Intesa Communications colleagues are savvy, seasoned and strategic

As a business owner, it’s always a treat to receive resumes from other public relations professionals who want to be a part of what we are building. We appreciate receiving smart referrals and hearing from enthusiastic job seekers, even if we’re not hiring today. Before you send in your goods, here’s a quick summary of […]

The PR Power of Partnership vs. Sponsorship

As we advise corporate clients on social responsibility efforts, Intesa colleagues are often on the front line to respond to the public’s requests for sponsorships. In our work with non-profits, we are sometimes the ones making an appeal. Either way, my first question is always the same: “Does this gift fit the company’s mission?” My […]

How to Manage a Public Relations Crisis

It’s a privilege to be a trusted resource for clients in crisis. The issues vary—from an executive being on the receiving end of a tasteless email, to news investigations and lawsuits, to threats of boycotts and employee misconduct—but the anxieties and risks often are the same. For businesses and non-profits in crisis, it is critical […]

Personal PR: Putting Down Roots While Branching Out

In her most recent post, Margie offered great advice about establishing or extending your professional reputation in a new city. Even if your feet are firmly planted in your dream city – or even better, your dream job – you need to be proactive about communicating your value right where you are. We look at […]

State-hopping professionals: let LinkedIn ground you

Whether you are a corporate or non-profit state-hopping professional, you’re facing a major challenge: establishing your credibility and maintaining your confidence while starting a new job—or looking for one—in a new city. For you, “Don’t they know who I am and what I can do?” is a common, exasperated internal mantra. Trust me, I’m on […]

Consistency is the Key to SEO Success

I’ve had several conversations lately regarding how to improve search rankings for web sites and the conversation always comes back to one thing: consistency. Successful SEO efforts depend on consistency in the usage of terms throughout the company’s many online presences. While on-page SEO is certainly a large factor in how Google sees and ranks […]