How This 30-Year Communications Executive Became a Champion for Diversity

By Kamryn Perez and Rashaud Foster When it comes to maintaining a successful and prominent corporation, leaders who take the initiative to become champions of diversity, equity, and inclusion always have the center focus. Bob Jimenez makes it no debate why he was named one of the most influential Latino people in America. Voted by…… Continue reading How This 30-Year Communications Executive Became a Champion for Diversity

Say Hi: Building a More Connected World Through Weak Ties

  By Maggie Christ We’re taught that some people are outgoing and socialize easily. On the other hand, there are people who are naturally shy and doomed to face the lifelong plague of awkward encounters. However, this doesn’t have to be our truth. Two years of social distancing and virtual meetings has been a catalyst…… Continue reading Say Hi: Building a More Connected World Through Weak Ties

Ketchum CEO Discusses Serving Employees and Communities Through DE&I

  By Samia El-Harake and Brian Wright It was at least five years ago. Mike Doyle, President and CEO of Ketchum, was running the New York office and a woman who ran facilities reported a series of racial and homophobic slurs found in the men’s bathroom. By the time the news reached his office, they…… Continue reading Ketchum CEO Discusses Serving Employees and Communities Through DE&I

Game-changing CPG and Marketing Veteran, Mother of Three is Quite the ‘Fynd’

  By Sonia Sotello and Caroline Biedron Spend a few minutes chatting with Karuna Rawal and you’ll quickly understand why she is a celebrated and sought-after brand builder. For more than 25 years, Rawal has worked on well-established brands, including Folgers coffee and Jif peanut butter while at Procter & Gamble, and on Sara Lee and…… Continue reading Game-changing CPG and Marketing Veteran, Mother of Three is Quite the ‘Fynd’

My New Year’s Resolution? Proof Everything!

  By Jill O’Mahony Stewart CHICAGO PUBIC SCHOOLS I can’t shake this recent email exchange tagged “Requesting input from the communications team” on a script in development. Colleague: “I am not looking for typos or grammar help but instead more for feedback on whether or not this properly sets the stage …” Me: [sensing my…… Continue reading My New Year’s Resolution? Proof Everything!

How to Avoid Awkward Holiday Conversations

By John Millen Ah, the holidays. It’s that special time of year when we slow down, eat too much food and…engage in awkward conversations. Whether your business and family holiday gatherings are in-person or virtual, you’ll face the same old challenges in communicating during this season. While it can often be nice to mingle, sometimes…… Continue reading How to Avoid Awkward Holiday Conversations

Importance of Openness, Collaboration and Goals in Successful Agency/Client Relationships

By Kaylee Harrington Stacia Doss is driven by her passion for writing, and she has been able to tap that throughout her extensive range of agency and in-house communications experiences, including her current job as Content Marketing Manager at McKesson and earlier positions —  Communications Consultant for Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Senior Coordinator of Marketing…… Continue reading Importance of Openness, Collaboration and Goals in Successful Agency/Client Relationships

Media Pitches Create Proud Moments, Career Success

By Marina Rutter How do you get your client featured in the New York Times? In her seven years in a public relations career, Neda Veselinovic, communications manager at Motorola Solutions, has already led press trips abroad, managed healthcare communications during a global pandemic, and helped her clients get featured in major news outlets. When…… Continue reading Media Pitches Create Proud Moments, Career Success

Unexpected Pandemic Side Effect: Many Rethink Personal and Career Goals

By David Gallagher Last week I posted some news on my personal social media feeds about a – my –  decision to leave a good job with nice people. Here’s the post as it appeared, first on Instagram (reposted automatically to Facebook), and then on Twitter as a thread, and ultimately LinkedIn: Work news ……… Continue reading Unexpected Pandemic Side Effect: Many Rethink Personal and Career Goals

Phish Fan Makes Case for Vaccine and Masks

By Ryan Puckett This is a picture of me from this past weekend. Yes, I’m wearing a mask at an outdoor amphitheater to see my favorite band, Phish. I am gonna be generous and say I was joined by about 3% of the crowd in masking up. (1% would also be a fair estimate.) Let’s…… Continue reading Phish Fan Makes Case for Vaccine and Masks