Coffee Break

Coffee Break with UCLA’s Mary Osako

Coffee Break with UCLA’s Mary Osako

The vice-chancellor for strategic communications discusses the university being in lockdown for a year, her career working in tech PR and comms responses to anti-Asian hate attacks.

Coffee Break with Archetype’s Helena Maus

Coffee Break with Archetype’s Helena Maus

Maus discusses her role as CEO, the tension between the tech industry and mainstream media and setting up a WFH environment.

Coffee Break with GM Defense’s Angela Ambrose

Coffee Break with GM Defense’s Angela Ambrose

The military product company’s VP of government relations and communications reveals the company’s first PR AOR and discusses women in comms in the defense industry.

Coffee Break with Meltwater’s John Box

Coffee Break with Meltwater’s John Box

The company’s CEO discusses deal heat in the comms tech market, going public on the Norwegian stock market and sponsorship of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2021.

Coffee Break with Ditto PR’s Trey Ditto

Coffee Break with Ditto PR’s Trey Ditto

The founder and CEO of Ditto PR talks all things blockchain, NFTs, crypto and potential for brands.

Coffee Break with Spotify’s Dustee Jenkins

Coffee Break with Spotify’s Dustee Jenkins

Spotify’s head of global comms joins Coffee Break to discuss the company’s Stream On market update event and quarterly results, the rise in podcasting and the future of the audio industry.

Coffee Break with Crocs' Heidi Cooley

Coffee Break with Crocs' Heidi Cooley

Crocs’ head of global marketing dishes on the company’s positive 2020 Q4 and full-year financials, social media strategy, UN Foundation link-up and new sandal launch.

Coffee Break with Edelman’s Jonathan Jordan

Coffee Break with Edelman’s Jonathan Jordan

The newly appointed Los Angeles GM talks about leading a key office in the heart of the entertainment business and why there are so few Black men in the creative industries.

Coffee Break with the PRSA’s Linda Thomas Brooks

Coffee Break with the PRSA’s Linda Thomas Brooks

The newly appointed CEO of the PRSA discusses her vision for the organization and dealing with a downturn in revenue.

Coffee Break with the American Cleaning Institute’s Melissa Hockstad

Coffee Break with the American Cleaning Institute’s Melissa Hockstad

The president and CEO of the ACI shares how the organization shifted gears during the pandemic and brought competitors together.

Coffee Break with OkCupid’s Michael Kaye

Coffee Break with OkCupid’s Michael Kaye

The global comms and PR manager discussed romance amid the pandemic, comms plans for Valentine’s Day and how ‘vaccinated’ is trending on dating profiles.

Coffee Break with Axios' Jim VandeHei

Coffee Break with Axios' Jim VandeHei

The cofounder and CEO talked about setting up shop at the start of the Trump administration and the media company’s bill of rights that launched last week.

Coffee Break with Georgetown University's Bill Novelli

Coffee Break with Georgetown University's Bill Novelli

The Georgetown professor shares with PRWeek his purpose mission and the growing trend of issue advocacy in PR, which he pioneered when founding Porter Novelli.

Coffee Break with Zeno Group's Barby Siegel

Coffee Break with Zeno Group's Barby Siegel

The CEO discusses her agency’s positive numbers moving into 2021, taking care of employees through the pandemic and re-evaluating the firm’s purpose.

Coffee Break with Press Record Communications’ Justin Goldstein

Coffee Break with Press Record Communications’ Justin Goldstein

The media relations agency founder explains why he tells clients to think ‘past the placement,’ and discusses what the pandemic has meant to traditional broadcasting.

Coffee Break with We Are All Human’s Claudia Romo Edelman

Coffee Break with We Are All Human’s Claudia Romo Edelman

The founder and CEO of We Are All Human talks about this week's virtual Hispanic Leadership Summit, the economic power of the Hispanic population in the U.S. and the impact of COVID-19 on her community.

Coffee Break with Ketchum’s Mike Doyle

Coffee Break with Ketchum’s Mike Doyle

The CEO talks starting the position 5 months ago, his start at the agency 25 years ago, and navigating a difficult year from a business, personal and employee wellbeing point of view.

Coffee Break with Fast’s Jason Alderman

Coffee Break with Fast’s Jason Alderman

The CCO chats about working at a startup during the pandemic, true one-click checkout, the changing landscape of tech media and using Twitter for marketing and hiring.

Coffee Break with McDonald’s Michael Gonda

Coffee Break with McDonald’s Michael Gonda

The VP of global communications talks about welcoming a new baby during the pandemic, McDonald’s new purpose initiative, agency partnerships and the McPlant launch.

Coffee Break with Chipotle’s Laurie Schalow

Coffee Break with Chipotle’s Laurie Schalow

The chief corporate affairs and food safety officer discusses her unique job title and how the company develops initiatives around its mission and purpose.

Coffee Break with Anheuser-Busch’s Jennifer Morris

Coffee Break with Anheuser-Busch’s Jennifer Morris

The brewing giant’s VP of communications talks about changing beer trends and the company’s role in helping bars and restaurants during the pandemic.

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.