Category Archives: Recent News

John Himle Joins PR Week for Brand Reputation Roundtable discussion

From PR Week: What consumers value most in organizations does not always match what marcomms pros think. Industry leaders joined Gideon Fidelzeid at this Spong-hosted roundtable in Minneapolis to discuss bridging that gap, as well as keys to establishing ambassadors and bulletproofing a brand.  

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Meet HRC’s new Senior Director, Laurie Bauer

Laurie Bauer has joined the public relations and public affairs firm of Himle Rapp & Company as its senior director. In this role, she will focus on Himle Rapp's clients, reputation management practice and staff development. In addition, she will recommend and build proactive communications programs to assist clients with their strategic communications, reputation and… Read more »

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Meet HRC’s new Senior Counselor, Dennis McGrath

Dennis McGrath has been a staple of the public relations industry for some time now. He’s worked across the globe – from New York to Tokyo – but he’s back to his hometown of Minneapolis adding a new level of expertise and service to the Himle Rapp team.   

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Minnesota’s workers are “least engaged” in the nation

Post by Susie Bell. Susie is a Director at Himle Rapp. You can follow her on Twitter @swbell. There have been quite a few “best-of” lists released recently, and Minneapolis has ranked near the top of many of them. Everyone was deservedly excited when The Trust for Public Land named us the best big city… Read more »

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Confession: I was scared of social media

Post Allison O'Toole. Allison is a Director at Himle Rapp. You can follow her on Twitter @allison_otoole. Confession – I’m scared to post to Facebook and Tweet (and blog…). As a lawyer, I have a very different perspective on putting so much of our lives on the internet. Whether it’s the privacy concerns or the… Read more »

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Did He Really Just Say That?

Post by Susie Bell. Susie is a Director at Himle Rapp. You can follow her on Twitter @swbell. As someone who has worked in communications for more than a decade, I am always intrigued by PR blunders made by public officials, corporate leaders, athletes and others in the spotlight. Of course, it is easy to… Read more »

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Commencement Speeches: Not Just For Graduates

Post by Linda Thrasher, Himle Rapp's Corporate Practice Leader. You can follow her on Twitter at @lindakthrasher Admittedly, I’m a commencement speech junkie. Come May and I’m scouring the star speaker lineup at the top universities and colleges. President Obama tackled three speeches this spring (Ohio State University, Morehouse College and U.S. Naval Academy), comedian… Read more »

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Keeping up with HRC on social media

We've been busy since launching our new website, so we don't always have time to update this blog, but there are lots of different ways to keep up with Himle Rapp & Company online. One of the best? Social media. You can follow our page on LinkedIn here. We're @himlerapp on Twitter. And you can… Read more »

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Todd Rapp gives election recap on MPR

HRC President Todd Rapp was on Minnesota Public Radio yesterday giving his analysis of the 2012 election results. He and MPR political editor Mike Mulcahy along with fellow commentator Maureen Shaver analyzed the re-election of President Obama, Rick Nolan's win in the eighth district, the DFL's newfound control of the Minnesota Senate and House and… Read more »

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Our reward: happy clients and game day footballs

Himle Rapp & Co. does not enter PR industry award competitions unless our clients ask us to submit an entry for our work on their behalf and we’re proud to say we win more of these than not. We take seriously the view that the most meaningful award for us is when clients of the… Read more »

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