Posts by Matt Ferraguto

Matt Ferraguto

Client Services Director

Four Things Worth Talking About in Robert Cialdini’s “Pre-Suasion”

“Four Things Worth Talking About…” is a series of blog posts where we turn the tired, traditional book review on its head and instead focus on the four most powerful anecdotes, lessons, or observations contained in the book. Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade is the third book reviewed for this series. Overview: Robert Cialdini is […]

Matt Ferraguto

Client Services Director

The Art of the Informational Interview: Ten Commandments for Job Seekers in 2017

I originally wrote this blog post shortly after completing my own job search in 2011. Based on some great feedback I received and some recent informational interviews I’ve done, I decided to update the tips for 2017.  You graduated from college. You polished up your résumé (and shoes) and check the want ads every morning. So […]

Matt Ferraguto

Client Services Director

We’re Hiring: Executive Assistant

Eckel & Vaughan, the full-service strategic communications firm in Raleigh, is seeking an executive assistant to manage all aspects of the calendars and communications of its two founders, ensuring that both fulfill their commitments to agency staff and clients and adhere to the agency’s strategic plan. Successful candidates must demonstrate particularly strong interpersonal and organization […]

Matt Ferraguto

Client Services Director

E&V Grows Business Development Team and Adds New Partner

Amid strong growth, Eckel & Vaughan (E&V), the full-service strategic communications agency based in Raleigh, named a new partner and expanded its business development team. The firm’s new partner is Pres Davenport, currently E&V’s business development director and an E&V employee since 2012. Pres becomes the company’s fourth partner, joining co-founders Harris Vaughan and Albert Eckel and […]

Matt Ferraguto

Client Services Director

LinkedIn’s “Mentioned in the News” Feature Breaks Trust with Users

Last summer, LinkedIn rolled out a new feature, called “Mentioned in the News,” designed to increase engagement on the platform. While this feature may appear innocuous at first, it’s a deceptive practice that can actually damage the reputations of LinkedIn users. Below are more details about the new feature and instructions on how to disable it, […]

Matt Ferraguto

Client Services Director

Job Opportunity: Business Development Manager

Eckel & Vaughan is looking for a Business Development Manager who can join and help grow our business development team. If you think you’d be a strong fit for our team or know someone else who would be, you can find the job posting and application details here: https://www.eandvgroup.com/job-opportunities/business-development-manager/

Matt Ferraguto

Client Services Director

Alexander Hamilton, Founding Father of Public Relations

Most historians peg the birth of modern public relations to the late 19th or early 20th century. But one of America’s founding fathers was pioneering the art of public relations nearly two centuries earlier, demonstrating a sophisticated understanding of both mainstream media and public opinion. In addition to being the first Secretary of the Treasury, author […]