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  • Monday, April 3rd, 2017 Image for JSHA site

    We are thrilled to share this news! L.C. Williams & Associates (LCWA) has acquired JSH&A. With a long history of work with major brands and household names, LCWA’s current roster of clients in the home and housewares, healthcare and business-to-business Read more…

  • Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

    The term “clean eating” has been around for years but increased traction and buzz beginning in 2015 as the social media community grew louder and demanding. Even the Mayo Clinic nutrition blog weighed-in this summer recognizing that while it’s basically Read more…

  • Monday, June 27th, 2016 Mashable App Image

    Another Sign the Apocalypse Is Upon Us: Adult Coloring Books continue to grow in popularity. More than 125,000 copies were sold at newsstands in Q1 in 2016. Glass Half Full: Magazine publishers are celebrating. North American magazine publishers sold 102 Read more…

  • Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 balloons-874841_1920

    What do savvy consumers expect from the brands they love and trust? Amazon continues to up the ante with innovations that exceed expectations. Want fast delivery? A drone is on the way or, hit the “Dash” button for automatic refills Read more…

  • Friday, August 22nd, 2014 rg1024_old_television_2.0

    When big moments happen in the world and on TV, consumers turn to phones, tablets and computers to share their reactions instantly through social media—and they are doing it a lot. Take for example the tragic death of comic legend Read more…

  • Thursday, July 31st, 2014 Ericsson_1939

    In a day and age when cell phones, email and too many social media sites to list run rampant, you have to wonder: Is the personal touch a thing of the past? It could easily go that way, but in Read more…

  • Monday, July 28th, 2014 faith popcorn

    There’s no doubt that global cultures and customs are experiencing monolithic changes.  Recognition of gay marriage, growth of single parent households, extended life expectancy, advanced education among women, rapid innovation and utilization of personal technology; these are just a few Read more…

  • Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 Whats Your Story Blackboard

    There’s a lot of talk about storytelling today amongst communicators, and for good reason. In our always-on, socially-connected environments, information is continually passing us by. A few things stick, and those are generally stories. With a career that’s landed me some great 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…

  • Thursday, March 20th, 2014 extra_news

    Two questions concerning Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: 1) where is it and 2) what will CNN broadcast once it’s found and the story is finally over? The wall-to-wall coverage the cable king is providing is bordering on the obsessive. If Read more…