Conversations That Matter
Over the course of MGA’s 27-year history, we have helped numerous clients in crisis situations. There are countless books and blog posts (including our own here and here) on what to do, or not to do, in a crisis situation. If you decide to reach out to a PR firm for help during a crisis, here are six tips to get the most out of the relationship.
I have been working in public relations for almost a decade, and I like to fancy myself a competent writer. I’ve been fortunate to write for a wide variety of people, countless topics, and across multiple media. This has included proposals, reports, presentations, media releases, social media posts, scopes of work, radio copy, crisis communication, and on and on.
In my recent blog post, I introduced the effort to develop social media measurement standards. These standards have six priority elements that should be addressed in any measurement effort. Here's a summary.
I had just completed my first, and only, stint as a judge in a belly flop contest when I received a call from a client telling me I had three days to plan a public event for a highly visible and polarizing celebrity. I also needed to schedule a private event for the same day for a few hundred of this person’s friends. In addition, I had to find a venue for TV interviews, lineup a camera crew to tape the interviews and secure media coverage “everywhere” in Denver.
Colorado’s first public-private partnership (P3) for highways has been receiving a lot of public criticism in recent days (even causing a number of state legislators to ask that the project be put on hold). The intentions of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to expand Highway 36 as a P3 enterprise has been in the public domain since at least last year, so why are so many people up in arms about the proposed deal?
A week after a natural gas explosion at a well in southwestern Pennsylvania, Chevron attempted to address community concern with free pizza and two liter bottles of soda for about 100 neighbors. One worker was injured in the accident and another is still missing and presumed dead.
While it may seem like common sense, we often forget that the relationship between reading and writing is heavily intertwined. Reading helps you become a better writer and practice in writing helps build reading skills.
From branding to fracking, there are a number of hot topics we’ve been following this week. But health insurance reform is clearly trending, with several new developments in recent weeks (such as a Gallup poll that indicated Americans still have little to no familiarity with the details of health care reform). In a new feature on “Conversations that Matter,” MGA staff members share the news reports we’re following.
If Colorado House Bill 1071
had gotten through the legislature, it might have been the first time a logo became the subject of a plebiscite. As it is, the very existence of the bill, aside from demonstrating some of the underlying tensions in Colorado state politics, points out just how difficult creating a widely accepted logo can be.
Let’s say you have been tasked to determine how social media is working for your organization. Not to panic. A group of international companies, measurement experts and professional organizations have made this task a little easier.