It’s Tuesday Night, Is Your TV on HGTV or ESPN?

August 18, 2011 / Blog / PR Tips

In my household, like in every home, my spouse and I often debate which channel we are going to keep our television fixed on. She prefers channels like HGTV, Food Network, and any program that features Leonardo DiCaprio or Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

I Don’t Have to Like You, I Just Have to Be Nice

August 17, 2011 / Blog / Personal Development

Several years ago my brother-in-law made an interesting comment about a potential new in-law. His comment rang very true in the context of the family setting we were in, but I believe it makes as much sense and is as applicable to a work environment as well.

Differentiation Through Service

February 15, 2011 / Blog

It’s not about you…. Your customers don’t care about you… they care about what you have to offer them. What they really care about is the total experience that you provide. It’s how they feel after their interaction with you. If it’s great, they’ll tell 2 people. If it’s horrible, they’ll tell 10.

Personal Branding: Creating the Brand Called YOU

November 8, 2010 / Blog

A Personal Brand is the perception & emotion that others have that describes the total experience of having a relationship with you. The value in creating your Personal Brand is that it can be taken with you, wherever you go, and it lets people know what you stand for.

The Real Killer App

October 26, 2010 / Blog

I recently finished the book “Love is the Killer App” by Tim Sanders, the Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo!. It was loaned to me by Clay Blackham, here at Snapp Conner (thanks Clay!). It’s a great, quick read, which brings the human element back into business.

PR: Turn Your Bass Drum into the First-Chair Violin

May 27, 2010 / Blog

As a small to medium business on the verge of a major company or product/service launch you can find yourself the conductor of a large orchestra of business elements that all must come together at the same point to ensure success.

Companies Benefit From Becoming Their Own Media Outlet

May 17, 2010 / Blog

I was browsing through the other day and saw an article about the conniption fit the Washington media has been having lately over the White House press office acting more and more like its own media outlet, bypassing traditional news avenues in

iNewspaper: Can iPad Save the Newspaper Business

February 16, 2010 / Blog

I like reading a newspaper. It is by far my favorite way to soak in the daily news. I have a subscription to the print edition of my favorite—The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). I also have a subscription to WSJ’s online versions for computer and iPhone.

PR Pros: Flack Attack or a Story Only a Reporter Could Love?

October 22, 2008 / Blog

Cruising the Internet one night I ended up on Stephen Wildstrom’s Web page. He’s been the Technology & You columnist for years at BusinessWeek. On his “For PR Folks” page, Steve provides all the pointers he wants PR people to abide by when pitching and contacting him.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

May 7, 2008 / Blog

Most typically, PR consultants operate in the background, heard but not necessarily seen. Today, however, we can’t resist putting the following photo of our Partner Clay Blackham in lights.