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Will 2021 See the Return of the Evergreen Story Pitch?

Kristine Maloney, Assistant Vice President of TVP Communications Sometime during the endless hours of news coverage I consumed in the days following the presidential election, I caught a comment from a podcast producer who was providing political analysis. I don’t remember where I saw or heard him (though CNN was on in the background a…

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Richard Levick Goes Over the River and Through The Woods

  When I was in second grade, my teacher died of cancer, but not before she taught the class to sing Over the River and Through the Woods, as one of her last acts before a long hospital stay that she would never escape. And there I was, at seven, and had already lost the two…

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The Content Council Announces New Board of Directors

New Chair, Red Havas EVP Linda Descano, CFA®, Brings Years of Merged Media Experience to the World’s Premiere Content Marketing Organization CommPRO Editorial Staff The Content Council, the premier nonprofit organization representing content marketers globally, is pleased to announce the election of its 2021–2023 board of directors. Linda Descano, CFA®, executive vice president and head…

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Taylor Names Benjamin Robinson Chief Administrative Officer

CommPRO Editorial Staff Benjamin Robinson, who has served in senior executive leadership roles across some of the nation’s most prominent institutions over the past 25 years, has been named to the newly created position of Chief Administrative Officer for Taylor. Based in Charlotte, Robinson will assume the full-time role following a consulting assignment with Taylor that…

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KayAnn Schoeneman Elevated to Executive Vice President at Curley Company

CommPRO Editorial Staff Curley Company, a women-owned and led strategic communications firm, promoted KayAnn Schoeneman from Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President, in recognition of her leadership and contributions to the success of the firm in 2020. KayAnn’s promotion comes at a time of accelerated growth and accolades for the firm. President and CEO…

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PR Masters Series Podcast, Episode #38 – Fred Cook

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 Fred Cook,  Chairman,…

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OP Ed: Winning The Presidential Battle, But Losing The Election War

Democrats Must Change Their Tactics And Messaging To Appeal to More Americans Or Risk Becoming A Minority (No Pun Intended) Party (Author’s Note: This is the seventh in a series of occasional political columns that I’ll be writing for CommPRO.biz until Inauguration Day, January 20. Previously, I wrote 17 political columns leading up to Election Day. FYI…

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How Do Employees Rate Employers’ COVID-19 Wellness Efforts?

New data reveals 15 companies that are receiving high marks from workers.     Robby Brumberg   Are you pleased with how your employer has handled the COVID-19 crisis thus far? Have your leaders stepped up to provide crucial resources, support and tangible relief—or has the pandemic exposed a glaring lack of empathy and compassion? Many…

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Richard Levick – Keeping Hope Alive

  Dateline: Covid-19, Week 36 I won’t lie to you. These past nine months have had their moments. Who amongst us hasn’t had that morning where getting up seemed inordinately difficult? It’s not the ten-thousand yard stare. I’ve had that a time or two in my life, after crushing blows like an unexpected death, where…

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Review of the Top 2021 Internal Communication Trends

Here’s what to expect—and prioritize—in what’s sure to be another turbulent year ahead.     Robby Brumberg 2020 has squeezed us all through the wringer in multitudes of ways. It’s been a year shaped and contorted by a deadly virus, social distancing, pain and protests. We’ve all sacrificed and struggled to adjust while juggling work…

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Close Up with EIN Presswire: A New Type of Distribution Service

CommPRO Editorial Staff EIN Presswire is an organization that had everything in place to succeed in 2020. They had a 100% remote workforce in place. Their DNA was already in the cloud. The press release distribution industry was already at an inflection point. Overly consolidated. Expensive. The pandemic has resulted in the recalibration of corporate…

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Felicia Blow, APR, Elected 2022 PRSA Chair 

CommPRO Editorial Staff PRSA, the nation’s leading professional organization serving the communications community, announced the individuals elected to its 2021 Board of Directors. The nominations were made by the 2020 Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee, and were approved by the delegates of the 2020 PRSA Leadership Assembly, held in a virtual format due…

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How Would You Summarize 2020 in a Single Word?

Linda Descano, CFA®, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications & Executive Visibility, Red Havas Ellen Mallernee Barnes, Vice President of Content, Red Havas 2020 will go down in history as many things. Among them, it’s been The Year of Opposites—when homebodies are the cool kids, hugs can be lethal, being positive is a negative,…

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Do You Feel Visible?

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D In a 2016 study, 240 senior leaders of a Silicon Valley technology company were asked to identify the most-critical factors for success at their level. The group agreed on track record and skills-based factors: a history of delivering results, technical depth of expertise, and the ability to manage a technical team.…

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