Fueling Portland’s Fastest Growing Companies

By Kelda Rericha | Jun 12, 2018

A.wordsmith and three of our clients brought home hardware from the Portland Business Journal’s Fastest-Growing Private 100 Companies event on Thursday, June 7. We were thrilled for our own #54 spot on the list, and proud to have supported UnoSquare, TerraFirma Foundation Systems and Propeller Consulting in earning their rankings on this year’s list, which […]

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Business Needs Newspapers Too

By A.wordsmith | Aug 15, 2016

The media’s been buzzing about John Oliver’s recent Last Week Tonight segment on modern journalism. You really ought to watch it yourself (beware a healthy dose of profanity), but the gist is not exactly breaking news: traditional newspapers are in big trouble. Faced with plummeting ad revenue and a public increasingly used to free, 24-hour news, […]

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How are you a thought leader? Answer these 6 questions to find out.

By Kelda Rericha | May 3, 2016

If you are reading this you likely already understand the value of thought leadership products. A thought leadership product is anything – written, video, multi-media – produced to help inform an audience on something you do really well. These products are especially critical for service organizations that rely on the smarts and unique capabilities of […]

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A Day in the Life of a PR Practitioner

By Christy Caplan | Nov 23, 2015

One of our clients, iFLY, Oregon’s only Indoor Skydiving operation, opened a few weeks ago, and I had the opportunity to fly in the tunnel this past Friday for the first time. As a PR practitioner I was nervous at first but the experience was life changing. I’ve been pitching the grand opening for weeks, and […]

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A tale of two cities: ACME shows how good employee relations made good business sense

By Kelda Rericha | Apr 20, 2015

In addition to being an incredible A. Wordsmith client and a brilliant business partner to some of Portland, Seattle and San Diego’s biggest and best companies, ACME Business Consulting is a really great place to work. Sara Fritsch, ACME’s marketing team lead, has worked with ACME for nine years in a variety of roles. Today […]

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Unleashing My Inner Talent Scout

By Ann Smith | Jul 15, 2013

Those who know me well have likely heard about my pipedream to live in Nashville and work in the country music business. This stems from my deep love of music that took old when my mom brought home a Reba McEntire greatest hits album when I was 8 years old. Since that day I have […]

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