Monthly Archives: December 2008

Storytelling at its best: Micaela and Manti Teo

Friends of our family had an uplifting experience with Punahou’s football star Manti Teo this holiday season. Read about fourth grader Micaela Kauhane getting his glove. Beyond being a story of inspiration, it’s a story of character. And, it’s an … Continue reading

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Greening an Event

Whew! It sure ain’t easy being green. Taking measures to be conscious can be expensive, filled with multiple valid considerations and a hard sell. Today our client, Puna Geothermal Venture celebrated its 15-year anniversary. It was the culmination of many months … Continue reading

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Isle Journalists Move from Reporter to Reported

Hawai`i Island Mayor Billy Kenoi has tapped strong journalists for his staff, which is a plus and a minus for the island and state. The plus—Mayor Kenoi is surrounding himself with keen minds who will provide critical, savvy counsel. The … Continue reading

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Note to self: Mics are always live

How many times will high-profile people and politicians embarass themselves by saying something off-the-cuff not thinking the nearby mic is live?   The most recent blunder of this sort involves PA Governor, Ed Rendell, commenting at the National Governors’ Conference on the … Continue reading

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PR benefits for small business

In September 2007, my husband and I started two businesses: Mobile Lubers LLC, a mobile oil change business, and 808 Bounce LLC, a bouncy house rental business. Getting coverage when you start out is tough, but the relationships I developed … Continue reading

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Fast Forward by Retreating

Recently, we conducted a communication retreat for one of our clients, a long-standing kama’aina family.The purpose of the time spent together was to understand the company history, determine communication needs and PR opportunities and to develop a communication strategy that … Continue reading

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What a twit…

OK, it’s time to take a social networking site seriously… Twitter. Evan Leong and Ryan Ozawa pulled up this “SNS” at their recent Chamber of Commerce presentation on networking. What I saw got me motivated. Both of Hawai‘i’s daily papers … Continue reading

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