Author Archives: Meggan Manson

Apr. 19

Don’t April Fools Me

I like to think I have a sense of humor, but I am not a prankster. And it shows on April Fool’s Day when it seems everyone uses social media posts to try and punk their loyal customers. I am … Continue reading

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Dec. 20

Happy Holidays from Y&A!

Happy Holidays to all of our colleagues, clients and friends. We are thankful for all of you and are looking forward to new beginnings in 2022 as we welcome two new team members to Y&A.  We are thrilled to introduce … Continue reading

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Oct. 17

Getting More Mileage Out of Content

Content is one of the most valuable parts of a PR program as it supports an organization’s purposeful narrative and conveys important news and insights. Companies can extend the value of content by repurposing it across multiple platforms – such … Continue reading

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Jun. 14

The Last Mile in PR

Some of Young & Associates’ greatest strengths mirror the biggest tenets we push in PR – tenacity, fortitude and agility. And strong stomachs as rejection is always a possibility. Part journalist and part sales, we help our clients secure positive … Continue reading

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Jan. 05

Planning for the Unknown

In 2020, any PR plan we had developed quickly went out the window in March as the world had to turn on a dime to adjust for quarantines, working from home, kids’ virtual learning and an endless amount of Zoom … Continue reading

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Nov. 11

Budget reallocation in 2021

With the close of a crazy 2020 in sight, budget season is here and more uncertain than ever. Conferences and events have taken an inordinate hit this year as business travel came to a grinding halt. With the status of … Continue reading

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Apr. 01

This is No Coronacation

Week one of social distancing, working from home and homeschooling has been bumpy. Even though our team has worked remotely for 15+ years, work and life are anything but normal these days. With kids home from school, confused about why … Continue reading

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Mar. 18

Y&A Spark: Special COVID-19 Communications Newsletter

As we adjust to the immediate impacts of COVID-19, it is not business as usual. Marketing and PR pros are tasked with communicating up-to-the-minute plans and precautions. We are navigating an unprecedented time, requiring measured and informed communications. With this … Continue reading

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Oct. 18

Preparing for Podcast Interviews

Over the last few years, podcasts have exploded in popularity for both consumers and businesses. Many publications host their own podcasts, while others offer standalone programs through podcast apps. Either way, participating in podcasts can help extend a businesses’ thought leadership reach … Continue reading

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Aug. 14

Should You Pay to Play?

PR is traditionally categorized as earned media. Unlike advertising, there is no fee to share your thought leadership content, speak at a conference or win an award — you earn those opportunities based on merit. But the solid Sharpie lines … Continue reading

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