Category Archives: Staff Insights

When Revenue Grows Beyond $1-2 Billion: The Business Case for Corporate Communications

Post by Linda Thrasher, Himle Rapp's Corporate Practice Leader. You can follow her on Twitter at @lindakthrasher I am always amazed by the number of companies that are on a fast growth trajectory–expanding beyond $1-2 billion and hoping to double or even triple revenue. These organizations often have well-oiled departments, including finance, sales and marketing,… Read more »

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Mindset: Not Just for School Kids

Post by Linda Thrasher, Himle Rapp's Corporate Practice Leader. You can follow her on Twitter, @LindaKThrasher With the start of the new school year, one of my colleagues remarked that it feels likes the light switch has flipped back on – not just in our schools, but as the “summer is over” sentiment hits the… Read more »

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Show them a piece of the real you

Post by Susie Bell. Susie is a Director at Himle Rapp. You can follow her on Twitter at @swbell. This week we learned what happens when you are the leader of the free world and you get a new dog. The internet goes crazy. While Prince George probably thought he had a lock on the… Read more »

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Innovative Calls to Action

Post by Liz Giorgi. Liz is a Senior Account Executive at Himle Rapp. You can follow her on Twitter: @lizgiorgi. For those who write a lot of CTA (call to action) copy for grassroots messages, this formula is all too familiar. And it can get pretty redundant:

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Is Anyone Present?

Post by Linda Thrasher, Himle Rapp's Corporate Practice Leader. You can follow her on Twitter @lindakthrasher My colleague, Todd Rapp, and I recently had the opportunity to lead a workshop for a large Fortune 500 company on the theme of “Creating Impact” through enhancing your communication and influencing skills.  One of the segments we addressed… Read more »

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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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Another Confession: I was scared of tweeting

Post by Linda Thrasher, Himle Rapp's Corporate Practice Leader. You can follow her on Twitter at @lindakthrasher My colleagues, Allison O’Toole and Liz Giorgi (who Allison dubbed our “Digital Media Queen”), recently blogged on social and digital media.  For those of you who are avid readers of the Himle Rapp blog, you’ll recall that Allison… Read more »

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Meet our newest Digital Team Member: Nate Anderson

We’re excited to announce a new team member at Himle Rapp. Nate Anderson has joined us this month as an Assistant Account Executive with a focus on digital strategy.

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Web content strategy 101: Make a content calendar & then immediately disobey it

Post by Liz Giorgi. Liz is a Senior Account Executive at Himle Rapp. You can follow her on Twitter: @lizgiorgi. What kind of Twitter user are you? Are you the strategic communicator or the spontaneous entertainer? Maybe you’re neither, but for the purposes of this blog post I want to talk about how to be… 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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