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Third Annual Survey Determines Best and Worst in Workplace Accountability

Polls Are Now Open   Accountability matters to every business and is one of the major challenges corporate leaders face. However, it also can be one of the most important factors leading to success. For the past three years, accountability expert Greg Bustin has selected candidates for his “Best & Worst in Accountability Survey” based…

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WEF: Closing the Leadership Gap

By Barri Rafferty Senior Partner and CEO, North America, Ketchum The Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum has begun and this year there is an extraordinarily timely theme: responsive and responsible leadership. Amid the growing discontent of the world’s citizens with corporate and government leaders, we are on the verge of a transformation with respect to…

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It’s Time to Embrace the Power of ‘Somebodiness’

Neil Foote, President & Founder, Foote Communications Now, more than ever, we need a calming, voice of reason.  During his life, the Rev.-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. offered the nation – and for that matter, the world – a framework and rationale for race, equality – and image. In King’s 1967 book, “Where Do We…

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PR Blunders of 2016: #1 Goes to Mylan (Op-Ed)

By Francie Dudrey, Public Relations, Level 3 Communications To say 2016 gave us a wealth of PR teachable moments would be like me saying I occasionally like to curl up on the couch and nap at eight months pregnant – it’s a VAST understatement. My top pick for the biggest PR blunder goes to Mylan.…

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Wall Street’s Reputation Redemption Strategists: Fink and Dimon

By Pen Pendleton The blackened reputation of “Too Big To Fail” institutions may be on the verge of a facelift. Given the level of public scorn, political abuse, and regulatory backlash prompted by the financial crisis, it’s nearly impossible to imagine a scenario that restores the credibility of banks, investment banks, and wealthy fund managers.…

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The Rise of Organic Search

What it means and why it matters for your brand, company, or organization By Bryan Bridges, Director of Digital Strategy, Lumentus, a strategic communications firm with a specialization in digital reputation management. When you visit a company’s website, particularly for the first time, how often do you use Google instead of typing in the website address,…

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Handling Database Downtime the Easier Way

By Sujain Thomas, Data IT Professional As a DBA expert, not so many people might seem to appreciate the gruesome work you battle with on a daily basis. Even worse, not all your colleagues will appreciate the relentless efforts in ensuing perfection during database migrations and upgrades. Technically, they do not realize how useful you are…

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The Path to Healing A Nation Is Through Speaking Up

By Jennifer S. Wilkov, Founder of the Speak Up Women Conference, www.SpeakUpWomen.com The historic 2016 election is over and the results are in. Whether you are celebrating them or disagreeing with them, they are final. It is what it is. As the saying goes, ten percent is what happens to you; the other ninety percent…

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How the Presidential Election Impacts Wall Street

By Wendy Glavin The future of Dodd-Frank, breaking up big banks, taxing hedge funds and the Federal Reserve are the biggest campaign issues for Wall Street. The Dodd-Frank Act was enacted in response to the financial crisis is 2008. Today, both candidates are fighting over its impact and future law and the financial industry. During the…

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When a PR Firm in Brazil Hires A PR Firm 5,000 Miles Away

A Commpro News Update Award-winning PR firm TransMedia Group announced that they will be handling publicity in the United States for a major Brazilian PR and advertising agency, RS Press in addition to some of its major clients. “It’s not that often you get a chance to promote such an accomplished PR brother based so far away…

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Tips for Building Employee Engagement

By Jason Khoury, Senior Director of Corporate Marketing, Jive As communication leaders, we can’t do a good job of promoting our company’s success externally unless we effectively drive strategic alignment by engaging employees and making sure they are aware of key corporate updates. And why not? The latest Gallup Q12 employee engagement metric finds that companies with highly engaged…

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Ryan Lochte’s Next Stop – A Reputation-Reclamation Tour?

By Ray Hennessey, Chief Innovation Officer, JConnelly If Ryan Lochte regains his reputation, he has the Real Housewives to thank. Time was that filing a false police report about being robbed at gunpoint to cover up your boorish behavior in the foreign country hosting the Olympics was a career-killer. Indeed, Ryan Lochte has already lost several sponsorships…

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Ryan Lochte – A Long and Arduous Road to Redemption

By Ray Casas, President, Wragg & Casas Strategic Communications Ryan Lochte has a chance at redemption – Americans love to forgive their fallen heroes.  But he’s made it much harder by his repeated lies and by leaving his teammates behind to fend for themselves. The Lochte fiasco proves once again that in the public’s eye, the…

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What if You Were Hope Hicks?

By Wendy Alpine, President, Alpine Communications It’s no doubt that being Donald Trump’s PR person would be a nail-biting experience. From his politically incorrect, off-the-cuff remarks to his blacklisting certain media because he doesn’t like what they write or say about him, representing Trump would be a tense job. In a recent article in GQ,…

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Armed with Data in the War on Terror

How the U.S. and its Partners are Combating Extremist Propaganda with Counter-Terrorism Messaging By Emma Beck, Account Executive, LEVICK From Paris to Brussels, and now somewhere in the murky waters off the Egyptian shores, we, more than ever, feel the heightened fears of violent extremism. Over the past two decades, we have witnessed the escalation…

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In Investor Relations, the Little Things Matter

By Marian Briggs, Executive Vice President, PadillaCRT It started when I turned on CNBC in my hotel room early on March 16. The biotech reporter was recounting the myriad issues beleaguered Valeant Pharmaceuticals faced on a conference call the day before. For instance, the company was already late releasing its Q4 numbers and what they did…

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Creating A Joyful Planet: How Brian Maloney is Helping

Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer of Joyful Planet LLC, interviews people who are actively living their purpose and contributing to a more joyful planet. This interview spotlights Brian Maloney, CEO & Founder at CUSP NYC and Associate Curator at Cheryl Hazan Gallery. PT:  Brian, what I love and admire about you is how…

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