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Kids’ Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Kids’ Holiday Gifts That Give Back

As you plan holiday purchases for the kiddos on your list, how about considering entertaining gifts that give back? Inspirational children’s books and toys offered by the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) make clever, educational gifts that help raise funding for medical grants for other kids. Here’s what the UHCCF holiday gifts include: Award-winning Oliver & … Continued

Clyde Hopkins: A Fond Look Back

Clyde Hopkins: A Fond Look Back

Note: Almost four months ago, Hopkins PR’s agency founder Clyde Hopkins passed away at 79. Barbara Hyman spoke at his memorial service in Austin, and the following post is adapted from her comments. Clyde hired me when I moved to Dallas in 1980. He had just landed the Anheuser-Busch account for the state of Texas, … Continued

Clown pick-up at 4:30 a.m. – and other memories of publicizing the Greatest Show on Earth

Clown pick-up at 4:30 a.m. – and other memories of publicizing the Greatest Show on Earth

News of the demise of Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus hit home with me. Although the announcement was made a few months back, it still resonates with me.  I “cut my teeth” in media relations publicizing the circus as it came to North Texas annually in the ‘90s. Here are a few of my … Continued

Texas Holiday Tornados Bring the Gift of Community Spirit

Texas Holiday Tornados Bring the Gift of Community Spirit

The tornados in the Dallas area the day after Christmas were absolutely devastating for many families and communities.  Lives were lost and homes were destroyed and damaged.  Pets were frightened and scattered as their homes were torn apart. Of course, the Red Cross and many others stepped in to help,  but the community spirit that … Continued