The Power of Public Relations: How does earned media really work?

At 8-years-old my son experienced his first press event to celebrate the more than 8,000 COVID-19 vaccinations the CATE mobile unit disseminated across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Public Relations. By definition, this term and the entire industry can be many different things. Often it's lumped into the large category of communications and outreach, spilling into … Continue reading The Power of Public Relations: How does earned media really work?

How to Plan a Virtual Press Event

If there's some good to come out of a global pandemic and the world embracing virtual events, it's that this has simplified the planning process for many events that would typically take place in person. While some events do not transition well to an online format, others have proven that this was an excellent model … Continue reading How to Plan a Virtual Press Event

PA Home & Garden Design Expo Establishes New Brand, Grows Attendance in 2020

Description The PA Home and Garden Design Expo is the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg’s annual four-day event that takes place in late February/early March at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. As the largest home and garden show in Central Pennsylvania, this is a well-established and long-standing event that makes up a significant … Continue reading PA Home & Garden Design Expo Establishes New Brand, Grows Attendance in 2020

Tips for Planning a Successful Business Conference

Event planning is a complex and extremely detail-oriented field. People devote their whole careers to mastering the talent of bringing together well-executed and well-attended events from weddings, birthdays, and social celebrations, to conferences, conventions, and business meetings. And the extensive list goes on…and on. Throughout my career, I’ve had the pleasure (and sometimes the headache) … Continue reading Tips for Planning a Successful Business Conference

5 Tips for Effectively Launching a New Business or Brand

So you’ve put in the hard work to establish the countless details of your new business or brand. Maybe you’re expanding your existing business into a new territory and needed to create a new brand to represent this. Or maybe your existing brand was long overdue for a fresh new look. No matter the reason … Continue reading 5 Tips for Effectively Launching a New Business or Brand

How to Fight for the Issues You Care About (Contribution from Alan Janesch)

The following post comes to us from Alan Janesch, writer and editor and the former director of the Penn State Grassroots Network, a legislative education and advocacy program sponsored until recently by the Penn State Alumni Association. Learn more about Alan's experience, and how to connect, at the end of his article. How to Fight for … Continue reading How to Fight for the Issues You Care About (Contribution from Alan Janesch)

How to Bring Media Attention to Your Place of Business

If your business has a brick and mortar location, it could be highly valuable to earn on-site media coverage to showcase your space and give your customers better insight into what you do and who you are. But how does a business attract media attention? If you're among the lucky few, the media might find … Continue reading How to Bring Media Attention to Your Place of Business

9 Tips for Planning a Successful Golf Outing Fundraiser

If you’ve ever planned a golf outing fundraiser, you know they can take up a lot of time and resources. However, they can also help your organization raise a good amount of cash…that is if you’re smart about it. I’ve personally seen golf outings net tens of thousands of dollars in a single day, and … Continue reading 9 Tips for Planning a Successful Golf Outing Fundraiser

10 MORE Things to Remember When Planning a Professional Event

Years ago I wrote a blog post on 10 Things to Remember When Planning a Professional Event. These pearls of wisdom still apply to how I approach event planning for my clients. So much could be said on this topic! So I challenged myself to share 10 more pieces of event planning advice, many of … Continue reading 10 MORE Things to Remember When Planning a Professional Event

How to Plan an Event That Inspires Guests

If you’ve ever planned an event, you’ve likely realized the challenge of planning a fun agenda while ensuring guests leave knowing the purpose of the occasion. Putting on a good party isn’t enough to inspire guests to get involved, and most importantly, inspire them to give. Here are some tips for planning an event that … Continue reading How to Plan an Event That Inspires Guests