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22 lessons learned in 22 years

Okay, here is what I have learned over the past 22 years of owning and operating my own company. Discover the work you are passionate about and then do it. If your potential client believes they know more about the services and expertise you provide, then they probably won’t be a good fit as a…

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What it takes to get into Public Relations

Learning, deciding and networking. These describe what someone who wants to get into public relations needs to focus on. I will address each in detail later, but first I would summarize it this way: to work in PR or any communications or marketing role you usually start by following an appropriate education path. Next you…

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Public Relations versus Advertising

What’s the difference? There are many ways to get an organization’s brand seen by potential clients or prospective employees, whether that brand is a service, a specific product, or even an idea. The many methods, or channels, for communicating, marketing, selling, informing and sharing can sometimes be overwhelming. Whether your company can support a marketing…

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Learning to love our clients

It’s cold outside, there’s an ongoing pandemic, and so many of us are miserable. But it’s also February, and besides the cold, we can take time to celebrate through a heart-warming holiday like Valentine’s Day. Perhaps it’s time to focus on widening out who we are showering with love this month, or any other month…

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Is Public Relations still relevant today?

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As a longstanding public relations (PR) firm, Logos Communications has seen a lot of changes in our business. The very nature of media, media outlets, content, what is news itself, and the 24-hour news cycle, has dramatically affected what we do every day. Those changes often lead to questions from people, “Are press releases still…

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What’s on the mind of business owners?

Business owners have a lot on their mind these days. Among other things, they may be: Trying to figure out how to manage a remote team. Encouraging potentially nervous employees to come back to the physical workspace once shelter-in-place orders have been lifted. Reinventing how they safely deliver their product or service to customers. Realizing…

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Love Your Clients and Customers

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I want to revisit briefly a topic I have written about before, namely “loving your customer.” Here are three simple ways to show your clients and customers some love this month. Respect their decision-making We should always respect the choices customers make when it comes to our products and…

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Saying No

“Just say no.” That phrase was popular in the 1980s and 90s to help kids say no to illegal drug use. Today, I’m suggesting we just say “no” if a potential business opportunity is not a fit for you and your company. Now this may strike you as a little odd since I’m usually writing…

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Do What You Love

Be honest: do you love what you do? This is a great question to start the year with, in my mind. Many of us could benefit from taking stock of who we are, what we do, and how we want to improve. If you’ve been reading my newsletter and blogs for a while, you know…

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A Day in the Life

Just like many of you, I attend a lot of business events and networking opportunities. And, like you, I’m often asked the question, “What do you do?” My short answer is, “I’m a writer.” Or if appropriate, I may answer with a short elevator speech: At Logos Communications, we tell the compelling stories of our…

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