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Today’s post comes to us from Clara Compaire of GLOBALHealthPR Spain partner, Berbés Asociados.

President of Spanish ALS Society

There is no doubt that the “Ice Bucket Challenge” has become one of the most viral campaigns ever known. Thanks to this initiative and the power of social media, Amiotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) has gone from being a virtually unknown disease globally to one that is on everyone’s lips.

In Spain, it’s catching on. [Read more…] about The Global Perspective on the #IceBucketChallenge

Today’s featured post comes to us from our GLOBALHealthPR Spain partner, Berbés Asociados.

Last Monday, in the wake of elections to the European Parliament and with no prior warning, the media was caught off-guard by an announcement by Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to call a press conference. The reason was to inform of changes to the country’s monarchy. The media were unanimous: King Juan Carlos’s abdication was a virtual certainty. Now it is a reality. [Read more…] about The Next Generation

Today´s blog post comes to us from Sara Nieto of our GLOBALHealthPR Spain partner, Berbés Asociados.


A client calls his communications partner regarding a new strategic direction that executives have just agreed to take. In the client’s mind, he already has plenty of activities he wants to convey. He provides his press office with new information, data and results to carry out his plan. This new announcement also has significant social importance, so it will interest the general public and is therefore newsworthy. [Read more…] about When Things Work Out Right

Today’s blog comes to us from Berbés Asociados, our GLOBALHealthPR partner in Spain.

2013 was not a good year for the media in Spain, according to a new annual study of the Madrid Press Association. Last year, a total of 4,434 journalists lost their jobs and 73 media companies closed. [Read more…] about Spain’s Journalists: Happy Professionals?

Spanish philosopher Baltasar Gracián, 1601-1658

In the world of international business, good manners and protocol are often essential to achieving success. Juan Luis Recio, Executive Director of GLOBALHealthPR partner in Spain, Berbés Asociados, elaborates.

“Not to lose oneself to passion is the indication of the highest spirit, and if passion may affect what is personal, it should never influence work. This is the intelligent way to avoid disappointment and achieve a reputation quickly and easily.”

This phrase is just one piece of advice in “The Art of Worldly Wisdom,” a collection of maxims, each with a commentary, written by Baltasar Gracián, a Jesuit from Aragon in Spain. While Gracián was born in 1601, over 400 years ago, his thinking remains valid and his advice useful if we adapt his teachings to present-day life. [Read more…] about “Good Things, When Short, Are Twice As Good”

What can culture teach us about nutrition?

A week of groceries in the United States
Photo: Peter Menzel/Time Magazine

Last weekend, while walking down 14th Street Northwest in Washington, DC, I was fascinated by the international flavors that surrounded me. On the left: French, Japanese, Thai and Ghanan restaurants. On the right: American fried chicken, Salvadoran, Mexican, Italian and Ethiopian restaurants. The options are as diverse as DC’s population itself. They are also a reflection of migration flow in an increasingly globalized world. [Read more…] about We Are What We Eat