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605, 2010

Need Proof the Economy is Improving? Do Some Tennis Shoe Research

May 6th, 2010|

While you wouldn't know it from the Pacific Northwest weather, it feels like the economic climate is definitely warming up. I'll leave it to the research firms to come up with the “proof statements” like consumer confidence, manufacturing data and home sales. My “tennis shoe indicators” (gained by walking around and chatting) point towards an [...]

2203, 2010

Getting Your Organization to Phase II in Social Media

March 22nd, 2010|

Like so many items that deal with the new world of social media, the idea for this post came from random events. The first was trying to come up with a topic for a forum on social media I'll be moderating in a few weeks. Since I met with the same business group last year, [...]

903, 2010

Three Things You Should Learn From the Challenges Faced by Banks

March 9th, 2010|

In the last year or so, the banking industry has been under fire from many places.  VHPR works with a range of community banks and also conducts online media monitoring for several financial services clients. To those in other businesses and industries who think they have nothing to learn from the challenges being faced by [...]

201, 2010

Thoughts on Behavior Styles, Social Media and Keeping My Glass Half Full in 2010

January 2nd, 2010|

Happy New Year! I'm definitely on the list of folks who was delighted to see 2009 fade into history. Although my personal life was enriched by a new granddaughter, a new son-in-law and some great family and cycling time, let's face it, the business climate was lousy. I believe we can see better days in [...]