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4 Ways to “Foster the Love” in your Business/Agency Relationship

This is part two of a three-part series on healthy, successful business relationships between companies and outsourced partners. Part one focused on finding your best client/PR agency fit. As business professionals, we work with outsourced partners with specific expertise. Like personal relationships, business partnerships need time, attention, and, yes, a little bit of love. While I’m …

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Three Realities That Cut Your PR Agency Search Time in Half

First, Get the Right Fit Partner This is part one of a three-part series on healthy, successful business relationships between companies and outsourced partners. Spoiler alert: you won’t be finding any agency-client horror stories here. Helpful tips? Yes indeed. Ready for some straight talk? We’re all busy executives and business owners, so let’s just get …

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3 Steps to Avoid Getting Spooked by Crisis Situations

Let’s face it, tackling a crisis situation is not only daunting, it can be downright scary. Nothing gets the blood pumping like a social media issue going viral, or the local TV station calling for “your response” on an employee’s blunder. Crime situation? Alleged product tampering? Food-borne illness? Employee outburst caught on video? What about a poor sanitation rating or recordable …

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Today’s Special: 5 Tips to Grow and Sustain Your Opening

by Kim McKeeman Grand openings, market entries, new product launches – they’re a lot of work.  One restaurant owner described it as “birthing a baby.” I’m not a restaurant owner, but I have opened and rebranded my own business, helped restaurant owners open hundreds of locations and I’ve given birth to three boys. So, yep, …

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5 steps to avoiding crisis situations

Spoiler alert: it all begins with a simple issue. Believe it or not, avoiding a viral scandal or becoming the punch-line in late-night entertainment shows is manageable. The key lies in anticipating and solving issues through several simple — but not easy — steps. Make issue-solving core to your company culture. Practice and celebrate an issue-solving mentality. …

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Chuy's Appoints McKeeman Communications As Public Relations Agency

Chuy’s, a Tex-Mex restaurant based in Austin, has engaged McKeeman Communications to bring their unique brand and culture to the new South Charlotte Waverly Development. The official opening is planned for December 2016. This project marks the second Chuy’s grand opening this year where McKeeman Communications has provided integrated marketing communications support for the Tex-Mex fan …

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