Entries for October 2017

Happy Halloween! How to Write Press Releases that won’t Frighten Reporters

Posted on October 23, 2017

Happy Halloween! How to Write Press Releases that won’t Frighten Reporters

By Allen Haynes, Director, Public Relations

There are nearly 5 PR people for every 1 reporter, according to a recent report by Pew Research Center. That’s a gain of nearly 2 PR people per reporter over the last decade. The growing imbalance has created a hyper-competitive landscape in achieving positive media coverage simply because more PR people are pitching more story ideas to fewer reporters. That’s why writing – whether for media relations, social content, speeches ... Read More >

Meet PR Director, Allen Haynes

Posted on October 17, 2017

Meet PR Director, Allen Haynes

By Sherri Simmons, President and CEO

As a child, Allen wanted to be a baseball player – who wouldn't if you had your own Louisville Slugger in little league? But now that he is grown up – and Duffey's director of public relations, we thought it might be interesting to learn a little more about Allen and what makes him tick. Where did you grow up? I’m from all over. Most of my family is from the Chicago area, but I moved to Gainesville, Fla. when I was 13. That&rs... Read More >

Duffey Communications Recognized as a Top Governmental Affairs Firm by James Magazine

Posted on October 16, 2017

Duffey Communications Recognized as a Top Governmental Affairs Firm by James Magazine

By Sherri Simmons, President and CEO

JAMES Magazine has released its annual "Top Lobbyists Issue" and named Duffey Communications No. 8 on the list of Top Governmental Affairs Firms - Non-Law Firm Affiliated. This is the third consecutive year Duffey has been recognized as one of the top lobbying firms in Georgia – moving up one spot from 2016. The lobbyist rankings are based on the results of surveying lobbyists and government affairs specialists as well as cons... Read More >

You Know You Work in Public Relations When…

Posted on October 16, 2017

You Know You Work in Public Relations When…

By Allen Haynes, Director, Public Relations

Sometimes it's difficult knowing if you work in public relations. Luckily for you, we created a full-proof test, so you can know without a shadow of a doubt whether or not you work in this amazing industry. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you work in public relations.  1) You are the number one news source for your family and friends – but they still don’t know what you do for a living. 2) Your thank y... Read More >

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