Starbucks Reminds Corporate America to Create Cultures of Communications

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

A Shower of PR Disasters

The reality is that even savvy business professionals and experienced marketers rarely have the ability to manage their company, develop their brand, and plan for the future – all without their rose colored glasses. You need expert assistance and someone you can rely on for sound advice, feedback, and direction. I know this all seems like a lot of work for something that might not happen, but if you find yourself in a crisis, you will be so glad that you have prepared.

5 Keys for a Slam Dunk PR Career!

I love the idea of Council of PR Firms The Harvard Leadership Program, an agency leadership retreat that focuses on helping PR managers to "maximize leadership skills and challenge the way they think about agency business strategies." Not sure you are cut out to be a Communications leader, not only for clients, but for our staff as well? Here are 5 attributes for ensuring you have a successful PR career as well as become a successful PR team leader.

Strategic Planning: It’s what’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner

One of my favorite things about myself is that I crack myself up. This week's titter moment was my post about strategic planning: Strategic Planning: It's what's for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, because if you don't do it, your #biz will starve to death. (You have to say it like Mathew McConaughey does in the Beef … Continue reading Strategic Planning: It’s what’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner