Congratulations to the latest class of inductees into the PRWeek Hall of Fame: Chevron’s Dave Samson, former Weber Shandwick CEO Harris Diamond, FleishmanHillard chair John Graham, Padilla chair Lynn Casey, Elon University dean Rochelle Ford, and Harley-Davidson’s Joanne Bischmann. Dave Samson, GM, public affairs, Chevron Dave Samson has been GM of public affairs at Chevron…… Continue reading Congrats to PR Week’s 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees
Nearly 300 chief communications officers, agency heads and educators met in Washington, DC last week for the 35th annual Page conference. Under the conference theme “Purpose, Policy & Protest: The Role of the Corporation on Social Issues,” the group discussed pressures facing businesses and CCOs in responding to increasing stakeholder expectations for corporate purpose and…… Continue reading Page Honorees Cite Important Leadership Traits Ranging From Courage to Active Listening
Six inspiring leaders of the public relations profession were inducted into the PRWeek Hall of Fame last night during a dinner celebration at the Grand Hyatt in New York. Each leader has contributed greatly to the success and advancement of our profession as told in these testimonials and videos from their colleagues and friends. In his acceptance…… Continue reading Six PR Legends Added to PRWeek Hall of Fame
I’m just back from this week’s annual conference of the Arthur W. Page Society—stimulated by many great sessions, speeches and one-on-one conversations with PR leaders from around the world. At one of the closing sessions, Chip Heath, author of The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact, talked about memorable powerful moments in…… Continue reading Find Your Moments of Extraordinary Impact
A week ago tonight, I shared a memorable evening with five PR leaders who were being recognized for their significant contributions to our profession. They were in New York to be inducted into the PRWeek Hall of Fame. I was there in my role as chair of the Plank Center to accept the award posthumously…… Continue reading PRWeek Hall of Fame Inductees Ask the Right Questions, Mentor Others and Love Their Jobs
“There is no off switch for a leader.” Björn Edlund uses these words to describe great leaders. The expression very definitely applies to Björn and Frank Ovaitt, winners of career achievement awards at last night’s Arthur W. Page Society annual recognition ceremony at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Björn received the Page Society’s prestigious Hall…… Continue reading Arthur W. Page Society Honors Edlund and Ovaitt
Public Relations thought leaders Richard Edelman and John Onoda accept major peer recognition awards and propose bold suggestions to help the profession evolve.