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The Future Shock of Online Teaching has Arrived

Steve Lundin In retrospect we were always destined to move classes and business online, COVID-19 simply over-cranked the clock and accelerated the timetable. While the reports and prognostications from the likes of Gartner Research and Alvin Toffler charted a plodding, organic progression to our increasingly virtual community, it just took one simple global crisis to…

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Leading from Neutral: Moving Forward in an Unprecedented Time

Susan Guiney, Ed.D. As we integrate into this new normal, we face a reality that begs creativity, empathy, sensitivity, and innovation.  While managing our own emotions and socially distant environments, we are simultaneously navigating uncharted territory with colleagues, family, friends and our communities. To say we face unprecedented challenges is an understatement. At this unique…

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PR Masters Series Podcast, Episode #30 – Jeff Winton

Overview 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 Jeff Winton, Founder…

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Wavemaker Labs Selects Golin to Lead Media Strategy for a Series of Portfolio Companies Preparing for Market Rollout

CommPRO Editorial Staff Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) agency Golin, announced a new partnership with Wavemaker Labs, an early stage venture capital fund and corporate innovation studio that supports a family of geo and industry-focused start-ups. Golin’s global technology experts will represent multiple companies within Wavemaker’s portfolio and drive media strategy to help introduce these companies…

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PRSA Announces ICON 2020 Virtual Conference, To Take Place October 26-29

Full Conference Experience To Include Keynote Speakers, Professional Development Programs, Networking And Social Opportunities CommPRO Editorial Staff This year has been, and continues to be, a challenging time for public relations and communications professionals. As PRSA explored options for the safe delivery of an in-person International Conference in Nashville, Tennessee in October, it became increasingly clear that…

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Rochester Institute of Technology First University to Invest in Tokenized Venture Capital

CommPRO Editorial Staff COSIMO Ventures, an investment firm with offices in Boston and Dublin focused on transforming promising deep technology companies into global industry leaders, has announced a seven-figure investment from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) (www.rit.edu) into its new, blockchain-focused tokenized fund, COSIMO X. According to Robert Frasca, Managing Partner, COSIMO Ventures, this is…

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Brave New Coin Signs Multi-Year Deal to Power Cryptocurrency Options Trading on Toronto Futures Options Swaps Exchange (tFOSE)

CommPRO Editorial Staff Digital asset trading, research and data company Brave New Coin (https://bravenewcoin.com/) has announced a multi-year partnership with Toronto Futures Options Swaps Exchange or tFOSE, a new Canadian-based derivatives exchange and clearinghouse currently seeking regulatory approval in Canada. Through this partnership, Brave New Coin will design, calculate and administer a suite of cryptocurrency…

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Strategies for Enhancing Board Diversity

Reigniting a Dormant Success Practice James O. Rodgers, Ph.D., FIMC The Chairman of Deloitte summarized their 2017 Board survey by saying, “while executives believe in the benefits of diversity among board members, many have a difficult time defining it and developing practices for promoting it.” This represents the dilemma of advocating for board diversity. Most…

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Are You Prepared to Talk About Your PPP Loan?

Lauren Parker, President + CEO, FrazierHeiby Shake Shack. Potbelly. Kanye’s Yeezy brand. These are just some of the large corporations that faced criticism after receiving government funds from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The program was part of the federal CARES Act, which set out to help small businesses maintain payroll and other…

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Examining the Human Cost

  Ian Lipner, Senior Vice President, LEVICK Since the murder of George Floyd, we have been writing about what companies can do to embrace #BlackLivesMatter and the new Civil Rights movement. We have hosted podcasts and webcasts, such as the one below with bestselling author Martin Lindstrom. Today, we take on the agony of being trapped…

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Simple Strategies for Building Board Diversity  

Josette Thompson, Managing Director and Diversity Lead at Prosek Partners The business case for diversity has been made time and again in numerous studies, and rightfully so.  We know that diverse teams lead to better outcomes and have an impact on a company’s bottom line. Yet, when we look at public companies and non-profit organizations…

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Making Teams Better in 2020

Loretta Prencipe and Leah Cox , Makovsky Weariness. Fatigue. Zoom Zombies. It’s real (or real enough). No one told us that 2020 would be the year that everything changed – and the year is not done with us yet. Work is at home.  School is at home. The fight for racial and social equality is…

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Leading Teams Through Adversity

Linda D. Henman, Ph.D., The Decision Catalyst ™ Most theorists agree that leaders need to be concerned with a team’s content, process, and output. B.W. Tuckman suggested teams mature in a predictable four stage process: forming, storming, norming, and performing. Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard suggested leaders consider the maturity of the group before deciding which…

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If Not You, Who? How to Crack the Code of Employee Disengagement

Jill Christensen Employee Engagement is all the rage.  Why?  Let’s start with the fact that per Gallup, only 34 percent of U.S. workers are engaged.  This means the vast majority of employees are sleepwalking though their day, giving companies little discretionary effort.  Engagement occurs when workers trust leaders and feel an emotional connection to your…

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Three Key Takeaways from the COVID-19 Reset Webinar Series 

Simon Erskine Locke, Founder & CEO of CommunicationsMatchTM  Over the last three months, renowned Columbia and Harvard professors, industry-leading marketers, and behavioral experts have shared insights into impact and opportunities for leaders at all levels in all functions interested in the integration of strategy, marketing, and communications around COVID-19.  In the most recent webinar, our distinguished…

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Present Day Biases –The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Watch What You Say Pilgrim Legends Better Watch What They Say As They’ll Be Judged Not By The Standards Of Their Times, But By Current Events Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group Protests over police brutality have brought hundreds of years of American history bubbling up through so many of our country’s historic monuments and…

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Richard Levick – “We Want to Do the Right Thing”

  Recently we ended an article with the question we are so regularly asked by companies in this new Civil Rights era – “Can you help us to do the right thing?” Weighed down by historical actions or inactions or simply overwhelmed by the enormity of the task before us, many companies and institutions are…

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Business Today: The Best Path to Racial Justice

Abbigail Jones  Although profitability is a priority for any successful business, it’s narrow to overlook the capacity that companies have to change the world for the better: to lift communities of color out of poverty and provide economic opportunity. As an African American woman, a Christian, and a millennial, social justice is near and dear…

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Discussion of How Marketing Still Needs Racial Redemption

Dr. Sonja Martin Poole, Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of San Francisco  Our nation is clearly in crisis. During a time focused on re-opening the economy after the onset of a viral pandemic, there are glaring signs that the United States is suffering from another type of pandemic—racism.  While conquering COVID-19 lies mainly in…

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