• On Public Relations Management

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    Management Advice to Live By

    by  • December 2, 2011 • On Public Relations Management

    Some years back, legendary PR guy Keith Moore conducted a national survey of public relations managers in higher education. We thought some of the responses to the question, “What advice would you give to a new manager?” were thoughtful and fascinating. “Listen, coach, guide—direct, look slightly up to everyone, be patient, don’t be afraid to [...]

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    “Insightful, candid, and informed…”

    by  • December 1, 2011 • Uncategorized

    For years, Don Hale has been one of higher education PR’s most insightful, candid, and informed practitioners.  His willingness to share his observations, opinions, and analyses with colleagues is one of our field’s most bountiful gifts. Roland King, APR, Fellow PRSA Vice President for Public Affairs National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

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    “The consummate PR professional…”

    by  • December 1, 2011 • Uncategorized

    Don Hale is the consummate PR professional. He has the wisdom, vision and experience to assess the landscape from the highest altitudes. He has the managerial know-how to supervise work on the ground.  And he has the hands-on technical and tactical skills to do all the things he leads and manages others in doing. That’s [...]

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    “One of the most respected thought leaders…”

    by  • December 1, 2011 • Uncategorized

    Don Hale is one of the most respected thought leaders in higher education in the country.  He is on everyone’s top 10 list of public relations advisers, counselors and strategists to chancellors, presidents and trustees at both public and private universities. None better than Don! Michael L. Warden, APR Vice President – Communications & Marketing [...]

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    “Embodying clear, elemental ideas…”

    by  • December 1, 2011 • Uncategorized

    It’s been well said that the way to get across a profession is to wrap it up in a person.  Don Hale became successful in public relations by embodying clear, elemental ideas.  He understands how PR effectiveness depends on minimizing the audible media clutter, keeping messages clear, priorities few, and performing the job with considerable [...]

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    “Very good on both the offense and defense…”

    by  • December 1, 2011 • Uncategorized

    Don is very good on both the offense and defense of public affairs. He tells the truth and he builds confidence among the working press and the public by doing so. He is also a wise adviser in inside councils. Larry Faulkner President of the Houston Endowment and President Emeritus of The University of Texas [...]

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    “An exemplar of best practices…”

    by  • December 1, 2011 • Uncategorized

    Don Hale is a top professional in his field. He is an exemplar of best practices in public and media relations. His success over the years in advancing higher education is outstanding. Bill Tyson President Morrison & Tyson Communications

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    “Broad-based public relations expertise…”

    by  • December 1, 2011 • Uncategorized

    Don Hale is one of the country’s most highly regarded public relations professionals in both private and public institutions of higher education. Don’s strategic focus, leadership style and broad-based public relations expertise reflect his high standards for quality, integrity and results. Cindy Pollard Associate Vice President for Strategic Communications University of Missouri System

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    “A seasoned public relations professional…”

    by  • December 1, 2011 • Uncategorized

    Don is a seasoned public relations professional. His years of experience in crisis communications, issues management, media relations, internal communications, publications and more would be a tremendous value to any client, but especially to those in the higher education industry. Lori Doyle Senior Vice President for Communications Drexel University

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