Author: Kurt Heath

Cause Marketing and Credit Unions: Is Doing Good Good Enough?

Credit unions value the communities they serve and love “doing good.” It’s part of the industry’s historic DNA. People helping people. My team has worked with dozens of credit unions. Every single one invests in their community and tries to tastefully promote its involvement and generate...

PRSA Health Academy Conference: Key Takeaways

I recently had the privilege of attending the Public Relations Society of America’s 2015 Health Academy Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Aside from returning to my home state—the land of milk and honey, LeBron James and, more importantly, Urban Meyer and THE Ohio State Buckeyes—the conference was...

Start 2015 Off Right…With a PR Plan!

At LT Public Relations, we are firm believers that good PR doesn't just happen—it takes thoughtful analysis and planning. The end of one year and the beginning of the next is an ideal time to take a step back and review the current state of...

Ebola, Flu Season and the Importance of Proactive Communications

As the Ebola scare of 2014 continues to monopolize news coverage after each new reported case, false broadcast reports and misinformation are spiraling across all media channels. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has not especially calmed matters by making multiple communication blunders. Though Ebola...

News Releases Have Value Beyond Generating News

Every week, there seems to be a new blog discussing the future of the news release—if, indeed, it has a future. I’ll leave that timely, evergreen discussion to others, but I will venture the opinion that news releases can have value beyond simply generating news coverage....

To Avoid a Crisis, Preparation is Key

We have a saying at LT Public Relations—Crisis management is 99 percent preparation, one percent execution. Not only do we preach this PR maxim every chance we get, we gain special satisfaction when clients heed the sage advice—and most of all, when it’s proven true. We were...

Considering a brand refresh? Think about more than the logo

A brand refresh should involve more than a few marketing team meetings and RFPs from design firms. That’s because brand is ultimately more than what people see. It’s the totality of what people know and understand about your company’s vision, purpose and value. A true...

What Nonprofits Need to Know About Social Media

If you’re tasked with building a nonprofit’s social media presence but feel like you don’t have the time or knowledge to do it well, here’s a list below of relevant recent blog posts and related “best advice” that will give you some perspective, know-how and...