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Ranger Scott Gediman on the Ferguson Fire and 22 Years as Yosemite Park’s Public Affairs Officer

PRSay

Over his 22 years as public affairs officer at Yosemite National Park , Scott Gediman has experienced a myriad of crises on the job, from floods and rock falls to hantavirus outbreaks. “It The closure affected both the park and the surrounding communities during the height of the summer visitor season. Here in the public affairs office there are just two of us — there used to be five, and then there were four, and then three.

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Why can’t employee communications be exciting?

PR Daily

PepsiCo Foods’ Joan Cetera chips away at outdated notions of internal comms. From disseminating information on availability of PPE and hand sanitizers to office closings and virtual town halls, Cetera and her team have produced an unprecedented amount of internal and external content.

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Controlled Chaos: 86 Comms Pros Explain How Communications Work Has Changed

Sword and the Script

The role has required expansion of the previous need to be a generalist who is knowledgeable on business topics, to being one who can effectively take on a business leadership role where needed.”. More internal comms. More internal comms. Through leadership and content.

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How NASA uses mixternal communications for moonshots and turkey trouble

PR Daily

Breaking down silos delivered better comms for internal and external audiences. In many organizations, internal communications are in one silo, external are in another and never the two shall meet. It was an emotional issue for our internal workforce,” Blessing said.

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Latin American PR Leaders on New Communication Essentials

PRSay

July is Global Affairs Month at PRSA. To see how international communicators reach audiences in this environment, we asked five PR leaders in Latin America for their insights. Gallo, head of communications and public affairs, Latin America, at the Zurich Insurance Group.

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A Navy Leader on the Role of Accreditation in Developing Strategic Communicators

PRSay

Navy Chief of Information, is the first flag officer and senior active duty officer to earn Accreditation in Public Relations and Military Communication (APR+M). What specific areas of public relations in the APR credentialing process directly relate to military public affairs officers?

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What inclusive language looks like for modern speechwriters

PR Daily

It’s also what happens when you successfully build community, or as Michael Franklin puts it, “a sense of belonging.” RELATED: Ragan’s Crisis Leadership Network is your go-to source before, during and post-crisis ].

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The value of the communications role: ‘We can either stoke a fire—or put it out’

PR Daily

As senior director of public affairs and brand communications for Kaiser Permanente, John Stratman is accustomed to constant change. As you communicate to internal and external stakeholders, you have to have a good amount of empathy to succeed.”.

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Why and how companies are turning to brand journalism

PR Daily

TAP , the digital publication produced by a team at Denver Water, did. “I I get what you are saying,” wrote Steve Snyder, the public utility’s head of communications, in an open letter to Jay-Z. As a public utility, Denver Water did not need more customers.

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List of winners: PR Daily’s Media Relations Awards

PR Daily

Herbalife Nutrition: Global Thought Leadership Strategy: Building Consumer and Investor Trust in Pandemic Times. Winner: Gillian Small Public Relations: TWIX® Shakers Seasoning Blend Launches with Viral Chicken Wings Recipe. Honorable mentions: Marsha Archer: M-Squared Public Relations.

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Ragan and PR Daily announce Media Relations Awards finalists

PR Daily

Endo International, plc: Launching the First and Only FDA-Approved Injectable for Cellulite. Herbalife Nutrition: Global Thought Leadership Strategy: Building Consumer and Investor Trust in Pandemic Times. Marsha Archer: M-Squared Public Relations. Community Relations Campaign.

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Announcing Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards finalists

PR Daily

This past year has had its share of crises and obstacles—and internal communications was not spared. We received a flurry of incredible internal communications work from the past year. Blueprint Medicines: Internal Communications. Community Relations. Leadership Video.

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How PR pros see 2021 as a year of opportunity for DE&I

PR Daily

Rachel Noerdlinger, managing director at Mercury Public Affairs , offers “equity” as an example of a word that must be clearly defined to ensure progress in the workplace. And how are you doing things internally, not just externally?”. The internal work is harder.

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Thoughts on Balancing Your Professional Work and Your Activism

PRSay

Those of us who are activists may be reluctant to go public about our affiliations for fear of losing clients or alienating the boss or C-suite. Perhaps by reclaiming the activist roots of public relations and embracing this new model, we can be more open about our own activism.

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How brand journalism is changing, according to TD Bank’s Chad Mitchell

PR Daily

The VP of corporate & public affairs and head of content & digital platforms for the Canada-based bank shares his secrets for brand journalism in 2022. He is also a member of the PR Daily Leadership Network.

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An inside look at AARP’s rapid response team

PR Daily

It’s a great unknown that we’re all dealing with,” said Reshma Mehta, director of grassroots advocacy at AARP, at Ragan’s Speechwriting and Public Affairs Virtual Conference on March 25. “It’s Focus on your people and community first before anything else.”.

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Announcing Ragan’s PR Daily Awards finalists

PR Daily

Diffusion: Elevating Brand Awareness of alliantgroup Through Strategic Thought Leadership. Community Relations Campaign. Nickerson: Weston Community Relations. Otis Worldwide Corporation: Made to Move Communities. Yale School of Public Health: 2020 Year in Review.

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The risks and rewards of pursuing ESG priorities

PR Daily

Jessie Sitnick , VP of corporate and public affairs at Toronto-based Argyle , shared a wealth of tremendous guidance with Ragan’s Crisis Leadership Network members on the perils and benefits of pursuing an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) plan.

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7 Rules for a New Era of Communications

PRSay

James Grunig and Todd Hunt’s “excellence theory” has long told us that, in public relations, listening is as important as speaking. L’Oréal Paris stands in solidarity with the Black community, and against injustice of any kind. Now, a cynical public demands more.

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Communications Week welcomes comms leaders to 2022 Advisory Board

PR Daily

A former journalist, Schwartz is a frequent guest lecturer at universities nationwide and a board member of the Institute for Public Relations. Under Guarnaccia’s leadership, Kite Hill has grown to become recognized as one of the top tech PR agencies in the US.

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

CoverMyMeds is searching for a public relations specialist in Columbus, Ohio. Global senior internal communications manager—International Rescue Committee (New York). Public relations specialist—LEGOLAND California (California). Marketing and public relations coordinator—UC Health (Colorado). Community relations specialist—University of Phoenix (Arizona). Public relations director—No Limit Agency (Illinois).

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Ragan celebrates its Top Women in Communications honorees for 2022 in NYC

PR Daily

Ria Carlson brings more than 20 years of experience as a top communications officer at publicly traded corporations to her work in higher education. Bec Rollins is known not only for her constant leadership, but her selfless commitment to others. Community Givers.

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Marriott, Norwegian Air and more announce layoffs; Target, other chains offer special hours for at-risk shoppers, and EU asks Netflix to slow streaming

PR Daily

Beginning March 16, 2020, 3BL Media will waive fees to use CSRwire for public service, non-commercial press releases that are contributing to the COVID-19 response. Marriott International said it is furloughing tens of thousands of its workers, some who will be laid off.

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Facebook bets on video with new tools, Twitter to shut down Periscope, and Ally Bank offers New Year’s babies $250

PR Daily

The effort highlights the power of partnerships to create meaningful change within communities and drive purpose-led communications. But each video that’s created is also posted to a public “Collab” feed, where people can view and play along with it if they choose.

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Communications Week welcomes comms leaders to advisory board

PR Daily

She is a former national president of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and is a social media co-chair for the PRSA Technology Section. Andrew Bowins, SVP of Communications & Public Affairs, Entertainment Software Association.

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Exploring the modern corporate communication function

Stephen Waddington

The Institute for Public Relations and PR NEWS have published a study of corporate communication teams and their contribution to organisations. The corporate communication or public relations function is underserved an area of study, in contrast with other areas of management.

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Train Your Brain to Apply “Longpath” Thinking

Stern + Associates

Leadership Speaking & Advisory Strategy The Future Featured Futurist Longpath New BooksWhile society may seem divided in many respects, we can all agree that the need to solve some of the world’s biggest problems is urgent.

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Top Women in Communications honorees for 2022 announced by Ragan, PR Daily

PR Daily

Honorees include PR and communications veterans, rising stars of the profession, mentors and superstars that hold the community together. Ria Carlson brings more than 20 years of experience as a top communications officer at publicly traded corporations to her work in higher education.

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Pornhub donates 50k masks and offers free subscriptions, digital platforms and tech partner to share COVID-19 information, and Tony Awards postponed

PR Daily

When a global human crisis happens, it is up to everyone to work together to help support the community. We have always been a global community, hosting over 130,000 models from every corner of the earth. It’s donating both to its local community as well as organizations globally.

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Announcing PR Daily’s 2018 Nonprofit PR Awards finalists

PR Daily

The Cura Foundation’s Unite to Cure, the 4th International Vatican Conference, The Cura Foundation and Allison+Partners. Community-Nonprofit Partnership. The Great Summer Dish, Atlanta Community Food Bank. Ascension Thought Leadership Strategy, Ascension. Dr. Tony Slonim Thought Leadership Campaign, Renown Health. Second Chance Lemonade Stand, Compassion International. Women of Macon-Bibb, Macon-Bibb County Office of Public Affairs.

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Crisis Management Lessons From Boeing’s 737 Max Disasters

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Gordon Johndroe , vice president of global media relations and public affairs for the Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer, spoke to members of PRSA’s Corporate Communications Section in the Nov. Another $50 million was set aside for investments in their communities.

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Announcing Ragan’s 2021 Media Relations Awards finalists

PR Daily

RELATED: Showcase your internal comms work or top workplace ]. Herbalife Nutrition: Global Healthy Lifestyle Thought Leadership Strategy. Community Relations Campaign. Makovsky: Hunt Military Communities. Governmental or Public Affairs Media Relations Campaign.

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Announcing Ragan’s 2021 Video, Visual & Virtual Awards finalists

PR Daily

TD Bank: TD Bank Corporate and Public Affairs. TD Bank: TD Bank Corporate and Public Affairs. YMCA of the USA: Transforming Spaces, Helping Communities. TD Bank: TD Bank Corporate and Public Affairs. Internal Communications Video.

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Brands donate to frontline workers, Yelp pauses GoFundMe effort after backlash, and Ralph Lauren to make 250k masks

PR Daily

Using the #WaffleHouseIndexRed, you can not only see where you can get your breakfast fix, but also, how certain communities are faring during the pandemic. Internal communications.

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

It used data from the latest version of the 2018 Cost of Living Index from The Council for Community and Economic Research to compare the cost of goods and services in different cities across the U.S. RELATED: Deliver powerful leadership messaging in a digital landscape ]. General manager, public affairs—Edelman (Washington, D.C.). Public relations specialist—The University of Georgia (Georgia). Public relations coordinator—Victoria’s Secret (Ohio).

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Ragan honors the 2022 PR Daily Awards in New York City: list of winners

PR Daily

We celebrate the campaigns, content, people and teams that helped organizations and clients alike tell timely stories and create meaningful messages during international crises, domestic disasters and everything in between. Community Engagement Campaign. Community Relations Campaign.

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Ragan’s PR Daily Awards finalists announced

PR Daily

During another year of consistent surprise and endless news cycles, public relations professionals were once again central to engaging audiences through all the noise. Philip Morris International (PMI): United to Safeguard America from Illegal Trade (USA-IT). Public Affairs Campaign.

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The ESG opportunity for public relations 

Stephen Waddington

A paper by Jon White and I, published by Vuelio, examines ESG risk and opportunity for public relations practice. The role of public relation in supporting management decision-making has been at the forefront of the response to COVID-19 for many organisations.

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The 3 biggest mistakes in most crisis comms plans

PR Daily

RELATED: Deliver powerful leadership messaging in a digital landscape ]. When comms teams think about reputation, they often focus only on the general public and the news media. These probably include the news media and might include the general public for a consumer-facing organization. More likely, it’s a less-global population: customers, suppliers, regulators, the immediate community—and, always, internal audiences.

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

RELATED: Join us for our Leadership and Executive Communications Conference ]. Public relations manager—Amazon (California). Public relations and marketing director—Volunteers of America, Colorado (Colorado). Public relations director—Water Mission (South Carolina). Sports marketing intern—Nike (Germany). Public affairs specialist—US Department of Defense (Ohio). Public relations account director, B2B technology—5W Public Relations (New York).

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