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

In 2020, You Need a Good, Flexible Backup Plan

One thing is certain this year — 2020 has been a year unlike any other. For many, certainty has turned to uncertainty as COVID-19 changed the business landscape in both the short- and long-term. For months, our normal communications for clients were anything but normal. Business meetings moved online. Offices became vacant as we worked Read More

Communicating in a Crisis

In these uncertain times, the news on the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is changing by the hour.  New cases are announced, new borders are closed, and new health precautions are enacted. Terms like “social distancing” and “quarantine” have become mainstream, while home schooling has an entirely new definition as many schools have closed their doors in Read More

Why all Companies Need CSR—A Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Today, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is more important than ever. In our increasingly socially conscious society, consumers and investors are making buying decisions based on the perceived priority of a company’s values. CSR has therefore become a key factor in branding your company and managing your reputation. What is Corporate Social Responsibility? The United Nations Read More

Five FREE New Year’s Resolutions

New Year, New Habits: Five FREE New Year’s Resolutions By TVG Staff A new year brings new opportunities to better yourself. Although weight loss supplements and gym memberships are out there, they won’t be as easy on your budget as these five New Year’s Resolutions that won’t cost you a dime. Read Everyday We subscribe Read More

Sales: The Forgotten PR Skill

By Laura Vandiver, TVG Senior Research Strategist There are many skills required to be a fantastic PR practitioner. Great communication skills, of course, top the list. But it also helps to have social media savvy, be a crisis navigation expert, understand the media and how to deal with them, be a fantastic writer, and also Read More

Ready for Takeoff: LaunchCode and TVG Partnership

Ready for Takeoff: LaunchCode and TVG Partnership By TVG Staff It’s predicted that one million programming jobs will be left unfilled by 2020. Every year, The Vandiver Group partners with a local business or organization and offers pro bono public relations services. From social media management, market research, media training and storytelling classes, to internal Read More

Bridging the Gap: Understanding Cultural Differences

The Importance of Understanding Cultural Differences By Andrew Woodcock, TVG Account Executive There’s a phrase in Russian that closely corresponds to one in English: “mir tyesen.”  Word for word, this phrase means “the world is tight,” but the base meaning is closer to our phrase “it’s a small world.” Modern communication technology is bringing the Read More

The Plague of Viral Marketing

The Red Swimsuit Phenomena: The Plague of Viral Marketing By Madeleine Smith On Wednesday, May 4, Sunny Co Clothing posted a picture on Instagram of a red swimsuit. If you posted the picture of the swimsuit on your Instagram within 24 hours, you were promised the same suit delivered free to your doorstep! While shipping and Read More

The Business of Storytelling

The Business of Storytelling By Andy Likes, TVG Senior Vice President Over the last 11+ years in PR, I’ve had the opportunity to work with nearly every type of subject matter expert, including doctors, engineers, lawyers, financial planners and everything in between. One thing is certain with subject matter experts- they know their job and Read More

Random Acts of Kindness, Inspired by Dr. King

Random Acts of Kindness: TVG Day of Service By Patty Olsen, TVG Senior Project Manager Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was more than just a single day of giving back to the community where I have lived, worked and flourished. It was an opportunity to model what principled citizenship looks like to my elementary-age Read More

New Business Connections that Last: Building a Bridge

New Business Connections that Last: Building a Bridge By Laura Vandiver, TVG VP of Research & Strategic Insight It’s a competitive world out there. It’s more difficult than ever to make first impressions memorable, especially when your potential new business targets are already being pitched by multiple agencies and vendors. How do you get their Read More