Coffee Break

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.

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?”