Adiós. Adieu. Au Revoir. Aloha. Arrivederci. Ciao. Bon Voyage. Sayonara. Farewell. Goodbye. Cheers. Z Group PR out! What started as the scariest presentation of my life - pitching the CEO of a start-up golf manufacturing company - has now come to its best, natural conclusion. I have wrapped up all of my freelance work and … Continue reading Farewell from Z Group PR
Friends & Followers: You heard it here first! This is no trick & I'm excited to share a professional treat: Today I announce my new role as PR Account Director with Swyft. Previously known as Manzer Communications the Austin-based agency recently rebranded as Swyft. Swyft is a new kind of agency, a full-funnel agency, offering what … Continue reading Swyft: Marketing at the Speed of Innovation
Is it unreasonable for me to want to start a #MeToo #PR training to help people respond when they have accused someone or been accused of sexual harassment? Or, as more related to my profession, a training for leaders who have to manage through a harassment #crisis? Even if not accused, or involved in an … Continue reading Public Relations in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp
One thing that I have experienced throughout my career is the vast difference between executing global corporate communications versus small business marketing and what I love about CEO Blog Nation is that they take major corporate issues and strategies and then filter those down to be useful for the entrepreneur or small business owner. The … Continue reading What we Learned About PR this week from Colin Kaepernick and Nike
PR practitioners talk a lot about crisis communication and planning. I mean like daily conversations with peers, staff, and C-suite executives. It's like part of the four food groups, but for communications. It is in the toolkit. It's part of the foundation. It is in every new business proposal and every agency review. Crisis Communication … Continue reading How to Avoid a Social Media PR Crisis
I love Starbucks. I always have. I remember my first cup in downtown Portland decades ago. I have been loyal ever since and it has been my happy place for a long time. No matter where I am, there is a Starbucks and it will feel like home. I almost always order a drink, but … Continue reading Starbucks Reminds Corporate America to Create Cultures of Communications
Yitzi Weiner, Editor of Authority Magazine and CEO of Thought Leader Incubator, recently wrote an article for Thrive Global titled, 75 Prominent Influencers Share Their Top Advice on How to Become an Influencer, which I was thrilled to be included in.