national holidays uk vs us

National Holidays – U.K. vs. U.S.

Some of the eagle-eyed followers of our LCinsights blog might have spotted me all “kilted up” and bearing Scottish gifts late last year to “celebrate” St. Andrew’s Day. I say “celebrate” because the special day is seldom commemorated back home in Scotland, other than by a die-hard few. In fact, many national holidays in the […]

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Neal Boudette NYT

Meet the Media – Neal Boudette

Neal Boudette covers the U.S. auto industry beat for the New York Times. He is based in Michigan. Can you tell us what types of stories, trends or issues are on your radar now?Tesla and Elon Musk, an unending story. Ford’s turnaround and possible alliance with Volkswagen. Developments in autonomous driving, safety, new car technologies. […]

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2019 Resolutions

2019 Resolutions

With 2019 now in full flow, the LCI team share their aims and resolutions for 2019. David Landis My 2019 professional resolution is to be more selective – with our own agency and our clients – about how and when to use social media. 2018 has taught us the perils of unedited social conversations, many […]

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What’s in store for PR in 2019?

It’s that time of year. We’re all finishing up the current year while looking towards the future, gazing into our all-knowing crystal balls. And in our industry, that means looking at what’s in store for the field of public relations in 2019. LCI President David Landis took the liberty of asking a variety of Public […]

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Pete Bigelow

Meet the Media – Pete Bigelow

Pete Bigelow is a senior reporter at Automotive News where he writes about self-driving technology and mobility. He lives with his family in Dexter, Michigan. Can you tell us what types of stories, trends or issues are on your radar now? I appreciate that a lot of the autonomous-vehicle hype deflated in the past few […]

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Bay Area Cabaret

Introducing Bay Area Cabaret

So, Marilyn, Bay Area Cabaret is the honoree of LCI’s annual holiday gift. We pick a deserving non-profit every year and make a donation in honor of our clients, employees and colleagues. Tell me a little about Bay Area Cabaret’s mission. Bay Area Cabaret is a 15-year-old nonprofit organization that supports music in the Bay Area […]

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Brianne retreat

The Time of My Life

by Brianne Murphy Miller Am I over 50 and obsolete? No – I just need a firmware upgrade. As a communications professional with 35(ish) years of experience, I’m often looked upon by my younger colleagues as a sage. Or knowledgeable. Or maybe just old? Most of us get to that point in our careers when […]

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California wildfires

Wildfires and the Value of Local Journalism

by Craig MacLellan California is currently experiencing some of the deadliest wildfires in the state’s history. This story has captured the attention of the nation, if not the world, and is only made possible by the superb reporting of journalists right here in the Bay Area. Media are currently under pressure from all sides with […]

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Joan Morris

Meet the Media – Joan Morris

Joan Morris is the pets and wildlife columnist for the Bay Area News Group. She also writes about gardening and is the founder of Our Garden, a demonstration garden in Walnut Creek. Morris started her career in 1978 as a reporter for a small New Mexico newspaper. She has lived in the Bay Area since […]

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PRGN Awards

Not to brag, but. . .

We just got back from the second of our two annual meetings with our Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) affiliates. This meeting took place in beautiful Bucharest, Romania – often aptly called the “Little Paris of Eastern Europe.” It was a productive meeting, with our 50 affiliates from all over the world gathered together to […]

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