Coffee Break

Coffee Break with Prosek Partners’ Jennifer Prosek

Coffee Break with Prosek Partners’ Jennifer Prosek

The firm’s founder and CEO sits down to discuss the agency’s performance during lockdown, purpose in the financial sector and whether she would ever sell the agency.

Coffee Break with Conagra Brands’ Jon Harris

Coffee Break with Conagra Brands’ Jon Harris

The SVP and CCO drops in to discuss how the company is providing for essential workers, the Mrs. Butterworth’s controversy and his weekly basement jam sessions.

Cafecito Break with Boden PR's Natalie Boden

Cafecito Break with Boden PR's Natalie Boden

The founder and president of the eponymous firm talks about the importance of Hispanic and Latinx representation in the PR industry.

Coffee Break with Xerox’s Anne Marie Squeo

Coffee Break with Xerox’s Anne Marie Squeo

Xerox’s marcomms lead explains how she “blew things up” at the storied document management company.

Coffee Break with Richard Edelman

Coffee Break with Richard Edelman

The leader of the largest PR firm in the world describes coping with lockdown, family tragedy due to COVID-19, the business impact of the recession on his agency in 2020 and why it’s time for action communications.

Coffee Break with Finn Partners’ Peter Finn

Coffee Break with Finn Partners’ Peter Finn

Making it work in upstate New York, opening doors to all employees and offering shelter to West Coast workers escaping the fires.

Coffee Break with Lagrant Communications’ Kim Hunter

Coffee Break with Lagrant Communications’ Kim Hunter

The fast-talking, coffee-loving comms innovator bemoans the fact that PR firms are still unwelcoming and non-inclusive.

Coffee Break with 22Kill’s Jacob Schick

Coffee Break with 22Kill’s Jacob Schick

A third-generation marine and wounded warrior raises awareness about mental health: “It’s a societal issue; not a warrior issue.”

Coffee Break with Bully Pulpit Interactive’s Robert Gibbs

Coffee Break with Bully Pulpit Interactive’s Robert Gibbs

Former Obama press secretary and head of comms at McDonald's Robert Gibbs is back in the consulting world at Bully Pulpit Interactive, using his political wherewithal to advocate for brands, causes and candidates.

Coffee Break with Firehouse Strategies’ Alex Conant

Coffee Break with Firehouse Strategies’ Alex Conant

Former RNC press secretary and Rubio campaign comms director dishes on this year’s national conventions and how the parties have approached virtual formats.

Coffee Break with Vested’s Binna Kim

Coffee Break with Vested’s Binna Kim

The financial services specialist’s cofounder reflects on the hydra-like business of growing a company, attending to family and world domination.

Coffee Break with Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ Vikki Chowney

Coffee Break with Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ Vikki Chowney

Global head of content and publishing for Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Vikki Chowney discusses content platforms, the challenges of remote creation and the work she’s most proud of.

Coffee Break: Pay Our Interns’ Carlos Vera

Coffee Break: Pay Our Interns’ Carlos Vera

Advocacy organization’s cofounder & executive director talks about the importance of remuneration and finding a diverse internship pool: “Experience does not pay the bills.”

Coffee Break: Travis Parman

Coffee Break: Travis Parman

“The media wanted COVID stories—we gave them constructive COVID stories," says Nissan North America's VP of corporate communications.

Coffee Break: Walgreens Boots Alliance’s Aaron Radelet on the upsurge of comms during the crisis

Coffee Break: Walgreens Boots Alliance’s Aaron Radelet on the upsurge of comms during the crisis

“These stories are deeply inspirational.”

Coffee Break: Hold the PRess’ Sade Ayodele is calling out PR firms for virtue signaling on diversity

Coffee Break: Hold the PRess’ Sade Ayodele is calling out PR firms for virtue signaling on diversity

“Thirty days after you posted a black square, what have you done?”

Coffee Break with Ford Motor Company's Mark Truby

Coffee Break with Ford Motor Company's Mark Truby

The automotive giant’s CCO discusses how the company has pivoted amid the pandemic and its decision to participate in the Facebook ad boycott.

Coffee Break with PayPal’s Amanda Coffee

Coffee Break with PayPal’s Amanda Coffee

The online payment company’s senior global comms manager moved to NYC just before COVID-19 forced lockdown measures. This eponymous episode chronicles her unique indoctrination to Big Apple living.

Coffee Break: Novità PR’s Joseph Cephas discusses experience as Black professional and the industry’s need for change

Coffee Break: Novità PR’s Joseph Cephas discusses experience as Black professional and the industry’s need for change

‘I’ve gone to events where there’s 600 people and been the only person of color. It feels like there’s a spotlight on you.’

Coffee Break with Ruder Finn’s Kathy Bloomgarden

Coffee Break with Ruder Finn’s Kathy Bloomgarden

The CEO of one of the most storied PR firms in the industry tells PRWeek why she has resisted the option to lay off or furlough staff or impose salary cuts during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coffee Break with French/West/Vaughan’s Rick French

Coffee Break with French/West/Vaughan’s Rick French

PRWeek chats to the Raleigh-based PR agency leader who doubles as a Hollywood film producer and minor league baseball owner and is thriving during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Coffee Break with UnitedHealthcare’s Kirsten Gorsuch

Coffee Break with UnitedHealthcare’s Kirsten Gorsuch

PRWeek chats to the communications lead at the largest healthcare company in the world about UHC’s response to the death of George Floyd, PR during lockdown and returning to a physical office environment.

Coffee Break with CMG’s Margenett Moore-Roberts

Coffee Break with CMG’s Margenett Moore-Roberts

PRWeek’s video series catches up with the chief diversity and inclusion officer at Interpublic’s PR, event and experiential agency division.

Coffee Break with Heineken’s Stacey Tank

Coffee Break with Heineken’s Stacey Tank

The latest edition of PRWeek’s video series features the former Home Depot CEO of Installation & Measurement Services, who recently returned to brewing giant Heineken.

Coffee Break with St. Jude’s Marvin Stockwell

Coffee Break with St. Jude’s Marvin Stockwell

The second edition of PRWeek’s new weekly video series features St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis’ director of media relations.