Meet The Media: Gene Roe, editor of Lidar News

By Sean Dowdall, LCI General Manager Gene Roe is the founder and managing editor of LiDAR News.  Landis Communications Inc.’s work with our client Velodyne Lidar connected us to Gene and his publication.  Gene is an engineer and entrepreneur, founding and assisting emerging technology companies in their growth.  Gene lives virtually online – and also in New Hampshire.  Tell us…
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Is There A Future For Media Relations?

by David Landis, LCI President It’s the new year: a time for high hopes, refreshed energies and renewed perspectives. So, as good PR professionals, we’re always looking for the best ways to communicate our clients’ stories. With social media, digital marketing and new platforms arriving daily, where should public relations experts turn? Predictably, we usually come back to the age-old…
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What are the best practices for social media?

by David Landis, LCI President What are the best practices when using social media? That’s a good question. Our Seattle Public Relations Global Network PR affiliate, The Fearey Group, helped answer that with the following blog by Katie Lindquist. This blog originally ran in a slightly different form on September 18, 2020. My takeaways? Wednesday appears to be one of…
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Social Media Primer: Which Platform Is Right For Your Business?

“Social Media is ubiquitous these days,” says LCI President David Landis. “I found this post, written by Bailie Pelletier from our Seattle PR Public Relations Global Network agency affiliate, The Fearey Group, particularly helpful. It delineates which platform is right for which business. My takeaways? That males between 25-34 are most active on Facebook; that Instagram is ideal for B2C…
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Meet the Media: Joan Ryan

By Robin Carr, Senior Counselor Joan Ryan is an award-winning journalist and author of five books, the latest of which is Intangibles: Unlocking the Science and Soul of Team Chemistry (Little, Brown, 2020). A pioneer in sports journalism, Joan was one of the first female sports columnists in the country, writing for the Orlando Sentinel and San Francisco Chronicle. She…
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Raising a glass to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Joe Garofoli

By David Cumpston, Senior Director While it’s not every day that one’s professional accomplishments are recognized by industry peers, when it does happen, it’s time to pop the champagne. One such professional is Joe Garofoli, just recognized by The Washington Post as one of 2020’s top political reporters. Other than two stalwarts from KQED (NPR San Francisco), Joe is the…
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Meet the Media: Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times

This week in our “Meet the Media” series, we hear from Mary Forgione, assistant travel editor for the Los Angeles Times. What are you working on right now? When the LA Times decided to launch an outdoors newsletter earlier this year, the coronavirus pandemic hadn’t yet hit. We held off for a bit, but then decided it was the perfect…
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Meet the Media: Kalea Hall, Auto Writer at The Detroit News

This week’s “Meet the Media” submission comes courtesy of Bianchi Public Relations, our Public Relations Global Network partner in Detroit.  Please click here for the original post or you can continue reading below. Kalea Hall is an auto writer for The Detroit News who specifically covers General Motors Co. She also follows industry issues, the United Auto Workers and other…
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Meet the Media: Mark Seth Lender with PRI’s “Living on Earth”

By Polly Ikonen, Senior Counselor To many, Mark Lender has a dream job. As producer, essayist and web photographer for PRI’s “Living On Earth,” the only nationally broadcast public radio program exclusively dedicated to environment and wildlife, Mark waxes poetic about everything from wild animals to climate change. He’s also an avid photographer, as evidenced by a few of his…
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