Posts by Harris Vaughan

Harris Vaughan

Co-Founder/Partner

Communicating as a Brand

How should brands respond to the new normal created by the COVID-19 crisis? In Eckel & Vaughan’s “What Matters in Ten,” Harris Vaughan speaks with Stuart Polk of McLaughlin & Associates to discuss how brands should communicate with their audiences moving forward. Watch now to learn more about what brands can do to distinguish themselves as good corporate citizens and build […]

Harris Vaughan

Co-Founder/Partner

The Future of Philanthropy

How is the current environment changing corporate giving, and what can companies be doing to best engage with nonprofits right now? In Eckel & Vaughan’s first edition of ‘What Matters in Ten,” Harris Vaughan sits down (virtually) with Clare Jordan of CapDev to cover essential advice for those managing or partnering with nonprofits. Watch now to learn more about what the coming […]

Harris Vaughan

Co-Founder/Partner

Time for a turn.

We’ve enjoyed sharing our curated content of wit, wisdom and inspiration that has helped us—and hopefully you, too—cope over the past few weeks. But it’s time to look ahead. And as our country begins going back to work, it’s time to start focusing on planning for the change that’s ahead of us and the organizations […]

Harris Vaughan

Co-Founder/Partner

A letter to you.

Good news: This is not a statement from us on COVID-19. There’s plenty of that to go around. And importantly so. Rather, this is a letter from us to you. A compilation of content curated by our team that in a time like this is simply worth sharing. It’s meant to be reflective, inspiring, helpful […]

Harris Vaughan

Co-Founder/Partner

Tending to the “Important” While Dealing with the “Urgent”

About 20 years ago, I was introduced to Stephen Covey’s four quadrant planning technique. As someone whose attention span can be challenged, it helped me focus and prioritize my workload. I use it during times like these. His principle was simple. Don’t let the unimportant, non-urgent needs distract us from spending time planning for and […]

Harris Vaughan

Co-Founder/Partner

Work With Excellence: A “Seven Days Out” Review

Today at Eckel & Vaughan we took a break. Even after a ten-day hiatus, we found time to gather as a team during our lunch hour to watch the first episode in a new Netflix series entitled “Seven Days Out.” The episode, “Eleven Madison Park” takes the viewer inside the reopening of the number one […]

Harris Vaughan

Co-Founder/Partner

Thank You, Howard Rockett

“We are not in the business of creating beautiful ads. We’re in the business of solving business problems.” –  Howard Rockett, founder of Rockett Burkhead & Winslow. This little nugget of wisdom was drilled into my psyche years ago, and it stuck with me. It convinced me to go back to business school and it […]

Harris Vaughan

Co-Founder/Partner

The Rise of Influencers, Again

Long ago I was taught a powerful, timeless lesson from a great political mind. It goes like this: If you truly want to impact a community, it starts by making sure these five people know you and what you stand for: The editor of the local newspaper; The chairman of the local school board; The […]

Harris Vaughan

Co-Founder/Partner

Heaven’s Sauce

North Carolina is a land of friendly people. Yet there are many opportunities to disagree with one another. There are the obvious points of difference. Politics. Religion. Even basketball. In basketball, not only is there disagreement on the superiority of programs (Carolina vs. Duke, for example), but there is even disagreement over which rivalry within […]

Harris Vaughan

Co-Founder/Partner

Saying Goodbye to Our House Phone

I remember as a child sitting quietly in the family room of our Outer Banks cottage as neighbors would file in to place phone calls to relatives. My late fraternal grandfather was a physician. And our cottage was the only one within a quarter mile with a working phone. At my grandmother’s invitation, after breakfast […]