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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
One of the first things Tabatha and I do when we’re talking to a prospective client is present them with this caveat: Intesa serves clients who do good things, and strive to do them well and profitably. Intesa colleagues are more than strategic public relations consultants; we are partners who share your passion. Intesa clients are […]
Big news! Seasoned communications professional Tabatha Thompson has joined Intesa as director of our new office in Washington, D.C.
We are fans of geek goodies. Here are some of our (current) favorite iPhone apps: Untappd: socially share and explore craft beer with your friends and the world. Dave and I certainly have worn this app out, living in the nation’s beer capital and all. Duolingo: a proven way to learn Spanish, French, German or […]
A colleague recently asked me about the key to a successful media interview. When I answered, “stop talking,” she laughed and said, “That sounds so simple.” It is. As I always say: to nail your next media interview, think “period” not “comma.” Much like perfect is the enemy of good, a comma is the enemy of […]
I recently joined the San Diego chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Today, they published my guest post, “Three lessons I learned while starting a PR firm with my husband.” Here’s a teaser: When my husband and I announced this summer that we were moving from Washington D.C. to San Diego to start […]
Intesa is lean by design, and relies on technology to help us serve our clients and run our business more efficiently. Here are a few apps and products that help us do business on the go, and have recently earned our loyalty:
They hate networking. But, once they put themselves out there, Introverts often are more effective networkers than extraverts for three reasons.