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 ...

Continue Reading →

Innovative "Family Village" Game Featured on KSL's The Browser

A PilmerPR client’s inaugural product, Family Village, is the first Facebook game that enables players to explore their own family tree while building an online game community connecting real families. It was featured on KSL Radio’s The Browser, Wednesday.

Family Village makes ‘hanging out with Family’ cool again. In a Farmville™-like environment, children and adults alike build their village adding houses, businesses, ...

Continue Reading →

Hal Wing Advice to Entrepreneurs & Genesis of Little Giant Ladder

It was recently my pleasure to meet Hal Wing for the first time in my role as Chairman for the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (www.UVEF.net). In my work in PR,  I have worked closely with CEO’s from numerous industries and Hal personified the dynamic personality I’ve come to expect from executives at the top of their game. I saw a tremendous lifetime contributor to the economy, an energized entrepreneur, with his first wife of many decades at his ...

Continue Reading →

BP Claims Oil Spill Response was "Model of Corp. Responsibility"

Today’s headlines quote outgoing BP CEO Hayward as saying the company’s response to the Gulf Oil Spill “has been a model of good social corporate responsibility.” From my PR chair, I think this is the capstone faux pas from the Brit. Even if he is correct, I don’t think anyone believes it. In fact, I suggest that for the next year or two any claims ...

Continue Reading →

Keep at it – Utah CEO Magazine

In today’s business environment, success may seem very elusive to some CEOs. Businesses that have been around for years either have closed their doors or find those doors creaking shut. Bank empires have crumbled like an old cookie, and the well of money has all but dried up for some.

Yet, amid failure we see new ideas and businesses emerging. So, what is failure? In a recent workshop led by Garrett White exploring ...

Continue Reading →