The 15 Best PR and Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2020


Conferences and other gatherings of like-minded marketing professionals provide key learning opportunities, introductions to others who can help you hone your craft, and team-building experiences unlike any other. This year’s conference boasts a particularly impressive lineup of speakers. .

2021 resolutions for internal communicators

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Here are a handful of resolutions to jot down to ensure you hit specific internal comms targets instead of wandering aimlessly. RELATED: Join us for our Social Media & Digital Communications Virtual Conference ]. Is your leadership team reflective of your public commitments?


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How future pros see the emergence of virtual conferences

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PRSSA leaders recap their experience with PRSA’s virtual national conference, ICON 2020, and what PR pros should keep in mind about future virtual events. For example, in October, PRSA and PRSSA presented ICON 2020, the first all-virtual International Conference for both organizations.

International Conference Preview: 5 Questions With Journalist Laura Ling


20, Ling will share more of her story as a keynote speaker at the PRSA 2019 International Conference in San Diego. At the PRSA International Conference in San Diego this October, you’ll be speaking to an audience of professional communicators. Thought Leadership journalism PRSA International Conference storytelling

10 Takeaways From PRSA’s 2018 International Conference


Austin, Texas, was the backdrop for PRSA’s International Conference this past week. Here are 10 takeaways from this most important industry conference: 1. Props to PRSA for a stellar conference. Thought Leadership PRSA International ConferenceWhat’s on the mind of PR professionals these days? The theme: “Communications Convergence” covered a range of topics including conflicts, creativity and client relationships.

Anatomy of a leadership video

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There’s a lot of talk about the need for leadership right now, and not just in political circles. Determined to overcome those obstacles, the news team at Pittsburgh International Airport began planning for a series of videos featuring CEO Christina Cassotis.

How internal communications will change again in 2021

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RELATED: Attend our Internal Communications and Culture Next Practices Virtual Conference ]. However, internal communications is most often devoid of such metrics and data. The post How internal communications will change again in 2021 appeared first on PR Daily.

PR pros mark International Women’s Day

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For International Women’s Day, many organizations are looking to celebrate the work of their female colleagues—and the PR industry is a focal point. But then as people rise through the ranks and go through their careers, some women don’t always have a leadership stake.”.

What are the key skillsets for internal communicators in 2021 and beyond? 6 comms pros share their views

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We have to acknowledge and accept that this mindset [of intolerance] is within our orgs, within our leadership. Clear leadership and expectations. Bolster your skills and learn from industry experts at Ragan’s 2021 Internal Communications and Culture Next Practices Conference.

How internal communicators can help bolster corporate recruiting

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RELATED: Attend our Internal Communications and Culture Next Practices Virtual Conference ]. The post How internal communicators can help bolster corporate recruiting appeared first on PR Daily. Nothing pinches productivity like staff turnover and lousy recruiting.

Conference Recap: Leaders on Facing Unimaginable Crises


There’s a real ripple effect in communications and how you tell a story,” said Acker, who moderated the crisis keynote panel on Sunday afternoon at the PRSA 2019 International Conference in San Diego. Thought Leadership Crisis Communications crisis management PRSA International Conference

International Conference Preview: Frank X. Shaw Talks Diversity, Disruption and 10 Years at Microsoft


In anticipation of his keynote address at PRSA’s 2019 International Conference in San Diego on Oct. There’s the leadership and management standpoint; at a relatively young age you are responsible for leading a group of people. Then there’s the specific technical skills of media relations and internal communications. A recent report on Microsoft’s diversity numbers last year showed progress in representation of women and minorities in technical and leadership roles.

Conference Recap: Laura Ling on Never Giving Up Hope


During her compelling General Session today at the PRSA 2019 International Conference in San Diego, Ling talked about her captivity in North Korea, which eventually made headlines around the world. Thought Leadership PRSA International ConferenceAs a journalist, Laura Ling has traveled the world to tell stories about the struggle for freedom.

Future of PR and social media for International Air Transport Association crisis communications conference

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Stuart Bruce speaking at the IATA Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age conference. (c) This morning I gave a keynote at the global ‘Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age’ conference in Istanbul. Earlier this week Anne Gregory, president of the Global Alliance of international PR associations, tweeted about her abhorrence of the term corporate journalism. c) Donald Steel.

5 Ways To Raise Your Internal PR Game

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Earlier this week, we made the case for raising your internal PR game. The technological and social changes over the past few years have both made internal communications more important, and also opened up opportunities to revolutionize it. The Conference Board reported that while 90% of executives understand the importance of employee engagement, fewer than 50% understand how to address this issue. 5 ways to raise internal PR standards.

6 ways internal communicators can spark employee development and growth in 2021

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RELATED: Join us for our Social Media & Digital Communications Virtual Conference ]. Learn what tactics and tools you’ll need to thrive this year at our 2021 Internal Communications and Culture Next Practices Conference.

Conference Recap: Jonathan Mildenhall on Discovering Your Purpose


It’s really hard to be a decent human-being in the workplace all the time,” said Mildenhall, during the opening General Session at the PRSA 2018 International Conference in Austin, Texas before more than 2,000 professional communicators and students. “I This is his 24th PRSA Conference. Thought Leadership PRSA International Conference purpose-driven marketing

Conference Recap: Richard Dreyfuss on the Importance of Civics in the Classroom


PRSA presented Richard Dreyfuss with its inaugural Civic Engagement Award yesterday during the 2019 International Conference in San Diego. Thought Leadership ICON PRSA International ConferenceThe Academy Award-winning actor, who is passionate about bringing civics back to the American classroom, founded The Dreyfuss Civics Initiative to prioritize civics education.

Conference Recap: AmyK Hutchens on Performance and Productivity


Change your results,” said business strategist and leadership development expert AmyK Hutchens. The author and think tank facilitator spoke on “Igniting Brilliance in Your Leadership” as part of Monday morning’s General Session at the PRSA 2017 International Conference in Boston. “As How might we judge great leadership? It’s called ‘servant leadership.’ Thought Leadership leadership PRSA International Conference

Conference Recap: Microsoft’s Frank X. Shaw on Thriving in the Next Communications Age


Shaw, corporate vice president of communications at Microsoft, during the lunchtime keynote session Monday at the 2019 PRSA International Conference in San Diego. Thought Leadership Communications media disruption Microsoft PRSA International Conference Social MediaThe past doesn’t normally repeat itself, but it often rhymes, said Frank X.

Conference Recap: Jay Baer on the Power of Customer Experience


Toward the beginning of his Tuesday morning General Session at PRSA’s 2017 International Conference in Boston, Baer unpacked the marketing formula for the Cheesecake Factory. Thought Leadership communication PRSA International Conference word of mouth marketingAccording to author and digital marketing expert Jay Baer , the key to business success is word-of-mouth communication.

5 ways Microsoft boosts engagement and internal culture

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Unite through internally viral video. Here’s a sneak preview of a Microsoft session from Ragan’s big Disney World conference. Just about every organization these days is embracing the need to boost employee engagement and internal culture. Know your values.

Conference Recap: Bea Arthur on Being Resilient and Finding Success


During her General Session today at the PRSA 2017 International Conference in Boston , Arthur had encouraging words for budding entrepreneurs. She invited several Conference attendees to pitch their business ideas. Thought Leadership business acumen Independent PR Practitioners PRSA International ConferenceBea Arthur’s one-sentence bio notes that she “is a successful therapist, entrepreneur and media personality.”.

Cruise lines embrace CDC restrictions amid government fight, P&G works to overcome Apple’s privacy measures, and eBay removes auction for art made in Japanese internment camp

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Take care to preserve your brand reputation by framing any position around the wellbeing of your internal and external stakeholders. CRISIS LEADERSHIP NETWORK. CONFERENCE ALERT.

Join Mark Ragan in Texas or Florida for his Internal Communications Leadership Forum

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As an internal communications executive, your to-do list never ends. That's exactly why Mark Ragan created the Internal Communications Leadership Forum. This is not a traditional conference. Demands come at you from every direction. Your plate is full. Enhancing your skills seems impossible. There won't be any keynotes, case studies or long-winded lectures. You'll sit at a table with two dozen peers.

Conference Recap: Project Bread’s Fight Against Hunger in Massachusetts


While speaking during Monday’s Networking Luncheon at PRSA’s 2017 International Conference, Lederhos shared a recent Project Bread video ad that featured striking statistics about individuals in her state lacking access to nutritious food. ” Thought Leadership Advocacy Communications PRSA International Conference

A Summer of Public Relations: An Intern’s Perspective

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This summer, I had the opportunity to intern for Cheray Keyes-Shima , APR, CPRC, at KSC, a marketing, advertising and public relations agency in Sarasota, Florida. As a public relations intern for KSC, I gained a variety of hands on experience and had the chance to build my professional portfolio by working on projects ranging from postcard mailers to article and blog posts for clients’ websites. A Guest Post By Rhys Schueren, Student, Loyola University Maryland.

Conference Recap: Reaching Rural Americans, Preventing Social Media Crises and Using the PESO Model


Here are some highlights from three professional development sessions at the PRSA 2017 International Conference in Boston on Oct. This type of planning includes making sure that your team is communicating well internally, too. “If If something is a problem internally, then it could explode externally,” said Emerick. Thought Leadership Brands PESO model PRSA International Conference Social Media thought-leadership

Join Mark Ragan in San Diego for his Internal Communications Leadership Forum

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That''s why Mark Ragan created the Internal Communications Leadership Forum. This is NOT a traditional conference. International Flavors & Fragrances. Most employee communicators are chained to their desks. They see the same people, write the same copy, attend the same boring meetings day after merciless day. There will be no keynotes, no case studies, no long-winded lectures. Instead, you''ll sit at a roundtable with 25 of your peers.

Why We’re Looking Forward to PRSA’s Conference This October

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PRSA’s 2018 International Conference, taking place next month in Austin, TX is an event PR pros look forward to every year. Read below to learn about the all-star speaker line up and the top reasons to be excited about the conference: It has an incredibly relevant theme. The conference’s theme, communications convergence, is especially appropriate this year as technology continues to advance. Internationally Renowned Marketing Expert.

Conference Recap: Vicente Fox on a Lifetime of Self-Determination


When you discover the leadership that you have within, you can do so many things,” said Fox, who was interviewed by Conference Chair Rhoda Weiss, APR, Fellow PRSA, at today’s General Session at the PRSA 2019 International Conference in San Diego. Thought LeadershipVicente Fox’s path to becoming president of Mexico started in an unlikely place: Cincinnati. Fox’s grandfather, Joseph L.

Conference Recap: Aria Finger on Inspiring Today’s Youth


With her General Session presentation on Tuesday at the 2018 PRSA International Conference in Austin, Texas, Finger set out to debunk the prevailing notion that millennials and Generation Zers are too distracted and unmotivated to be change agents. Thought Leadership digital marketing generation z ICON Millennials social changeAccording to Aria Finger , most sweeping generalizations about young people are wrong.

20 of the Coolest Marketing Conferences to Attend in 2020

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Marketing conferences have shaped my top team memories. The South by Southwest Conference & Festivals “celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.” The only conference where marketers, sales and leadership teams get aligned on digital and ignite true business transformation.”. Read DigiMarCon’s Top 10 Reasons to Attend to decide if this is a conference for you. Marketing AI Conference (MAICON).

16 stellar blogs and websites to fuel internal communication success

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FREE REPORT: Benchmark your internal comms efforts against your peers ]. Backstitch’s writers cover a broad range of internal comms-focused topics, including legal tips and specific how-tos that might make your job easier. Institute of Internal Communication. The Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC), located in the UK, is dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of internal communication. The Conference Board Marketing & Communications Blog.

Uber pledges to double Black leadership, Kroger releases COVID-19 comms ‘blueprint,’ and Trader Joe’s addresses ‘racist packaging’

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CRISIS LEADERSHIP BOARD. Join Ragan’s Crisis Leadership Board to network and brainstorm with peers, get the latest intelligence and research, and start to strategize for the future of your organization.

ICON Recap: Jon Meacham on How the Past Prepares Us for the Present


Jon Meacham started his opening General Session keynote at PRSA’s ICON 2020 virtual conference today with an apology. “I’m Meacham went on to discuss characteristics that have marked American generations — both of leadership and of followership.

Conference Recap: Morgan Spurlock on Creating World-Changing Content


Morgan Spurlock , award-winning filmmaker and host of CNN’s “Inside Man,” delivered the opening keynote at the PRSA 2017 International Conference in Boston on Sunday. Thought LeadershipThe professional storyteller, best known for his critically acclaimed documentary “Super Size Me,” shared how to “create world-changing content, one story at a time,” peppering the session with video clips from his various films. “We

International PR thought leader videos from the Davos World Communication Forum

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Nurul Shamsuri on her communication and leadership panel with Weber Shandwick EMEA CEO Colin Byrne. Roman Vassilenko, Chairman of the Committee for International Information at the Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Conference Speaking corporate communications public relations Video Photo by Olga Bereslavskaya.

Conference Recap: Secretary Robert B. Reich on the Radical Act of Listening


During his General Session speech at the 2018 PRSA International Conference , Reich reminded the audience of professional communicators that while the truth itself is iron-clad, perception and experiences vary based on the person and the background. Thought Leadership economic challenges listening PRSAICON Truth TellingFor Secretary Robert B. Reich, the key to civility is listening — but perhaps not in the way we’ve grown accustomed to over the past few years. .

International Conference Preview: Bob Woodward on the Importance of Investigative Journalism


Woodward, who is an associate editor at The Washington Post , a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the best-selling author of 19 books, will deliver the opening keynote address at PRSA’s 2019 International Conference in San Diego on Oct. Somebody internally can do that and, occasionally, I’ve had people in the White House or in the Pentagon or elsewhere, who were specialists, say, “Well, what do you want?”