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How PR Practitioners Can Adopt LGBTQ-Inclusive Communications 

Troy Blackwell Jr. With a second wave of Covid-19 ahead, the resurgence of Black Lives Matter protests, and the recent 6-3 Supreme Court decision regarding workplace protections against discrimination for LGBTQ employees — Public Relations firms have a spotlight shining on them to see how they rise to the evergreen case for diversity.  Pride, since…

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LGBTQ+ Media and Influencers Share Advice For Marketers This Pride Month

  Mike Morra, Senior Account Executive, Taylor June marks Pride Month, and this year WorldPride, a global celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, is being held in New York City in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.  Pride is a powerful societal tool that is being increasingly embraced around the globe and, in the marketing…

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Diversity & Inclusion – The LGBTQ Experience in Public Relations

CommPRO Editorial Staff The Museum of Public Relations achieved a “first” on June 6th as they presented an evening of celebration and reflection on the communications industry’s thriving LGBTQ community…including stories from industry leaders and the warning that “We need to stay vigilant because nothing is a guarantee anymore,” according to keynote speaker Scott Widmeyer,…

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Life-changing Comms Can Be More Than Thoughts and Prayers

      The VP of communications and social responsibility for WNBA team New York Liberty highlights how her organization advocates for social justice. Maria Garcia and Michelle Patrick Each day brings about newly consequential, societal change. News coverage regularly reports on an increase in anti-LGBTQ violence, mass demonstrations following police killings of people of…

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Shelley Spector to Receive 2022 Page Distinguished Service Award

CommPRO Editorial Staff Shelley Spector, founder of the Museum of Public Relations, will be honored with the Page Distinguished Service Award at the Page Annual Conference on September 18 in Chicago. The award recognizes leaders who have strengthened the role of corporate communications and public relations in business and society through service to the profession. “Shelley started the Museum…

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“You Cannot Cry All the Time”

  “Why so much grief for me? No man will hurl me down to Death, against my fate. And fate? No one alive has ever escaped it, neither brave man nor coward, I tell you – it’s born with us the day that we are born.” – Homer, The Iliad This is the story of three journeys—two…

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A Star Chamber? Is the 14th Amendment Next?

Photo from supremecourt.gov, modified for LEVICK blog “…it’s not right to say ‘Roe is on the ballot’ in November. The 21st century is on the ballot.” – Jennifer Rubin, Opinion Columnist for The Washington Post “I would honestly be lying if I said I weren’t afraid that it could all go away.” – Jim Obergefell, lead plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges,…

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Richard Levick – All The King’s Men…

When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned.” – Herbert Hoover In honor of Independence Day and our 500th podcast we dedicate it to the memory of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, the three Freedom Summer organizers murdered, June 1964. I spent much of the…

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How to Create an Inclusive Workplace

  When it comes to the one of the biggest sources of strength in any work environment, discover how to build an inclusive workplace.  More than 157 million people make up the American workforce and each employee will have different skills and needs. As an employer, it is your responsibility to meet the needs of and…

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How Brands Can Reach Generation Z (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Born between the years 1995 and 2010, Generation Z numbers over 2 billion strong worldwide. 9 in 10 of Generation Z live in emerging markets, with India alone accounting for 1 in 5. By 2031, Gen Z’s collective income will reach over a quarter of the global income, or over…

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Pride Marketing Reaching New Heights With McDonald’s USA and Revry

In recent years, brands have realized the importance of the LGBTQ+ consumer to their business as they represent nearly $1 trillion in the U.S. alone. With Pride 2022 anticipated to be bigger and better than ever, it’s no surprise to brand powerhouse McDonald’s USA turning to the only LGBTQ-first streaming media company, Revry, as a trusted and authentic partner for a second year of pride campaigns.

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The Handmaid’s Tale

“Unhappy is the land that needs a hero.” – Bertolt Brecht, Life of Galileo We are an over-polled society, a fact which subsequently influences politicians to prefer to follow rather than lead. Yet, how is it possible that up until U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization leaked, only 20% of…

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