I grew up in an East Coast public-relations-agency world that sort of required showing face at cocktail parties, receptions and all varieties of after-hours work events. It is an unspoken yet often very central requirement of those jobs. To be respected at a PR agency, particularly in DC, you really need to be a breadwinner… More »
Little lessons on leadership and life.
I’m involved in a new campaign by the United Methodist Church that calls on people to think of church as a verb rather than a noun. In advertisements and in all sorts of social media outlets, it’ll pose rhetorical questions like, “What if church came with sunscreen and bug spray?” It’s clever marketing and strategic… More »
Today, Kinkennon Communications (KC) launched an all-new website and with it unveiled a whole new look. This “quirky little communications consultancy” is coming into its own. This new website eschews PR- and marketing-firm platitudes. Instead it seeks to simply depict the “essence” of KC. Hopefully, it proves the professionalism and expertise with which we provide… More »
This week KC began work for Skytel, a new company comprised of the merged entities of Skytel and Velocita Wireless. I have a soft spot for the technology and telecom sectors, and I often reflect romantically on my life in the start-up madness before the telecom and dot-com bust. I’m particularly doing that now, because… More »
Last week I received a gift from my friend Bishop Sharon Brown Christopher of the United Methodist Church. A tile, custom made by a Nashville potter, with a message of hope on it. Every once in awhile in my professional life, I meet someone who affects me deeply, shaking up my preconceived notions in some… More »