Recent insights from LCWA

April 22, 2010

Tricks of the Trade (Show)

Working with media at trade shows is ever-evolving, and I have been struck by the evolution of social media at recent shows. Social aspects are quickly outweighing the traditional methods of working with media. Here are some ways to use social media during trade shows: Tweet early… We have had great success using Twitter and Facebook to schedule several media
April 6, 2010

Cover Letters in a Casual, Digital World

As intern coordinator, I love spring and with it the influx of resumes and cover letters from summer intern candidates. Notice that I said “cover letter.” In this fast-paced, digital environment, some may consider the cover letter a relic of a bygone era. Not me. When evaluating a seemingly endless flow of potential candidates, I look not only for resumes
April 1, 2010

LCWA Wins Two PCC “Golden Trumpet” Awards

Looking at my posts during the last month, it’s clear that good things come to LCWA in twos! Two new clients, two clients on the “Today Show,” and now — two award winning campaigns. I’m proud to announce that two of our 2009 programs have won prestigious “Golden Trumpet” awards from the Publicity Club of Chicago! The team for the
March 22, 2010

Richard Christiansen: A living legend gets a ‘theater of his own’

It was an unforgettable evening for LCWA Arts & Leisure client Victory Gardens Theater when more than 100 top actors, directors, funders, administrators and theater critics gathered to celebrate the official naming of Victory Gardens’ new studio as the Richard Christiansen Theater, honoring the Chicago Tribune chief critic emeritus. Actors John Mahoney, Tim Kazurinsky and Tony Award-winner Deanna Dunagan, artistic