SEEING AIN’T BELIEVING

We should have seen this coming. In the February, 1982 issue of National Geographic magazine, the cover was a photo that included images of the pyramids in Egypt. Just one problem. One of the pyramids was not where it was supposed to be. Because the original photograph was shot horizontally, and the cover is vertical, Read More

Communications Audits Explained: Part 2 – Communication Strategy

By TVG Staff So, you’re re-thinking your company’s communications strategy. Let’s say that you started with the social media audit, but now it’s time to consider other things to make your efforts more successful and achieve the goals you’ve outlined for your communications strategy. Meetings, emails, calls, texts and press releases can all be part Read More

The Interview: Part 1 – You, the Interviewer

The Video Interview Part One: You, the Interviewer by Rich McEwen, TVG Media Specialist Whether you’re interviewing a Fortune 500 CEO or a local spelling bee champion, good interviewing skills are vital. A clear and concise story is the goal for both the interviewer and interviewee. In part one I will share some of my Read More

The Reality of Crisis Communications

The Reality of Crisis Communications By Andy Likes, TVG Senior Vice President In light of the recent events in the media, we wanted to share this piece written last year by our crisis communications and reputation management pro, Andy Likes. Not “If,” but “When” Throughout my 20+ years in broadcast journalism and public relations, I’ve Read More

Why is Corporate Reputation So Important?

Corporate Reputation By Donna Vandiver, President & CEO At TVG we do a lot of crisis communications work, so we are constantly assessing the damage a crisis can do to a client’s reputation and image. Why is Corporate Reputation So Important? November 14th, 2017Heather James

The Polls Were Wrong! Why We Should Stop Speculating

TVG Staff No matter which side of the aisle you support or who you voted for on Tuesday, chances are that you along with the rest of the country woke up yesterday surprised, stunned or happy with the Presidential election results. The Polls Were Wrong! Why We Should Stop Speculating November 14th, 2017Heather James

The Reality of Crisis Communications

The Reality of Crisis Communications By Andy Likes, TVG Vice President Throughout my 20+ years in broadcast journalism and public relations, unfortunately I’ve seen my share of crisis issues. They happen every single day. I tell my crisis communications training classes that it’s not a matter of “if” a crisis happens, but “when.” The Reality Read More

PROI Worldwide Global Summit: Recap

PROI Worldwide Global Summit: A Recap By Andy Likes, TVG Vice President What happens when you gather more than 80 of the top PR agencies from around the world and put their top executives in a room together for four days? PROI Worldwide Global Summit: Recap September 20th, 2017Heather James

Finding Solutions to Violent Crime in St. Louis

Help Reduce Violent Crime in St. Louis By Donna Vandiver, President & CEO TVG employees had a day of community service this year on Martin Luther King Day. Over the past several years, TVG has worked closely with the St. Louis Initiative to Reduce Violence (SIRV) to donate our time and services. Finding Solutions to Read More

Surging Waters: My Community Submerged

Surging Waters: My Community Submerged By Patty Olsen, TVG Senior Project Manager On December 29, 2015, floodwaters started moving into my Eureka community at a rate higher than any previous floods in recent history. As a resident, I was fortunate that my only flood story was spending three days at home on an “Island” with Read More

The Impact of the Flood

By Jesse Selz, TVG Graphic Designer

If you haven’t already heard about the current devastation caused by the historic Meramec River flooding in St. Louis that occurred in the days leading up to the New Year, there are endless numbers of articles and online sources that discuss the details. However, this blog will be focused on a micro perspective of this natural disaster, and the personal impact the floodwaters has had on my family and me. Read more

The Overlooked Side of Charitable Giving

The Overlooked Side of Charitable Giving By Laura Vandiver, TVG VP of Research & Strategic Insight Having worked with nonprofit organizations for a large portion of my career—both inside and as a board member—I know that it takes a wide variety of resources to keep programs and services going. And in most cases, there is never Read More