Duffey Communications Welcomes Jessica DuBois as Director of Government Affairs

Posted on September 01, 2015

Duffey Communications Welcomes Jessica DuBois as Director of Government Affairs

By Sherri Simmons, President and CEO

Please join us in welcoming Jessica DuBois to the Duffey Communications team as Director of Government Affairs.  Jessica combines a deep understanding of legislative and regulatory strategy with strong lobbying skills and relationships that will advance our clients’ government affairs objectives. With nearly 15 years of government affairs experience, she will help set strategic direction and drive implementation of comprehensive ... Read More >

How to Influence or 'Lobby' Your Legislator

Posted on August 28, 2015

How to Influence or 'Lobby' Your Legislator

By Reynolds Broker, Account Associate

The ability to influence or "lobby" your legislator is one of the most important aspects of the democratic process, second to voting. As an American citizen, lobbying is your right to educate, advocate and ultimately prompt your elected officials to pass positive and meaningful legislation. Follow these steps to maximize the effectiveness of your grassroots lobbying: Develop clear goals for your advocacy initiative Develop a mission statement... Read More >

Prioritizing Today’s To-Dos: Eat a Frog, Write a Press Release, Post a Tweet

Posted on July 28, 2015

Prioritizing Today’s To-Dos: Eat a Frog, Write a Press Release, Post a Tweet

By Allen Haynes, Director, Public Relations

November and December aren’t just busy shopping seasons; they’re two of the busiest months for the public relations industry with crucial assignments and tight turnaround times. Racing to meet deadlines is not the most enjoyable feeling in the world, but whether it’s writing a new business proposal, pitching press releases or putting together a content strategy, every PR professional has to learn the art of juggling deadlines. ... Read More >

Three Books Every Public Relations Executive Should Have in Their Library

Posted on June 17, 2015

Three Books Every Public Relations Executive Should Have in Their Library

By Allen Haynes, Director, Public Relations

Strong, clear communication is what drives our business and garners measured results. This is why every public relations executive should have their own library with floor-to-ceiling bookcases, leather chairs and a decanter of scotch no younger than 12 years. OK maybe that’s a little extreme, but you can certainly start by adding a stack of books to your desk to serve as reference tools. Over the years, I have read dozens of bo... Read More >

Ga.'s Top 10 Tweeting Senators & Representatives

Posted on April 09, 2015

Ga.'s Top 10 Tweeting Senators & Representatives

By Paul Fulton, Jr., Vice President

We wondered which state Georgia Senators and Representatives had amassed the most Twitter followers. So we dove in and took a look. Here's what we found.

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These Brands Took a PR Beating in 2014

Posted on December 17, 2014

These Brands Took a PR Beating in 2014

By Paul Fulton, Jr., Vice President

Some brands are likely re-evaluating their PR strategies for 2015 after a less-than-stellar 2014. Fair or not, some aren’t coming out of the year on strong footing. These brands took a PR beating in 2014: Abercrombie & Fitch Oversize logos and overpriced clothing were replaced with less expensive fast-fashion newer-comers that painted Abercrombie & Fitch – once the king of teen social status – as an outsider among ... Read More >

Top 5 Public Relations Skills that College Couldn’t Teach Me

Posted on December 10, 2014

Top 5 Public Relations Skills that College Couldn’t Teach Me

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As a public relations major at Auburn University, I learned how to write a standard press release in my sleep. It wasn’t until I ventured outside of the classroom, into the real world, that I began grasping some valuable tips that weren’t in the pages of Strunk and White’s, The Elements of Style. Below are five public relations skills that I didn’t learn in college: 1.) Learn how to prioritize very well. In the fast pace ... Read More >

Counting my blessings ...

Posted on November 26, 2014

Counting my blessings ...

By Sherri Simmons, President and CEO

It’s Thanksgiving, time to count our blessings. And I have many. This year, however, at the top of my list is the uncanny bond between humans and animals. And I’m thankful that in the turmoil of today’s news, stories like this that bond us together instead of tearing us apart don’t get overlooked.  I was blessed with the gift (and curse) of connecting with dogs and cats, sometimes better than with humans. The jo... Read More >

The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

Posted on November 11, 2014

The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

By Sherri Simmons, President and CEO

At this time in 1918, armistice was declared between the Allied Nations and Germany, temporarily halting hostilities, signaling the end of World War I – and foreshadowing World War II. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson set aside November 11th as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. And in 1926, Congress formally declared Armistice Day a legal holiday dedicated to the cause of world peace, honoring American Veterans of the first World ... Read More >

Elections 2014: Cooperation in a divided government?

Posted on November 10, 2014

Elections 2014: Cooperation in a divided government?

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The 2014 midterm elections are in the books, and the results were astounding. Most notably, Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate and tightened their grip on the U.S. House of Representatives. Beginning in 2015, for the first time in the Obama era, Republicans are in firm control of both chambers of the U.S. Congress. While the Republican victory was sweeping, it is neither veto-proof nor filibuster-proof. Since the beginning of American... Read More >

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