Ineffective Communications

High-level, executable communications strategy is essential to reducing financial risks, study says NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA, 22 March 2013 — According to the 2013 Pulse of the Profession™ In-Depth Report: The Essential Role of Communications, recently released by Project Management Institute (PMI), poor or substandard communications accounts for more than half of the money at risk on any given project.…

Newspapers Turning Ideas into Dollars

FOUR REVENUE SUCCESS STORIES By Mark Jurkowitz and Amy Mitchell of the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism SEE AN INFOGRAPHIC OF FINDINGS VIDEO: Q&A WITH MARK JURKOWITZ    In America’s embattled newspaper industry, some business innovations are showing clear signs of success, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.…

Active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season predicted

Hurricane Sandy as seen from NOAA’s GOES-13 satellite on October 28, 2012. Download here (Credit:NOAA/NASA) In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Centeris forecasting an active or extremely active season this year. For the six-month hurricane season, which begins June 1, NOAA’s Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook says there is a 70 percent likelihood of…

NOAA’s latest mobile app provides free nautical charts for recreational boating

MyNOAACharts, a mobile app beta test for Android tablets, can easily integrate the user’s location, the nautical chart, and all the navigational information from the U.S. Coast Pilot. Download here (Credit: NOAA) As recreational boaters gear up for a summer of fun on coastal waters and the Great Lakes, NOAA is testing MyNOAACharts, a new…

Final report of Sandy service assessment

  This image was taken on October 29, 2012 from NOAA/NASA’s Suomi NPP polar-orbiting satellite. Using its Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, or VIIRS, the satellite provides forecasters more information about the storm’s cloud structure. Download here (Credit: NOAA/NASA) After a thoughtful and deliberate review, today NOAA released a report on the National Weather Service’s performance during…

“What a Brand Is” Douglas Atkin

Let’s start by talking briefly about what a brand is, and its history. A brand originally was a way for a producer of a brand, like a maker of beer, to put their ownership symbol on it and to give it a sense of authenticity. And this was really, really important when the Industrial Revolution…

Louisianians Need “Game Plan” for Hurricane Season

BATON ROUGE – With hurricane season set to begin June 1st, Governor Bobby Jindal and Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) Director Kevin Davis are urging Louisianians to “Get a Game Plan” to ensure they are prepared for a storm or natural disaster. Governor Jindal said, “Whether it’s Isaac, Gustav, Rita or Katrina…