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5 tips to cure writer’s block

Elisa Zallio, Jr Account Executive, Hoffman Europe (London) What’s writer’s block? Writer’s block is a condition more common and annoying than a seasonal cold. Anyone who writes has faced it, some just once in a while — *cough cough* Stephen King *cough cough* — while others seem to be constantly living it — looking at …more

“Redeploying” MWC 2020 Branded Merchandise To Help Others

By Chris Owen, Director UK Well that escalated. Mark and I were talking on Tuesday about Mobile World Congress (MWC) and — at that moment in time — the ever-increasing numbers of companies pulling their attendance at the show due to coronavirus (a number of companies that has now reached “all of them”, of course). …more

Tips for Designing a Podcast Studio

By Eric van Damme, The Hoffman Agency London   “Mic check, 1,2” Those were the first words recorded in our podcast studio after some time experimenting what the best setup would be to launch our own audio sessions. Rewind to a few months ago, and I would have told you confidently that it would be …more

Advocating for the PR Profession at Wenzhou-Kean University in China

By Frank Zhang, DGM Hoffman China   Sitting on the train from Shanghai to Wenzhou, I had time to contemplate a simple question: What were students from Wenzhou-Kean University, a Chinese-American jointly established higher education institution, expecting to hear from an international communications consultancy? I arrived at the venue 30 minutes early. It turns out …more

“Redeploying” MWC 2020 Branded Merchandise To Help Others

By Chris Owen, Director UK Well that escalated. Mark and I were talking on Tuesday about Mobile World Congress (MWC) and – at that moment in time – the ever-increasing numbers of companies pulling their attendance at the show due to coronavirus (a number of companies that has now reached “all of them”, of course). …more

Opening the Doors to Our New Digs in Taiwan 抵家

By Stephanie Yang, Account Director, Hoffman Taiwan   On a burning hot summer day, Hoffman Taiwan held a housewarming party at our new office — which happens to have one of the best views of Taipei.     The photo above, fit for a postcard, was taken from our office on the 30th floor during …more

Applying the Seven Basic Plots of Storytelling to Business Comms

By Chris Owen, UK Director   After working on the book for over 34 years (we have people in this office who haven’t been alive this long), Christopher Booker published Seven Basic Plots in 2004. It’s a seminal piece of work; taking a psychological and analytical approach to literature, it identified seven core themes to which …more

Bloomberg Pushes for Diversity in Sources and Expert Spokespeople

By Alannah McDermott, Intern     Imagine yourself sitting at a table, staring down at a pile of puzzle pieces. With determination and a hint of intimidation, you push aside the pile and place one small piece in front of you. This is where you’ll begin. As you reach for another piece, you notice it’s …more

Communications Lessons from a Politician

I asked Silicon Valley veteran Dave Kellogg for his OK to republish this post. I met Dave some 10 years ago when he was CEO of MarkLogic. Here was a CEO who not only understood PR but seemed to enjoy it. Unfortunately, his internal communications team didn’t command the same understanding, and our client relationship …more