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Corporate Social Responsibility: The Risks and Rewards of Pursuing ESG Priorities

Companies that act in an ethical, responsible manner can create a huge advantage in recruiting, retention and sales. An expert shares how to pursue meaningful, sustainable programs. Robby Brumberg, Editor, Ragan.com As feather-haired Andre Agassi boldly stated in a bygone era: “Image is everything.” That’s still kind of true. But a more precise update for…

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5 Reasons Why Corporate Brand Isn’t Everything, It’s the Only Thing.

Linda Dunbar, Global PR and Corporate Communications Strategist Much has changed since the sponsorship of Masterpiece Theater by Mobil was considered corporate brand execution. Authenticity and values are now well-established elements of corporate brand but even that is just the beginning. Values are essential to defining who you are as a company. And while stakeholders…

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Making Decisions During A Corporate Crisis

Dian Griesel, President,  Dian Griesel International The word “crisis” originates from the Greek krisis, which translates, literally, as “decision.” When public companies are faced with crises, decisions must be made about how best to communicate this information to shareholders, the investment community, the media and the public at large. However, just as there’s good stress (cardio…

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Planning the Most Effective Virtual Investor and Shareholder Meeting

Lauren Weatherly, SVP of Marketing, PGi  Much of the conversation about moving to virtual events amid the COVID-19 pandemic has focused on trade shows, sales meetings and industry conferences.  But the pandemic has forced companies to rewrite how they approach investor and shareholder meetings as well. The changes over the past 16 months even prompted the…

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Richard Levick On The Final Episode of M*A*S*H

  Almost 38 years ago to the day, CBS aired the final episode of M*A*S*H, a two-and-a-half-hour episode which was, as we used to say, appointment television. Long before the days of VCRs, America made it a point to be home in front of their televisions to hear for the last time that “Suicide was painless,…

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Real Herd Immunity- Not Writing Off Those Over 60 or With Preexisting Conditions

Bill Ide, III, Partner, Corporate Governance, Akerman I’m well north of 60, someone who’s been blessed to survive multiple bouts with cancer. There are millions like me who want to continue being active and playing leadership roles in our communities. Instead, we’re being abandoned, thoughtlessly driven to the sidelines (or at least to our family-room sofas)…

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Richard Levick – The Bucks Stop Here

  Richard Levick, Esq., Chairman & CEO, LEVICK When the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted game five of their NBA series against the Orlando Magic to protest police brutality, they took sports’ biggest stand since Muhammad Ali – during the height of the Vietnam War – lost everything and was stripped of his boxing crown for announcing he…

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Richard Levick on The Devil and Miss Jones

  Richard Levick, Esq., Chairman & CEO, LEVICK For those of you who don’t remember the 1941 fictional business-love story of the same name, it is about the richest man in the world, J.P. Merrick. (Get it? Even the opening credits begin with a tongue-in-cheek reminder that the movie is fictional and asks not once but…

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Corporations Must Look to Adopt a New Paradigm

  Bill Ide, III, Partner, Corporate Governance, Akerman Richard Levick, Esq., Chairman & CEO, LEVICK Late one night during the financial crisis of 2008–2009, when working around the clock was the order of the day in the AIG war room, a team member left the building to grab takeout for dinner. Having forgotten to remove his AIG…

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The Importance of Putting People First During COVID-19

Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., APR, President and CEO, Institute for Public Relations Steve Cody, Founder and CEO, Peppercomm, IPR Chair Recently, the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) and Peppercomm released a new e-book featuring 30 senior communication executives discussing how they are handling COVID-19 and looking ahead to the future. Of the 30 executives, one common…

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Truth on Trial: Implications for Communicators (On-Demand Video)

    #TruthOnTrial Event Overview Major Garrett, Chief White House Correspondent, CBS News; Richard S. Levick, Chairman & CEO, LEVICK; Joe Lockhart, Former Press Secretary to President Clinton; Michael Zeldin, CNN Legal Analyst; Anthony Scaramucci, Former White House Communications Director for President Trump;  Sheryl Battles, VP, Communications and Diversity Strategy at Pitney Bowes  and others…

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2018 Proxy Season Preview (Webinar On-Demand)

  Webinar Overview Our expert panel representing points of views of investors and advisers to issuers will preview the 2018 proxy season and provide participants insights into anticipated hot button issues, expected shareholder proposals, changes in proxy advisory firm policies, effects of the new SEC guidance on shareholder proposals, and trends in shareholder activism.  The panel discussion will answer these key questions:…

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