Updated: Crisis communication tips from Teddy Roosevelt

Author’s note: As local and national officials struggled to respond to the recent Norfolk Southern train derailment in Ohio and its effects, it reminded us of another public official, Teddy Roosevelt, who faced and effectively averted a different public crisis. We are revisiting this blog which is among the most popular we’ve published.  Best-selling author and historian Doris Kearns [...]

By |2023-04-20T03:59:38-05:0004/06/2023|

Financial PR and digital marketing: How they work together

In January the Lowe Group announced the formation of LG Digital, which formalizes and extends services we’ve previously offered. Pat Allen joined us to head the practice, bringing senior-level leadership and valuable varied experience.  Now that Jody and Pat are working together, we thought we’d have a chat about how financial PR and digital marketing work together.   [...]

By |2024-01-05T13:21:32-06:0002/16/2023|

How to avoid sounding self-serving as you write content

When you write content for clients and prospects, it’s tempting to sell more aggressively than might be expected in an educational piece. There’s an implicit contract between you and your readers, and if you include slick-sheet language in, say, a blog post or white paper, you’ll undermine your purpose. High-quality educational content engages clients, helping them understand your products [...]

By |2023-04-20T03:59:42-05:0002/14/2023|

Meet the team: An interview with Connie Hanson

Tell us about your academic and professional background?  I graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in human resources from UW-Whitewater. Right out of college, I worked in the HR department for the law firm Godfrey & Kahn. Since then, I’ve worked in HR in a wide variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. I mostly held [...]

By |2023-04-20T03:59:43-05:0002/01/2023|

How clients participated in the year’s biggest financial headlines

We always encourage clients to “use the news to get in the news,” and 2022 had no shortage of headlines that provided opportunities to showcase their expertise. A few headlines in particular gave ample opportunity to chime in. Here are a few ways our financial services clients participated in the year’s biggest financial headlines. Inflation takes hold - Throughout [...]

By |2023-04-20T03:59:45-05:0012/15/2022|

Considerations for tweeting in a time of Twitter turmoil

Everyone’s talking about Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover, but do you know what that means for your firm’s account? Without commenting on Musk’s business strategy, his bold actions, such as changes in verification process including the Twitter Blue launch and an overhaul of moderation policies, have caused many of our clients to wonder what a Musk-led Twitter might mean. As [...]

By |2023-04-20T03:59:46-05:0011/30/2022|

Bottom-up stock pickers – You, too, can tell your story to a media focused on today’s top performers

I’m a bottom-up manager and I don’t have a ‘big picture’ view.”  “We don’t make bets on sectors. We build our portfolios stock by stock.”  “The economic outlook doesn’t matter. We are focused on long-term company fundamentals.”  Admirable. But this can be tough for your media relations team as they try to get you interviewed in the media. The [...]

By |2023-04-20T03:59:46-05:0011/15/2022|

Meet the team: An interview with Greg Joslyn

Tell us about your academic background  A broad liberal arts program at the University of Texas called Plan II—so broad that there was a running joke on campus—“I haven’t chosen a major, but I Plan II.” My concentration was history and for my senior thesis, I used census data to track immigration patterns in 19th century Texas. This prepared [...]

By |2023-04-20T03:59:48-05:0009/16/2022|

Observations on effective social media programs

During a recent call with a client we admire for its strong thought leadership and social media outreach, we spent a few minutes discussing the goals of social media communications. Are successful social media programs measured mainly by an increase in sales or leads added to the pipeline? That is one measure. But in our experience, a successful program [...]

By |2023-04-20T03:59:49-05:0008/15/2022|

An interview with Tracey Gordon, one of the leading financial communication specialists

Tell us about your academic background I earned my Economics degree in England and communications graduate degree from Boston University. How did you land your first gig in financial PR? I met the head of Fidelity’s PR department, and he asked me to interview for the national media relations position. He was an Anglophile, so I think that helped, but [...]

By |2023-04-20T03:59:49-05:0008/09/2022|
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