When Should PR be Brought into the Mix?

By Anne Buchanan, president at Buchanan Public Relations LLC In the last ten days, we have received two phone calls from prospective clients seeking PR support for upcoming initiatives. In both cases, they were calling us months – possibly even a year – too late. The first call came from the U.K. A significant dignitary planned to visit the U.S.,…
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Meet the Media: Martin Snapp

Martin is a columnist for the Bay Area News Group who enjoys writing about “ordinary” people doing extraordinary things. Check out his column, “Snapp Shots.” What’s your top story for today? A profile of the first Sikh mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, who also happens to be a hip-hop aficionado. Tell us about your dream assignment. Interviewing Barack Obama, of course…
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Meet the Media: Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Carole is a freelance travel writer and frequent blogger based in Berkeley, California. What’s your top story for today? I have been hard at work writing about unexpected places to visit in San Antonio, Texas. I visited San Antonio a few weeks ago to research, which was particularly fun because my daughter now lives there with her husband and my…
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Client Relationships: Keeping it Fresh

By Danielle Dickinson of The Castle Group, our Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) partner in Boston. Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold. This adage from my Girl Scout years has proven to be valuable advice in both my personal life and career as a corporate event producer. Here at Castle, we are…
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Treating “Fake News” Like a Public Health Crisis

By Anne Green, president and CEO of CooperKatz, our Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) partner agency in New York. We have all heard – and likely used – the term “fake news” ad nauseam now. Yet, how often do we stop to consider the implications? John McCain wrote a powerful op-ed for the Washington Post in January of this year…
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Meet the Media: Elena Bragg

Our ‘Meet the Media’ series continues with Elena Bragg, art director at HAWAI’I Magazine, the state’s only national/international magazine. What’s your top story for today? Our top story for today is about the USS Arizona Memorial closing indefinitely due to structural issues. The memorial is such a popular travel destination for Oahu visitors so it’s pretty big news. Tell us…
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Meet the Media: Sean Hillen

Joining us for our latest installment of “Meet the Media’ is journalist, author and creative writing coach Sean Hillen. What’s your top story for today? The pending arrival of international participants for the first-ever ‘Black Sea Creative Writing Retreat’ in the tranquil Romanian village of Doi Mai. An offshoot of the well-established ‘Ireland Writing Retreat’ in Donegal, northwest Ireland, this…
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Meet the Media: Nikki Medoro

Nikki Medoro is the co-host of the afternoon drive show on KGO radio with Chip Franklin, where they discuss the top stories of the day. We asked Nikki about her work and what else interests her. What’s your top priority at work for today? While I would fully enjoy a day without a Trump headline, today (May 10th, 2018) is not that day….
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Meet the Media: Jennifer Billock

The latest blog in our ‘Meet the Media’ series features Jennifer Billock, a freelance writer who regularly has articles published at Smithsonian.com. What’s your top priority at work for today? I have a few for today! I’m doing some social media work for a B2B brand I work with, rounding up some sources for a story about prison museums, and…
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Going Global With A Local

By David Landis, President, LCI I just returned from my first-ever trip to Argentina: we visited Buenos Aires, Salta and Bariloche. Besides the sheer beauty, the delicious food, top-quality wines and the friendliness of the residents, one important aspect impressed me as a professional communicator. How a local can make all the difference.  If, like me, you love to travel,…
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