I help organizations achieve their objectives by leveraging new communication platforms and some old fashioned ones too. My passion is moving the conversation from “we want a Facebook page” to “How are we going to make a difference”. At H3 our Tulsa based public relations and strategic communications company we’ve created some amazing and successful efforts. My bio is below:
Bill Handy has more than fifteen years of advanced technical, management and academic experience in the field of public relations, marketing, strategic communications and strategic planning. He is considered an expert in his field.
In 2008 he created and still teaches the one of the first courses in the United States dedicated solely to the study of social media as it relates to strategic and tactical uses.
Bill lives in Tulsa with his wife and business partner, Shelli Holland-Handy. Together they operate H3 Strategic Communications which provides strategic communications counsel for all types of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits. Bill and Shelli are also the former owners of Dog Dish, an upscale retail boutique for pets and pet owners, which they built and developed from scratch and sold in 2009. They attribute much of the success enjoyed by Dog Dish to their use of integrated marketing and strategic communication, as well as the innovative use of technology.
Bill received his undergraduate degree in Marketing and Business Administration from Webster University and his master’s degree in Mass Communication, with an emphasis in Strategic Communication Management, from Oklahoma State University.
He has received a number of awards and accolades, most recently Oklahoma State University’s Ad Club Professor of the Year and the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals James Kraft Lifetime Achievement Award. He was inducted into the Golden Key International Honour Society as an Honorary Member and was the the 2009 recipient of the Achafoa Mortar Board Chapter Golden Torch Award which is given to a single faculty member, from each college, whom the chapter believes has made significant contributions toward the success of students, specifically for their dedication to promoting scholarship, leadership and service.
Most recently he headed up the iPad Pilot at Oklahoma State University which has received international attention and is involved in a number of social media initiatives at the University including OKStateU 1.0 a social site dedicated to helping new students transition to university life.
Bill also serves on various advisory counsels for non-profit organizations including Junior League of Tulsa and Animal Alliance of Oklahoma among others.
His super human strength is the ability to know the difference between a goal, objective, strategy and tactic and is available for consulting and speaking engagements. You can contact him via any of the sites listed on the left or simply send him an email – firstname.lastname@example.org.