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Hubbell’s Chris Edmonds Featured for Crisis PR Expertise

June 15th, 2017
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Hubbell Communications' very own Chris Edmonds was recently featured in a Portland Business Journal story on a local brand's public relations crisis. The article has been re-posted here for you to read his advice and expertise on what to do when your brand is in crisis. Cloud hangs over Zoom health plan, but does 'Sarah' [...]

Differentiating between public affairs and public relations

May 23rd, 2017
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What is public relations? What is public affairs? How do you determine which service you need if you don’t know the difference? Hubbell is here to help. Many people struggle to differentiate between public relations and public affairs, primarily because it is not always clear which is which, or even what services each field encompasses. [...]

Hubbell Communications promotes three employees

May 15th, 2017
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PORTLAND, Oregon — Hubbell Communications, Oregon’s premier public affairs and public relations firm, is excited to announce the promotion of three of its employees. Scott Bruun, a former representative in the Oregon Legislature and candidate for Congress, will become Managing Principal to reflect his expanded role in managing client services. Chris Edmonds will become Principal, [...]

Four Lessons We’ve Learned About Coalition Management

May 10th, 2017
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Multi-stakeholder coalitions can be a powerful and cost-effective way for businesses and organizations to influence public policy. We’ve formed and managed dozens of these, addressing a wide array of issues and involving many companies and industries. Along we way, we’ve learned a few things, including: 1: Make sure organizing a coalition is worth the effort [...]

Hubbell Communications hires three new employees as firm continues to grow

April 26th, 2017
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April 26, 2017 PORTLAND, OR - Hubbell Communications, Oregon’s premier public affairs and public relations firm, has hired Jennifer Sitton, Clinton Harper and Lindsey Hendren as account coordinators. Sitton previously worked for Congressman Greg Walden in Washington, D.C., and brings to Hubbell a wealth of knowledge on many issues faced by Oregonians as well as [...]

Five Essentials of a Good Internal Communications Program

March 22nd, 2017

I would almost defy someone to name a company in America whose employees wouldn’t include “better communications” as one of the top three things on their wish list for management. People not only want information, they NEED it -- intellectually to do their jobs but also emotionally to provide the meaning and purpose we all [...]

Using Social Media Responsibly as a PR Professional

August 4th, 2016
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Social media is a vital tool in gaining public exposure, but that exposure comes with risks. Making social media responsibly second nature is extremely important in maintaining a positive image and sense of credibility. Whether it’s your personal profile or that of your organization, it is important to act responsibly and communicate well. Social media [...]

Data Mining Techniques to Polish Your PR Strategy

July 7th, 2016
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The term “big data” saw a lot of hype in recent years. Today it receives less attention overall, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less important. Instead, the concept of data mining – looking at data sets so large they don’t fit in a spreadsheet – is now relatively commonplace. Still, many businesses are just [...]

What to Look for Before Hiring a PR firm

June 24th, 2016
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Hiring a PR firm can be daunting, especially given how much the lines have blurred between PR firms, advertising agencies, marketing and digital firms over the years. In the old days, ad agencies did advertising, PR firms did PR, marketing firms marketed, and so on. Today, it’s hard to tell who does what. There are [...]

Digital Advocacy on a Shoestring Budget

June 2nd, 2016

Digital advocacy has become one of the most powerful marketing tools of the 21st century. With technology developing at what seems to be an ever-increasing rate, it is vital to understand and, more importantly, to be able to leverage rapidly changing digital communication platforms. From smartphones and tablets to computers and game consoles, the number [...]