Portland Business Alliance Business After Hours Hosted at AMPM PR headquarters

AM:PM PR Hosts Portland Business Alliance’s September After Hours Event

Who: Come one, come all! What: Portland Business Alliance events  are among the highest-quality networking and professional development gatherings in the Portland region. Each month a different member hosts Business After Hours. These evening events offer attendees the opportunity to create new business relationships by networking in a relaxed setting that offers delicious appetizers, door prizes, […]

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AS GEN Z COMES OF AGE, ITS TIME TO GET TO KNOW OUR NEW COHORTS 

Millennials are now fully integrated into society as adults and the culture has come to a better understanding of what makes the tech-savvy, diverse generation tick. We’re only just beginning to learn about Generation Z – the oldest of which is joining the workforce this year. Early research reports are helping to paint a picture […]

2017: Best, Worst & Favorites from AM:PM PR’s Staff

What was the best campaign you saw in 2017? Pat McCormick (PM) – Big brands and companies can afford amazing, creative campaigns. I’m always impressed by the small brands that remain true to themselves and prevail against the big guys. My favorite local example from 2017 was Old Town Brewing’s defense of its trademarked logo – […]

Myers-Briggs Test for Communications Job personality

Is Your Personality a Good Fit for a Communications Job?

ISFJ. ENFP. ISTP. ESTJ. These may sound like acronyms for a secret club but actually they are personality types for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality test. You may have seen some buzz as of late regarding the Myers-Briggs personality types and how less than one percent of the population is identifying as an INFJ. As […]

Digital Detox Time

My Self Prescribed Digital Detox

Facebook. Twitter. Snapchat. Instagram. Pinterest. Facebook. Snapchat… This is the endless cycle I find myself repeating for hours every day. At 24 I am CONSUMED by media. If I’m not on my phone looking something up then I’m on my laptop scrolling through endless content. I can’t escape cyberspace. More often than not social media […]

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WWII Vet Returns Lost Heirloom and Receives International Media Attention

Earlier this summer, and at age 93, Marvin Strombo received international media attention for personally returning a lost heirloom he acquired while serving as a Marine to the awaiting family of Sadao Yasue, a Japanese Lance Corporal killed in action in Saipan in late June of 1944.

Bill Lascher's book tells the story of heroic journalists in WWII

Author, Bill Lascher, talks WWII Journalism Heroics at AM:PM PR

Earlier this year, Portland author Bill Lascher was nominated by Literary Arts’ Oregon Book Awards program as a finalist in the general nonfiction category for his debut, “Eve of a Hundred Midnights.” While he didn’t win the award, his painstakingly researched book has received critical acclaim and rave reviews from purveyors of journalism.

photo credit: (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Hard Knocks, Hard Grips and Home Runs: Book Marketing Tips from Emil DeAndreis

Emil DeAndreis shares book marketing advice he’s garnered while promoting “Hard To Grip”

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Agreement to Recoup Funds from Cooler Project Gets Icy Reception

Last month the Oregonian reported that the Oregon Department of Justice reached a settlement with Portland-based Coolest Cooler project over complaints the company hasn’t delivered its crowdfunding rewards to expectant backers in a timely manner. The project is currently three years behind schedule and has failed to ship over 21,000 of its $200 coolers. The new […]

Save the Date: Mike’s Summer Bookclub With Emil DeAndreis

On Tuesday, July 11th we’re meeting at AM:PM PR at 6 p.m. to discuss “The Immortal Irishman” by Timothy Egan. The book details the life and times of Thomas Francis Meagher, who squeezed more life into his 43-years of life than most families cobble together in three generations. The next title in my summer bookclub is Hard […]

Mark Geary and Gráinne Hunt to Perform at AM:PM PR

We’re delighted to announce one of Ireland’s finest songwriters – Mark Geary – is returning to perform at AM:PM PR June 27th for a “Living Room” concert in AM:PM PR’s living room, located at 2006 SE Clinton. Doors at 6:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation recommended, but not required. Mark is touring to promote his upcoming 5th studio […]

Mike’s Summer Book Club

Summer is right around the bend, and for me, that means it’s reading season. This blog is to announce I’m kicking off a summer book club (mostly to incentivize myself to read titles I’ve been begrudgingly putting off due to grad school). And while I’ll have to stuff Games of Thrones and Harry Potter onto […]

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Momentum Shift: The Fake News Problem and Who Is Working to Fix it

Momentum Shift: The Fake News Problem and Who Is Working to Fix it