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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 […]

The Power of One

ShareTweet As a public relations professional practicing independently of a corporation or large agency it can be challenging to define myself. But that positioning is also critical to getting the work I enjoy most. Since I’ve been in a business development phase recently, I’m paying even closer attention. Freelancers are amazing and unquestionably have a […]

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 […]

Money Doesn’t Always Make Things Right

ShareTweet The public relations profession has an image problem. There are people who don’t believe we tell the truth, and that we’ll do just about anything to make our clients look good. What they fail to realize is that the vast majority of our profession doesn’t do that. Or, do they? The Public Relations Society […]

Relationships Central at PR Conferences

ShareTweet For the past week I’ve been on the road. The first stop was the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) conference in Philadelphia. Second stop was the International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) in Portland. Both of these are important for different reasons, yet also based on a common core. I’ve been attending the PRSA conference […]

Relationships Remain Key to Success

ShareTweet After more than 30 years in public relations and communications, I have seen lots of changes. What hasn’t changed, thankfully, is the value of relationships. With professional stints in several US cities working with clients throughout the US I’ve met some people and maintained friendships throughout the country. I regularly have people ask why […]