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Sharing Stories Is Job One

Oscar Suris, executive VP and head of corporate communications at Wells Fargo, talks about the importance of sharing stories, life in a post-banking crisis universe and what he does to unwind.  | MORE »

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Creating a Sense of Urgency for Communicators

Jump-starting a sense of urgency is vital, whether you want to initiate change or weather it. But urgency isn’t about speed. It’s about propulsion. | MORE »

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How to Enhance PR Via Long-Term Planning

If you prefer to live the plans others make for you, you won’t realize the full value of planning. However, if you want to shape your own destiny, you’ll benefit from planning.  | MORE »

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Live Wires

If you have ample budget, better to spread your dollars around to see which PR campaigns get the most traction on which social channels. | MORE »

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Case Study: Food Network Magazine Cooks Up Tasty Brand Extension

Chicago-based boutique PR agency Henson Consulting (HC) was tasked with expanding Food Network’s reputation by putting together the first-ever Food Network Concert at famed outdoor Chicago music venue Ravinia. | MORE »

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PR Lessons for Dealing With a Protracted Crisis

When people are trying to sully your brand’s reputation without merit, keep a laser-like focus on the organization’s mission and vision. | MORE »

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The Holidays Create New Ways to Connect with Audiences

Using social channels to communicate more directly with customers—and prevent any possible PR dust-ups—is just one way that brands and organizations can leverage the holidays to get their essential brand message out. | MORE »

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Exec Coaching Can Boost Productivity

Coaching can help executives in all the areas that define leadership, including creating a vision, articulating values, building trust, acting courageously, inspiring and motivating followers and helping teams to achieve their goals. | MORE »

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Talent Triage: Finding and Training Tomorrow’s CCOs

There has been relatively limited effort by corporations, agencies and especially colleges and universities, to properly train the next generation of communications leaders as cross-functional, multi-disciplined marketing managers. | MORE »

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How to Boost Budget for PR Measurement

For years, the measurement experts, including me, have told you to spend 10 percent of your communication budget figuring out whether the other 90 percent is working. But that doesn’t really tell you how to allocate that 10 percent, nor does it cover all the scenarios. | MORE »

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