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HA Jamz Brings Out the Musicophiles

By Shereen Masoud-Jointe, Senior Account Executive (Europe)   We have some avid music lovers at The Hoffman Agency, and everyone felt pretty strongly about their picks for this week.   90.   誰能明白我 (Who understands me) — George Lam 91.   绿光 (Green Light) — 孙燕姿 (Stefanie Sun) 92.   BTS — Dynamite 93.   Everybody Wants …more

The Tussle Between PR and Procurement

The PR Council recently conducted a webinar with Thom Roose, a 20-year procurement veteran who has worked for some of the biggest names – and buyers – in business, IBM, Accenture and Proctor & Gamble. Roose made the point that Procurement wants to move away from the traditional time and materials (T&M) billing model. Acknowledging …more

How to Set Up a B2B Facebook Advertising Campaign

By Jackson Dulzo, Senior Account Executive At Hoffman we’re increasingly executing integrated communications campaigns that roll earned, owned and paid media into a single client budget to reach B2B audiences. It’s here that traditional PR techniques like media relations and thought leadership combine beautifully with the new generation of publicity tools, including paid social ads …more

J’adore HA Jamz

By Shereen Masoud-Jointe, Account Executive (Europe)   It’s the “universal language”— so yes, sometimes music may give us the (false) confidence that we can belt out a tune in an unknown tongue and get it at least almost right. When I was a kid, I was sure that I was being true to the Arabic …more

An Investigation of the Term “Strategically Stupid”

Is there such a thing as “strategically stupid”? Is it possible to be “strategically stupid”? These are big questions for our time right up there with why are grocery stores running out of sweet pickle relish and should the Post Office merge with the Federal Election Commission? OK, let’s break it down. The adverb talks …more

Wholesome Times with HA Jamz

By Shereen Masoud-Jointe, Account Executive (Europe)   Whether you’re all alone in your room and looking for a song to have a good cry to (we’ve all done it) or searching for a song to dance wildly to with abandon — both worthy cathartic pursuits — the latest tunes on our playlist should give you …more

If the FDA Called Us About a Communications Plan for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Everyone is counting on the vaccine to return the planet to its axis and the economy to growth mode. Yet polling shows many Americans — depending on the poll, anywhere from 33% to 50% — would take a pass on vaccination. That’s a problem. As a public service, I’ve developed the bones of a communications …more

Making a Cover Letter Count

By Chris Owen, Director, Hoffman Europe   We’re on the lookout for a recent graduate to join the team here at Hoffman, which means navigating through cover letters and CVs, both of which constantly veer between the brilliant and the downright stale. The former invite interviews, the latter the bin, yet both are born with …more

HA Jamz Has All the Flavors

By Shereen Masoud-Jointe, Account Executive (Europe)   The weekly musical roundup is back after a short break— and worth the wait! As a global collaboration between all of The Hoffman Agency’s offices around the world, the HA Jamz project is international by nature; over the past few weeks though, we’ve gotten an even more eclectic …more