#Covidchaos: the mask debate

I thought we were on the mend from our coronavirus crisis - but things have escalated quickly over the past three weeks. My last #covidchaos post indicated on June 13, there were 7.4 million cases worldwide, 2.1 million in the U.S., 11,047 in Kansas and 715 in Sedgwick County. On July 3, there are 11 … Continue reading #Covidchaos: the mask debate

PR and marketing are a type of “communication”

Historically, organizations may have had a marketing and a public relations or communications department. These two functions are so similar now (and have tons of overlap), why not move everything under the communications department? Isn't that what marketing and PR are anyway? This may be an unpopular opinion, but hear me out. Chief marketing officers … Continue reading PR and marketing are a type of “communication”

We switched to Teams, but I miss Slack

We recently made the switch to Office365 at work, which comes with the cool collaboration feature "Teams." Prior to the switch, my department used a paid version of  Slack and loved it. We switched over to Teams because it would allow us to collaborate with other departments using Teams, and we anticipated it would function … Continue reading We switched to Teams, but I miss Slack

Bad writing isn’t just annoying… it can cost you

You don't hear much about writing being the "hot skill to have this year." But it's probably one of the most important, and one you'll use the rest of your life. Pssh...writing? My job doesn't require me to write. Do you send emails? Then yes, your job requires you to write. Who cares if your … Continue reading Bad writing isn’t just annoying… it can cost you

We switched to sentence case and here’s what happened

Recently our marketing team switched from using title case in headlines and subheads to sentence case. We thought it would be a #ncbu decision (#ncbu = nobody cares but us). We were wrong. Bedlam. Mayhem. Confusion. We had some 'splainin to do. We didn't realize this change would cause this kind of reaction. APstyle made … Continue reading We switched to sentence case and here’s what happened