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Growing During the Pandemic and Recession

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR  Although many companies responded to the current pandemic and recession by trimming expenses and their workforce to survive, those may not have been the best steps. Companies that outgrew the gross national product in the last recession (December 2007 to June 2009) earned three times more than their competitors both during…

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“The Most Important Work of Our Careers” – Agency Leaders Find Unexpected Challenges and Lots of Opportunity in the Middle of the Pandemic

Britt Carter, President, TPC Growth During a recent CommPRO Executive Roundtable, the mood was surprisingly upbeat. Just months before, this group, comprised of leaders and legends from across the PR agency world, was expressing an existential predicament: business disappearing, payroll and rent mounting, teams dissolving, and every day seemed to deliver another steaming GrubHub bucket of…

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GreenPath and Homeownership Preservation Foundation Launch 995Hope Website to Protect Households During Pandemic

CommPRO Editorial Staff GreenPath Financial Wellness, a national nonprofit that provides financial counseling and debt management services, and its affiliate Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF), recently launched the 995hope.org website which provides information to help renters and homeowners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic manage through financial challenges. It is estimated there are nearly 3 million U.S.…

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Identifying and Addressing Mental Illness Hot Spots Caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic

CommPRO Editorial Staff Mental Health America (MHA), along with Lundbeck, announce the launch of a groundbreaking new initiative that will apply analytics on the data set created from MHA’s extensive mental health screenings, plus publicly available data sets, to find mental health hotspots and address the rapidly escalating mental health impacts emerging from the COVID-19…

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PR Pros Pandemic Relief (Advertorial)

CommPRO Editorial Staff @NewsReleaseWire.cpm from ExpertClick.com Who?  For PR Professionals. Must be with a bona-fide PR firm or have APR credentials.  Freelancers with agency background good too. What?  Free use of NewsReleaseWire,com for one client.  PR Professionals get the Signature Level account as shown at www.ExpertClick.com/join. When?  Now, and for duration of 2020. Where?  Register at: www.ExpertClick.com/free.…

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FHLBank San Francisco Awards $3.5 Million in Grants for Pandemic Relief and Economic Development to 97 Nonprofit Organizations

CommPRO Editorial Staff The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco awarded $3.5 million in grants to 97 nonprofits through its 2020 AHEAD Program. The grants, delivered by FHLBank San Francisco member financial institutions to nonprofits in Arizona, California, and Nevada, are aimed at providing both immediate and long-term pandemic relief and boosting economic development…

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Public Relations and the Pandemic

  Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR Besides raining chaos on everyone and every industry, COVID-19 also afforded some Public Relations  professionals unique opportunity. Such was the case for many brands, including Avon, which recognized that women and children were at greater risk for domestic violence than others after lockdowns were declared. Through its foundation, Avon partnered with…

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The Best Companies Provide Support for New Parents During Pandemic

Employees facing life changes during the pandemic need support now, more than ever and their employers are smart to respond.  Amy Beacom, Ed.D, Center for Parental Leave Leadership and Deanna Siegel Senior, PhD, DSS Advisory  Imagine having just welcomed a new child and gearing up to return to work from parental leave. Then, the COVID-19…

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Reflections on Working During a Pandemic

Laura Kane, Head of Communications for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) As I enter the 6th month of my quarantine, it seems like just yesterday that I started remote working.  Early on, I enjoyed the short commute and the perks of working from home. After May 15, 2020, working from my apartment seemed to…

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Pandemic Planning for Schools: Adopting and Adapting Public Spaces 

Barrett Feldman, Principal, PSF Projects In a world with the Covid-19 pandemic, how do we create a reopening plan for schools that can protect the health, safety and well being of students physically, mentally and emotionally – as well as that of parents, teachers, administrators and community members?  Rules and Guidelines for a safe indoor…

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How United Airlines Made a Big Change During the Pandemic

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR  The COVID-19 pandemic has hurt many different industries, but it has wreaked havoc on the airline industry. Several airlines were hit very hard as travel restrictions were put in place and many people had to be quarantined. While some business and personal air travel continued, it was not nearly enough to…

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OriginClear® Creates Water Marketplace to Finance New Form of Water Treatment It Believes Will Sentence Pandemic Wannabes to Lonelier Death

Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group What role to do you think more widespread water treatment can play in helping to prevent future pandemics?  Can it be that more sanitation could drown future COVID-19’s before they surface?   A genius I know, OriginClear® CEO Riggs Eckelberry, firmly believes it can and to finance it, he has…

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A Pandemic-Driven Mindset Shift – The Great Unlearning

J. Mark Riggs, CEO, TPC Growth The world has become an unfamiliar place. Our industry has been flipped on its head, disrupted, disbanded and in some respects, dismantled. Before the pandemic we had become too comfortable. We had strayed too far from the principles of great account management. Now we don’t have the luxury of…

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