Stories by Seth Arenstein

PR News’ Top Women in PR Speak: Onus on us and Industry to Close Leadership Gap

January 16th, 2019 by

As the PR News’ Top Women in PR awards luncheon approaches (Jan. 25, NYC), we look at why women continue to dominate PR in terms of numbers of jobs, yet are largely excluded from its leadership positions. We asked some of the women who will be honored next week about this and what can be done. They said the solutions should come from women and industry.

PR Lessons from the New Hospital Price-Posting Regulation

January 14th, 2019 by

2019 brought new regulations, including one that requires hospitals to post online their standard prices. Unfortunately, the goal of transparency in hospital pricing is still a long way off. There are, though, takeaways that communicators in all fields can learn from this issue.

How the Washington Nationals’ PR Team Communicates Internally [VIDEO]

January 11th, 2019 by

In theory, communicators should be good at keeping their team informed. Yet internal communications often is a problem. In this first of a series of short videos, Jennifer Mastin Giglio, VP of communications for the Washington Nationals Baseball Club, discusses how she keeps her team informed. The video was recorded just prior to a communications leaders roundtable that PR News and partner PublicRelay hosted.

Authenticity is Key for Brands During the Government Shutdown

January 10th, 2019 by

It wasn’t long ago when brands were told to steer as far away as possible from politics and social issues. The situation is more complicated today. Some consumers expect brands to take stands and will reward them for it. Several brands in the Washington, D.C., area are reacting to the government shutdown with acts of kindness. Will they be rewarded?

Multitalented Hannah Storm Urges Authenticity in Storytelling [VIDEO]

January 9th, 2019 by

A woman of many talents, ESPN’s Hannah Storm discusses visual storytelling and her work as a film director/producer and the founder of a charitable foundation in this brief video.

Few Consider Influencers’ Risks [VIDEO]

January 8th, 2019 by

In this short video, Emma Monks of Crisp mentions that brands often fail to consider the risks of working with influencers.

Why CES Matters to Communicators

January 8th, 2019 by

Not long ago, communicators outside the tech industry tended to ignore CES, the country’s largest trade event. The new reality, where every device is connected, blurs the distinction between consumer and business technologies. This new reality and has made CES an important event for all communicators.

Public Speaking Advice for the CEO in Crisis

January 4th, 2019 by

A legend in the auto industry, Carlos Ghosn has called a Tokyo jail cell home since before Thanksgiving. The former Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors chairman allegedly failed to report millions of dollars in income. He might get the chance to speak in public next week. What should he, or other CEOs in hot water, say in such a situation?

Establishing Trust, Breaking Through the Noise Among Communicators’ Top Challenges for 2019

January 2nd, 2019 by

PR News’ regular Roundtable feature asked senior communicators to discuss what they believe will be the toughest challenge in 2019. Perhaps concerned with the headlines of the day, many of them had trust and integrity issues on their minds. Others mentioned breaking through the clutter to get their narrative heard.

25 PR Leaders Look at 2019 Trends from Technology, Crisis and Social to Influencers

January 1st, 2019 by

The mood of the moment when people are making predictions often influences what they see for the year ahead. As we reached out to communicators for our annual predictions feature, headlines were blaring about the NY Times’ scathing Facebook article in late November. As a result, though a multiplicity of issues was discussed, trust often seemed top of mind.