Getting John Muir Health Noticed for their Great Community Work to Fight Colorectal Cancer

Staff and volunteers at the Digestive Health Fair. Image courtesy John Muir Health. One of the great things about doing healthcare public relations is that there’s always something interesting to talk about. These are the very organizations who handle our health and wellness—who wouldn’t be interested in all they have to offer? There’s so much we can turn into news or social media content for them, including interesting case studies, doctors who are

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

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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

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

The Golden Age of Communications

The Golden Age of Communications By Pat Harden We’ve had the Golden Age of television, of movies, of trade, of exploration. But what about communications? I would argue that now is the Golden Age of Communications -- change is happening daily and we are able to reach and influence more people than at any point in our history. Never before have we had so many outlets and options for communication. The advent of personalized technology

The Three ‘I’s: Insight, Impact and Innovation

As appeared in Big Data Journal By Amit Gupta http://www.sys-con.com/node/3292530 At Fractal Analytics, we believe in chasing three ‘I's in what we do for our clients, or even for any internal development, to be able to deliver value. These ‘I's are critical for our success (as we perceive it), and forms the core of our thinking. These three ‘I's are - (i) Insight (ii) Impact (iii) Innovation Insight refers to that one big learning or

Reframing the Conversation around Voluntary Benefits

As appeared in Employee Benefit News By Phyllis Falotico, Assistant Vice President – Group Marketing The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America As the voluntary benefits market continues to grow, offering options that serve a wide range of employee needs and circumstances is key. A good benefits program only works if employees are engaging and participating. What we’re seeing now is a shift in the marketplace fueled by the Affordable Care Act and regulation around

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