Corporate communications Archives - Dooley Communications

My how time flies! This summer we’re celebrating 10 years in business. Many thanks to our wonderful clients, employees and suppliers for making the last decade possible. Whether we’re working with a Fortune 100 company or a Winnipeg-based start-up, we love what we do and always do our best. We continue to grow as Manitoba’s…

Memorable communications The bible is likely the best-selling book of all time. According to the American Bible Society, about 88 per cent of American homes contain a bible, averaging 4.7 copies per household. That’s an awful lot of holy scripture. You would think with all those bibles out there, the 10 Commandments would be well…

At the risk of stating the obvious, communications strategies don’t start with tactics. And yet, that’s exactly where we see many companies spending a lot of their energy. They launch one tactic after another – like toy sailboats on a duck pond – and are frustrated when none of them seem to reach the other…

I’m a firm believer that great organizations rely on great leadership. And great leaders rely on great communications skills. That belief is essentially what prompted me to start Dooley Communications – to help the leaders of organizations create, hone and execute communications strategies. When Winston Churchill inspired Great Britain to overcome the most horrific odds…

The best stories are the ones with details. The ones that have personality added to them and are told in the person’s own words, using their own voice. A lot of people who get into a career of communications and public relations do so because they love to tell stories. Storytelling is at the core…

Time flies! It was nine years ago this week that I launched Dooley Communications from my dining room table. I started out with a goal to try to replace my income, but soon found there was demand for quality, senior level corporate communications and public relations advice. It wasn’t long before I had to add…

How to have a successful public relations career I’m regularly asked to speak to public relations students to give them a chance to learn about how a PR agency operates. One of the questions I get every time – whether it’s at Red River College or the University of Winnipeg – is this: what skills do…

Public speaking is generally about as popular as emergency dental work, but it’s a very rare career that doesn’t require a person to speak in public at some point. Most of us speak in public more frequently than we think. We present at company meetings, meet with vendors and pitch ideas to executives. Just because…

Too often when people say public relations they mean media relations. Dealing with the media is a big part of our job to be sure. We need to build relationships with editors, reporters, broadcasters and bloggers over time in order to earn positive publicity for our clients. But there is a great deal more to…

Yesterday, I had the privilege of being one of about a dozen industry experts asked my views on how the University of Winnipeg’s department of Professional, Applied and Continuing Education should shape its public relations program in the future, and to comment on proposed changes to the program. The UofW’s program competes locally with the…