Working With State Press Associations Can Enhance Your Communications

Working With State Press Associations Can Enhance Your Communications

In August I attended the West Virginia Press Association (WVPA) annual conference in Charleston, W.Va., and I can attest local newspapers of all sizes and circulations are seeking ways to remain relevant and leverage their assets to keep the news machine running. Each state has a press or media association, and I would highly recommend that you explore ways to work with the ones in your geography or in states where you are trying to pitch earned media content.

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Discovering Yourself: The Branding Journey

Discovering Yourself: The Branding Journey

Branding is the process of giving a meaning to a specific organization, company, product or service by creating and shaping a brand in consumers’ minds. However, the tricky part of branding is that it isn’t just what a company says its branding is – branding is what consumers think and feel it is. That’s why it’s not as simple as saying, “We’re great!”

Strong brands are not only immediately identifiable by consumers, but also bring up particular feelings for consumers. They also often outperform competitors and provide more opportunities for their employees.

At Asher, our job is to become an extension of our clients to fully learn all they have to offer in order to help them with branding so they can achieve their strategic, financial and growth goals.

To accomplish this, we have developed a specialized branding process to help clients craft their brand story.

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Asher Agency Enjoys Eight-Year Partnership with ACSM in Releasing Its Annual Fitness Index

Asher Agency Enjoys Eight-Year Partnership with ACSM in Releasing Its Annual Fitness Index

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) / Elevance Foundation (formerly Anthem) Fitness Index is in its 15th year, and Asher Agency is privileged to be a partner for the past eight years in announcing the fittest cities in America.

The 2022 ACSM/Elevance Fitness Index evaluated America’s 100 largest cities using 34 health behaviors, chronic diseases, and community infrastructure indicators.

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The State of Traditional Media: Traditional Media and Governmental Rules

The State of Traditional Media: Traditional Media and Governmental Rules

How much time have you spent scrolling today? While millions of us spend countless hours engaging with our phones, it’s easy to think digital is the only advertising that matters. However, traditional media – any form of mass media that was available before the advent of the Internet – continues to play a substantial role in marketing today. This is particularly true of certain industries, such as government agencies.

However, working with traditional media isn’t as easy as just buying some air time and calling it a day. It’s much more complicated than that, especially when it comes to government advertising, which comes with particular rules, regulations and recommendations that call for experienced media pros.

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