Summer Intern Series: Week 3 “Improvements”

June 27th, 2018
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My third week as an intern at Hubbell Communications flew by. I spent the majority of my week working on tasks for the Lake Oswego School District. The Lake Oswego School District has plans to update their schools over the next few years. This resulted in being given the task to create PowerPoints of the [...]

Summer Intern Series: Week 2 “Settling in”

June 14th, 2018
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My second week at Hubbell brought more comfort. After a week under my belt, I felt much more prepared. I had the basics down and felt like I knew what was expected of me. This past week consisted of a large amount of work pertaining to the Lake Oswego School District. I spent two or [...]

Summer Intern Series: Week 1

June 7th, 2018
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Prior to interning at Hubbell, I was unsure what to expect. My experience in public relations was limited at best. However, I have been lucky enough to be thrown in to all different parts of the company from the start. My first week consisted of a lot of learning. I was given an office tour, [...]

Summer Intern Series: Welcome Emma

May 31st, 2018
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My name is Emma Davis and I am an incoming senior at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. As a student at Baylor, I am majoring in corporate communications with an interest in public relations. I grew up in the Portland area and am excited to be back home for the summer and to have the [...]

The art of the holding statement

March 13th, 2018

By definition, a crisis situation for yourself, your company, or your client is going to be a high-pressure time. Most members of the public do not have experience in crisis communications and their greatest fear is picking up the phone and having to answer questions from an inquiring member of the media. While you may [...]

How an unlikely coalition can lead to a unified “win”

September 11th, 2017

No one can win a campaign alone. It takes a diverse set of people, all with different values, goals, and skills to communicate effectively to the public. Building a coalition to communicate is essential to passing a ballot measure, winning a PR battle, or accomplishing a strategic business goal. The key is identifying groups that [...]

Businesses fight fake news too

August 25th, 2017

Fake news isn’t just for politics or politicians anymore. Businesses are now finding themselves falling victim, with fake news touching on everything from business brands, products and practices. While the spread of certain stories might be politically or competitively driven, more-often-than-not, fake stories are spread by individuals or groups who simply seek the attention that [...]

Internal communications strategy = success

August 9th, 2017

Every successful company or organization has at least one thing in common: a successful internal communications plan. In the public relations world, we most often speak to the issue of external communications. For example, how to brand ourselves; how to convey information to the public, how to engage with the media; how to manage a [...]

Kenny & Zuke’s PR blunder is a lesson on not taking Portland personally

July 27th, 2017
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A frequent question I hear from clients facing unwanted or negative publicity is “how do we get our side of the story out there?” When I ask what isn’t being told in the media, they are usually able to rattle off a list of a half-dozen or more inaccuracies, omissions or perceived bias in the [...]

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' [...]

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