Public Relations

July 27th, 2010

Kim Mickelsen

Two Very Different Takes on How to Respond to Environment Crisis in the Gulf of Mexico

One is a typical star-studded montage. The other is a charity F-bomb-a-thon. Read More

July 23rd, 2010

Kim Mickelsen

Times Loses Almost 90% of Online Readership 3 Weeks After Pay Wall Goes Up

I’ve written several posts about newspapers and their intent to put pay walls around content. Like this one and this one. It’s a subject I’ve followed with great interest in the last few years because I believe it’s flawed thinking. Read More

July 13th, 2010

Laura Spaulding

Raising the Bottom Line

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha is the largest NGO social services provider in Nebraska, serving a population of approximately a million people of all faiths in the 23 counties which compose the Archdiocese.
The work that Catholic Charities performs isn’t flashy or glamorous – working with the hungry, addicted, abused, voiceless or forgotten – but the services offered to thousands of children, families, individuals and seniors are essential to the health and strength of the communities served. Read More

June 28th, 2010


Appearing Authentic vs. Being Authentic

There’s an amazing amount of communication going on these days. We can call from anywhere using our mobile phones, get and send emails from those phones, text people, IM people, post to Twitter and Facebook, and blog from anywhere and everywhere we are at. There are also a tremendous number of tools out there that help us to manage, review, schedule and automate these communications. What’s important to remember is that while these tools are great for helping you manage your inputs and outputs, there’s still no substitute for true, authentic communication.

May 3rd, 2010


Want the Media to Pay Attention to You? Do This.

It’s no secret that the media landscape is changing. I’ve noticed a major shift in the way reporters and editors get their story ideas.

April 27th, 2010

Laura Spaulding

Online Conversations

Social media has become an expectation for businesses, non-profits and government entities, rather than a choice. Conversations are taking place online, whether organizations are participating or not. Even though utilities are considered a low-interest category in the social media world, they are embracing this medium at an accelerated pace.
Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) realized the potential to communicate with customers and pundits alike. Social media can become a permanent record of their care and concern for the everyday users who do not regularly think about their source of electricity – until their power goes out. Read More

April 23rd, 2010

Laura Spaulding

Punch the Clock. Then Punch Yourself.

Most kids looking for summer employment reduce themselves to getting coffee, flipping burgers or shoveling poo, but Bozell offers another option. Bozell has been recognized for an outstanding summer internship program. The application is rigorous: seeking only the most talented students to fulfill roles in various agency departments. Our objective this year was to create a fun and easy-to-use online application site for the intern program. We wanted to draw many quality applicants and a bit of traffic recognition for Bozell. Read More

April 21st, 2010

Robin Donovan

Job Hunting Tips for New Graduates

Send your cover letter and resume with clear direction as to which department you are interested in joining. When letters come in saying the writer wants a job “anywhere” in an ad agency it is clear that they don’t know the business well enough to know where they fit in. Read More

April 19th, 2010


When Viral and Donuts Go Together

A couple of months ago, Dunkin Donuts launched a social campaign to engage with their core fans. They asked for customers to submit their own concepts for the company’s newest donut. Over the past two months they have received a staggering 90,000 entries.
This week the company announced exclusively through Mashable, the 12 finalists for the competition. They are now asking customers to vote on the new creations in order to determine the champion and therefore the latest delicious product in the Dunkin arsenal. Read More

February 27th, 2010


Communication Beyond the Keyboard

With the advent of the Internet and social networking sites, we have all become more comfortable and complacent in communicating with clients and colleagues online. What we forget is that for thousands of years before the digital revolution, our primary form of communication has always been face-to-face conversation. It is important for us to step away from our keyboards from time to time and have a real conversation with someone. Read More