The 5 Most Valuable Corporate History Materials to Use for Research

From your corporate website and social media to collateral and presentations, there are endless opportunities to highlight your corporate history. But actually undertaking the research is a daunting task for many. While everyone on your team might have a general understanding of your company’s history, finding the actual information can be a difficult, time-consuming task. Here…

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Beyond the History Video and PowerPoint: Four Proven Ways to Use Storytelling in Your Onboarding and Training Programs

Corporate onboarding and training programs increasingly emphasize using storytelling as a best practice to help messages stick. Many companies are reconfiguring their learning model to ensure that their people come out of training informed and engaged. Often, a video or a few presentation slides dedicated to the history of the organization is as deep as…

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Papers of Senator Jeff Bingaman Move to Permanent Home at the University of New Mexico

The papers of Jeff Bingaman, a 30-year U.S. senator from New Mexico, have moved to their permanent home at the University of New Mexico’s Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections. The History Factory inventoried the Senator’s legislative files to prepare them for use. The series consisted of more than 800 linear feet of materials…

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Jack Felton, longtime friend of The History Factory, dies at age 84

John W. “Jack” Felton, longtime head of communications at McCormick Spices and noted PR advocate and educator, passed away on May 7, 2013. Anyone who has the read The History Factory’s Oral History will recognize Jack as one of our company’s earliest supporters and cheerleaders. Although “risk-taker” is not a characteristic that commonly emerges from…

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The Future of History

The internet is amazing. Yes, it can also be a cesspool of uselessness, but at its best, the web offers some impressive and innovative means of sharing information—sights, sounds and stories. At The History Factory, we’re always on the lookout for fresh ways to get a story out there. We also happen to dig well-produced…

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Virtual Exhibit Enhances Zurich in North America’s Centennial Celebration

How Zurich’s traveling exhibits evolved into a dynamic and interactive virtual experience The History Factory was pleased to create and implement traveling exhibits as part of Zurich in North America’s centennial celebration. Displayed at financial services industry events throughout 2012, these exhibits shared Zurich’s 100-year history of insuring and helping to build the America we…

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Internet as truth-teller: Why you shouldn’t shy away from the Web’s archiving capabilities

The ongoing scandal involving David Petraeus, former head of the CIA, proves one thing: The Internet never forgets. Part of the national debate centers on sensitive information in e-mail messages that some argue should have stayed housed safely on a secure network or computer. E-mails aren’t the only online artifacts that can boomerang on the…

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