Then VS Now – why PR has always mattered

Posted July 28, 2014 by

The following is a guest post by PMG summer intern, Katherine Hardiman. Katherine is a senior at Miami University majoring in strategic communication. 
Public Relations was only recognized as an industry decades ago, but it’s been the root of everything long before that. (The Trojan Horse? Clearly one big PR pitch:  The Greeks were like “Hey Troy, here is the latest ... Read more


Don’t Mind Me, I’m Just an Intern.

Posted June 10, 2014 by

It seems as though every year yet another spiteful intern decides to sue the company that they once would have given their first born child to work for. With various intern lawsuits cropping up every year, one has to wonder why these companies are getting such a bad wrap.
The answer is quite simple, really. ... Read more


The Art of the Press Release – Powerful or Pointless?

Posted June 5, 2014 by

If you were to ask any PMGer if a press release was involved in their major media placements (think Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, Martha Stewart Living, etc.), the overwhelming answer is no. A common misconception is that the press release is the PR seed that will bloom into the big, beautiful feature story, ... Read more


It’s Just Writer’s Block

Posted June 4, 2014 by

If you do a Google search for Public Relations a lot comes up (about 747,000,000 items to be exact), the first of which is the definition of PR, “the practice of managing the spread of information between an individual or an organization and the public.”

What exactly does that mean you wonder? Basically, anything ... Read more


Fantasy vs Reality in PR

Posted June 3, 2014 by

Aside from being a genuinely good group of people, us PMGers are publicists and, ones who wear many hats… you know, like Pharrell.

As individuals and as a team, we take on a lot of tasks each day to ensure the progress and growth of the brands with which we work. It’s called being ... Read more


The Most Highly Debated Punctuation Mark

Posted April 30, 2014 by

This is my third blog in the newly instated PMG blog rotation. And I’ll admit it: I was stumped. So stumped that I was going to write a blog about why reading news is important to PR pros. Yep, you heard me: PR pros should read the news. You’re welcome. Blog over.
In talking with ... Read more


11 Ways Dating & Public Relations Go “Hand in Hand”

Posted April 9, 2014 by

Finding the similarities between dating and public relations began as a fun, in-office joke between the People Making Good PR team. But, after further thought and consideration, dating and PR may just be more alike than they are different. In fact, taking a look at the trials and tribulations that occur in the world of ... Read more


Help! Crisis Communications 101

Posted April 7, 2014 by

As PR professionals, we know that a client crisis can strike at any moment. Murphy’s Law of PR states that it will probably happen at 5:30 on a Friday, but regardless of when it happens, in PR it’s just a part of the job.
The next time that a client crisis inevitably strikes, remember these ... Read more


You, The Expert.

Posted March 28, 2014 by

Expert. Thought Leader. Guru. All words that can describe people who know a lot about a topic. However, these words are often overused today. The advent of social media has made it SO easy for people to enhance their personal brand and make claims that may or may not be true. I’ve spoken at national ... Read more


Training for a Trade Show

Posted March 18, 2014 by


Ten years ago, with my father by my side, I completed my first and only marathon.  For six months, in the rain, sleet and snow, we ran together four times a week to prepare for that final 26.2 mile run in May. We worked hard to be able to cross the Vermont City Marathon finish ... Read more