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To Communicate with Elected Officials, a Grassroots Advocacy Program Gets the Job Done

In the past week, I contributed to a discussion on LinkedIn regarding Best Practices/Strategies for In-District Congressional Visits.  In 20-plus years as a regional director to the Healthcare Leadership Council , I have scheduled, coordinated, executed and reported on more than 500 in-district or in-state meetings with Members of the United States House of Representatives […]

Funny or Die: PR and Public Affairs Working Hand in Glove

Last week President Obama made news by appearing on the online talk show, “Between Two Ferns,” with Zach Galifianakis on the Funny or Die website.  The site is the brainchild of Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy.  Not exactly Washington Week in Review. If you have not watched the skit, here’s a link. As you […]

Pilot Communications Group

Announcing Pilot Communications Group, LLC

It’s ironic that after helping to launch and promote dozens of companies over the years, writing this announcement post about the official introduction of Pilot Communications Group, LLC didn’t come very easy. I guess in part it’s the “cobbler’s children have no shoes” syndrome. Historically, communications agencies are notorious for neglecting their own marketing and find […]