“What’s your job again?” Understanding public relations, public affairs, and purposeful communication

Hannah Morris Blog

When I tell people I work in public relations/public affairs, they usually assume my job involves one of three things: Yelling, “It’s handled!” into a burner phone while powerwalking through an urban landscape like Olivia Pope in Scandal. Air-kissing celebrities at star-studded affairs like Samantha Jones in Sex in the City. Drowning in impossible requests between coffee runs for “A …

Making Affairs Public—Or Keeping Them Private

Matt Moseley Blog

Public Affairs is my favorite aspect of the communications business. But what is it exactly? Public Affairs is a term of art that describes the practice of managing an organization’s relationship with stakeholders and outside interests. These can include elected officials, regulatory, policy makers, customers, local community leaders, trade associations, business groups, non-profits, unions and the media. As a practitioner, we …

What LOVE looks like at dts

Marissa Hoffman Blog

Love comes in many forms and at dovetail solutions we feel a true sense of love for the work we do, day in and day out. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we wanted to spend a moment taking stock of why we feel fortunate to call ourselves dovetailers. In our own words – plus my loving tagline for why I …

An Investment in Your Community is an Investment in Your Company

Shane Ferraro Blog

Community relations. Corporate social responsibility. Philanthropy. Or as we at dovetail solutions like to call it, Strategic Community Investment. No matter the designation, companies no longer view investing in and serving local communities as an afterthought, but rather an intentional effort equally as important as an organization’s business strategies and goals. Applicable to companies both small and large, Strategic Community …

SCI in Action: A Look Back at 2018

Marissa Hoffman Blog

At dovetail solutions, we’re proud of our Strategic Community Investment (SCI) efforts. In addition to each team member’s individual volunteer commitments, we make public outreach a cornerstone of our work through team volunteer events or financial giving. Here’s a look at some of dovetail solutions’ community investment efforts last year: SafeHouse Denver: Last March our team spent one morning volunteering …

Strategic Community Investment (SCI) Defined by Founder & CEO Andy Boian

Andy Boian Blog

There is a valiant effort put forth internationally by companies who develop a corporate giving strategy as part of their overall budget and commitment to their employees. On a regular basis, we get inquiries about the idea of investing in community. Rarely is the subject one that’s met with a great deal of preplanning, nor is there a developed plan …

Think small: three benefits of working with a boutique PR firm

Hannah Morris Blog

If you’re looking for a public relations agency in Colorado to work for, or to work for you, don’t overlook Denver boutique PR firms like dovetail solutions. Because while it’s easy to get sucked into the hype surrounding industry giants, bigger isn’t always the best choice for your personal or professional brand. Here are three reasons why you should think …

Public Relations: from B-to-C to B-to-B

Lea Gralewski Blog

When starting off in your career, it can be challenging to know what industry truly piques your interest. It certainly was for me. Though I had my degree and skill set from college, I wasn’t sure what type of PR I was interested in going into. While I was originally intrigued by PR for entertainers, restaurants and consumer products, I’ve …

What is Public Relations?

Matt Moseley Blog

Advertising is something you pay for. Publicity is something you earn. At dovetail solutions our public relations practice is based on the art and science of enhancing or defending the reputation of an organization, company or an individual. There are many aspects of public relations and they may include reputation management, branding, building coalitions, media relations, messaging, events, community investment, …

Gavin Newsom in Final Campaign Push

Andy Boian Blog

dovetail solutions is proud to have served as the leading general consultant for Gavin Newsom’s gubernatorial campaign for this election cycle, 2018. We are proud of the work we’ve done and very grateful for the support we’ve received nationwide. We wish the incoming administration our best wishes as they begin their tenure. Check out this latest video from the campaign… “Courage …