A Matter of Opinion

Posted by Gina Pappas on September 2, 2015

I’m going to make an assumption. I’m going to assume that, at some point in your life, you have said something you didn’t mean, or said something in the heat of the moment that you regretted later. I’m also going to assume that, at the time anyway, YOU assumed this statement would not have a significant impact on your future.

Social Consequences

Posted by Albers Communications on July 31, 2015

The internet has been set ablaze this week with news of a dentist from Minnesota accused of killing the beloved “Cecil the lion” on a big game hunt in Zimbabwe.

Crisis Response: Professionalism and Grace

Posted by Albers Communications on March 27, 2015

Senator Ernie Chambers may have gone too far this week when comparing the Omaha Police Department to ISIS; now, fellow senators are calling for his resignation and pulling their support from his legislation. But professionalism and grace are shown in how these comments are handled when they’re directed at you, and those traits are precisely what Police Chief Todd Schmaderer showed this week as part of his response strategy.

Teamwork, Agility Key to Nebraska Medicine’s Ebola Response

Posted by Gina Pappas on October 30, 2014

RebrandWhen the media spotlight is on you in the face of a potential public health crisis, you rise to the occasion.

“When dealing with an unfamiliar illness like Ebola, public fear is something you must stabilize,” said Jenny Nowatzke, senior media relations coordinator at Nebraska Medicine. “The more information we push out, the more we can help educate others. In this case, being transparent is being productive.”

Pulling together as a team, thinking about how their audience accesses information, and remaining agile over the past eight weeks has been critical to the success of Nebraska Medicine’s Ebola communications strategy.

Somebody’s always watching

Posted by Jenna Gallagher on May 14, 2014

Last week, I violently attacked my brother-in-law in a hotel elevator.

His security guard had to pull me off. Repeatedly. My sister, inexplicably, just stood there and watched.


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