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  • Friday, May 20th, 2016 iStock_000006111221Small

    When a tragedy occurs, whether it’s a weather event such as a hurricane, tornado, or earthquake, or an epic fire like the one that ravaged Ft. McMurray in the Canadian province of Alberta, companies, both local and national, often want Read more…

  • Friday, April 22nd, 2016 Story

    Not that long ago, we were charged with writing the biography of a famous (and deceased) whiskey-distiller. I had known the man well, he was an “American Original”, so we – or more specifically I – jumped at the chance Read more…

  • Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

    Video used to be optional in communication, but now it’s vital. Whether your organization creates content or partners with existing content creators, outlining the KPIs and identifying new strategies to drive video views or shares is key. JSH&A recently sat Read more…

  • Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 shutterstock_219211636

    Every year, we anxiously count down the year’s hits and misses as we look to the year ahead. We reflect on the good, the bad and the ugly. In this final 2015 JSH&A newsletter we’ll do just that, while cheering Read more…

  • Friday, October 16th, 2015 Master Lock at media event

    As brands and PR peeps continue to vie for valuable space online, in print and on TV, media pitching events are a great option to cut through the inbox clutter of your targeted media contacts. These events offer scale and Read more…

  • Monday, October 12th, 2015

    An important part of our Heritage Communications work is the writing of stories. In our case, books. When we were recently asked by a client to write the biography of a prominent member of the company’s founding family, we couldn’t Read more…

  • Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 Brand storytelling

    Every brand has a heritage. Some are a bit deeper and richer than others, some a bit more colorful, but every company has a history they should be proud of and be willing to share. A company’s heritage is what Read more…

  • Friday, June 5th, 2015 Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe

    Kentucky is globally known for two things: horseracing and bourbon. And with nearly 2.5 million visitors embarking on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail during the past five years, many distilleries are vying for the public’s attention. This makes it a challenge Read more…

  • Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 basketball blog post featured image

    First things first. I am a Chicago Bulls fan and generally like the direction the team has been heading the past few years. What I didn’t like was how they fired coach Tom Thibodeau (wow – that’s the first time Read more…

  • Thursday, April 24th, 2014 For sale sign

    Newsrooms are shrinking. Staff is overworked. We’ve heard this for years – but really, what is the future of the printed newspaper? In the past year there have been a surge of takeovers – most recently, the Anchorage Daily News Read more…