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Oct 29

Giving Thumbtack a try

Alexander and Associates Public Relations and Web Development is giving Thumbtack a try. Let’s see if it brings in any business! They do provide a nice-looking custom badge. Alexander and Associates Public Relations and Web Development by Alexander and Associates Public Relations and Web Development Traditional public relations, social media consulting and Websites for local …

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Jun 07

Social Media Yak now in newspaper columns

Idaho Statesman Business Insider publishes Social Media Yak column 6-6-2012

Since launching the Social Media Yak radio show in February, we’ve been thinking of ways to expand it. After having worked for 12 years as a newspaper reporter, Boise social media consultant Martin Johncox knows that newspapers are looking for good advice to give their readers as well, so he has begun translating some of …

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Dec 20

Voiceovers for Boise State Public Radio

Since 2009, I’ve been doing voiceovers for Boise State Public Radio sponsors. I’ve listened to public radio for some 25 years and I it’s really an honor to volunteer my time to helping. I’ve never had any professional voice training; I was attending a public meeting with some BSPR people and they said they liked …

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Nov 21

Putting the hustle on a news release brings results

Sometimes putting the hustle on things gets results with traditional news media. Metro Express told us a day before they were going to host a tour of industry leaders at the Boise, Meridian and Nampa car washes. After a quick news release and some follow up, KTRV 12 came out and did a terrific story …

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Oct 06

Analysis of Idaho Medicaid dental issues is worth reading

One of our clients, Dr. Errol Fife at  Harrison Dental, has stopped taking Medicaid patients and has decided to direct his charitable efforts in other directions. Given the news media coverage about Idaho’s ongoing difficulties with its state budget, and its Medicaid program in particular, this is worth reading.

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Mar 31

Boise lands in Top 20 Most Socially Networked Cities

Men’s Health Magazine has put up a ranking of the 100 top cities for social networking and Boise ranks 20th, beating out San Diego, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago and New York. Also remarkable: Salt Lake City was 10th. Washington, DC was first. Boise is the smallest city in the top 20. Interesting figures, but what’s …

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Sep 22

An interview with the worst bureaucrat in Idaho

Last week, I had the displeasure of speaking with Dan Johns, supervisor of tax policy at the Idaho State Tax Commission. Like many citizens, I’m pretty upset to hear the Commission has been giving some politically well-connected taxpayers sweetheart deals, costing the state $75 million in revenue. I called the Tax Commission asking for an …

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May 11

I wouldn't mind paying for Facebook

Does anybody see the irony in groups like “I WILL NEVER PAY ONE RED CENT TO USE FACEBOOK, NO MATTER HOW MUCH A PART OF MY LIFE IT HAS BECOME” and “ONE MILLION CLOSELY NETWORKED AGAINST FACEBOOK SHARING ONE IOTA OF INFORMATION.” Yeah, it’s free and I accept that advertisers foot the bill by mining …

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May 06

Giving back

I’m not much of a joiner. Aside from Tweetups and occasional business networking meetings, I don’t join many professional or similar organizations. I know I should, but after working for clients, family, music and a bit of volunteering, I just don’t have the time. Nevertheless, I think people should give back to their profession in …

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Jan 18

Success in – and for – Payette County

Three years is a long time for a PR effort, but sometimes that’s what it takes, especially if the stakes are high. Alexander and Associates’ work for Alternate Energy Holdings Inc. paid off when the Payette County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended the county modify its comprehensive plan to  allow AEHI to move forward on …

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