Stories by Shelley Spector

The Story of Denny Griswold, Founder of PRNEWS

August 24th, 2020 by

As we celebrate the history of PRNEWS, Shelley Spector, founder of the Museum of PR, discusses the remarkable life and accomplishments of Denora “Denny” Griswold, who founded PRNEWS in 1944.

LGBTQ PR Pros Discuss How Their Experiences Shaped Communications

July 1st, 2020 by

In honor of Pride Month, the Museum of PR held a forum where PR pros who are members of the LGBTQ+ community discussed how the industry has helped raise awareness around Pride. In addition, they spoke about their experiences being PR pros and members of the LGBTQ+ community.


LGBTQ Experiences Shape Communications

June 29th, 2020 by

As Pride Month concludes tomorrow, the Museum of PR will convene a group of PR’s LGBTQ+ leaders for a discussion about the role of communication in the movement’s past, present and future. We offer perspectives on work and life of some of the scheduled panelists.


How the LGBTQ Experience Can Shape Communication

June 24th, 2020 by

In honor of Pride Month, we offer the perspectives of several LGBTQ leaders in the PR and marketing community. Each of these executives will speak during a free Museum of PR event next week highlighting the social and professional experiences of members of PR’s LGBTQ community.

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Marilyn Laurie: How She Emerged from Humble Roots to a Woman in Charge

June 2nd, 2020 by

Marilyn Laurie (1939-2013) worked her way up to become CCO of AT&T, the company’s first female in that position. She did so, in part, by holding un-traditional views, including seeing PR’s role as representing the consumer inside the board room. Our monthly history feature is a Q&A with Dick Martin, author of a forthcoming book about Marilyn. In addition, Martin succeeded Laurie at AT&T.

Proud To Be in PR: The Story of Denny Griswold, Founder of PRNEWS

April 1st, 2019 by

As part of PRNEWS’ 75th anniversary this year, we depart from our normal fare of tips, tactics and strategies and offer a look at the life and times of the founder of this publication, Denny Griswold.