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3 take-ways from #SMMW17 & my re-cap

3 take-ways from #SMMW17 & my re-cap  By Erica Lawler, Director of Digital Marketing, Harden Partners I had the pleasure and privilege to speak at Social Media Marketing World 2017, a fantastic event thrown annually by Social Media Examiner. 3,000 individuals attended Michael Stelzner’s keynote speech and social media marketers from 41 countries came together to learn about what’s trending for 2017. My top 3 take-ways from the conference are as follows:    Analytics- My

It’s the Culture, Stupid: The Sorry Cases of Wells Fargo and United Airlines

Systemic Failures of Culture that Override Reason, Common Sense and Decency By: Patricia Harden As we watch the video of a United passenger bloodied and being dragged off the plane, we are horrified.  Reading the Wells Fargo Board’s scathing report about the Bank’s massive fraud, I am horrified all over again by the scale and pervasiveness of the misbehavior. In both cases, we see a culture where employees are driven to make bad—and even illegal—decisions,

It’s the Culture, Stupid: The Sorry Cases of Wells Fargo and United Airlines

Systemic Failures of Culture that Override Reason, Common Sense and Decency By: Pat Harden, President of Harden Communication Partners As we watch the video of a United passenger bloodied and being dragged off the plane, we are horrified.  Reading the Wells Fargo Board’s scathing report about the Bank’s massive fraud, I am horrified all over again by the scale and pervasiveness of the misbehavior.  In both cases, we see a culture where employees are driven

The Value of PR

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Self-Promotion Versus Corporate Branding: a Dilemma for Women CEOs?

Do women CEO's do enough to promote their brands? By Patricia Harden,  President and CEO Do women CEO’s do enough to promote their brands? In today’s media-saturated business world, a company’s image is inextricably linked to the reputation of the CEO.  Wall Street analysts, marketers and corporate communicators understand the importance of a CEO’s personal brand and how it affects demand for a company’s products or services and its market value. The “personal

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A Symbiotic Relationship: News and Public Relations

By Maya Castro,  Assistant Account Coordinator  With the advent of the digital age brought a new challenge to media outlets: the constant need for content. Before the Internet was created, people had limited access to information via scheduled television newscasts, daily print newspapers, and word of mouth. In contrast, today's audience always has access to content. Weather it is your smart phone, laptop, or tablet you always have access to the latest information. I am currently interning

Lessons From Harden: What I’ve Learned In My First Year

By Nina Waysdorf, Assistant Account Coordinator Time flies when you’re having fun! As I write this blog, I’m in my seventh month as an intern at Harden Communications Partners. As I reflect on my experience, it dawned on me that I have learned an immeasurable amount. I’ve learned about our clients and their sectors, how to write press releases, how to edit a website…I could go on forever. I feel as though I have learned

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Unleashing the Power of Your Press Coverage

By Cindi Goodsell,  Director   Garnering press coverage for our clients is an honorable goal in itself, but what if, rather than media hits being the end goal, media hits were actually thought of as the beginning of something even bigger? So many companies are focused on using public relations (PR) to get press coverage. It’s smart and well proven that when they actively engage in strategic communications the company is more likely to succeed

Planning a Social Media Campaign

By Mackenzie Whitfield, Assistant Account Coordinator Social Media Harden Partners   Looking to capitalize on social media for your business? Planning a social media campaign can be a daunting task, but it’s key to building your reputation and raising awareness. Social media increases visibility and improves customer service, allowing you to gain feedback on products and foster loyal relationships with clients and potential customers. The content should be informative, relatable and motivate the audience to

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Harness the power of PR: Keys to Building Your Professional Reputation in 2016

By Adrianna Webster, Senior Account Executive  “Your brand is only as good as your reputation.” – Richard Branson   The power of reputation has endured from time immemorial, as illustrated by these quotes from the Old Testament to the present. Whether you call it your brand, your image, or your reputation, being known for your strengths and skills is an essential component of marketing. Thankfully today, businesses and professionals have more tools and

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