Five PR and Marketing-Inspired Cocktails

Posted on November 17, 2017

Five PR and Marketing-Inspired Cocktails

By Allen Haynes, Director, Public Relations

Many public relations firms will celebrate the end of the week by attending a happy hour at a nearby pub or craft cocktail establishment. Some even have their own bar carts in-office. At Duffey, we thought, “why not make our own PR-inspired cocktails?” After lots of trial and error and enough terrible puns to last a lifetime, here we are. Here’s our list of five PR and marketing-inspired cocktails. Cheers! Spruce up Your Linked... Read More >

Shrinking Attention Spans Call for Creative Content Marketing

Posted on November 01, 2017

Shrinking Attention Spans Call for Creative Content Marketing

By Allen Haynes, Director, Public Relations

Your audiences will have a shorter attention span than a goldfish by 2020. Really. According to a recent study by Forbes magazine, by the year 2020, about 40 percent of consumers will be from the newly classified Generation Z – which encompasses those born from 1995 to now. This newest generation has an average attention span of eight seconds or less. This is three seconds shorter than the eleven second attention span studied in previou... Read More >

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 >

5 Reasons We Love Public Relations

Posted on February 14, 2017

5 Reasons We Love Public Relations

By Allen Haynes, Director, Public Relations

Valentine’s Day is finally here. The word ‘finally’ can be taken in two ways. You’re either excited it’s here or you’re happy that the stress of it all is almost over. Regardless if you’re single or have a significant other, public relations always has a place in a PR professional’s heart. You’ll hear a lot of PR professionals say how much they love their jobs – and it’s hard not ... Read More >

3 Reasons Why You Should Use Infographics

Posted on June 16, 2016

3 Reasons Why You Should Use Infographics

By Allen Haynes, Director, Public Relations

Infographics have been a prominent communication tool for a few years now, but should you turn your info into a graphic? The simple answer is yes. Here are three reasons why your brand should be using infographics. 1) Concise, engaging messaging Not only do graphics communicate a message, but they can be more engaging than a press release or byline article – especially when your message is restricted by a condensed word count. If your sub... Read More >

Duffey Brings Community Charisma to International Brand

Posted on June 08, 2016

Duffey Brings Community Charisma to International Brand

By Allen Haynes, Director, Public Relations

Company Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Business Issue & Results Starbucks maintains a strong commitment to its local presence -- but this can bring forth a challenge for an international brand. By partnering with Starbucks' PR strategi... Read More >

Duffey Communications Promotes Allen Haynes to Director of Public Relations

Posted on May 02, 2016

Duffey Communications Promotes Allen Haynes to Director of Public Relations

By Sherri Simmons, President and CEO

Haynes will lead the company’s public relations division, which includes media relations, social media, and content marketing.
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