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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 [...]

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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3 Examples of How Public Relations Saved the Day

March 25th, 2019

Whether it’s recovering after a media or brand crisis or sharing the right story with your audience, taking the time to create strong messaging and well-thought-out public relations efforts can make or break your business and your brand. In this article, we will explore three recent public relations examples that saved the day for these [...]

Tips For Getting the Media On Your Side During Your Next Big Campaign

March 15th, 2019

When you’re knee deep in a major campaign for your company, knowing how to leverage the media to promote your campaign and enhance your public image is key. With the right approach, media relations can be an incredible asset to your campaign. Here are a few tips to help you appeal to the media and keep them on your side right when you need them the most.  […]

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5 Steps to Creating Community Support

December 27th, 2018

As public affairs professionals, we seek to influence others on policy positions, on our clients’ messaging or to sway public opinion in another way. To do this, we generally want to create community support around these positions or messages. In order to create that community support, there are a number of steps that need to [...]

Creating Annual Media Strategies

December 13th, 2018

While planning ahead isn’t always possible when it comes to the way your company is portrayed in the media, we believe that one of the keys to creating an effective annual media strategy is organization. When working with Clients, we generally build our media strategies around earned media editorial calendars. Earned media can include everything [...]

How Coalition Management Helps to Generate Real Change in Public Policy

December 10th, 2018

When it comes to enacting change in public policy, nothing gets the job done as well as having the strength of numbers behind your cause. This is when you need a coalition, or a group of likeminded individuals, businesses and organizations, who are willing to band together and serve as a united front on a [...]

Solidifying Client Communications

December 6th, 2018

For many PR practitioners, bringing in a new client is an uplifting and validating experience like none other.  A new challenge, new people to work with and the opportunity to strengthen your reputation in the PR marketplace by satisfying yet another client.  As thrilling as it is, however, it is just the beginning of your [...]

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