Don Polyak

Business guru, elected councilman and avid card shark, Don is a tenacious entrepreneur at heart. Before co-founding The Impact Group, Don led the business operations for Bacon’s Information, an international leader in market intelligence. Don gave up the West Coast life for the sprawling hills of Northeast Ohio and couldn’t be happier. At IGPR, Don is our champion of team spirit and day-to-day operations, spearheading strategic direction for clients and keeping up with the latest trends in public relations and business development.

Recent Posts

In What Month are Ohio School Levies Won or Lost?

Posted by Don Polyak on Feb 5, 2019 2:26:12 PM

Levy season is notorious for sneaking up on schools and government entities. As we stated in our recent blog post, the worst time to begin communicating a levy is when it’s already on the ballot, as people need to see messages 11-15 times before the details really sink in, according to advertising expert Thomas Smith.

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Topics: School Districts, Political, Education, Levy, Communications

Here's Why Your Content Strategy is Failing (& Six Ways to Fix It)

Posted by Don Polyak on Jan 8, 2019 1:10:31 PM

The new year is here, and content is still king. What does this mean for your agency? For starters, it means that the content calendar remains an indispensable tool in your marketing arsenal.

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Topics: Content, Engagement, Content Marketing, Content Marketing Plan, Business Development, Marketing, Digital Marketing, Branding

Incentivizing Your Top Employees: How and Why It Works

Posted by Don Polyak on Nov 20, 2018 9:18:39 AM

There’s truth behind the well-known statement: people don’t leave jobs; they leave leaders. Most often, employees will look for new jobs not because they are underpaid or overworked, but because they feel unappreciated and undervalued.

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Topics: Engagement, Employee satisfaction, Marketing, Appreciology, Motivation, Employee retention

Why Press Releases Still Matter

Posted by Don Polyak on Oct 1, 2018 8:45:43 AM

The speed of journalism moves faster today than any other time in history.

To maintain relevance and be engaging, marketers need to feed the content beast. The beast is always groveling, looking for the next-best deliverable to garner web traffic and social media sharing.

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Topics: Marketing Best Practices, Engagement, Content Marketing Plan, Business Development, Digital Marketing, Writing, Press Releases

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