Conferences, Libraries, Professional Speaking, Training

From Promotion to Engagement: My Keynote at the State Library of SC PR Exchange

At the end of April, I had the pleasure of speaking at the State Library of South Carolina's PR Exchange, April 26, 2019 in Columbia. My keynote was about community and customer engagement, a topic that is of interest to many libraries. Too often, when we talk about promoting libraries, the strategy resembles a megaphone.… Continue reading From Promotion to Engagement: My Keynote at the State Library of SC PR Exchange

Awards, Conferences, Innovative Services, Libraries, Marketing

Reflections from the John Cotton Dana Awards Jury 2019

I spent two days last week in Chicago, reviewing award entries as a member of the John Cotton Dana jury. This is my third and last year of serving on this jury, after winning the award myself in 2016. The John Cotton Dana Award honors outstanding library public relations. Each year, we review dozens of… Continue reading Reflections from the John Cotton Dana Awards Jury 2019

Conferences, Professional Speaking

Appearance at Library Marketing & Communications Conference featured in Marketing Library Services publication

Thanks to Marketing Library Services¬†editor Kathy Dempsey for writing this in-depth report on the Library Marketing & Communications Conference in St Louis, November 2018. Per the summary, "She reports on nine sessions, sharing examples of how peers from across North America have taken on challenges and met marketing goals." Read the Full Report This article… Continue reading Appearance at Library Marketing & Communications Conference featured in Marketing Library Services publication

Conferences, Customer Experience, Innovative Services, Libraries, Marketing, Professional Speaking

Funnel, Sieve or Salad Spinner?

Last week, I had the pleasure of delivering the keynote address at the annual Library Marketing & Communications Conference with LMCC President Jennifer Burke. Jennifer and I covered a lot of topics during our keynote conversation and follow-up breakout session, but the topic that seemed to resonate with people most of all was my concept… Continue reading Funnel, Sieve or Salad Spinner?