How to Increase Your B-to-B Event and Conference Attendance _Harden Blog_November 30, 2018

How to Increase Your B-to-B Event and Conference Attendance

‘Tis the season. Holiday work parties are a time for folks to catch their breath from the daily grind and have a few cocktails along with assorted canapés. But, considering it’s a social occasion, it’s also a good time for brands and organizations to think about more effective ways to communicate with their constituents via live events and conferences. Despite …

Remedy for Growing Number of Cyber Attacks in Healthcare is Better Crisis Communications_harden partners blog

Remedy for Growing Number of Cyber Attacks in Healthcare is Better Crisis Communications

Hospitals and healthcare providers face potential crises on several fronts. These threats range from an expected surge in cyber attacks to consumers worrying that their medical records will be compromised if not stolen altogether. It’s enough to make to make hospitals and healthcare companies sick with worry. The remedy, of course, is for hospitals to sharpen their crisis communications strategies …

PR for Physician Leaders_harden partners blog

PR for Physician Leaders

A long-term PR strategy can reap huge dividends for healthcare brands and organizations in a crowded marketplace. Consumer trust is key – and it requires consistent messaging across all platforms – from print and broadcast media to social channels. Harden Partners has maintained success for its healthcare clients through a keen understanding of the media – crafting “stories that matter” …

The Importance of Social Media_Harden Partners Blog

The Importance Of Social Media

I’ve never considered myself a religious man, but lately I’ve found myself preaching one key message to our clients repeatedly – the need to recognize the importance of harnessing social media as part of their ongoing communication and PR efforts. Gone are the days of press kits and faxing press releases. Social Media has become a game changer. Don’t believe …

Research Can Build Brands, If It’s Done Right_Harden Partners Blog

Research Can Build Brands, If It’s Done Right

What can your company do to gain visibility when: You have a new product and you want more than trade publicity? There isn’t anything to announce? You want to show your customers how informed you are about their needs and challenges? Sponsored surveys can provide an excellent way to stand out in front of customers, investors, employees and other audiences. …

How to Deliver Bad Financial News_Harden Partners Blog

How To Deliver Bad Financial News

Not everything always goes the way we planned. Companies aren’t perfect, and neither are their results. Even when businesses do everything right, losses beyond their control can be incurred.  Products may be defective, a major customer might go under, or the cost of raw materials could increase. From time to time, even great companies—public and private—will face the challenge of …

The unsung heroes of the gender wars_Harden Partners Blog

The Unsung Heroes Of The Gender Wars

Oprah put a fork in it with her speech at the Golden Globes. We are experiencing a tectonic shift in attitudes about sexual harassment. Every woman I know in business and the professions is celebrating the dawn of zero tolerance. In conversations at the gym, over lunch and dinner we share our personal stories.  And breathe sighs of relief that …

Getting Press Attention—Can’t Deny Media Loves to Cover Lies_Harden Partners Blog

Getting Press Attention—Can’t Deny Media Loves to Cover Lies

Press attention is what our clients want. But ethics matter—and all publicity is NOT good publicity. Lying hurts everyone, including the liar. Think of it on a personal level. Once you’ve been lied to, it shatters your faith and the next time around you find it harder to trust—and you may not want to have anything to do with the …

It’s the Culture, Stupid_ The Sorry Cases of Wells Fargo and United Airlines_Harden Partners Blog

It’s The Culture, Stupid: The Sorry Cases Of Wells Fargo And United Airlines

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 …

Best Tips to Improve Your Crisis Communications_Harden Partners Blog

Best Tips To Improve Your Crisis Communications

In the current age of instant communications, it is more important than ever for an organization to have the communications mechanisms in place to control and effectively respond to a crisis or potential crisis situation as quickly as possible. You should work with a PR team that has extensive experience with both preparing for and dealing with crisis communications situations. …