A Simple Guide To Handling A Social Media Crisis

Ever had a bad experience with a company? Maybe Amazon shipped you the wrong item or your flight was delayed. Maybe you waited way too long in the Starbucks drive-thru. Where’s the first place you take your complaint? According to Sprout Social, 75% of customers believe that social media has equipped them to interact with Read More

Marketing Health: Creating Health Communications Campaigns to Impact Behavior Change

Since the start of the pandemic, you’ve probably seen dozens of health communications messages. Maybe it was an advertisement for hand sanitizer, a doctor on television talking about the COVID vaccinations or variants, and discussions on continued mask wearing. In each of these instances, the purpose of the messaging or campaign is to get people Read More

Pitch Perfect: Four Tips to Get the Media to Use Your Pitch

It’s a technique that’s been used for years by public relations firms and marketing companies: pitch a news story idea or subject matter expert to a media outlet in the hopes that they’ll talk with and/or about your client in a positive light. It’s a proven method for helping to shape the public’s (or the Read More

Professional Development is Worth the Effort

I’ve long considered myself a lifelong learner. I’m passionate about constantly improving my skillset. I love the process and challenge of learning new things, and then figuring out how to apply them in various areas of my life. I get excited when I hear about a new conference, webinar or training I can participate in, Read More

The Engineering of Story Mining – Look Below the Surface & Have a Process in Place

I’ve had the opportunity to talk a lot about storytelling for several years. Storytelling is key to making sure your information is memorable. The question we get from many people is not just how we tell stories, but how we find them. The key is a process we call story mining. Just like mining for Read More

Storytelling for Nonprofits: Developing a Culture of Storytelling, Part 3

In part one and two of our series on storytelling for nonprofits, we talked about the impact of storytelling on the brain, its importance and a step-by-step process of how to create a good story. You may be wondering what’s next. Perhaps you are a one-person team, overwhelmed by the thought of trying to collect Read More

Storytelling for Nonprofits: How to Tell a Good Story, Part 2

As a nonprofit organization, it is important to communicate clearly. In fact, much of a nonprofit’s funding and support hinges on how clearly they can communicate the need. If you are not able to communicate the vision of your nonprofit and the difference you are making, it can impact the support of your current and Read More

Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Science Behind Storytelling, Part 1

I heard pounding on the outside door of my office. I looked outside to see a man shivering in the pouring rain. I opened the door to let him in. Water pooled on the floor – it was obvious he was soaked to the skin and had been in the rain all night. He looked Read More

Ready or Not, on the road again. The Travel Industry is Coming Back.

Globally, the pandemic hit all of us. In the business world, we experienced furloughs, layoffs, scope changes and stay-at-home orders. The travel industry, from the airlines and airports to hotels, resorts, destinations and conferences, took the brunt of that pullback. Nearly 100% of budgets and travelers were gone in an instant. Fast forward to today Read More

Looking for Work? Here’s What You Should Know About Applicant Tracking Systems

If you’ve applied for a job in the past 10 years, you’ve probably come across it- an ATS, or Applicant Tracking System. It’s software that allows candidates to apply for jobs through an online platform, while giving employers a quick and easy way to manage job postings and track applicants for those positions. To have Read More

Here are 10 of the Most Frequent Grammar Mistakes You Can Correct Today

As I’ve been sitting around in quarantine with the rest of you, I’ve been thinking about things I’m grateful for. One thing I’m forever grateful for is that I learned to diagram sentences in elementary school. If you can identify a subject and verb in a sentence, you’re more likely to understand what pronoun to Read More