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COVID-19: Communicating the Unknown

March 24th, 2020

A NOTE FROM WARD HUBBELL When my daughter was a few years old she asked me: “Daddy, what happens when we die? Do dogs go to heaven?” As much as I wanted to assure her I knew the answer – and comfort her – I just couldn’t bring myself to look her in the eyes [...]

HUBBELL IN THE NEWS: How Oregon companies can improve communications about COVID-19

March 11th, 2020

COVID-19, or coronavirus, is an imminent threat. Businesses and agencies—especially health care providers, senior living facilities, hotels, school districts, universities and jail managers—should fully prepare for the outbreak by developing a communications plan and help prevent the spread of the virus. Hubbell Communications principal Chris Edmonds breaks down what businesses need to know in the [...]

HUBBELL AUDIOCAST: Reframing the higher education crisis

October 1st, 2019
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Across the nation higher education institutions face an arguably unprecedented slate of dire circumstances. From waning enrollment, to declining birth rates, to skyrocketing student debt, tuition, and the costs colleges bear to deliver degrees--the mainstream story is grim.  But in our latest Hubbell Audiocast we probe beyond the headlines to explore the deeper issues shaping [...]

AUDIOCAST: Oregon Cap-and-Trade Bill Implodes: What Happened?

July 9th, 2019

The Oregon legislative session just wrapped. On the agenda was an ambitious plan to cap Oregon's greenhouse emissions in a carbon marketplace known as "cap and trade." Opponents of the bill made national headlines by walking out of session to prevent its passage. But even with a supermajority, the Democratic leadership didn't have the votes [...]

Recap: Digital Summit 2019

Earlier this month, we spent two jam-packed days at Digital Summit Portland catching up on the latest trends and innovations in digital communications. Our goal? Track down the best new tools to help clients to solve their most complicated messaging challenges. As we rubbed elbows with industry leaders and the smartest minds shaping the rapidly [...]

Building A Better Community … Literally

May 23rd, 2019

Hubbell Communications founder and CEO Ward Hubbell took part in the official groundbreaking for a new middle school in Lake Oswego. The project is the result of the $200 million bond passed by voters in 2017 – a campaign run by Hubbell Communications. Author: Ward Hubbell, President of Hubbell Communications Many of you who work [...]

Bulletin sell off will accelerate transformation in Bend

May 23rd, 2019

By Erin Foote Morgan, Bend Director When Hubbell Communications opened an office in Bend last year, we were intrigued by the chance to help clients adapt from an older, more traditional media market to the new media landscape taking hold across America—a brave new world where social listening, digital advocacy and services like Google News [...]

3 Examples of Winning Political Public Relations Campaigns

May 15th, 2019

If there’s one topic that can start a fire in a crowd, it’s politics. We’re living in a time where political divisions and strong, impenetrable opinions are common. In this type of environment, public relations can be tough for both businesses and organizations. One misstep can put you on everyone’s naughty list. So how do you navigate politically dangerous waters without causing too much disruption among the crowds? You need to adopt diplomatic tactics.  […]

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Internal Communication Strategy | 3 Ways to Reach Employees

April 28th, 2019

As any business manager or owner could tell you, maintaining a successful and well-balanced company is no small task. Among the most important drivers for balanced success is the maintenance and support of healthy employee relations. Every company is dependent on every employee. Employees own the skills, energy, and wherewithal that makes a company succeed. [...]

Why Social Media is an Essential Part of Digital Advocacy

April 15th, 2019

From a PR firm perspective, the impact of social media on today’s digital advocacy landscape is monumental. According to Pew Research, the overwhelming majority of adults in the United States are engaging regularly with at least one social media platform. The number skyrockets when looking at younger adults aged 18-29. This tells us that social media has become a fundamental tool for building relationships and establishing trust. In fact, some say that you can’t accomplish this without the help of a social presence.  […]

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