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Leadership Learnings from the Pandemic

Leslie Grossman, Founder, Her Circle Leadership, and Faculty director, Women’s Leadership, GWU-Center for Excellence in Public Leadership When we are confined to our homes, time can seem infinite. Even if you are juggling homeschooling with working, taking some quiet time to look inward and outward to what’s possible in the future is time well spent. As…

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How Digital Agencies Are Rebuilding After the Pandemic (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound effect on the economy, but small businesses took an especially hard hit. In fact, 96% of small businesses were affected by the pandemic which resulted in substantial layoffs and even some businesses having to shut their doors.  In the midst of the pandemic, 30%…

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The Rise of Domestic Violence During the Pandemic (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Did you know more than 200 million women and girls are victims of domestic violence in a typical year? During the pandemic, helplines received five times as many calls as previously. Domestic violence cases have especially spiked in the U.S. with Portland, Oregon seeing a 22% increase in arrests related…

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Inflation: The Great Pandemic Pricing Reset    

  Simon Locke, CEO of CommunicationsMatch™ We tend to think of inflation in the context of modest annual price increases that drive up the cost of living. Each year the price of what we buy rises by a few percent. Salaries and charges for services are increased to match or exceed this.  The speed at which…

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The Media and The Pandemic – Is the Coverage Balanced?

Leslie Gottlieb During the pandemic we have depended on the media – print, electronic and social media – for information on the latest variant, wearing masks, social distancing, COVID’s effects on the economy, the healthcare system, education, the arts, travel and more.  We have been inundated with daily – often hourly – alerts.  Recent headlines…

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What the Pandemic Teaches About Crisis Management and Leadership

Helio Fred Garcia This week marks the start of the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. By the end of 2021 more than a half million Americans were catching COVID-19 every day. One in every six Americans had come down with the virus; one in every four hundred had died. Much…

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Museum of PR Announces Post-Pandemic Plan to Reopen to Public

  CommPRO Editorial Staff The Museum of Public Relations, the world’s only museum serving the PR field, announced today it will reopen for in-person visits at the start of Spring Semester, 2022.  The Museum, which has not held in-person exhibits since March 2020, has spent the last 20 months providing virtual Museum tours to organizations…

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eCommerce Aiding Women During the Pandemic (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing eBay always strives to support their creative and passionate community of sellers, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In 2020, the pandemic brought with it multiple challenges that affected the society and economy, such as job loss, reduced income, and increased household and childcare responsibilities.  However, selling on eBay, whether to…

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Employers and Employees Disagree about Company Culture During Pandemic

  A recent series of surveys conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) uncovered a big disconnect between how executives, HR managers, and employees feel about how company culture has impacted working Americans during the COVID pandemic.  Almost three-quarters of executives polled (72%) said they believe that their company culture has improved since…

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The Post-Pandemic State of Gig Work (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing 2020 was a crushing year for formal employment.  American unemployment reached 14% during the worst months of the pandemic, and formal work was scarce.  Unable to rely on savings and government benefits alone, 12% of the US workforce picked up gig work for the first time to supplement their incomes. …

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I’Vacted – A Pandemic Play by Shakespeare

Tom Madden,  Founder & CEO, TransMedia Group To mask or not to mask: that is the question. Whether tis nobler to suffer the pings and arrows of outrageous FOXers like Tucker, or take political arms against insolence of gubernatorial office holders like DeSantis, those who doth spirally spurn mask mandates.  Why Gov no vaccine orders even…

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Knowing Your Risk in the COVID-19 Pandemic (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing As of last month, half of American adults have been at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19.  While this number is widely celebrated, it may not be enough to end the pandemic. Herd immunity requires 70% to 85% of a population to be vaccinated.  Vaccine hesitancy in the US has led…

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Patientory Blockchain Overcomes Challenges During Pandemic Times

CommPRO Editorial Staff Blockchain systems like Patientory are coming up with platforms that are in constant development. They have been adapted and deployed to address the concerns presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as flaws in supply chains and failure to deploy the most necessary resources. The crisis resulted in challenges in accessing and disseminating…

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Thriving On Post-Pandemic Change

  Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. Change is difficult — and we have plenty of reasons to resist it! No one likes to contemplate letting go of the skills and behaviors that “got us here.” As individuals, we become psychologically attached to the status quo because it is familiar and comfortable. But even more difficult than…

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5 Things I Learned from Engineering an Internal Comms Turnaround During a Pandemic (CASE STUDY)

Get practical guidance, ideas and takeaways from a top-level pro who’s shepherding her organization through a period of profound transformation. Bessie Kokalis Pescio, VP of Global Internal Communications, Phillip Morris International There’s on-the-job learning—and then there’s on-the-job enlightenment. I’ve held a lot of roles during my career, many of them at Philip Morris International (PMI),…

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Behold Our Pandemic Playground

  Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group Welcome to art in plastics. The Pandemic Playground is a surreal composition comprising a phantasmagoria of plastics my wife Rita and I collect each day off the public beach in front of our stately oceanfront condo, The Chalfonte. Behold the plastic toys, buckets, shovels and rakes.  Plastic seahorses,…

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How the Pandemic Highlighted Workers’ Financial Vulnerability

  Tony Silber, Editorial Director, Ragan Communications Beginning in March of last year, the global economy came close to shutting down as the COVID-19 virus swept across the world. In some sectors, it did effectively stop. Waves of furloughs and layoffs followed. Unemployment spiked. Even workers who stayed at their jobs felt a new anxiety.…

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How Nursing Homes Can Recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing 2020 was a horrific year for nursing homes. Of the 500,000+ American deaths from COVID-19, 36% were care facility residents or staff. In some states, that figure was as high as 54%. While the older generations and those with health issues are uniquely vulnerable in the pandemic, several missteps taken…

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