Be Polite and Reap the Communications Rewards

By Sean Dowdall We all grew up with parents supporting “please and thank you!” Well, it’s more than just a way to raise kids…being polite is a vital part of business communications. Here’s why: Politeness attracts positive attention. People notice mannerisms and tend to respond in kind. Seeing a smile or hearing one tends to make you smile too. Politeness gives tough…
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Best PR Stunts, Fails and Learnings of 2023 – Part One

Before 2023 is too far in our rear view, the staff at Landis shares their favorite PR stunts of the year…here’s Part One: Don’t Let Your Communications be on AutoDrive By Sean Dowdall Robotaxis carry on-demand riders in an autonomous vehicle without a driver. Cruise is one of the autonomous vehicle companies doing live testing on the streets of San…
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World Communicators Want Your Questions

By Sean Dowdall Landis Communications is proud to be hosting the Public Relations Global Network’s (PRGN) international membership conference, representing more than 50 communications agencies from around the world in San Francisco from October 18 – 20. A member since 2005, Landis has the benefit and delight to be working with our partners from Japan to Germany, Chile to South Africa,…
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Discussing the Values-Aligned Company on the PRGN Podcast  

Landis Communications’ president Sean Dowdall appeared on the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) podcast to discuss how he runs the agency as a values-aligned company. Sean is in conversation with Abbie Fink from partner agency HMA Public Relations. Give a listen here or learn more about Landis and our philanthropic work here. Growing up in a small town on the Flathead Indian Reservation in…
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Corporate Giving – Leading by Example

By Sean Dowdall One of my core values, and the core values of Landis Communications, is to be a good citizen. Giving back, whether it be a monetary contribution or an act of service, is crucial to achieving a better tomorrow. I’m very proud to share that for the fourth year in a row, San Francisco Business Times has named…
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Threads’ Way Forward

By Sean Dowdall  Threads Needs to Grow Up Fast – A Roadmap Threads has achieved an astonishingly successful launch by reaching 100+ million users in just five days.  The platform is a newborn baby that doesn’t have the luxury of taking months or years to develop. It needs to run fast to keep its vast community engaged and growing. It…
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What does it mean to run a values-aligned company? 

By Sean Dowdall  LANDIS has served more than 200 clients for the past 33 years. Based on that extensive experience, we have learned the best opportunity for achieving great success is when we do work that is values-aligned with our company, staff, community and clientele. Doing values-aligned work is what we believe in as an agency.  To LANDIS, “values-aligned” means…
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What is the Public Relations Global Network?

Landis Communications has been the San Francisco member of the Public Relations Global Network since 2006. PRGN has 53 global firms in virtually every major world market giving our clients boots-on-the-ground and regional expertise wherever needed. In the United States, there are 20 firms, each representing a different media market and we work collaboratively with all of them. And Landis…
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The Best Journalism Movies

In honor of the 2023 Academy Awards, the Landis team couldn’t resist picking our favorite movies about journalism to be nominated for or win an Oscar. Whether it’s “All the President’s Men” or “The Devil Wears Prada,” these films capture the behind-the-scenes tenacity, courage and talent required to work in the ever-changing world of the media. Read on and hit…
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How Travel Makes You a Better PR Practitioner – Part One

By the Landis Team Over the years, I’ve found some interesting “common denominators” among PR people…many were active in school plays and/or debate teams; we all love to eat and criticize bad grammar…the list goes on. One constant is travel. PR folks have to travel for business, yes, but they are also invariably adventurous travelers in their “real” lives.  Travel…
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