Created last week, Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW) named its regional leaders as we went to press. For N America, Chris Foster becomes president, N America, BCW. Previously he was EVP, global business.
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Integration of PR, sales and marketing remains a hot topic. Yet often integration seems to be more aspirational than actual. Egos, territoriality and budgets can get in the way. Moving beyond theoretical integration begins with meetings. Nikki Hotveidt of Dow Jones and the Wall St Journal provides tips for conducting silo-busting meetings.
A new study from Gould + Partners shows PR firms continue to struggle with profitability. The future will be bleak unless firms adjust their rates as they increase salaries and bonuses, the study’s author says.
In data provided exclusively by Shareablee to PR News, we see more evidence that Twitter has become far more than a platform for policy wonks and news junkies. In this week’s data nearly all the brands in the top 10 are in the video game space. The other trend seen in this data, which tracks consumer engagement with B2C brand posts on Twitter, is the growth in consumer engagement with video posts.
Our weekly roundup of news, trends and personnel moves in PR and communications. This week we feature stories about another Steve Harvey PR miscue, United Airlines’ new communications chief, an unintended event that marred what should have been a week of recovery for Uber and a very nice gesture via Instagram from Chef Jamie Oliver for those who lost their homes in London’s Grenfell Tower fire.
Many people think of communication as a simple process, merely a series of statements and responses. They probably have never tried reaching hundreds or thousands of people. Such communication can grow cumbersome and complex. Corporate communicator Myranda Grim finds it helpful to remind herself that no matter what she’s doing, at the root of it she is having a conversation with her coworkers.
Our regular feature where we ask communicators about trends in PR. This week we speak with veteran cable TV communicator Anne Cowan. “I think demand for transparency is trending. It’s probably been driven in part by the political climate of the last several months. But I think the demand for transparency was occurring before that time, just a bit more slowly. Kim Scott, a CEO coach and former faculty member at Apple University, has written a book that espouses transparency in management, although she calls it radical candor, which also is the name of her book. I love that term.”
Our weekly roundup of trends, news and personnel moves in PR & communications. This week we feature stories about Uber’s latest issue, new moves from Twitter, a new VP of communications for Univision and brief obits for PR pioneers Pam Edstrom and Gershon Kekst.