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
Category: Day in the Life
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
How Can PR Pros Promote COVID Vaccinations?
Over the weekend, I got a Facebook message from long-ago college friend Susan Zanandrea. We reminisced about the “good old days” and I commented that I’m eager to see things return to a pre-pandemic “normal.” Susan’s response: “Amen to that. I am so frustrated with the non-vaccinated and conspiracy theorists. Remember when we all got…… Continue reading How Can PR Pros Promote COVID Vaccinations?
Relearning In-Person Eye Contact
By John Millen As we begin returning to in-person meetings in business and our personal lives, we are making a lot of social and personal adjustments. Having stared at people’s eyes as pixels on video screens for the past 18 months, in-person eye contact may take some getting used to. And in-person meetings and presentations will…… Continue reading Relearning In-Person Eye Contact