Category Archives: media relations

Members of the Hastings & Pleadwell team did push-ups with Mayor Carlisle during a Tweetup event at Ala Moana Regional Park

Members of the Hastings & Pleadwell team attended a Tweetup event at Ala Moana Regional Park to cast votes via mobile app foursquare in the “America’s Favorite Park” contest by Coca-Cola.  The park was awarded a $10,000 recreation grant from … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Billy, Opalavision, CPB’s retirement of Alex the dog…

By Barbra Pleadwell As a longtime member of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), I can attest to this industry group’s holistic view of communication. It is a vision our own small firm embraces on its journey on behalf of … Continue reading

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Journalist Larry Fuller Retires from Pacific Business News

Hawaii is losing a prize of a publisher in Larry Fuller who is stepping down at Pacific Business News. Larry had come to Hawaii to lead The Honolulu Advertiser. This was after my days there, so I never had the … Continue reading

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On SNS: advice from a graffiti artist, slam poet, singer, flack

H&P partner, Barbra Pleadwell, spoke on the panel  “Tools for Change: The evolution of mass marketing and social media” at the Envision Hawaii conference at the State Capitol this past weekend.  A grafitti artist, a slam poet, a singer/songwriter and … Continue reading

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Hawaii Team Launches Campaign for National Cyber Security

Hastings & Pleadwell is launching a national campaign using social media—YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, and even Twitter to get out our client’s message. We’re excited about this cross-country outreach and we’d love to get your help! Our client, National Cyber Security … Continue reading

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No slack for President Obama

It happens all the time, small talk with a reporter pre- and post-interview: Kids, travel, sports, MTV’s Video Music Awards. Since President Obama’s casual conversation about entertainers Taylor Swift and Kanye West was taped and aired, his “jackass” comment continues … Continue reading

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CPB's Alex the Loyalty Officer retires

Central Pacific Bank has retired its fiercely loyal Sheltie, Alex, and I was taking the happy news to media that 2,800 of his plush toy images would go to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. I discovered just how … Continue reading

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Act 221 company shines, journalists and camera operators have fun

“Matrix” moments were everywhere at Atlantis Cyberspace’s preview of its new virtual reality high tech training system. Hawaii Army National Guardsmen demoed the dazzling “in the moment” technology. Outfitted in high tech vests, helmets and weapons, Guardsmen walked down virtual … Continue reading

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Twitter helps KGMB9 deliver the news

Most reporters, newspapers, TV and radio stations have a Twitter account. Why would a media outlet use Twitter you may ask. KGMB9 thought it was time to explain. KGMB9 has used Twitter for the past nine months. According to a … Continue reading

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MySpace celebrates fifth anniversary, draws online ad revenues

The exploding popularity of free social networking sites is drawing online marketing dollars even in a down economy. This year MySpace celebrates its fifth anniversary with 130 million active monthly users worldwide. In the United States, MySpace is the most-viewed site on … Continue reading

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