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Put Down Your Phone

ShareTweet We’ve been hearing people saying others should put down their phones for a couple years now and may or may not agree with the reasons. Whether it’s the Pokemon Go craze or just out for a drink with friend, there seems to be no shortage of people telling others what to do. Now it’s […]

Celebrating Sixteen Years as an Agency of One

ShareTweet I’m reprising a post from the anniversary of The Barber Group two years ago. I’ve updated the “years” and added another picture but the spirit of this post is definitely still one I celebrate. In the past two years, I’ve moved back to the Pacific Northwest where it’s wonderful to be closer to family […]

The Most Challenging, and Rewarding Clients Ever

ShareTweet Each week I think about what I’ll write on my blog that will have meaning to my readers. Sometimes it’s easy and other days, it’s quite the challenge. This week it’s kind of easy. I want to tell you about my most challenging clients. One I’ve had for 23 years and the other 21 […]

Are We Becoming Hyper-Critical and Unaccepting of Others’ Views?

ShareTweet We’ve all heard about them. Whether it’s a protest on a college campus, a Facebook post that might seem against our norm, or a politician with what we perceive as a whacked out view. Stated as such they might seem normal, but our reactions are becoming a bit out of line and I wonder […]

Purple Rain and Public Relations

ShareTweet Last week the world lost another icon when Prince died on Thursday morning. Almost immediately the tributes started rolling in for this wonderful man many felt they knew personally. And almost as immediately as the tributes started, so did the criticism of brands who seemingly capitalized on Prince’s death in a way not pleasing […]

Tips to Building a Solid Business Network

ShareTweet Are you a PR pro who can connect your clients, friends, and colleagues with the people they need to know? Or, do you wish you were? Today it’s more and more important you can connect people and places. Over the past nearly 40 years I’ve been involved in the business world I have built […]