USU, UofU & BYU – Give Roman a shot!!!! Maybe he’s the next Ziggy in NCAA football

Today’s Daily Herald article on Roman Wendelboe lays out a compelling story of an immigrant child seizing the American Dream to excel academically with dreams of the NCAA football gridiron. I pitched this story to the Herald after hearing of Roman’s Utah High School Hall of Fame induction a couple of months ago.  His story inspires me so.

‘Ziggy’ Ansah made us love him with his path from Africa through

BYU to the NFL. Unassuming, innocent, and driven by ...

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5 Headturning PR Tech Trends

In recent years, the Internet, social media, and PR tech advances have turned the Public Relations (PR) industry on its head. What once was known as traditional press releases, phone pitching, and persuasive speech are now tweets, instagram, and hashtags harnessing the power of smartphones, iPads, and other tablet PC’s. This rapid evolution might even leave  Ivy Lee (“father of PR”) speechless if he could see his industry today. Here are five useful, if not mandatory, PR innovations.

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Father’s Day – Dad Still Matters

Father’s Day was a great “daddy payday” for me. All three of my grown children reached out to me in meaningful ways.  I hope to always say I’m an “all in” dad. Of all the public stuff around the holiday, this video warms my heart.  In a day when half of all babies are born into single mother environments, I for one say Dad’s still matter. Thanks for showing up Dad!

 

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Data Continues to Mount on Benefits of Human Breast Milk Nutrition for Premature Infants

— Prolacta Bioscience Applauds Independent Breast Milk Studies Presented at 2013 Pediatric Academics Society Annual Meeting —

INDUSTRY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Prolacta Bioscience, the leader of human breast milk nutrition for premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) applauds the focus of human milk nutrition highlighted at the recent Pediatric Academics Society (PAS) Annual Meeting. The growing number of studies conducted independently point to rising interest of providing an exclusive human milk diet for extremely ...

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Google Fiber, PR, and Utah

These three things have nothing in common right? Wrong.

Recently the city of Provo in Utah Valley, a place  I call home, announced it would make a huge announcement that would change the city entirely by putting us on the map. Great, I thought…another mall or maybe even a commercial airline terminal at our airport (it’s hardly a landing strip). The morning of the big announcement came and I sat waiting for what was to come. The mayor stood with ...

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PR in the News – Re: Terrorism – Ignorance is Bliss

When it comes to terrorism, “ignorance is bliss.” That is the PR in the news from the Associated Press speaking to a Michigan Chamber of Commerce representative regarding where explosive materials are stored in the town of Shelby.  As President Obama follows his public relations script, directing that the war on terror must end, homeland terror threats appear very real if you pull back the sheets.

The AP reports that even post 9/11, even post Timothy McVeigh and ...

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Google Glasses PR Online at Full Throttle – Available at Costco?

Google Glasses  PR Online has a full head of steam! As a tech public relations firm, it’s fun to watch really great companies roll out new product promo. More hype than real value in some cases, the focused energy behind Google Glasses will yet be judged by history as Awesome or Awful. Since in my 2008  novel release Green SpinI included a projected 2016  use of this technology, I’m not too surprised or wowed–yet.

In the book, I ...

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Social Media PR: Utilizing The World’s Largest Online Focus Group

PilmerPRIn years past, social media was viewed as a means for expressing oneself and saying whatever came to mind so others could hear. Sounds like something teenagers would latch onto, right? Phrases like “social media PR” were not even considered and that was just the way things were. Today social media is used as the same babbling platform on one front but a powerful business tool on another. In fact, the fastest ...

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5 Ways to Get in the News – Ignore at Your Own Risk

In today’s public relations climate, great PR firms help you get in the news. So, why is good media relations imperative? The reason is quite simple: because good media relations gets you in the news and getting in the news means that potential buyers are aware of your product or service. The key to making this idea come to fruition ...

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SpotterRF provides “Eyes” for Mobile Force Protection Training at Camp Williams

Mobile Force Protection gets new “eyes” from SpotterRF:

TAMPA, FL—SOFIC—May 14, 2013—The United States spends $1.2 million to send one soldier to serve in Afghanistan for one year*. To protect these warfighters, SpotterRF worked with Camp Williams, Utah in recent exercises to train operators on the use of a compact radar system that cost less than $30,000 with only a 3lb battery ...

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