The honor of doing meaningful work

Much has been written about the importance of finding meaning in one’s career. While a paycheck covers the necessities of life, money can only make someone slog away at an unfulfilling job for so long. Work in communications can span a broad spectrum, and we at Imagine have reflected from time to time how we…
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Avoiding wolves in the award forest

There are awards we are all familiar with — the Oscars, the Emmys, the Pulitzer Prize — as well as awards that have become well known in their particular niche industry. Cartoonists know the Reuben is a coveted and longstanding award for excellence in the field of funny pictures. Some awards are very well-known in…
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Podcasts: Still a wild card, but a useful one to have in your deck

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about so many protocol changes and “new normals” that it’s hard to keep track of how many ways business models have changed for various industries. Necessity is the mother of invention — or, in some cases, substitution! During the gear-shifting months of 2020, we at Imagine found that podcasts helped…
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Imagine Celebrates 20 years of Ideas and Solutions!

Founded in 2000 as the brainchild of Alex Raffi and D.J. Allen, Imagine was conceived as a marketing firm with both brains and heart, driven by creative problem solving in a business context. Alex and D.J.’s fledgling business moved forward as the very first startup to graduate from the newly-founded Henderson Business Resource Center. When Imagine opened its doors for…
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Tools are only tools if you know how to use them

Ever find yourself a little confused by all the terminology surrounding public relations? (You don’t have to answer that.) But considering the industry itself doesn’t necessarily agree on certain terms, it’s perfectly understandable if you do happen to be a little confused. To help ease the confusion a bit, we coined a new term, “client…
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Learning from @redlobster’s #Formation big game weekend fumble

All good in-house PR pros have extensively played out any number of what-if scenarios their brands might encounter – both good and bad – and should also have a lengthy crisis communication plan chock-full of approved potential tweets, press releases, Facebook posts and more at the ready. But what do you do if something that’s…
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‘Twitter wars’ show how things can get out of hand, provide lessons

During the Thanksgiving weekend, a few “Twitter wars” made headlines. While one of them, the one that began at an airport and escalated on a plane, was first odd and then sad, the other big one – between “Kyle Kinane vs. Pace Salsa – was pretty funny. As it turns out, according to The Huffington…
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