Gard Communications on Blog

Gard Communications on Blog

May 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to hang like a shadow over the globe, but there's still a lot of good going on. And some of that good is coming from the clients that work with us here at Gard. ... full story » The post How Gard’s Clients are Making a Difference in the COVID-19 World — Part II appeared first on Gard Communications.

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May 13, 2020

For centuries, maps have helped us understand our world. Today, interactive maps can deliver nuanced information on demand, but present interesting UX and technical challenges. Here are two very different maps we built and how they solve specific problems. ... full story » The post Got data? Interactive maps are a functional and fun way to present it appeared first on Gard Communications.

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May 1, 2020

Your organization does good work. Your website should too. Unfortunately, it probably doesn’t. Hear from Gard’s Director of Web and Digital about why most websites are falling down on the job. ... full story » The post Is Your 24/7 Ambassador Working For You? appeared first on Gard Communications.

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Apr 16, 2020

You can't go far these days — actually you can’t really go anywhere — without the coronavirus coming up. You see the masks, the empty streets, the closed restaurants and bars. ... full story » The post How Gard’s Clients are Making a Difference in the COVID-19 World appeared first on Gard Communications.

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Feb 27, 2020

Natalie joined Gard as an account manager in 2018 after running her own public relations firm. She has a wide range of experience including communications strategy, grant writing, marketing and journalism. The thread that ties them together? Professional storytelling. From reporting on policy and politics in Washington, D.C. to writing grants for The Nature Conservancy ... full story » The post Employee Spotlight: Natalie Bennon, Account Manager appeared first on Gard Communications.

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Jan 9, 2020

Spearheading that movement is Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, one of Gard Communications’ newest clients and the founder of the annual End Well Symposium. A day-long  gathering of professionals from across disciplines — caregivers, patients, nurses, artists, educators, entrepreneurs and others — End Well is trying to help people create a new roadmap that will transform living and ... full story » The post Finding New Ways to Talk About One of Life’s Inevitable Certainties appeared first on Gard Communications.

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Dec 13, 2019

Forty years later, Gard Communications has evolved from its early days, but has never veered far from the idea that if you simply concentrate on the client work in front of you, the rest will follow. It’s a strategy that has worked well for Brian since he founded his namesake corporate advertising and public relations ... full story » The post Gard Communications Celebrates 40 Years With a Look Back — and Into the Future appeared first on Gard Communications.

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Dec 10, 2019

We joined the Oregon Symphony’s new creative chair, Gabriel Kahane, on four interviews last week to promote not only his show last weekend at the Schnitzer, but also his new role with the Symphony. “As creative chair, it is my privilege to help the Symphony bring in new music, particularly music written by those who’ve ... full story » The post New Creative Chair is Shaking Things Up at the Oregon Symphony appeared first on Gard Communications.

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Nov 26, 2019

What are the major issues on the minds of seemingly all Oregonians these days? Ask Adam Davis, and he’ll tell you. ... full story » The post What Matters Most to Oregonians appeared first on Gard Communications.

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Oct 3, 2019

While we usually focus on getting positive news coverage for our clients, the recent death of John Tongue inspired our founder, Brian Gard, to reflect on John’s leadership style in a commentary piece published in The Oregonian. John was Oregon’s leading advocate for Oregon’s safety belt law. He was both dogged and soft spoken, determined ... full story » The post The Power of an Unassuming Leader appeared first on Gard Communications.

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