Government, Libraries, Media Interviews, Nonprofits, Professional Speaking

Podcast Interview: “Crisis Communications For Public Libraries”

I was recently interviewed for the podcast "Business Resilience Decoded," in which I spoke about the value of good crisis communications in libraries. I discussed the three major types of crises - immediate, emerging and sustained - and how to plan and respond to each. I also gave specific examples of each type from my… Continue reading Podcast Interview: “Crisis Communications For Public Libraries”

Nonprofits, Planning Guides

New Product for Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Directors

I understand the rewards and challenges of working in nonprofits. I spent 15 years working in not-for-profit, mostly libraries, and have since worked with other nonprofit clients. I also know how it feels like we are too busy doing the actual work to step back and create a plan. Even when we know we should! Yet over the… Continue reading New Product for Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Directors

Marketing, Nonprofits

How to measure communications plan success

Many times when we talk about communications plans and campaigns, we focus on the tactics. Which makes sense - there are the things we can see. The clever social media post, the direct mail piece, the slick website. But the true way to evaluate a communications plan or marketing campaign is through measurement. My favorite… Continue reading How to measure communications plan success

Customer Experience, Marketing, Nonprofits

Optimizing customer interactions with a Customer Relationship Management tool (CRM)

I've spoken for years at conferences and meetings about the value of a good Customer Relationship Management tool, or (CRM). CRMs have been around for decades, but I first encountered one when I took a job as Director of Marketing at a small private school. Though the school was small, they had invested in a… Continue reading Optimizing customer interactions with a Customer Relationship Management tool (CRM)