Posts by Guest Columnist

Conquering the “Second-Night Slump”: How to Avoid Career Burnout

Opening night in the theatre is equivalent to the rookie season of the #1 draft-pick athlete—an accumulation of nerves and anticipation that makes for an adrenaline-filled performance. However, the dreaded “sophomore slump” that plagues the hearts of devoted sports fans is also paralleled in the arts, with the curse known as the “second-night slump.” The […]

McGavock H. Edwards, APR Named Partner, SVP of Strategy and Client Service

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   McGavock H. Edwards, APR Named Partner, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Client Service NC native focuses on team development, client service and strategy RALEIGH, N.C. – Strategic communications agency, Eckel & Vaughan is pleased to announce McGavock Henderson Edwards, APR as partner and senior vice president of strategy and […]

Self Care Isn’t Selfish

As vain as it might sound, I’m passionate about self care. Testing new beauty products – whether it’s a milky cleanser or a ceramide-rich cream – has become a hobby of mine, especially since the first “stay at home” order. My coworkers and friends often ask me for skincare advice, because they know I’m always […]


“Trouble produces endurance, endurance produces character and character produces hope.” -Romans 5:3-4 April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and in my role on SAFEchild’s Board of Directors, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about resilience—the struggle to persevere after adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). While little can compare to the horror of abuse and neglect, the […]

Leading Communications Agencies Reboot Award-Winning Diversity Program for High School Students

Leading Communications Agencies Reboot Award-Winning Diversity Program for High School Students Week-long “What We Do You Can Too” internship fosters career connections with underrepresented students and communications professionals in Wake County RALEIGH, NC [June 14, 2019] – What We Do You Can Too (WWDYCT), a program that matches high school students with communications professionals, reboots […]

3 Digital Marketing Trends Worth Talking About

In this series, we reflect on notable trends in the ever-evolving digital marketing world. What stuck out to us in the second quarter of 2018? Google and Facebook’s digital ad duopoly is waning While Google and Facebook continue to account for a combined majority of the digital ad market, their collective percentage of growth is […]

How Brands Benefit From Practicing Gratitude

Of all the character traits instilled in us as children, there is one that can set us apart if we choose to carry it into our adulthood. Many memorable athletes, business leaders, entertainers, and world changers personify this value. That value is gratitude: the embodiment of being thankful and appreciative. Science tells us that the practice […]

The Six Demographics Changing North Carolina and What It Means for Communicators (Part 1)

Last month, the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce hosted their second-annual Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Conference. Dr. James Johnson, a professor at the UNC Kenan-Flagler School of Business, opened the conference by discussing the six disruptive demographics that will change North Carolina forever. Some of these may be surprising, but others are demographic shifts that […]