March 2009 - Dooley Communications

Throughout his seven Tour de France victories, Lance Armstrong earned adulation from around the world. And why not? He came back from cancer and transformed himself from a middle-of-the-pack racer to the best cyclist the world has ever seen. Not surprisingly, his success fuelled whispers of steroids or other performance enhancing drugs. Books and magazine…

What a blunder. What a perfect case study in what NOT to post to your professional blog. Yesterday, Jeremiah Owyang, a senior Forrester Research analyst, posted an item that attacked Mzinga, a company he follows. Gah, it’s painful stuff to read. It’s clear within the first two sentences that this is a post that should…

In my book, good communications is vital to sound decision making in business. Trying to separate  business management from corporate communications and public relations is like a surgeon removing a vital organ without caring to find a replacement. It kills companies as surely as a botched transplant will kill a patient. And like incompetent doctors,…

There was good news for fans of quality, locally-produced food and supporters of the Manitoba cattle industry earlier this week: Keystone Processors Ltd. opened its doors and announced it was shipping Manitoba-raised beef to local stores. Dooley Communications organized an official “tenderloin cutting” ceremony (in lieu of a ribbon) that generated a significant amount of…

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA–(Marketwire – March 5, 2009) – The Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Public Relations Society has named Heather Plett Manitoba’s Communicator of the Year for her work directing a national campaign to raise money and grain donations for distribution to developing countries, and to educate and engage people in hunger-related advocacy. Plett is the…

Twitter has lately become all the rage. It’s the tops. It’s da bomb. It’s the new black. So what is Twitter really? Technically, it’s called a microblog, which allows users to record what they’re doing  or thinking or finding interesting in small 140 character messages. It’s also called a newsfeed in that it constantly feeds…