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Presidential Candidates and Incident Management: Do you need a plan?

The 2016 presidential primary cycle begins immediately after the mid-term election this November.  Expect no fewer than 10 – and as many as 16 men and women making the rounds, with formal announcements of candidacies beginning in early 2015 and campaign activities escalating with a crescendo in January through early February of 2016. Making the rounds may sound like simple retail…read more →

When Scientists Engage

In my last post I wrote about academics’ struggle to involve and engage members of the community. Last month two scientists provided examples of emerging from this struggle by looking around, finding a focus important to others, and linking the science they know about with the things people care about.   NB: without the intervention of true public relations, neither example would…read more →

Four elements of effective community relations

As we begin to launch client campaigns in this New Year it makes sense to revisit the progress of our longer-term community initiatives.  What have been the strengths and gaps?  What results have we achieved for our organization? Ideally, how have we benefitted the community? Where do we need to improve? Based on dozens of campaigns developed for organizations and…read more →