Entrepreneur Consultant John Pilmer Accepts Weekend Faculty Invitation at UVU

 

Entrepreneur Consultant John Pilmer is back by popular demand.

SALT LAKE CITY—August 27, 2013—Utah Valley University (UVU) has enlisted PilmerPR CEO and business advisor John Pilmer, to teach Entrepreneurship (MGMT 3170.301) for a fourth semester in the Woodbury School of Business. This introductory class for aspiring entrepreneurs offers students a unique view into the real world of creating a running a successful startup company. Since his class meets on Saturday mornings, Pilmer continues as CEO for PilmerPR.

“I’m pleased to ...

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Fire Prevention Hooks Up a New Friend in Fire Avert – Stops #1 Cause of Home Fires – Before They Start

Fire Prevention hooks up with a new ally this week.

Some years ago, my elderly mom’s home burned to the ground. Fortunately, she was safe. My childhood treasures were not so lucky. Years later the property sold for a fraction of what it was once worth. What a waste! The fire department was unable to determine the cause. My mom couldn’t remember leaving the stove or electric blanket on. We’ll never know. One thing is for sure, if I could dial ...

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Facebook Smacks Email from Passing Lane in Consumer Digital Communications

Breaking News: In the world of digital communications, Facebook now equals Email in the percentage of connected consumers who use the platform for talk to others. (source: Chinet).  87% of consumers use both.  That’s up drastically over numbers reported just two years ago (2011).

Why should companies and marketers care? If you stay stuck in the old-school-think of mass ...

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Daily Herald Gets Online Media Wings, Prepares to Fly to New Location

The Daily Herald and I go back 16 years to it’s first print edition delivery on my doorstep. I was a new recruit on Eric Schmidt’s Novell public relations team at the time. We’ve had a love/hate relationship since then as the Utah Valley staple rides the roller coaster despised by print newspapers over the past ...

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2 Hotly Debated PR Topics

Recently, there has been a flare up of incidents that have left the media questioning, the PR world fumbling, and bystanders scratching their heads about these PR topics. Many times, businesses and people at the top end of the American social elite act before thinking and backpedal when their metaphorical toast is already burnt. Here are 2 examples of such blunders:

The Paula Deen Controversy

As much as this topic has been harped on time and time again, there ...

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PR Online: 5 Ways to Ensure Your Email Gets Deleted

“If only our clients would read our emails all the way through, our business would be booming!” Sound familiar? Most businesses have run into the problem of promotional emails getting deleted with few emails even being opened by the recipients. So why don’t people care about the awesome goods or services we offer? Here are five approaches that ensure your email does not get picked up by local media and potential clients.

1. Overusing exclamation points, question marks, and ...

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UVEF Top 25 Under 5 Winners Boost Utah economy – Go Entrepreneurs!

There was standing room only at today’s Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) awards event held at Zion’s Bank Canyon Room in downtown Provo. “Boostrapping” start-up Boostability took top honors with a raft of awesome companies nipping at their heels. Of special note this year, the same entrepreneur group posting 2 winners in ...

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BayCare Health Systems & Prolacta Bioscience Set Pace for Premature Infant 100% Breastmilk Diet

Partnership with Prolacta Bioscience (PilmerPR client) Ensures a Safe, Standardized, and Steady Supply of Pasteurized Donor Milk to Meet Feeding Needs of Premature Infants throughout BayCare Health System

CLEARWATER, Fla., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — BayCare Health System has announced a partnership with Prolacta Bioscience to ensure a safe, standardized, and steady supply of pasteurized donor breast milk to meet the feeding requirements of their hospitalized premature infant population. Under the partnership, Prolacta will manage the breast milk donor qualification ...

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Freedom & Flag – What Does 4th of July Mean?

4th of July, freedom and flag. What does it mean to you? What does it communicate? Here’s one PR guy’s opinion.

Recently,  I went to a funeral for a 92 year young member of the  “Greatest Generation,” a veteran of World War II. I touched the flag as it passed, reverently draped over the casket, audience standing in silence. In that hushed moment, emotion welled up from inside, not just for a friend’s passing, but for the millions of ...

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UVEF 2013 Top 25 Under 5 Entrepreneur Winners Produce 700 Jobs

Entrepreneurs in Utah are hot, hot, hot!!!

PROVO, Utah –July 2, 2013 Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) invites the public (RSVP only—seating is limited) for this year’s “Top 25 Under Five” Awards to be held at 12 noon on July 11 at Zion’s Bank 8th floor conference room at 180 N. University Ave. Carine Clark, CEO of Allegiance,  will emcee this year’s event. Top 25 Under ...

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