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?
Over many years of knowing him, Pat Ford has always delivered thoughtful insights and comments during discussions with clients, nonprofit boards and students. That’s exactly what happened when I asked Pat for his top-of-mind suggestions on how the PR community might help encourage COVID vaccinations. Here’s Pat’s suggested action plan that should be adopted…… Continue reading COVID Vaccine Communication Action Plan
Over the past weekend, I began reading Julia Freeland Fisher’s new book Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations that Expand Students’ Networks. Julia underscores how students are increasingly interacting with professionals from a wealth of industries via video chats and social learning platforms, not just in person. “How students connect—to one another, to their teachers, and…… Continue reading Build Your Career Network During College Years
“It’s too bad we never learned about her [Inez Kaiser] in school.” “Really though. I guess I’ll have to do my own research especially if I want to learn about someone in my field that looks like me.” By Kevin O. Agyakwa It was those comments above by two African-American young women from a college in…… Continue reading ‘Hidden Figures’ of Public Relations Honored at Black History Exhibit and Panel Discussion
By Taylor Shelnutt Some have called it “The Best Night in PR.” Others have described it as the Oscars of the industry. Whatever the reference, it’s clear that The Plank Center’s annual Milestones in Mentoring Gala is one of the most notable events in the public relations industry each year. The Plank Center for Leadership…… Continue reading Milestones in Mentoring: The Oscars of PR
Even if you don’t have a ticket to the Plank Center’s sold out “Milestones in Mentoring” awards gala this Thursday evening, you can get a free front row seat thanks to live streaming of the program honoring six great mentors. This year’s top mentors are: Legacy: Patrick Ford, worldwide vice chair, chief client officer, chairman, Burson-Marsteller Executive: Aylwin Lewis,…… Continue reading Hear What it Takes to be a Great Mentor