Insights

Come and Take It! Celebrate Texas Independence Day

  “There are two places where a nation was born: Philadelphia and Washington, Texas.” We’re not sure who is the original orator of that phrase, but on this day, every

Whether it’s a wall or more troops, immigration and border security is the top concern for Texans

Yesterday President Trump announced he “will hurl federal officials into the task of building a wall on the US-Mexico border,” combined with other measures to enforce or enact immigration policies

Texans elect Trump to Oval Office, as predicted

For the majority of the United States, November 8, 2016 was nothing short of suspenseful. As pollsters at the Washington Post, New York Times and just about every political blog

What does the general election mean for Texas?

By Rich Oppel Sr. Following an election of historic proportions, Texan leaders have been placed in a powerful position to expand their influence on a national level. What opportunities did

Editorials invite criticism but voice values

Endorsements may not matter but newspaper’s principles do Originally published by O’Dwyer’s By Arnold García When people ask me what I did for a living, I tell them that I was

Communication Counts When You’re Saving Lives

By: Angela Dejene Originally published by O'Dwyers Mothers bring their children to Laura's Maternity Home & Clinic for vaccinations and health checks in Accra, Ghana on January 9, 2014.- Bill

Mom was right: Choose your words carefully – and well

By: Arnold Garcia One of the enduring stories of Depression-era Hollywood was George S. Kaufman’s reply to a demand for a quick turnaround on a script: “Do you want it

Art Acevedo, a Great Communicator

By: Thomas Graham Austin’s violent crime rate was down 6 percent in 2015, according to the front-page lead article in the American-Statesman. A lot of credit should go to Art

What Clinton-Trump Teaches Us About Messaging

By Thomas Graham For the business leader thrust into the public eye, two clear lessons emerge from the first Clinton-Trump debate: Stay on message. Donald Trump was prepared and disciplined

When Women ‘Amplify’ Other Women in Meetings

By:  Angela Dejene All right, women. Raise your hand if you’ve been talked over by men while trying to make an important point in a meeting. Raise your hand if

Block That Metaphor

By: Rich Oppel I'm all for metaphors. I like anecdotes, analogies and similes, too. They enliven our language, create pictures in the minds of our listeners or readers, and bring concreteness

More than a “Celebrity Endorsement:” Content co-creation requires relationships with brands and influencers

By: Jake Clements, VP of Marketing & Advertising The world has changed. Buyers have new ways to find what they are looking for. The entire world's marketplace is now in the