Monthly Archives : October 2015

5 reasons for PR pros to be thankful

A close friend recently was diagnosed with hypertension. This is surprising because he’s 39, fit, works out every day, eats healthy, doesn’t drink or smoke, and has no family history of hypertension. His physician concluded that the likely cause of…

October 28, 2015

7 Ways To Calm Your Worrying

Worrying isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes it leads to productive behavior. A student who worries about his grades might be motivated to study hard. Or a person who worries about his health may exercise often. Excessive worry, however, can…

October 27, 2015

Howard Behar: What You Can Learn About Branding From Starbucks

I spoke to Howard Behar, who is the former president of Starbucks Coffee Company North America and Starbucks Coffee International about how the Starbucks culture has changed since he was leading it, his business growth and branding philosophy, how to…

October 23, 2015

10 PR behaviors that scare off reporters

PR pros’ media relations strategies can run from excellent to downright scary. Though some journalists might like to get spooked during the Halloween season with a scary movie or a haunted house, sending them overly aggressive pitches or becoming too personal…

October 22, 2015

The Best States For Business And Careers 2015

“I will be the greatest jobs president that God has ever created,” declared Donald Trump in June when announcing his presidential candidacy. “I’ll bring back our jobs from China, from Mexico, from Japan, from so many places … and I’ll…

October 21, 2015

The recipe for excellent headlines

Who among all of us professional communicators doesn’t love—or at least appreciate—a good headline? In my former life as a journalist at the Chicago Sun-Times, a colleague and I had an ongoing contest to see who could persuade the front-page…

October 20, 2015

Loud Genuis – [EXCLUSIVE] New Comer ‘Reneard’ Host Private Listening Session For His Debut Album ‘Confessions Of A Virgo’

Earlier this week Streetz 94.5 DJ and R&B artist DJ Blak better known as his alter ego ‘Reneard’ hosted a private listening session for media and industry tastemakers at Billboard Studio’s in Atlanta where he previewed his debut album ‘Confessions…

October 20, 2015

All Hip Hop – Reneard Hosts Album Release Party For ‘Confessions of A Virgo’ Album

Audi Atlanta was filled with beautiful cars, beautiful music and beautiful people for singer/songwriter Reneard’s “Confessions of A Virgo” album release party. The evening was hosted by Rashan Ali (Multimedia Personality/Philanthropist) and the “Ode to R&B” musical soundtrack was provided by Jay Tek (Program Director –…

October 20, 2015

Black Celebrity Giving and Hip Hop Gives Back Presents: “The Art of Giving – How Hip Hop Changed the World” Art Exhibit and Panel Discussion

Over the A3C/BET Hip Hop Awards Weekend, Black Celebrity Giving, Hip Hop Gives Back , Respect Magazine, The Resource Guild and Art on the Wall hosted the Official Art of Giving Art Exhibit Launch and Panel Discussion at Studio No.7….

October 13, 2015

7 ways PR pros can be productive on social media

It is possible to be on social media for three hours every day but be productive for only five of those minutes. That’s a lot of time wasted, even if you were on one of the most powerful places on…

October 13, 2015