Top 5 Public Relations Gifts for PR and Marketing Pros

Top 5 Public Relations Gifts for PR and Marketing Pros
Finding just the right public relations gifts during the holiday season can be difficult. Shop for a 'creative' (you know, the person who has everything already by nature), and the task can be impossible. Maybe this list can help. In a business moving at a digital pace, don’t be surprised to find some good, old-fashioned books here. 5. Reading to learn. Assume nothing... Read More

CCPH: A Tough-as-Nails Process, But an Amazing Credential

In my years of work at the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), I always measured results in improved health outcomes. Simply put, a measurable improvement in the health of our state, for me, constituted success in our work involving social marketing, communications, stakeholder engagement and outreach. And, as I’ve noted in this blog before, we saw many improvements, many successes... Read More

Missed an Appointment? Blame Apple and its Faulty iOS 8?

It was perhaps the most important appointment in 14 years of consulting: a multi-million dollar government contractor whose in-charge leaders required my skill in navigating the tumultuous sea of federal government approvals. The contractor set the appointment. I accepted it. And I nearly missed it. “Hello, are you coming to our 1 p.m. meeting?” asked the contractor’s representative at 1:05.... Read More

Giving Thanks to my DPH Team

This Thanksgiving, I give thanks to my DPH team and the unbelievable results in telling the story of our Georgia Department of Public Health What might be "all in a day's work" for enormous PR firms, might just be monumental within the Division of Communications at the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH). Our team serves as the department’s in-house,... Read More

Video Production Studio Becomes a Reality

With video increasingly supplanting traditional web content so rapidly, it was clear we needed to make a move at the Georgia Department of Public Health. After 18 months of planning, my pipe dream became a reality. “Stand-by. We’re on in 30 seconds,” a staffer from my division of communications announced to those gathered, marking the inauguration of our new broadcast... Read More

Seven National Awards Presented to DPH Communications

For the third consecutive year, communications campaigns within the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) earned national recognition from the CDC's National Public Health Information Coalition, or NPHIC. DPH’s division of communications, which I'm honored to lead, won seven Awards of Excellence for projects ranging from social marketing and media relations, to the department-wide launch of the agency’s new website.... Read More

The Best iPad Public Relations Apps to Keep You Ahead

The questions are inevitable and they come when we strategists least expect them – “What’s the reach of that Facebook campaign?” Or, “What’s the status of that infographic?” To those we represent, the questions are vital. The answers, and our ability to deliver them quickly, can equate to trust, reputation and whether we’ll land the next project. Staying ahead of... Read More