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November 29, 2011

In the Mix…First Alert Makes Front Page of USA Today!

This year the First Alert/LCWA team was charged with raising awareness and educating Americans about the importance of carbon monoxide protection and the growing legislation, which requires consumers in many states to install carbon monoxide alarms in their homes. After several robust state-wide campaigns in 2011, the team took a national approach this month and as a result, piqued the
November 21, 2011

Networking Know-How for Client Events

Our client Trex Company recently hosted its annual sales and distributor partner meeting in Las Vegas, and I was pleased to attend with another colleague. Not only are these yearly get-togethers a fantastic opportunity to learn about and interact with new products, but they also provide a chance to sharpen networking skills. Admittedly, walking into a room full of hundreds
November 14, 2011

In the Mix…A Decked-Out Photo Shoot

Images, images, images! If there’s one thing we hear repeatedly from media, it’s the need for high-resolution, editorial-quality photography. That’s why we were excited to coordinate the photo shoot of the $20,000 rooftop deck makeover done for the winner of Trex’s recent Designer Deck Contest. The “urban oasis” created by home design expert Eddie Ross features beautiful, low-maintenance decking and
November 11, 2011

A Closer Look at Internal Communication – Part 2

If you’re thinking about a research project to assess internal communication and identify unmet needs and opportunities, the first step is to pinpoint the objectives. An assessment can take several weeks or several months. Project scope and cost are heavily influenced by project objectives, organizational size and complexity, and whether the entire work force will be able to access a