Which Avenger is the most entrepreneurial? I vote Tony Stark. He brings hot products to market. Although, in my public relations work, I would likely most want to represent Captain America. Perhaps he’s less of a wild child and a better role model than Tony. Although the Hulk has that whole Green PR angle. The whole group collectively has a real social responsibility (CSR) thing goin’ on, don’t you think?Continue Reading → Share
In a previous blog, I shared some thoughts about the important role Social Media plays in this year’s presidential election. As I noted, Mr Obama has a proven track record of swaying voters in mass with viral “new media.”
In PilmerPR‘s work for emerging companies, we counsel clients on best-of-class social media tactics proven to build community, get the word out, and ultimately attract prospects to the sales funnel. Business Wire has previously stated that even a ...Continue Reading → Share
Each year 25 emerging Utah companies five years of age and under proudly display their UVEF Top 25 Under 5 trophies after the July awards event. This year will be no different. An institution facilitating Utah’s national rise as an Entrepreneurial Hotspot, the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (founded 1988) has assisted the launch of hundreds of startups.
The so-called “Triple Bottom Line” of Green, which I first heard years back from Vinod Khosla, is People-Planet-Profits. On Earth Day, we focus most of our attention on the Planet component. However, this year I would like to step outside the box to remind us of the People component of Green.
The story goes, in many religions, that a man named Adam was ...Continue Reading → Share
One of the brightest, most engaged UVU students in my Saturday Entrepreneurship class is Jose Padilla. A naturalized US citizen working the American Dream, he never missed a class until life turned on-a-dime mid-term. Here’s his story and how my brilliant class seeks to make a difference for Jose and others like him by Giving-A-Dime (www.GivingADime.org)
Story on KSL radio
Story in the Daily Herald.
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From time to time I get to be involved in a terrific cause. Doing Public Relations for Milk for Wishes Milk Bank & Helping Hands Milk Bank, both sponsored by Prolacta is one such cause. Prolacta produces the only human milk-based fortifier for severely premature infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICU).
Here’s a story we facilitated in South Carolina that shows why Prolacta and breast milk donation matter.
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Entrepreneur Mark Cuban!!! And, on Thursday Apr 12 UVEF will host one of them…
No, we haven’t got Mark in the house–yet. Maybe soon! He may just like to know was we put in the water in Utah Valley to pump out so many entrepreneurial superstars.
Our UVEF special guest student entrepreneurs will include Dallas Robinson & Mike Buonomo of Kisstixx, who will tell us about their Shark Tank experience, and Caleb Light, who launched The PowerPot, a remarkable energy ...Continue Reading → Share
77 cleantech acquisitions in Q1 2012. $1.81 billion in VC capital invested in 185 cleantech startups in Q1 2012. In dollars, this is less than Q1 2011. By number of deals, this is up from Q4 2011. So, is Clean-Tech on its way back up among investors? Is yo-yo federal policy slowing it down? Whaddup?
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The mega lottery media tsunami is back and bigger than ever with more than half a billion $dollars$ riding on the Mega Millions wave. Proponents of the lottery system might say this is a perfect way to raise state revenue. It’s voluntary unlike other forms of tax. Opponents might say the lottery is a fool’s game, preying on those least likely ...Continue Reading → Share
Voting opened today for the Wolverine iQ Scholarship Competition co-sponsored by Brent Brown Toyota Scion (a PilmerPR client) and Utah Valley University (UVU) Athletics. The finalists are impressive. You can vote on car wrap finalists once per day through Sunday, April 8 on the Brent Brown Toyota Facebook page: Facebook.com/BrentBrownToyota.
Brent Brown Toyota Scion will apply the design with the most votes to a 2012 Scion iQ for UVU Athletics’ use. They will also award the ...Continue Reading → Share