Call a friend [8 Weeks of Thanks]

Posted on December 22, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under 8 Weeks of Thanks, Economic Development, Giving Back, Relationship Building.

This week, as part of 8 Weeks of Thanks, we’re highlighting the power of picking up the phone and calling a friend! An old-fashioned phone call can be a rare thing these days. In fact, when your phone rings, it might even catch you by surprise! Nowadays, it’s more common to send texts, “like” someone’s …

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The power of giving praise on social media [8 Weeks of Thanks]

Posted on December 16, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under 8 Weeks of Thanks, Economic Development, Giving Back, Relationship Building, Social Media.

This week, as part of 8 Weeks of Thanks, we’re highlighting the power that our words of appreciation can have on the people in our lives… and how we can increase that impact through sharing publicly on social media! We all have the power to brighten someone’s day through surprising them with a social media …

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A simple way to show you care [8 Weeks of Thanks]

Posted on November 17, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under 8 Weeks of Thanks, Economic Development, Giving Back, Relationship Building.

As part of our “8 Weeks of Thanks” celebration, each week, we’re highlighting a different way to give thanks to people in our communities, businesses, or personal lives. It’s a way to finish the year on a high note and create a ripple effect of positivity throughout our communities. Last week, we kicked off the …

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How to make the most of conferences (6 action steps!)

Posted on October 31, 2019 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Economic Development, Event Planning, Relationship Building, Team Building.

Here at Platinum PR, we support and attend a lot of different conferences in the months of September and October.  Last week, MEDA held their Fall Conference in conjunction with Economic Development Week. The theme was “Defining Your Community Identity”. A few weeks before that was the IEDC Conference in Indianapolis.  Conferences provide the opportunity …

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What R-E-S-P-E-C-T has to do with communicating

Posted on October 15, 2019 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Communications, Relationship Building.

Recently, I gave a talk at the Workforce Development Conference on how to communicate across generations. This speaking experience really drove home the core message of the talk, which is: “It’s not about me… It’s about them.” It’s not about how I prefer to communicate… It’s about how my target audience prefers to be communicated …

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Small budget? Think regionally.

Posted on October 8, 2019 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Communications, Digital Marketing, Economic Development, Relationship Building.

Has your organization ever been guilty of just “checking things off the list” when it comes to your marketing efforts? You know what I’m talking about… Placing the same ad in a site selection magazine that you created 5 years ago without updating or redoing the content Using the same few pictures in everything you …

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