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MORE LESSONS FROM THE PRC CMO ADVISORY BREAKFAST SERIES & MORE CH-CH-CH-CH CHANGES FASCINATING ME

“Strange fascination, fascinating me; Changes are taking the pace I’m going through…” David Bowie It may seem like I write a lot about changes in our industry; but in my role, I have the opportunity to see these changes happening every day and communicate them back to you. Last month, we conducted our second CMO Advisory […]

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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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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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COMMUNICATING IN A TRUMP WORLD: GSG AND PR COUNCIL BRING PR VETS TOGETHER TO WEIGH IN

Communicating in a Trump World: GSG and PR Council Bring PR Vets Together to Weigh In By Jon Silvan Founding Partner and CEO, Global Strategy Group Board Member, PR Council   The first few weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency have tested the media and communications industry in ways previously unimaginable. A tweet can enrage protesters […]

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WELL DUH, PR IS PERSONAL

Obviously the P in PR stands for public, but in today’s business environment a better fit might be personal. While for now it may not be possible to rebrand an acronym representing an entire industry, taking a personal approach to PR has the benefit of forging deeper connections with clients and the target audience. If […]

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