For most PR pros preventing leaks is just part of managing an M&A process. Communicators also are responsible for convincing stakeholders that the merger will bring added value to the company and, if the deal is rejected (read: Comcast-Time Warner Cable), where the companies goes from there.
“My parents taught me quitting is not an option. My mom is an educator and my dad was a forester. They were all about giving back to the community. Although I’ve had great jobs and some not-so-great jobs, I’ve never quit a job.”
For Jeff Kuhlman, VP of global communications for Nissan Motor Co., it’s crucial to get out the company message as it relates to the three biggest challenges facing the automotive industry: autonomous driving; zero emissions; and the connected car.
Airbnb sends a strong message and Walmart’s insult to injury.
Bud Light apparently was trying to be anything but boring with a new marketing message on some of its beer bottles—and got burned in the process.
An axiom in pro sports is that there is no such thing as an off season. Athletes keep themselves in shape year round and sports execs constantly seek ways to improve their team’s competitive edge. Ditto for PR.
Here are the stories that were making headlines in the professional communications industry during the week of April 27 – May 1, 2015.