Are we all just modelizers?

Recently one of my interns suggested that I should write a book to share some of the advice she had experienced during her tenure with me. Needless to say I was flattered and genuinely surprised by this suggestion. The idea of remembering what you learn from others brought back memories of my early role models, theContinue reading “Are we all just modelizers?”

PR Tips for Entrepreneurs

I was recently asked by a reporter at my local daily, the Austin American Statesman to provide some PR tips for entrepreneurs. There are so many great PR professionals in Austin; I was flattered they asked me and was of course happy to oblige. As with many of the best opportunities, this one required aContinue reading “PR Tips for Entrepreneurs”

Companies with the Best Reputation Have the Best Public Relations (Hint: It’s not just about press coverage)

What am I paying for if I am not seeing media coverage of my company, product or service? This question comes up often, in even the best client relationships. Good – no, great  – public relations practitioners know that what we do is not just about chasing media impressions. Do not get me wrong; thisContinue reading “Companies with the Best Reputation Have the Best Public Relations (Hint: It’s not just about press coverage)”

We Like To Build Things

We are all good at different things.  But what makes some people thrive while others flat line or simply falter?  The key is to understand what kind of employee you are. Regardless of title, we all answer to someone.  As a business founder and manager, my goal is to hire for the best skill setContinue reading “We Like To Build Things”

RISE Austin, PR for Small Business

Very often I am asked to share PR insights and best practices.  PR is such a misunderstood profession that I relish these opportunities to share, educate and inspire.  My goal is to break down PR myths, one presentation at a time.   Just this past week for example I had the chance to host a RISEContinue reading “RISE Austin, PR for Small Business”

A Look Back

I’m excited to see what this year will bring.   The holidays were filled with so much joy and energy.  Each moment with our 3 little girls was truly so precious and f-u-n.   It’s impossible to talk about my family without sounding saccharine, even to my own ears (!), but it is a very,Continue reading “A Look Back”

Social Media – Results Now Please

A year ago, new clients did not mention or even ask about social media.  Today, it’s invariably the second question I get asked.  I tell clients not to get overwhelmed by this hugely influential, but unwieldy new medium.  Social media from a PR perspective doesn’t really change how we approach the business of telling aContinue reading “Social Media – Results Now Please”

But What Do You Do?

I love meeting new people.  It’s always interesting to hear not only “what they do” but how they talk about what they do.  Lately I seem to have been out more than normal and have consequently had lots of opportunities to answer this question.  I’ve encountered many politely interested, but completely blank stares.  You can’t just say “I’mContinue reading “But What Do You Do?”