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
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)
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
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?
If you've been following along, you may have caught my most recent blog where I asked my husband to answer a series of questions to help describe to the world what he thinks I do for a living. The public relations field can be a bit abstract, particularly as technology and now virtual communications have … Continue reading What My Family Thinks I Do for a Living – Part II
I met my now-husband in May 2011 just before I took my entrepreneurial leap the following July. For almost 10 years, he has been with me as my business has evolved, he’s shared in my successes, and has provided a sounding board for advice. I’ve written other blogs on how we function together as dual … Continue reading What My Family Thinks I Do for a Living – Part I
Do you know what type of companies achieve the biggest success in the tech market? Companies that are good at two things: providing the best solutions for customers’ needs and growing fast. Have you already created an outstanding, innovative product? That’s great. Now you should take the next step and align growth design with your … Continue reading How to Align Growth Design with Your Marketing Strategy
If this subject matter doesn’t pertain to you, consider yourself among the few and the lucky. We love our spouses, obviously that’s among the main reasons why we are married to them after all. But if we’re being honest, none of us entered 2020 with the intent of working with them, side-by-side, for the foreseeable … Continue reading Ground Rules for Working from Home with a Spouse
Times are, well…weird. I say that because for some individuals, you are busier than ever trying to keep your head above water with new and changing needs as the result of COVID-19. And for others, things have slowed or come to a halt with your business and now you’re left with excess time and worry … Continue reading Finding Yourself with More Time on Your Hands? Use it to Grow Your Brand.
Current circumstances are “novel,” “unprecedented,” even “unchartered water.” These are the most popular catch phrases for every news article, video clip, blog post, and social media update coming across our news feeds. Trying to take in the constant stream of new information on COVID-19 feels like drinking out of a fire hose. Picture it. You’ll … Continue reading How Smart Businesses Are Responding to COVID-19