Something wasn’t quite right with this news story. It was a rote finance piece about the day’s market action on a publicly traded company – thousands of these stories are published every day – but there was a robotic awkwardness about it. The effect was barely noticeable, even forgettable – perhaps a grammatical agreement error,…

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One of the most powerful validations of a business idea is when somebody else is willing to invest their time, resources and capital into your business. In technology and software, venture capital firms are perpetually seeking to uncover the next unicorn to invest in. In July, RH clients Integris and DreamBox Learning represented two of…

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Let’s kill the RFP as a tool to find the best PR firm.  Having been on the receiving end of numerous RFPs over the years, I can confidently state it is time to replace them with a simpler, yet far more effective process. As it happens, a lot of PR-agency RFPs represent lost time for the…

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What gets you excited about PR? If you’re like us, it’s being in the middle of the action, working with innovative leaders and their companies, and watching your hard work make its mark on the future of technology, our economy, and society. The RH Strategic team has some new, exciting opportunities for just the right…

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Public relations is a big industry.  As such, it has its fair share of cringe-worthy moments.  Like the one last week, when a PR rep contacted reporters and offered to pay them money to write favorable blogs about their client.  This is an elementary-level no-no that is taught in journalism and public relations schools throughout…

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During a recent interview I was asked to identify the top attributes or skills we seek in our future employees. The easy answer is, “it depends.” But one thing is for certain – while basic public relations skills like media relations, writing, pitching and project management are absolute musts, they don’t come close to capturing…

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