others I manage receives kudos from clients, it feels good. My own ego takes a backseat – and I’m just fine with that. I’ve been leading our team for three decades and this is certainly not a new thought [...]

June 2016

Need for Speed

Is the immediacy of today’s business world making us more productive -- or just more crazy? I don’t know about you, but I think about this a lot. Sometimes it’s someone else asking me for an immediate response. If their question lingers in my inbox for too long (hours rather than minutes) they are likely [...]