Happy Birthday AgNewsWire!

Cindy Zimmerman

Fifteen years ago this month, ZimmComm introduced an “innovative news distribution service for agriculture” called AgNewsWire, which has since become “Agriculture’s Virtual Newsroom” and a trusted source for agribusiness news and content from industry events. In the new virtual reality of COVID-19, AgNewsWire is more relevant than ever. Two recent examples of virtual newsrooms this year are the Cattle Industry …

Media, Public Relations, Virtual, ZimmComm Announcement

2020 Ag Relations Council Golden ARC Awards Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

Zoom provided the platform for this year’s virtual presentation of the Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) Golden ARC Awards. Getting us started was John Blue Truffle Media, ARC President and the awards were announced by Kristy Mach, ARC Executive Director. Congratulations to all the winners including Padilla for receiving the Golden ARC de Excellence with its “A Recipe for Success: Fruits …

ARC, Public Relations

NAMA #COVID19 Feedback Survey Results

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Agri-Marketing Association just completed a simple survey of members with questions about their plans/intentions for the coming quarters of the year as well as the rest of the year as a whole. I thought they had great participation with 212 respondents. Here are a couple of the questions with tidbits from the results. You can see the full …

Advertising, Ag Groups, Agencies, Agribusiness, Marketing, Media, NAMA, Podcasts, Public Relations

Agricultural Relations Council Seeks Golden ARC Entries

Cindy Zimmerman

Entries are now being accepted for the Agricultural Relations Council Golden ARC Awards. “The Golden ARC Awards program provides an excellent opportunity for public relations (PR) professionals to get feedback on their work and find out how their work stacks up against the others in the business of ag PR,” said ARC Executive Director Kristy Mach. “Contest categories range from …

ARC, Public Relations

ARC Webinar on Virtual Newsrooms

Cindy Zimmerman

The Ag Relations Council (ARC) webinar this Thursday is all about Virtual Newsrooms For Companies and Organizations with ZimmComm president Chuck Zimmerman. In the webinar, Chuck will answer these important questions – and more! What is a virtual newsroom? How can it be used in marketing, communications, and PR? What are the resources needed to run a virtual newsroom? In …

ARC, Media, Public Relations

ZimmCast 635 – Biodiesel Blogging & Virtual Newsrooms

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this week’s program you’ll hear from the National Biodiesel Conference and some of the content we produced for the Biodiesel Conference Blog – our 15th year as the biodiesel bloggers! Among those featured are National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen; NBB Chairman Chad Stone, REG; American Soybean Association CEO Ryan Findlay; Illinois soybean …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Marketing, Public Relations, ZimmCast

Congrats to 2019 Golden ARC Awards Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

The Ag Relations Council (ARC) had a great annual meeting last week in Kansas City where they announced the winners for the 2019 Golden ARC Awards contest. The Golden ARC de Excellence award is given to the best all-around entry in the campaigns division and this year that honor was 2019 Golden ARC Award Winners bestowed upon a campaign produced …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, ARC, Public Relations

2018 Golden ARC Winners Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

Find out who won 2018 Golden ARC Awards at the annual meeting this week. Winners of the Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) 2018 Golden ARC Awards Contest were announced June 21 at the organization’s annual professional development meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. Recipients of this year’s Golden ARC Awards join an elite group of highly-respected leaders in agricultural public relations in the …

ARC, Public Relations

Golden ARC Awards “Call for Entries” Announced

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) is calling all entries for the annual Golden ARC Awards, which allows agricultural public relations professionals to submit their best work for comparison to that of colleagues working in companies, agencies, associations and other organizations around the globe. New this year is a reduced price for entries. As an added benefit, entrants receive written critique …

ARC, Public Relations

AgNewsWire vs. AgWired

Chuck Zimmerman

This post has been a while in the making. Why a while? Because ZimmComm New Media, LLC pioneered something called many names like new media, social media, social network, blogs, podcasts and we’ve been developing and changing them in many ways over the last 13+ years. I think we can now more easily define our services. Late last year for …

Media, Public Relations