Archive: November 2010

Wall Street Gives Back—To Neiman Marcus

November 24th, 2010 by

As we get into the holiday season, begin to rehash the year and take stock in what we’re thankful for, I know Wall Street won’t be on my list. It appears to be “back to normal” for Wall Street bankers, chronicled in today’s Huffington Post story. From hiring dwarfs for bachelor parties to plucking down… Continued

Truth, Trust and Transparency

November 12th, 2010 by

Last night I attended the Institute for PR’s Distinguished Lecture event in midtown Manhattan. A lot of PR luminaries were there, and I have to say it was pretty inspiring to mingle with some brilliant communications minds. The guest lecturer, Bill Margaritis, senior VP of global communications and investor relations at FedEx, spoke on the… Continued

Two Steps Back for PR

November 10th, 2010 by

The PR profession continues battle on the reputation front. One step forward and two steps back seems sometimes to be the choreography of our trade, which is lambasted daily by those who under-value the role communicators play in our world – be it business, government, education and culture at large. This is not to say… Continued

Employees Percolate at Starbucks

November 5th, 2010 by

There may be a culture crisis brewing at Starbucks. A Reuters story posted on today reported that despite record earnings announced yesterday (86% profit gain!), Starbucks baristas around the country are complaining about a change in corporate culture. They believe cost cutting and an emphasis on “selling stuff” is changing Starbucks into McDonald’s instead… Continued