Tom Harris, RIP

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in Linhart Blog, Our Community

PR Week brings the sad news of the passing of Thomas L. Harris, APR, Fellow PRSA, one-time president of the firm then known as Golin/Harris International, at age 86. Tom joined Al Golin at Golin Communications in 1978 after founding and serving as president of Foote Cone & Belding Public Relations in Chicago; as EVP…

Howdy from Denver

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Linhart Blog, Our Community

Everyone fortunate enough to live and work in the Mile High City knows it’s one of the most dynamic, forward-looking urban centers in the U.S., a mecca for millennials, with a diverse, thriving economy and a burgeoning tech scene that led The New York Times to short-list Denver for Amazon’s HQ2. Denver also is proud…

A Denver Coffee Shop Gets Roasted

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Linhart Blog, Our Community

It’s the holiday season and you know what that means – controversy over Starbucks’ seasonal cup design. A colleague recently asked about the PR implications of this annual observance and what it means for entrepreneurs. I don’t know whether Starbucks intentionally takes calculated risks with holiday cups each year to generate buzz or whether they…

The Friendly Skies?

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Linhart Blog, Our Community

Earlier this week, KMGH-TV, the ABC affiliate in Denver, sought a PR perspective on the current travails of United Airlines after video of a customer being forcibly removed from a flight went viral. (It’s important to point out that the passenger was dragged off the aircraft not by United Airlines employees but by Chicago Police…

Remembering Al Golin

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Linhart Blog, Our Community

With the passing of Al Golin over the weekend at age 87, the public relations industry lost a great leader and many of us who were lucky enough to know him lost a friend. Al is best-known for his firm’s 60-year relationship with McDonald’s, which began with his legendary cold-call to McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc…

Three Takeaways from the PRSA 2016 International Conference

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Linhart Blog, Our Community

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the PRSA 2016 International Conference in Indianapolis. The theme, “Accelerating the Speed of Innovation & Connectivity,” provided speeches and presentations from some of the top thought leaders and influencers in our industry. The event was a whirlwind of networking and learning sessions, surrounded by some of our industry’s…

Lost in Translation: Design Terms Defined

Like most specialized professions, design comes with its own language. Visual communications specialists like myself speak this language so much that we tend to forget that design jargon is often lost on colleagues, clients and friends. I have no doubt that this is unhelpful for a non-designer. However, if the designer and non-designer can tighten…

Public Relations Tactics: Interview on Employee Communications & PRSA Awards

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Linhart Blog, Our Community, Our Culture

The managing editor at Public Relations Tactics, the monthly publication of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), recently asked me if I’d be willing to share perspectives about my career path, employee communications and industry award best practices. Of course, I said yes, and my responses to these wide range of questions are featured…

Navigating the 20something Years

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Linhart Blog, Our Community

As graduation season approaches, many young professionals will be entering the workforce with high hopes and big dreams. Following my own graduation, I read Meg Jay’s book, The Defining Decade, Why Your Twenties Matter, to gain perspective on how to navigate this stage of life and its many transitions. Her book emphasized how young people…

Five Insights from the NFL’s Chief Marketing Officer and a Pakistani Social Enterprise Leader

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Linhart Blog, Our Business, Our Community

It’s not often you think about leadership insights collectively from the National Football League (NFL) and a Pakistani-based social enterprise organization. But last week’s WILD Summit provided that opportunity. The WILD Summit is an annual women’s leadership event offered by The Leeds School of Business Women’s Council at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Linhart…

Searching for Ways to Make Your Team More Effective? Just Ask Google

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Linhart Blog, Our Community

Most organizations accomplish projects and goals with the help of teams, whether it’s two employees figuring out a better process or a cross-functional group tasked with developing the next great product. We’re often assigned to teams based on our skills, personality, location or availability. Sometimes, it may seem there’s no rhyme or reason to our…


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