Posts by Dave Fleet

13 Tips From My First Year Of Blogging

13 Tips From My First Year Of Blogging

Today marks the one-year anniversary of my blog. For your benefit, here are 10 things I’ve learned over the last year that your blog should have...

Ready, Aim, Fire – 2 Ways That Poor Planning Can Hurt You

Ready, Aim, Fire – 2 Ways That Poor Planning Can Hurt You

When someone asks you to help communicate an initiative, what do you do? Do you immediately find yourself coming up with cool ideas about how to gain attention and generate coverage? If you do that, you’re doing your clients a disservice. You’re guilty of failing to plan - of putting tactics before strategy.

How Will You Grow Today?

How Will You Grow Today?

What have I done to advance myself? To move further ahead, personally and/or professionally? Today is almost over; I won’t get to live it again. Have I spent today wisely, or have I thrown it away?

AideRSS Google Reader Extension – Filter Your Reading, Easily

AideRSS Google Reader Extension – Filter Your Reading, Easily

The AideRSS Google Reader extension makes it easy to separate the wheat from the chaff in your RSS subscriptions by integrating AideRSS’ PostRank™ system within Google Reader.

Many Computers; One Life – How I Synchronize My Information

Many Computers; One Life – How I Synchronize My Information

I have two computers at home – my desktop and my laptop – and my work computer. All of these used to have different sets of information on them. Different files, different contacts, different everything. No longer. This is how I keep my life in sync.

From Corporate To Agency – Reflections On My First Day In A New Job

From Corporate To Agency – Reflections On My First Day In A New Job

Today was my first day in my new job, so how did it go? Bottom line: I loved it. From start to finish, my new colleagues were friendly, helpful and made me feel like I’d already worked at Thornley Fallis for years.

How To Write A Good Communications Plan – Part 12 – Budget

How To Write A Good Communications Plan – Part 12 – Budget

Unfortunately, even the most basic communications approach comes with costs attached. In a corporate communications plan, the budget section details these.

How To Write A Good Communications Plan – Part 11 – Issues

How To Write A Good Communications Plan – Part 11 – Issues

Issues management is all about catching problems before they become crises. Your communications plan should help you to prepare for that.

Don’t Believe Everything You See

Don’t Believe Everything You See

Multiple newspapers including The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times and NYTimes.com published a photograph of Iran’s recent missile test today. The photograph shows four missiles moments after their launch. The problem? It appears only three missiles were successfully launched.

Molson Gives A Crash Course In Relationship-Building

Molson Gives A Crash Course In Relationship-Building

Every so often you see something that makes you sit up and think, “wow, these guys are on the ball.” I saw that from the folks over at Molson this week.