Independence and Christmas are in the air. The colours blue, yellow and black will be a prominent sight as you move around the island. This is one of the busiest times for public relations practitioners and event planners. Normally everywhere is booked up by now and everything that is blue, yellow and black is sold out as planning for this season can start as early as a year in advance. Not to worry, there are still some things you can do if you are off to a slow start, some quite inexpensive or free and some that will demand a budget. Here are six ways to show your love for Barbados this 51st Independence.
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Reflecting on the devastation that struck the Caribbean, Mexico and Florida over the past months, especially the catastrophic hurricanes that damaged our neighbouring islands, it is safe to say that Barbados has a lot for which to be thankful.
Good Internal communications can help to build employee engagement, proper training, grow teamwork and achieve company goals.
While the clear majority of businesses have put the public of Barbados on notice of pending price increases following the announcement of Budget 2017, Courts Barbados, or Unicomer as it is officially known, has taken the high road and has announced to its customers that it will continue to offer them the best market prices. This means that there will be no immediate price increases at Courts.
I was doing my daily dose of reading this morning of news, current affairs and general topics of interest when suddenly a realization hit me – how short all the stories that I was reading were and the fact that most of them were laid out in point form. Of course, me being a thinker, I immediately started musing of what had accounted for this and the word that kept on recurring was the Internet.
Our subscribers may have noticed that the last couple of PRMR Inc. blogs focused on the general art of communicating to change public behavior. Here, we hone in on the specific example of healthy promotion offering you three ways to promote healthy lifestyles to influence public behavior change:
Advocacy is commonplace. There is a gazillion causes, all of which are important - from the rainforest, water conservation, saving the planet, hunger, AIDS, cancer, stray dogs, to saving the turtles and whales. As many causes as there are out there, there are as many opinions about them.
As public relations practitioners, our daily roles centre on managing favourable public perceptions of our clients. We use a variety of tactics and mediums to do so, however, when it comes to public education campaigns, the very perceptions we spend so much time trying to shape must be converted into tangible changes in behaviour in order to be successful.
2017 saw PRMR Inc. relocate into a fabulous upscale building called the Atrium in Haggatt Hall, also home to G&A Communications Inc. and FedNav.
This move was nearly ten years in the making because, for the most part, my employees and I were comfortably located at my home in St. James. However, I decided as the business grew and moved closer to its 10th Anniversary, it was time for it to reinvent itself and become better known on the island for our fantastic public relations work.
Having successfully run a business from home all those years, I have decided to share some tips to help entrepreneurs who may decide to follow this path before taking the leap of faith to buy or rent office space.
As 2016 draws to a close, now is the time to be lining up some fresh business tactics to roll out as we usher in another year. Our ‘New Year’ business boosting strategies below will ensure your 2017 corporate activities start with a ‘bang’ and set up your year to be a productive and successful one. Here’s how to start 2017 with a bang!: