Create Stories That Connect By Emily Skeen “My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.” – Lewis Carol, Alice in Wonderland Creating stories that connect amidst conflicting priorities is an interesting challenge […]
Create Compelling Visual and Video Content By Michael Farr State tourism agency Travel Oregon saw a great injustice when considering the so-called “Seven Wonders of the World.” How could their beautiful state have not made it anywhere on the list? This needed to be rectified. And thus was born “The Seven Wonders of Oregon” marketing […]
May the Force be With You By Michael Farr “PR has bad PR,” said Shonali Burke, president and chief executive officer of Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. And the solution is to get back to the basics, embrace new technology and leverage the strength of online communities. Burke shared her mother’s story of starting a new […]
Stationed throughout the sixth floor, our conversation corners are the perfect spot to catch up with colleagues you haven’t seen in months (or years). Looking for something quieter? Try our “quiet studio” or head up the stairs to the eighth floor and tuck into one of the leather couches in the lobby of the Nines.
By Julie Williams, APR “Well, that’s easy for you to do, but you’re not an introvert like me,” commented a woman at a networking workshop I taught recently. We were talking about leveraging relationships for mutually beneficial outcomes, a.k.a. networking. Of course, in order to leverage, you need relationships to begin with, which means you need […]
Over the last few years at the Communicators Conference, we’ve noticed a trend: Attendees who opted out of participating in a breakout session because they wanted to catch up with friends, clients and colleagues. Now you don’t have to miss a session to get that same level of engagement. Breaks between sessions are still 15 […]
Stay for dinner Portland is home to some of the best food around, and what better way to continue the conversation you started at the conference than with Northwest cuisine? Sign up for these no-host dinners will be at registration. Restaurants include Urban Farmer, Departure, Imperial, The Picnic House and SouthPark.
With hundreds of professionals from around the region, it’d be a shame if the only learning opportunities you receive are the ones from this year’s speakers. That is why this year, we’re offering optional roundtable discussions. Tables will be marked with various topics, from social media to nonprofit communications. Simply pick the one that interests […]
Kate Jorgensen joined Travel Oregon as a Project Manager in 2012 and currently oversees Travel Oregon’s digital platforms, including TravelOregon.com, RideOregonRide.com, the Orb and all other interactive projects for the Integrated Marketing team. A crafter, home canner and IPA connoisseur, Kate lives in SE Portland with her husband, a talented musician and history buff – […]