Working from Home Means Less Commuting- and More Time

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans spent more time commuting to work than ever – approximately 54 minutes round trip per day. But with many Americans now working from home due to COVID-19, those minutes sitting in traffic can now be reclaimed for other activities. But, what’s the best way to Read More

Mindful Awareness Can Help Ease Anxiety During Uncertain Times

Feeling unfocused? Stressed? Anxious? Everyone feels these things from time to time. But with the Covid-19 pandemic, many people are experiencing a period of prolonged uncertainty for the first time. This uncertainty has negative impacts on our health and well-being, causing us to default to an “autopilot” mode – a defense mechanism that gets us Read More

The Elusive Subject Matter Expert

Here at TVG, we often say, it’s not a matter of if a crisis happens; it’s when. COVID-19 is here, the crisis is continuing, and the effects are felt by everyone around the world. The media is covering the crisis every day from every angle. Traditional media pitching of stories is tabled for now, in Read More

What Coronavirus Means for your E-commerce Business

As a partner of PROI Worldwide, TVG has access to hundreds of other PR professionals across the globe. One of our partners in Thailand, Midas PR, is a guest on our blog today. Read below what the coronavirus means for those with e-commerce business. As the coronavirus continues to spread and wreak havoc on businesses 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

Coronavirus and Crisis Communications

By Andy Likes, Senior Vice President at The Vandiver Group in St. Louis, Missouri As global anxiety grows over the quick spread of a strain of coronavirus, or COVID-19, we seem to forget we’ve been here before. While coronavirus is a new (novel) respiratory illness, that can be both serious and deadly, the threat of global Read More

Sleeping Outside in a Cardboard Box: My Experience Raising Awareness for the Homeless

How TVG Helped Raise Awareness for the Homeless By Bailie Moore, Senior Account Executive at The Vandiver Group in St. Louis, Missouri Around MLK Day each year, TVG supports a day of service for staff members. Staffers choose a non-profit and spend the day volunteering at that organization. I kept waking up. I just couldn’t seem Read More

Get the Picture

So you’re having an event. You’ve sent the invitations, ordered the food and beverages and booked the space. But what about photos and video? Sometimes, this is an afterthought or a low priority. But it shouldn’t be. Making sure you have photos and video can have a number of benefits — some not so apparent. Read More

TVG Favorite Staff Recipes – Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes

In honor of Thanksgiving this week, the TVG staff decided to share their favorite recipes. If you missed the last two days of recipes, read all about them here: TVG’s Favorite Guilt-Free Recipes and TVG’s Drinks, Appetizers, & Dessert.  Today, enjoy our favorite traditional Thanksgiving recipes as you get ready for the holidays!   Amy Read More

TVG Favorite Staff Recipes – Drinks, Appetizers, & Dessert

In honor of Thanksgiving this week, the TVG staff decided to share their favorite recipes over the next few days. Enjoy our favorite drinks, appetizers, and dessert as you get ready for the holidays!   Ryan Stiles This is my favorite drink around the holidays time. Just add in a little extra vodka whenever needed, Read More

TVG Favorite Staff Recipes – Guilt-Free

In honor of Thanksgiving this week, the TVG staff decided to share their favorite recipes over the next few days. Enjoy these guilt-free recipes as you get ready for the holidays!   Donna Vandiver The kale salad is a family favorite, plus it’s easy to make and even better the second day! Kale Salad with Read More

TVG Earns Three Communicator Awards in 2019 Competition

The Vandiver Group (TVG) has won three  2019 Communicator awards – one for a multimedia campaign and two for printed publications — at the 25th Annual Communicator Awards. TVG earned an Award of Distinction for its multimedia public engagement campaign for a public utility group’s rate commission work in 2018. This new category recognizes the innovative Read More