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3 Big Communications Issues That Demand Immediate Attention

  Here’s how the pandemic has reshaped the work of communications leaders around the world. Jim Ylisela In early 2020, a Ragan Communications survey of almost 800 communicators found most of them upbeat and largely satisfied with their work. Some were a little fuzzy about their budgets, and many had no plans to audit the…

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Opinion Series: Science for Social Good, Part I – Climate Crisis: How Science and Marketing Can Avert a Cataclysmic Global Crisis

e Attacking the Problem of Climate Change Through Science, Data and Knowledge Dwayne Flinchum, President, ScientificBrandsTM As the global temperatures rise, extreme precipitation events will drop more water, according to a report by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change. Extreme flooding has become the new normal in many parts of the world. As reported by The New York…

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Video Livestream with Execs and Experts Spearheads Crisis Response

  The American Heart Association shifted to a remote strategy for its livestream video series, Innovation @Heart. That and other approaches led its response to the pandemic. John Cowan, Editor, Ragan Communications When news emerged in early January 2020 about COVID-19, American Heart Association leaders were alarmed. As a science-based nonprofit saving lives for 96…

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What You Can Learn from the Activision Crisis

  Accusations of widespread harassment, a state lawsuit and a poor initial response prompted an employee walkout. Here’s what to take away from this cautionary workplace tale.  Robby Brumberg, Ragan Communications A worker walkout is perhaps one of the most difficult crises to manage. It’s one thing when chaos arrives from outside sources or external…

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Why Can’t Employee Communications Be Exciting?

PepsiCo Foods’ Joan Cetera chips away at outdated notions of internal comms.   Diane Schwartz, CEO, Ragan Communications It was about 365 days ago that Joan Cetera was called into the first of what would be hundreds of COVID-19 team calls among the designated crisis chiefs of staff across PepsiCo’s global footprint. At first, most…

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Communications Priorities for 2021 and Beyond (REPORT)

Ragan’s Communications Leadership Council Benchmark Report reveals new areas of focus for communicators that add to more traditional concerns. Tony Silber, Editorial Director, Ragan Communications New priorities have emerged in the communications discipline this year, all of them related to the shocks of 2020. They include diversity, equity and inclusion, communicating with the remote workforce, workplace…

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Ragan Communications Acquires Communications Week™

Communicators worldwide unite November 15-19, 2021 for exclusive industry event CommPRO Editorial Staff Ragan Communications announced today that it has acquired Communications Week, the preeminent event and thought leadership brand for communicators and marketers worldwide. The acquisition fortifies Ragan’s position serving public relations, internal communications and marketing professionals with best-in-class content and experiences. Ragan Communications,…

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Communications Lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Franklin Walton, Artist, Writer, and Communications Counsel As the years pass, we will inevitably come to new appreciations of the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to social justice and American values. Readers at CommPRO.biz will find insights about that from people better qualified than me. I can, however, offer a few PR insights…

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Internal Communications

RAGAN’S INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS Feb 9, 2022 | Ragan’s Internal Communications Companies Turning Tail on Return-to-Office Plans (REPORT) Feb 8, 2022 | Ragan’s Internal Communications RAGAN’S Employee Communications and Culture Conference Feb 7, 2022 | Ragan’s Internal Communications 5 Communications Tips to Build Trust with Workers Jan 31, 2022 | Ragan’s Internal Communications 11 Steps to…

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I’m Not the Crisis Insider: A Q&A with PRNEWS’ Seth Arenstein

Loretta Prencipe, VP at RH Strategic Communications  Seth Arenstein laughs when I say, “You’re the crisis insider,” pushing back that he’s simply the editor of PRNEWS’ Crisis Insider, a monthly newsletter. But, for some PR pros, Seth is synonymous with Crisis Insider and his columns at prnewsonline.com are a must-read — alternatively practical, forward-looking, and…

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Advice to Joe Biden from a Crisis Manager 

Helio Fred Garcia Here’s where the United States stands on the eve of the election: We have more than 9 million confirmed COVID-19 infections. We’re at nearly 100 thousand new cases daily; more than a thousand daily fatalities. We’re well on our way to be at a quarter million fatalities in a matter of weeks;…

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PRSA To Honor Members For Their Service To Communications Profession At ICON 2020 

Awards To Be Presented Virtually During Annual Conference From Oct. 26-29  CommPRO Editorial Staff PRSA, the nation’s leading professional organization serving the communications community, will present seven individual awards during ICON 2020, honoring members who have served the organization with distinction and made a difference in the public relations profession. The individuals will be recognized…

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Former AP Chief for Europe, Africa and Middle East Named Managing Partner at Top NYC Communications Firm

Dan Perry Joins Thunder11 to Expand Firm’s Public Affairs, Technology, and Health Care Expertise, and to Tap Israel’s Pipeline of Pathbreaking Companies  CommPRO Editorial Staff Thunder11 has named Dan Perry, a longtime foreign correspondent for The Associated Press, as Managing Partner.  Perry will focus on expanding the C-level strategic communications firm’s expertise in public affairs, tech…

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Virtual Communication Lessons from the DNC

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Over the last few months, organizations have transitioned from traditional offices to the virtual workplace, which makes your continued effectiveness as a communicator increasingly dependent on your ability to connect with, and influence others in this dramatically new environment.  With that in mind, I hope you watched the Democratic National Convention. For the…

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Crisis Management Lessons 15 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Helio Fred Garcia The fifteenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s making landfall is upon us, with two separate hurricanes now threatening the southern Gulf states. Anniversaries are opportunities to take stock and to look back and reflect on some of the lessons learned and forgotten. And the similarities with the heck of a job the federal…

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