Author Archives: Mike Samec
Jamie DePeau, CMO of Lincoln Financial Group, in partnership with colleagues, has played a significant role in helping to dismantle the company’s silos.
Much has been written about the importance of eliminating jargon and buzzwords. Yet we continue to have a difficult time weaning ourselves from jargon and corporatespeak.
By consistently telling an authentic story, you will make it difficult for activists to mischaracterize you later.
In our nervous-twitch workplace environment, PR execs who provide media training often face an executive or a team that has received coaching previously. They know—or think they know—the basics and don’t want to waste time on Training 101. How should communicators react? Here are three things an expert media trainer needs to be able to do.
To grow awareness and support for Fair Trade Certified products, the nonprofit leveraged the gift-giving tradition of Mother’s Day by asking consumers: What if the products you give to mom could also celebrate mothers around the world?
We are in the midst of a transitional period for communicators, where traditional skills no longer are cutting it. We need some guidance to forge ahead in our careers. In response to a widely expressed call for competency-building support, we identified the skills that are most critical for communications professionals given where things seem to be trending.
Today’s communicators follow trends that lend themselves to stories about their brand or organization. Getting the media to bite is another matter, however. To increase your chance of landing a story with a reporter or editor is to think like one.
Having a thorough understanding of an agency’s capabilities, approach, and methodology contributes to how expectations are set from the start. It’s critical to deliver on your promises and be direct if you think something won’t work as planned.
“The biggest risk I took in my career is also the first risk I took in my PR career: starting MWW. Prior to that, I had never worked at a PR agency. In fact, I had never stepped foot into one.”