The 2011 Garrity Perception Survey of New Mexico residents provides a unique take on the perception of government. Only 18% of residents trust government to do the right thing most of the time. And 54% feel that Government is trying to do too many things.
In the 2011 Garrity Perception Survey, New Mexico residents rated the “courts and the justice system” as the 14th least favorable out of 16 industries, finishing just behind “major business corporations” and just ahead of the “commercial construction industry.”
While everyone knows the answer to the New Mexico’s official state question (Christmas), how do people feel about the industry that provides us red and green chile? Oil and gas tax and royalty contributions account for more than 20 percent of New Mexico’s general fund revenues, but does the industry have a favorable impression in our state? Where professions and people are raised – do we trust our pastor or priest more than our physician? How much do we trust family, relatives and friends? Do New Mexico residents have more trust in lawyers or journalists? The answers to these questions help shape communication strategies for our clients.
In 2007, I participated in my first PRSA Counselors Academy event. The opening session featured a speaker talking about this social media thing called Twitter, I was hooked. Over the years, #CAPRSA programs have kept pace; addressing new technologies and ways to help connect my firm and clients with our respective target audiences.
There are a lot of people jumping on the Groupon bandwagon. The discount service provides some tremendous value, helping businesses … Read More “Is there something better than Groupon?”
About 9:45pm, the “horror of the night” (thank you Jay Baer for the epic line) manifested itself, this hotel is located right next to the railroad tracks and highway. Calling the front desk, I learn that the train comes through two/three times a night. My room literally swayed and shook when the train passes. When the third train passed at 3am, it occurred to me… the front desk actually moved me from the peaceful east side of the hotel to the Armageddon’esqe cacophony of the west side.
One of the great things about our country is found in the peaceful transfer of power resulting from a free election.
One of the worst things about our country is seen in the political advertising that takes place leading up to the said election.
Case and point, today’s Albuquerque Journal featured a new front page “sticky” asking voters to elect the sitting Sheriff for another term. It was placed right next to the lead headline, a story about one of his Deputies who was killed yesterday.
Since January of this year (2010), I’ve been participating in the Team in Training program offered by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. As a result of their program, I’ve had a chance to raise awareness about blood cancers, generate some additional funds for medical research and complete a few memorable athletic milestones.
Participating in and completing the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon, Denver Rock and Roll Half Marathon and Day of the Tread Half Marathon, I’ve learned many things. But none more important than “run your own race.”