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Protecting Our Fourth Estate: The Plunder of Politics and PR

Alan Kelly | Posted 12.11.2016 | Media
Alan Kelly

Last month, when President-Elect Donald Trump convened a meeting of American news elites, he shocked us with another dissection of our precious Fourth...

How Hillary Clinton won the debate without saying a word

Juliet Asante | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Juliet Asante

Hillary won the last 3 debates in America the polls say. Of course the Donald will argue against that vehemently; but we all know by now that 'the Don...

Women Deserve a Fair Fight on the Campaign Trail and at Work

Jennifer Risi | Posted 10.19.2016 | Media
Jennifer Risi

For the first time in American history a woman is the candidate of a major party, but it's clear that in politics women aren't playing on a level fiel...

Want Justice? Don't Be Shy--Grab the Spotlight

Lonnie A. Powers | Posted 09.23.2016 | Impact
Lonnie A. Powers

Civil legal aid organizations are in the business of advancing one of the biggest, boldest ideas ever conceived in our nation's history: justice for all. It's an idea with roots in our country's founding principle that we are all equal participants in our society and thus deserving of equal rights, opportunities, and the protections of the law.

Sticking Your Stake in the Ground

Ellie Newman | Posted 08.30.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Sometimes we stick our stake in the ground and hold on for dear life. Our dentist is a master collaborator, and all of his co-workers are exceptional. On our last visit, they had just moved into a brand new workspace. It was the first day in their new home, and life was a bit crazy. There were designers, workman and engineers roaming around the space. Lots of machinery wasn't yet operational and finding necessary tools were a bit like a game of hide and seek.

Enterprise Communications' Achilles Heel

Nader Mikhail | Posted 08.11.2016 | Technology
Nader Mikhail

Enterprise communications software has a checkered (and to be blunt, disappointing) history. Promising to reduce noise, increase productivity, and p...

'Dating' Advice for Brands That Want to Be 'Loved'

John Friedman | Posted 08.09.2016 | Business
John Friedman

'We want to be a loved brand' is the charge that marketers and communicators hear every day. And yet there are some fundamental lessons from the dating world that they need to consider if they want to build a sustainable relationship and not just engage in a series of one night stands.

Primaries, Conventions, And Nominations! Oh My! If We Only Had A Brain.

Stephen Rosa | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
Stephen Rosa

Is this a presidential election or a bad version of The Wizard of Oz? The long and perilous journey along the yellow brick campaign trail to the November election is almost over.

4 Crucial Questions To Ask Yourself Before Creating Your Email Subject Line

Matthew Collis | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Matthew Collis

You may spend a great deal of time and effort coming up with that perfect email, image, offer, and call-to-action, but if you haven't spent much time thinking about a good subject line, than all that hard work could be for none.

Nobody Cares. Work Harder.

Sarah Julien | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Sarah Julien

I never tell my clients how old I am. Unlike most other things, people actually care about experience. When they are audacious enough to ask, I answer...

7 Characteristics of an Employable College Graduate

Anne Deeter Gallaher | Posted 06.25.2016 | Business
Anne Deeter Gallaher

As a college graduate, you now have a clearer and shorter path to increased earning potential, compounded retirement potential, and a longer and healt...

Radio on the Road to 2030

Kevin Perkins | Posted 06.16.2016 | Impact
Kevin Perkins

Photo credit: Jesse Winter 2016 is the first year of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a new global blueprint for change. Strategically ap...

The Missing Link in Science Communications Training

Tim Ward | Posted 06.14.2016 | Science
Tim Ward

Are scientists any good at communications? A lot of people - including scientists - would say "no." A whole industry has built up around the idea that...

The Productive Workplace: Start by Creating a Culture of Innovation

Krish Ramakrishnan | Posted 06.06.2016 | Technology
Krish Ramakrishnan

Culture and engagement are rated as the most important facets of a company, while also being the most challenging aspects to maintain. And culture mea...

Commencement Still Something to Cheer About, Especially at this Small College

Susan Amberg Biggs | Posted 05.23.2016 | College
Susan Amberg Biggs

Despite today's many challenges in higher education--in the world for that matter--I know I can count on the feel-good energy that comes from the sentiment served up at graduation. Even a reporter told me, amid the clapping and cheering, "SVC's Commencement is my favorite." Somehow, I feel that we are all the better for it, because it reminds us of what we're here for.

Dolphins that are adapted to elude killer whales are facing extinction because of something far worse

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 05.20.2016 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

The tiny Maui's dolphin, whose evolutionary path has out-maneuvered that of the brainiest predator in the ocean - the killer whale - now faces near extinction at the hands of man.

5 Tips for Headquarters to Work Better With International Offices

Cameron Craig | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
Cameron Craig

Every time a regional person visits headquarters they find a ton of resources they never knew existed. Don't just share the obvious things like press materials, FAQs and images.

This Organization Is Helping Women Of Color Thrive In The Communications Field

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.13.2016 | Black Voices

Lauren Wesley Wilson knows first hand the challenges of being a black woman who works in the communications field. As a former professional and strat...

6 Ways To Land Your Dream Job

Amy Chan | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Amy Chan

In a competitive landscape like New York, it's an employer's market, and if you're not on top of your game and standing out from the crowd (literally, the hundreds of resumes that flood in per job posting), you may find yourself in unemployment for a while. Here are some tips.

5 truths about our relationship with energy

GreenBiz Group | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business
GreenBiz Group

Image by nicksumm via Morguefile By Renee Lertzman and Sue Kochan This article is adapted from the book Energy Is Human.Energy efficiency programs...

How To Create An Excellent Media List

Catriona Pollard | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

One of the first things you need to do to gain great media coverage is to create an excellent media list. A media list documents the key media conta...

On Changing Majors: Staying True to Yourself Now Affects Your Future

Michelle Green | Posted 03.24.2017 | College
Michelle Green

When I finally gathered the courage to tell my parents that I intended to change my major entering into my junior year, you could have cut the tension in the room with a knife.

Coalition Asks FCC for More Protection of Prisoners' Communications

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 03.09.2017 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

A broad coalition of public interest, civil rights and other groups has filed comments with the agency asking it to expand its protections in the area in the wake of a FCC decision last fall to control rates charged for communications services in jails, prisons and detention centers for immigrants.

Six Lines to Help you Stay on Message in a Media Interview

Tim Ward | Posted 03.04.2017 | Impact
Tim Ward

(This blogpost was written together with Teresa Erickson and originally published on the Society for conservation Biology blog). In our careers as j...

Business Leaders Must Embrace Social by Design: Trust and Reputation Weighs in the Balance

Harlan Loeb | Posted 02.25.2017 | Business
Harlan Loeb

If a picture paints a 1,000 words, a transcendent symbol, image, or storyline can powerfully galvanize an enduring value or vision. Everything now is...