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Get to Know Your City: The Creative Coast

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

After attending the latest Creators’ Foundry board meeting, I had to share with you all the exciting upcoming events and progress this amazing organization is making!  Take a moment to learn a little about this organization right here in your own city and maybe attend an event or two.  Enjoy!

The Creative Coast, founded in 1997, is 501(c)3 non-profit organization and Savannah’s local HIVE or home for innovators, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs.  This is the hub for local creatives to connect and innovate together in the heart of Savannah, expanding the city's entrepreneurial and creative communities....

Sound Advice in Graduation Season

Monday, June 29, 2015

Well, it's graduation season and time to share sound advice. This one is worth sharing and repeating often:

Success and Motivation: A Note from Morgan Sawicki, Executive Assistant at Abshire PR

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Before accepting and starting my new job at Abshire Public Relations, I was barreling toward college graduation and a new phase of my life, with many questions and no answers:  What am I going to do?   Where will this next chapter of my life take me?  What if I make the wrong choice? As I searched for advice and guidance, I stumbled upon these 5 tips from Mark Cuban in a blog post he wrote a few years ago.  Mr. Cuban’s tips for success and motivation might apply to many people, but they are undoubtedly right on point for anyone starting out in...

Periscope vs. Meerkat

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Live streaming and the ability to bring videos and pictures to your followers in real time has been one of the most-watched technology trends for some time now. Celebrities, companies, brands, and communities have been using platforms such as Livestream, Vine, and Snapchat to share with colleagues and followers what they are doing and accomplishing at the touch of a button. Apps are not just sources of entertainment for general users, but sources of information and news for those taking a deeper look.
 
It has now become increasingly important for PR professionals to take note of, monitor, and use these apps for better communication management.
 
Below are 5...

A View from the Media: Preparing Your Organization for a Crisis

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Did you know two-thirds of brand crises go international within 24 hours?  “The key to surviving crises is building brand in peacetime," says crisis management expert Peter LaMotte.

I recently spoke on a panel about crisis communication management and thought I would share my notes. Follow this guide and your brand could be well on it’s way to better crisis communication management. 

Lean in and do the hard work before a crisis occurs. Ensure your crisis communication plan has these components: 

  • Written protocol for all potential crisis moments.  Make a vulnerability check-list
  • Clear...

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