Posted by janelle on March 10, 2011 in Uncategorized |

It was great to spend time with the South Sound PRSA Group today. Fellow panelists included: Hunter George from Pierce County John Henrikson from The News Tribune Rob McNair-Huff from the City of Tacoma As a journalism major, I remember hearing the doom and gloom nearly 20 years ago about the decline of journalism as […]


We’re from the government…

Posted by janelle on March 9, 2011 in Uncategorized |

And we’re  here to help. Ronald Reagan called those nine little words the “nine most terrifying words in the English language.” I can see his point. We’ve all heard the stories of government waste, arrogance and down-right nastiness. However, having spent 15 years of my 17-year public relations career in government, I’ve also seen the […]


Speaking up and speaking out

Posted by janelle on February 7, 2011 in Uncategorized |

Every couple of years since he took office, Attorney General Rob McKenna invites AGO staff to share their ideas on how to improve the office. He conducted the first round of Speak-Ups! in 2005  before I joined the office then developed teams to address the ideas and bring them to fruition. The next round of […]


Health & Wellness in the Workplace

Posted by janelle on January 31, 2011 in Uncategorized |

I’ll be attending the PRSA Master’s Group meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 2. Looking forward to hearing from: Shannon Boldizar, Global Public Affairs Manager, Starbucks Coffee Trina Smith, Global Corporate Communications Manager, Starbucks Coffee Libby Catalinich, Director – Corporate Communications, REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) Ron Lahner, Attorney and Partner in Dorsey and Whitney’s Global Health Group […]


Unlocking creativity in the workplace

Posted by janelle on October 27, 2010 in Uncategorized |

I listened to an intriguing free webinar on encouraging creativity in the workplace Tuesday during my lunch hour thanks to PRSA and Thomson Reuters. Our instructors from CRT/tanaka, included: Ellen LaNicca Albanese, executive vice president, consumer practice director, CRT/tanaka, who has more than 25 years of public relations experience creating programs for Fortune 500 companies […]


Dirty Laundry

Posted by janelle on September 21, 2010 in Uncategorized |

One of my favorite media/PR songs is Don Henley’s “Dirty Laundry.” And at the AG’s Office, we find ourselves in the middle of our fair share of juicy stories. I’ll be presenting “Media Relations for Managers– And a refresher for the rest of you” tomorrow at the Attorney General’s Office. We’ll review the Washington State […]


Best PR Blogs?

Posted by janelle on August 19, 2010 in Uncategorized |

Jeremy Porter at Journalistics offered up his list of the best PR blogs out there. He has some of my faves and introduced me to some new ones. What do you think? Share your favorites!

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