37 Questions Every New Communications Grad Wants Answered

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that's been shared. Enjoy this month's treasure - and if it inspires you - be sure to share it with family and friends! Earlier this month I had … Continue reading 37 Questions Every New Communications Grad Wants Answered

How to Be Your Own Best Executive Assistant

For many small business owners and entrepreneurs, it's fun to romanticize the idea of having an executive assistant who makes your personal and professional life seamless, comfortable, and organized. You know, like what you see in Hollywood movies where the CEO has someone who brings their preferred morning beverage to the office without having to … Continue reading How to Be Your Own Best Executive Assistant

Quitting Your Day Job – When Should Budding Entrepreneurs Make the Leap (Guest Contribution from Kat Buckley)

The following post comes to us from Kat Buckley, digital communication and marketing professional with experience working with non-profits and start-ups. Keep reading to learn from Kat the tell-tale signs that budding entrepreneurs are ready to make the leap and turn their side hustle into a full-time career. Becoming your own boss is exhilarating and … Continue reading Quitting Your Day Job – When Should Budding Entrepreneurs Make the Leap (Guest Contribution from Kat Buckley)

The 10-Year Itch of Entrepreneurship

This July marks 10 years since the birth of Bennis Public Relations, Inc. For a few years now I’ve been feeling called to again take a leap in scaling my business in new ways, but this year that feeling has turned into a vision fueled by a commitment to bring it to life. I'm grateful … Continue reading The 10-Year Itch of Entrepreneurship

The Secret to Great Email Subject Lines

I have written quite a few marketing emails for clients and one of the most critical questions I must consider is what type of subject line will yield the highest engagement (i.e. open rate). There are many schools of thought here. In all my research, I've found exhaustive breakdowns, trends, data, and recommendations from various … Continue reading The Secret to Great Email Subject Lines

Five Effective Ways to Boost Your Website’s Domain Authority

Domain authority shows the standing of your website in the digital realm. Websites that have a higher domain authority rank high on the search engine. This position on SERPs increases organic traffic and conversion rates. Moz first brought this metric into existence. However, other software organizations followed suit by developing similar systems to rank websites … Continue reading Five Effective Ways to Boost Your Website’s Domain Authority

Should I outsource my social media management?

It's a question I get asked often by clients and professional contacts. Should I outsource my social media management? Is it better to keep this in-house, or is it safe to have a firm or consultant take over? My answer, as it is with most things related to communications and public relations, is that it … Continue reading Should I outsource my social media management?

Benefits of Workplace Automation in 2021 (Guest Contribution from Keith Coppersmith)

The following post comes to us from Keith Coppersmith, an experienced business consultant who serves small businesses and startups. Learn more about Keith in his bio following this article. If you’ve ever uttered the words “Hey Google, can you set my timer for ten minutes?” you’ve already had the benefit of experiencing some level of … Continue reading Benefits of Workplace Automation in 2021 (Guest Contribution from Keith Coppersmith)

What’s More Important: Your Story…Or How You Tell It?

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that's been shared. Enjoy this month's treasure - and if it inspires you - be sure to share it with family and friends! It’s the Public Relations version … Continue reading What’s More Important: Your Story…Or How You Tell It?

How COVID Impacted My Business in 2020

2020 proved to be quite a disruptive year! During the onset of the pandemic, there were many unknowns. And many things still remain this way. The only real known was that big changes would take place as a result of COVID-19. As change tends to do, this caused a far-reaching ripple effect. I knew that … Continue reading How COVID Impacted My Business in 2020