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This Week’s HA Jamz Roundup

By Shereen Masoud-Jointe, Account Executive (Europe)   The tunes continued rolling in this week with some sounds from around the world — including Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Lebanon, Canada, and even a rom-com soundtrack fave from the U.S.       12. 數字人生 — George Lam     13. I Say A Little Prayer — …more

Storytelling Through the Universal Language

By Shereen Masoud-Jointe, Account Executive (Europe) With everyone from the office working remotely these days, it’s easy to feel disconnected. As a way to build camaraderie from afar — and enhance our musical repertoire while we’re at it — we’ve started to put together a “HA-Jamz” global playlist. Each day, a person from one of …more

Six Storytelling Books

By Elisa Zallio, Account Executive, Hoffman Europe   There’s no such thing as “too many books.” If there’s one bad habit I don’t mind my parents passing to me, it is book hoarding. As I write this blog, I have some 200 in my childhood home in Italy. Will I regret my collection when I …more

A Human Touch in PR

By Matthew Medlin, Account Coordinator   Science and art. At first glance, it might seem like the two are on opposite ends of the spectrum. But glances can be deceptive. When it comes to PR, at least, science and art are working together, brush and pen in hand. Or keyboard, as the case may be. …more

Seven Stories: Tragedy

By Chris Owen, Director, UK . It’s time to explore the second of our seven basic plots: tragedy, where the protagonist is a hero with a major character flaw or a great mistake that is ultimately their undoing.   The age of Blockbuster Ah. The good old days. Walking into the local video rental store …more

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