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Get Going: Early Lessons for Going Green Before Internal & External Audiences

“Going green” is such a loaded phrase that it deserves some brief clarification. “Going green” is not a scientific phrase; it is vague enough to be deceptive. Decisions concerning the environment always involve trade-offs and … | MORE »

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Speech-Writing Lessons From the Trenches

Tis the season to hear speeches. It’s all too clear right now that a well-written speech delivered with the right mix of rhetorical passion and inflection has the power to stir crowds and change public … | MORE »

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Three Ways to Grow Your Green Business

The past year has seen a mass proliferation of businesses "going green" in an effort to conserve energy. Then there are those that are establishing their operations as eco-friendly from the group up. For the … | MORE »

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Packaging the Perfect Media Message

Most media people have policies against receiving gifts.  But there is one gift that all of them welcome: a great story idea. Great stories get attention and can lead to promotions, awards and prestige.  That’s … | MORE »

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Case Study: Half Cheese, Half Pepperoni, Will Travel: Media Relations Tells Consumers How They Can Text for Pizza

Ordering a pizza can now be done with the press of a button no matter where you are, thanks, in part, to the "What’s Next? Text!" campaign conducted by Papa John’s Pizza and Fleishman-Hillard. | MORE »

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Quick Study: Podcasting’s Popularity Grows; Work-Life Balance Not Just HR Issue; Screening Candidates on Social Networks

*Podcasting Still Waiting in the Wings: As gadgets with digital audio capabilities proliferate, podcast downloading continues to increase, according to August 2008 research conducted by Pew Internet & American Life Project. In 2006, Pew reported … | MORE »

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Armstrong, Brangelina Top List of Most Influential A-List Celebs

According to a new survey from First Call, a division of sports and entertainment agency Octagon, McLean, Va., Tour de France champion and sports icon Lance Armstrong tops the list of most influential A-list celebrity … | MORE »

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Courting Media for your Green News

In this cynical age, it’s very easy for media to dismiss or disparage CSR news exclusives and releases as “soft,” highly prejudicial information that do little but act as advertorials. For PR and marketing professionals … | MORE »

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Adding ‘Environmental’ to Your Corporate Responsibility Efforts

It’s time to add environmental stewardship to a company’s CSR metrics. For a company to truly be an exemplary corporate citizen, it must embrace both the social and environmental—as the two are inextricably linked. CSER, … | MORE »

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The Case for Virtual Agencies

In 1992, when our boutique agency was founded, we hung up a virtual shingle. At the time, this type of storefront was viewed as the opposite of commercial success. Most competitors and prospects alike assumed … | MORE »

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