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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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Ask Renee: How can the COO help the C-suite foster values-based behavior across the enterprise?

CCOs are increasingly challenged when it comes to building and maintaining strong reputations for their organizations, especially when some employees’ opinions or actions are in conflict with company values. Recent examples include a Google employee whose 10-page memo attacked the internet giant’s gender diversity initiatives, the sexual discrimination and abuse allegations against senior Fox News […]

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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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Ask Renee: How can I help my company prepare for a cyberattack?

According to PwC’s 2017 Global CEO Survey, cyberthreats have become a major focus of C-suite management, with almost two in three CEOs rating it among their top five concerns. Recent cyberattacks including WannaCry and Petya disrupted or halted operations at companies ranging from Mondelez, Merck, and Maersk to WPP. IBM and Ponemon’s annual Cost of […]

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Ask Renee: How can my company navigate the Trump presidency?

When candidate Donald Trump called out Ford Motor Co. for “moving jobs from Michigan to Mexico,” he triggered an avalanche of criticism for the carmaker and created a new challenge for C-suites and comms professionals. Ford’s then-CEO Mark Fields pinpointed this challenge when he told investors, “Unfortunately, we suspect facts are getting lost in the […]

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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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