Spitfire Strategies

Archive for July, 2014

After 12 Years, I’ve Learned that Learning Never Stops

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

A little over 12 years ago, I was trying to decide what to do with my life. I considered finding a way to help foundations and their grantees sharpen the skills needed to communicate well. But as I shared this idea with people I knew at successful communication firms, the… (read more)

Webinar Series: Living in a Digital World – July 23 at 1 p.m. ET

Facebook and Twitter? Email open rates? What makes good content? What else do you need to know? Join Spitfire digital maven Ellie Klerlein as she leads a webinar focused on the seven areas that are essential to creating a strong digital strategy: listening, websites, email and mobile, social media, outreach,… (read more)

“This has been a tremendous eye opener. It shows us how to pull the aspects of communications skills, from the message, to the audience. It forced us to identify our strengths and our weaknesses in an effort to become more strategic in how we prepare our messages and communicate them.”

- Training Participant

Decolonizing Narratives and Communicating Justice: Spitfire at ComNet19

Mike Carter-Conneen

By Mike Carter-Conneen
Director

  At the Communications Network Annual Conference in Austin, Texas, Spitfire Strategies was proud to host a breakout session called “Decolonizing Narratives: Authentic Messaging, Ceding Control and Reckoning with Reality.” The panel, moderated by Spitfire Director Nima Shirazi, explored the blind spots of communication professionals, the problematic choices we can… (read more)

Spitfire’s 17th Season: Leading an Evolution

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

  2002. It was a big year. George W. Bush came up with the term “Axis of Evil.” Serena Williams won her first single’s title at Wimbledon. American Idol premiered and MTV unleashed “The Osbournes” reality show. I also started my own reality series – Spitfire Strategies. It is in… (read more)

Making Your Pitches Count: Tips for Top-Notch Media Pitching Part Three

Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross
Senior Account Executive

  Communication professionals are no strangers to the challenges that journalists are facing today, from the demands of the 24-hour news cycle to budget shortfalls and understaffed newsrooms. We respect them for their tenacity and commitment to uncovering the truth, and we value being able to build relationships with them… (read more)

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