What a fumble

(authored by a UTK graduate and self-described UT sports fanatic) The University of Tennessee football head coach search blew up into epic proportions over the weekend. Simple communications planning could really have benefitted the University and the Athletic...

Shades of a Gray Area

In politics, chances are small that legislative aids will always agree with their elected official bosses on every issue and policy. That’s a given. There are just too many issues. But in the public relations and marketing world, working for someone takes on a whole...

Back At It…A Maternity Leave Memo

So, you’ve been out for approximately 6–12 weeks. You have fully recovered from nine months of pregnancy and a grueling delivery, have perfectly bonded with your baby and figured out your new schedule, are sleeping through the night, and you’re ready to jump right...

Meeting Expectations

So many tricks and tips for conducting “a well-run meeting” are out there, many of them with contradicting information. A basic Google search pulls up more than a million hits on the subject. Before you take drastic measures to change your meeting style, there are...