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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 […]

Do You Wear the ribbon?

ShareTweet “Who doesn’t want to wear the ribbon.” You must wear the ribbon.” Whichever line reminds you of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer wouldn’t wear a red ribbon supporting Aids is something I think of often today. The advent of social media has made is so much easier to discuss people or companies who won’t […]

Focus, Planning Are the Best Ways to Stay on Track

ShareTweet Projects with a variety of clients have caused me to think about the importance of focus. Of knowing where we’re going. Of making sure we are on the same track as senior managers on the same track. As Zig Ziglar said, “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four […]

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 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 […]

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 […]