LCI turns 30 next month and we’re ready to celebrate – and give back

By David Cumpston, Senior Director If ever there was a time to celebrate good news, it’s now. LCI turns 30 in October and to mark this special achievement, we’re excited to announce a series of special surprises to many of those who’ve helped us get here. Every day throughout October, LCI will honor 30 (+1 for good measure) nonprofits nominated…
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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: Joel Drucker

By Robin Carr, Senior Counselor  A common career path in communications is to go from journalism into public relations. Joel Drucker went in the other direction. From age 23 to 33, he worked in the PR agency world managing accounts for such international firms as Edelman and Burson-Marsteller. But keen most of all to be a writer, Joel in 1993…
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Crisis Communications Checklist – Are You Ready?

(Thanks to our Detroit PR partner, Bianchi Public Relations) By David Landis, President The most dangerous crisis is the one for which your organization is unprepared. Crises happen all the time. COVID-19 is one of the most far-reaching crises in recent history and has affected thousands of businesses. Since it has struck, the pandemic has presented many challenges – and…
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Meet the Media: Tanya Gazdik, Automotive Editor with MediaPost

Are you ready to vroom? Our PRGN agency partner in Detroit, Bianchi Public Relations, recently caught up with Tanya Gazdik, MediaPost automotive editor and senior reporter. Among her other beats, Tanya also covers financial services, travel, pet brands and sports — in addition to writing about marketing and advertising by major companies.  Please click here to see the original post…
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Q&A with Henry Schulman, Giants Beat Reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle

By Leigh Anne Varney, Senior Account Supervisor I recently caught up with my friend, Henry Schulman, for his take on work and life during the pandemic. From his ever-evolving daily routine to his social media stardom, Henry’s love for journalism and sports is an inspiration to me and his fans. This is his 33rd season as a baseball writer: he…
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Sports Marketing During a Pandemic

By Robin Carr, Senior Counselor Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, recently told The New York Times that he runs daily to relieve stress. However, what he really wants – like so many sports fans – is to go to a baseball game. He’s sorely missing his favorite team, the Washington Nationals….
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5 Tips for Communicating During A Pandemic

By David Landis, President There’s no doubt that already COVID-19 has changed the way we live, the way we shop, the way we interact with others – and, of course, the way we do business. Especially, it’s changed the way we communicate. Zoom is the norm, newsletters abound with advice and suddenly you’re hearing from everyone including a consultant who…
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Social changes in times of public crisis

This post comes courtesy of Marissa Baker with our Public Relations Global Network partner, HMA Public Relations, in Arizona. ***** During the current public health crisis, many platforms are pushing to roll out new features sooner rather than later. Video streaming services like Disney+ and Hulu have released highly anticipated movies earlier than planned to offer more entertainment for those…
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Getting Employees Ready to Work at the Office Again

By Sean Dowdall, CMO Even as America and many places in the world are rapidly moving to work at home for many industries, now is the time for you to plan when your employees will return to your office. As we have seen in news stories and external communications over the last several weeks, many businesses appeared to be proactively…
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