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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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The Scarlet Letter

“When the founders wrote ‘We The People’ in the preamble, they did not have in mind the majority of America’s citizens.” – Justice Thurgood Marshall, from a 1987 speech Spoiler Alert: I am pro-choice but am also a strong supporter of religious liberty. I appreciate the outcome of Roe but always agreed with the late Justice Ruth Bader…

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Working in PR for Metaverse Brands

Mike Paffman, CEO, VIRGO PR The metaverse is a place where the physical and digital worlds turn into one, and where people can work, socialize, and play in a brand new digital reality. A number of brands, such as Gucci, Meta, Warner Bros, Balenciaga, and more, have already expanded their reach into these virtual spaces through…

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Risk Mitigation in the Age of Sanctions

Richard S. Levick, Esq, Chairman and CEO of LEVICK “I cannot fathom why any of these companies are remaining in Russia helping the evil empire. It is indefensible and gravely troubling.” —General David Petraeus We have now, all of us, looked into Russian President Vladimir Putin’s eyes and we are troubled by what we see.…

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Silvia Davi Joins the Symbiont Executive Leadership Team

CommPRO Editorial Staff Symbiont, Inc. a technology pioneer solving complex global finance problems using enterprise blockchain solutions, recently announced that it expanded its executive leadership team with the appointment of two strategic management positions at the end of Q42021. Silvia Davi was named Symbiont’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and Tom DeJarnette was named Chief People…

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China, Russia & Ukraine: Communicators Need to Pay Attention

  Simon Locke, CEO of CommunicationsMatch™ and Vice President of the Foreign Press Association of the U.S. China’s alliance with Russia is not a marriage of convenience without consequence. It is the bedrock of Russia’s ability to wage war in Ukraine and the ideological alignment of two nuclear armed world powers.  President Xi clearly knew…

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Reputation Management Changes and Trends

  Mike Paffman, CEO, VIRGO PR As the digital age continues, companies are more in need of digital reputation management than ever. We’re living in a time when people can be judged by the posts they make on social media, or even by the number of followers they have on those platforms. Everyone’s identity is tied…

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‘APCO Encore’ Launches to Enable Flexible Workforce Re-Entry and Career Development for Women

CommPRO Editorial Staff To help women caregivers re-enter the workforce on a flexible basis and continue to build their careers while meeting personal obligations, and in celebration of International Women’s Day, APCO Worldwide launched a new pilot program—APCO Encore—Founder and Executive Chairman Margery Kraus announced today. “This program will enable APCO address the importance of giving women…

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A.I. Won’t Replace Writers — It Will Maximize Their Storytelling Potential

Aaron Kwittken, Founder and CEO of PRophet Historically, writing has been a craft best fulfilled by humans. As personal touch and nuance are often seen as prerequisites for great writing, it can be difficult to imagine robots, or more specifically augmented intelligence (A.I.), capable of doing it convincingly, much less meaningfully. When it comes to…

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A Time of Reckoning, Resilience and Reasoned Action (OP-ED)

  Dwayne Flinchum, President, ScientificBrandsTM We live in a confounding age of conflict in the U.S., an era of dispute over issues that would have traditionally been resolved through reason and logic. Through the daily news cycles and giant swirling dervish of dissent, we are failing to meet the future, and by doing so, rendered ill-prepared…

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PR Masters Series Podcast, Episode #59 – Margery Kraus, Founder & Executive Chairman, APCO Worldwide

About the Podcast The Stevens Group has been presenting the PR Masters Series Podcast for two years now.  This series is part of the ongoing partnership between The Stevens Group and CommPRO to bring to PR, digital/interactive and marketing communications agencies the wisdom of those who have reached the top of the PR profession.  Today’s special guest is Margery Kraus, Founder…

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(How) Is Our Word of the Year Different from Last Year?

James Wright, CEO, Red Havas and Global Chair, Havas PR Global Collective and Linda Descano, CFA, EVP, Corporate Communications and Executive Visibility, Red Havas If you look up the definition of our current year, you will find that it is a “common year” starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2021st year of the…

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PR Masters Series Podcast, Episode #54 – Michelle Olson, APR

About the Podcast The Stevens Group has been presenting the PR Masters Series Podcast for almost two years now.  This series is part of the ongoing partnership between The Stevens Group and CommPRO to bring to PR, digital/interactive and marketing communications agencies the wisdom of those who have reached the top of the PR profession.  Today’s special guest is Michelle Olson,…

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Now’s the Time to Make Lemonade

s Cary Broussard, Author, Speaker, Coach, DE&I Advocate We surveyed 200 leaders nationwide at Cinderella to CEO, asking women and men how the global pandemic affected their professional and personal stamina. There are many “aha” findings in their responses, but we had one big takeaway – They told us that never before have mindfulness, truthful…

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Ready, Set, Re-Engage (ON-DEMAND VIDEO)

Free Virtual Event ON-DEMAND VIDEO     Businesses are planning their corporate events for a post-pandemic world. Some business leaders expect corporate events to operate the way it was before. But that is no longer an option for all stakeholders to participate safely and productively. The year 2020 and the first half of 2021 proved…

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