Media Relations (Part 3) – How Access Begets Accuracy In Journalism

Being accessible to the media pays off in accurate reporting… When I worked as a senior media spokesman at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Mastering Media Relations (Part 2) – The Relationship, Stupid!

Personalizing relations = positive press In my early 20s, I worked on Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign straight out of college. Back then, campaign manager James Carville...

Mastering Media Relations (Part 1) – Striking Appropriate Balance

How to Tame the ‘Media Beast’ in Today’s Wild West News World In nightmares PR pros like me cringe about their companies and clients being...

Daylight Saving Time – Early Birds vs. Night Owls

We’ve all heard the popular 17th-century English phrase: "The early bird catches the worm." But this is not necessarily true for everyone, especially in...

Raising Awareness – What Companies Need To Know About Disability

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in the United States. However, you may not have noticed due to several other monthly observances...

Time To End The Stigma Of Mental Illness

In case you missed it, October 10th was World Mental Health Day. The annual observance is sponsored by the World Health Organization to raise...

What About Workplace Romance?

It can send you to the Honeymoon Suite or land you in the Heartbreak Hotel. I'm talking about romance at work. Is love in the...

Recognizing Workplace Harassment Beyond #MeToo

More than just sexual harassment… When most people hear about harassment at work it’s likely to be sexual harassment, especially in today’s #MeToo era. Sexual...

‘Old Media’ – Not Dead Yet

Like the ancient phoenix of Egyptian and Greek mythology, some leading traditional media outlets are rising from the ashes and breathing new life into...

Why Telework Makes Good Business Sense

Call it what you will: telecommuting, remote work, telework, working from home, etc. Regardless of how one labels it, the truth remains the same:...
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