Communications teams have led a change in culture at organizations that is a necessary and overdue disruption.
PRWeek has doubled down to reflect all aspects of lockdown life, PR’s diversity conundrum and the primacy of purpose in producing real change.
Politically appointed comms aides demanded and received the right to review HHS and CDC communications with doctors and the public, according to media reports.
"I’ve never seen such widespread angst and low-grade depression. So, you might think I’m off my rocker when I tell you I’m optimistic about what’s ahead."
They’re concerned it could be a de facto Trump campaign ad.
At a time when society is being challenged to the extreme on so many fronts, it has never been more important for businesses and brands to step up and provide the purposeful leadership for which so many people are crying out.
The resilience of everyone has been tested to the extreme by the events of this year, but the PR industry has shown it has the strength and resilience to come through the other side battered but unbowed.
The lead-up to a polarized 2020 presidential election is playing out in extraordinary circumstances prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing horrific instances of racial injustice.
You might want to turn the volume down for this one.
Deserted streets and strangely muted cities and other destinations neutered by the coronavirus pandemic have reminded everyone how much visitors contribute to their DNA.
Why Unilever’s Good Humor ice cream brand inserted itself into a historical discussion about the racist roots of an iconic jingle.
As the search for a new CEO of the country’s largest PR trade association stretches well into its second year, the need for direction and stability becomes ever-more urgent.
Michael Phelps’ comments last night as he accepted the 2020 Communicator of the Year title during a virtual gala ceremony summed up the spirit of an extraordinary year for the PRWeek Awards.
In the early days of lockdown, allowances were made for people working from home. But, five months in, there's really no longer an excuse for not having a professional quality internet and work-from-home setup.
"It’s hard to find good news, and it’s hard to remember that most people in our country are kindhearted and compassionate."
COVID-19 will last much longer than we thought. Our response can't drift like it has been. Business must step up to fill the leadership void. And we can learn from the likes of Jacinda Ardern and Angela Merkel.
Damon Jones is No. 1 as 21 communicators make their first appearance.
The partnership comes after the chain said it would use the account to “amplify Black voices,” but some social media users thought the promise was disingenuous.
The surprise departure this week of the first woman to run a top five global PR firm speaks to the big challenges of leading an agency brand within the tight confines of a holding company structure.
Or is the social network just too big to drop?