Social Media

Social Media Strategies You Need to Know

The best campaigns achieve the farthest reach and highest impact, but only if strategic communication professionals have a solid understanding of social media, and also know how to best employ it. As communicators and storytellers, we’ve learned how to do this pretty well and have gathered some key tips: Make a plan Spend time researching […]

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How to Build Effective Coalitions That Advance Your Cause

Whether you are promoting new scientific findings, advocating for a profession, advancing legislation or trying to change behavior, it takes a group of people working together to have a sustained influence. But finding ways to effectively collaborate as a team can be challenging. As Henry Ford said, “Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is progress; […]

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Advocacy & Communications on a Budget

Associations large and small grapple with a wide variety of advocacy issues. The Advocacy Leaders Network hosts a series of workshops targeted towards public affairs and government relations professionals to facilitate discussions around various strategies, trends, and case studies important to the field. A recent workshop, “Advocacy on the Cheap: Changing the World on Any […]

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Passion Points: What Drives You?

Healthcare PR, particularly in these politically turbulent and uncertain times, has become a 24/7 business. You’re expected to be supernaturally connected to your smartphone, your email, and all the key websites of the instantaneously changing news cycle. Not only is this unrealistic; it’s unwise, and even unhealthy. Research shows that a myopic and hyper-vigilant focus […]

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Marking Our One-Year Anniversary

I am both thrilled and humbled as The Reis Group marks its one-year anniversary of charting a new course in pursuit of the highest level of communications expertise in health, healthcare, science, and social issues. The energy of our team, our new office, our clients and their issues, our partners and their support, have made […]

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How to Stay Informed and Ahead of the Political Game

The dizzying pace of change in the Washington public policy climate under a new administration presents unpredictable challenges for those of us working in communications. Rapid-paced executive orders and seemingly contradictory announcements can create a chaotic information environment. But as communicators, we can’t let this hold us back from doing what we do best. We […]

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Long Live the MSM!

The conventional wisdom of the digital age long ago declared that nobody really pays attention anymore to the mainstream media…that mainstream media had become irrelevant…that the MSM was dead! But as the great Mark Twain said after a newspaper erroneously reported that he had died while touring Europe:“The reports of my death have been greatly […]

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The Art of Working Remotely

According to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, 50% of the U.S. workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial telework, and approximately 20-25% of the workforce teleworks with some frequency. This is a more than 100% increase since 2005, and represents a major shift in workplace dynamics. Every industry is different, but in the world of […]

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Invest in Women. Reap the Rewards.

Investing in women is not only smart, it’s vital to success. Professional organizations are critical for supporting and mentoring women, which is why I am thrilled to join the talented, skilled, and motivated group of women on the Washington Women in Public Relations 2017 Board of Directors. But I want to let you in on […]

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