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YES, WE CAN … AND NOW WE MUST DO

“Try not to get fatigued with all the humanitarian demands, no matter how many disasters we face.” “Donate cash not goods – relief organizations can more easily and effectively deploy their own goods with your cash support.” “Keep your fellow citizens in your thoughts and prayers, but also in your philanthropy.” “We must do more. […]

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REPUTATION HITS DON’T COME CHEAP

Reputation. It’s what elite strategic communications and public affairs strategists protect for their clients. Lucratively, so.  As a result, firms continue to aggressively compete to gobble up this profitable service line. Sovereign representation has long been seen as possessing a unique industry niche with the greatest financial reward in the space but also coming with […]

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Are We Entering the “Golden Age” of PR? My Thoughts Following PR Council’s Harvard Leadership Program

  For two days in mid-June, I went back to school. No grades, no pressures. Just me in a classroom with a world-class professor and 28 of my industry peers. Our master of ceremonies was Dr. Ashish Nanda, Robert Braucher Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School Executive Education Fellow. Dr. […]

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You Say You Want a Revolution?

That’s exactly what the colonists wanted when they fought for independence from the British Empire over 200 years ago.  As I write this mid-year post, I realize it is our nation’s Independence Day.  Happy Fourth of July!  It’s not my job to get political, as we are a bi-partisan association, so I won’t.  Although I […]

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HR TALK: Mitigating Proximity Bias for Flexible Working

Supporting workplace flexibility is a table stake in the modern workplace. If we in the agency world want to attract and retain the best talent, we have to create an environment where employees can navigate the many demands – both personal and professional – that come along with being connected 24/7. Flexibility is not just […]

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HAVE A GAME PLAN NOW FOR CHANGES AT THE TOP

I recently came across a jaw-dropping finding from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD): Nearly two in three U.S. public and private companies have no formal CEO succession plan in place. At the same time, according to Harvard Business Review, every year 10-15 percent of corporations appoint a new CEO due to retirement, dismissal, […]

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LEADERSHIP TRAINING: IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START

It’s account coordinator season again. Across the country agencies are about to onboard a new “class” of entry level employees – recent college graduates who, most likely, had one, two or three internships during their college years. Optimism abounds – for these new faces and for your staff. On the one side: “The first job […]

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The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Lessons Learned From PRC’s First CMO Advisory Breakfast

If you had told me 10 years ago that I’d be sitting in a room with 10 CMOs wanting to discuss public relations, I would have said you were nuts. However that is exactly what I did this past week. Matt Harrington, our chair, and members of the PRC gathered a group of CMOs together at the […]

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