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March 18, 2019

Four pitfalls to avoid when developing messaging for clients, part II

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By Lisa Hester, Senior Account Manager In Part II of this blog-post series (part I posted 3/7/19), we look at the third and fourth pitfalls we could potentially run into as we work to gain visibility for our client’s particular cause or need they aim to fill. As mentioned in part I, political counsellor, strategist […]

March 7, 2019

Four pitfalls to avoid when developing messaging for clients, part I

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By Lisa Hester, Senior Account Manager Have you ever been asked by a client to help draw attention to their particular cause or to a need they know they can fill? Of course, yes, that’s what we do in PR. But there are some pitfalls associated with these types of communications that may not be […]

February 5, 2019

Time for a social media plan tune-up

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By Lisa Hester, Senior Account Manager As PR professionals, we constantly urge our clients to consider their social media presence, whether that be to initiate, expand and/or evaluate their activity. Why? As we are keenly aware, social media is an ever-expanding avenue through which literally billions of people communicate, learn, analyze and engage on a […]

January 4, 2019

Six New Year’s Resolutions to Get You Started in 2019

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By Lisa Hester, Senior Account Manager Happy New Year to all! And welcome to the month known for setting, and hopefully keeping, New Year’s resolutions. While you may have a set of personal goals, consider these professional goals, as well, to start off 2019 on the right foot. 1. Be transparent Given the continued abundance […]

December 20, 2018

Slow down and enjoy the holidays

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By Lisa Hester, Senior Account Manager It’s that time of year again…when we are inundated with TV, radio and internet advertisements for all those “must-have” items that you and your loved ones surely cannot live without…the neatest, smallest-ever Bluetooth speaker, essential oils to sooth the body and mind, a flies-so-easy drone that does it all, […]

December 5, 2018

After the brainstorming…What’s next: Five steps for the post-brainstorming process

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By Lisa Hester, Senior Account Manager The following is a follow-up to Nov. 12 post about brainstorming In our Nov. 12 post, we shared some tips on conducting a productive brainstorming session. Today, we talk post-brainstorming…how to move forward after the session. I’m guessing you have on at least on occasion left a really good […]

November 21, 2018

Let Thanksgiving last more than one day

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By Lisa Hester, Senior Account Manager Thanksgiving is a time to cherish with family and friends. It’s a day when we come together to show our appreciation for what we have, share of our bounty with others and celebrate the gift of friendship and love for those who are special to us. It’s a meal, […]

November 12, 2018

Let’s brainstorm! Six tips for a productive brainstorming session

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By Lisa Hester, Senior Account Manager I’ve often said when sitting down for a project, “OK, time to get creative…starting now!” But how do you simply flip on the “creative switch” to let the good ideas flow? How do you fill that blank page with breathtaking ideas on cue?…especially when you’re just not in that […]

September 24, 2018

Earn your client’s trust by actions, not words

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By Lisa Hester, Senior Account Manager So often we talk about how our job as PR practitioners is to gain the consumer’s trust in our client. And yes, that’s absolutely a key responsibility. But as we work with our clients, and particularly as we seek to gain new clients, our responsibility, first and foremost, is […]