Crisis PR Tips…Mayan Calendar Apocalypse or Not…

Last night I had a dream of consulting a prominent Utah CEO regarding a current crisis situation. Hence, it’s on my mind this morning. As we launch into a new year, we hear “year-in-review” reports of crisis after crisis endured during the past year.

During the coming year, mark my word, we will be snowed under with doomsday speculation about the 2012 December deadline for the ...

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Facebook Falls from Grace? I StumbleUpon this News

Social Media a now a key component of a well crafted Public Relations strategy. FIND OUT how the following news should affect your PR plans for 2012.

“According to StatCounter‘s measurements, StumbleUpon has just surpassed Facebook and now delivers more than half of all social media referral traffic in the U.S. StumbleUpon founder and CEO Garrett Camp tweeted the news this afternoon.

Facebook achieved this goal in April of 2010, but StumbleUpon was already well ...

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What Jimmer Teaches Rookies, Kobe & NBA About Public Relations

I have done my time as a ravving sports fan. Playing little league baseball, football in high school, you soccer moms know the drill. Demands of career and family, along with a general disenchantment with arrogant athletes and greedy owners are the reasons I use to spend less time now following sports. That said, my alma mater BYU continues to get air time around my house, ...

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Go Daddy No Daddy PR Fiasco – SOPA Good? SOPA Bad?

Go Daddy customers seem to be running for the exits based on the company stance on SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act). Bleeding thousands of customers a day, Go Daddy PR folks must be pulling their hair out over this one. They might do well to bone up on PilmerPR counsel on Crisis Communications. At first blush Go ...

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Utah Tech Entrepreneurs Among UVEF Award Winners

The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) today announced winners for its 2011 Annual UVEF Awards. The annual event recognizes Utah companies and leaders for innovation, business growth and contributions to the entrepreneurial community. Award recipients were honored today at ceremonies held at the Provo Novell Campus.

“Utah continues to chart the nation’s course to better times through its entrepreneurs,” said UVEF chairman Cary Snowden. “UVEF Award winners are on the leading edge of this prolific success .”

Award recipients were named ...

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Superman Renewable Energy – "Up Up & Away!"

For all of the Obama fallout over the recent Solyndra solar debacle,  renewable energy continues to “heat up” shall we say. Despite the bad PR, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently reported another milestone.  During the first half of 2011, renewable energy sources (biomass/biofuels, geothermal, solar, water, and wind) produced 4.687 quadrillion Btus of energy or 12.25% of US ...

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