Throughout my career I have been fortunate to work with companies spanning numerous industries and at various stages of growth, from start-ups to global, publicly-traded companies. Each of these stages of maturity has necessitated different types of PR representations. Early-stage companies seeking investment or acquisition tend to require strong focus on brand recognition and thought…

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The other day, I received a phone call from the alumni office at my alma mater. I have received phone calls from the alumni office in the past asking me for donations (and have made donations), so I had no qualms about answering the phone and engaging with the associate on the other end. What…

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As PR professionals in DC, it’s our job to monitor the federal marketplace for trends that inform our clients’ communications and marketing strategies. One theme we’ve heard a lot about lately is that in this era of flat or declining government budgets, it’s become almost cliché to talk of agencies “doing more with less.”  How…

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With the New Year upon us, it’s time again for industry insiders and gurus to come out with their predictions for the upcoming year. Traditional media and blogs are peppered with predictions stories, from technology trends to outlooks for the U.S. economy. The PR industry is no different. PR practitioners have already begun to hit…

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Last week, New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Segal aired his grievances about untargeted PR pitches in an article titled Swatting at a Swarm of Public Relations Spam. He called blanket PR pitching antiquated and a waste of money, urging fellow journalists to contact Vocus, Cision, and similar services and ask to be removed…

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This week, many Americans will participate in the annual tradition of joining family for Thanksgiving Dinner. Dinner will be shared with parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles, siblings and in-laws. If you are putting on one of these get-togethers, dealing with the logistics of preparing the meal can sometimes be challenging, but quite rewarding. For…

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According to the United States Department of Labor, business sector productivity increased 2.3 percent in the second quarter of 2013. As a bustling bi-coastal technology PR firm, RH Strategic employees rely on their knack for time management to optimize productivity. Here’s how: Make Use of the Organization Tools Outlook has to Offer. Director of Public Sector…

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