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It's Time for a Modern Communications Infrastructure

Kim Glas | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Kim Glas

It's not just our transportation system that's in desperate need of an upgrade. The fact is that from pipes carrying water and natural gas, to our energy grid, to our communications systems, we need action now to repair and modernize systems we rely on every day.

Practical Strategies for Building a Bigger Tent

Sarah Beaulieu | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Sarah Beaulieu

From political gridlock in Washington, D.C. to a fragmented media landscape, more Americans are forming opinions and consuming information from niche sources and polarizing points of view.

Addressing Conflicts of Interest

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 05.28.2016 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

Whether you believe in the "Liberal Media" or a "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy," it is hard to get through many cable news segments without questioning if there isn't some bias driving the latest "scandal."

How Product Hunt One Ups TechCrunch

Reid Wegley | Posted 05.11.2016 | Technology
Reid Wegley

Ryan Hoover is handing out golden tickets like Willy Wonka right now. The show is Product Hunt, Hoover's web platform for showcasing 15-20 new technol...

Spin Fail as Clinton Foundation Keeps Books Firmly Shut

Till Bruckner | Posted 05.21.2016 | Media
Till Bruckner

Earlier this month, I was in Marrakech to cover the Clinton Global Initiative schmoozefest and make up my mind about whether the Clinton Foundation is as sinister as its critics make it out to be.

Muhammad: More Than a Prophet, More Than a Cartoon

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.07.2016 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

While leading storytelling workshops with Syrian refugee youth, I found myself unavoidably drawn into a spirited exchange in which some perceptions of religion and culture both encouraged and discouraged the pursuit of self-expression, creativity and communication.

Huge Lesson From Ms. Mosby and the City of Baltimore

David Bradford | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
David Bradford

One huge lesson that Executives can learn from the situation in Baltimore is this: Distrust leads to chaos. Unless, you have trust, nothing is going to happen positively in your organization. When trust is absent, everything deteriorates.

Trailblazing Women: Nancy Duarte, Principal of Duarte Inc

Anne Ravanona | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Anne Ravanona

"You can have a great idea, but if you don't communicate it well, it will go nowhere. We need to be more careful in how we communicate and not just what."

Naomi Klein's Own Form of Climate Change Denial: Blame Capitalism

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

Having thus alienated mainstream readers -- exactly the people the climate change movement most urgently needs to reach out to and bring on board -- Naomi Klein's book then goes on to block meaningful debate among the already converted.

For Startups, the Most Important Question Is Why? What the San Francisco Tech Market Taught a Swiss Brand Consultant

Dr. Alexander Haldemann | Posted 06.27.2015 | Small Business
Dr. Alexander Haldemann

The numbers don't lie: more than 75% of venture-backed startups fail. The most common reason? Failure to understand target-audience motivations and to communicate effectively to them.

Are You Short Selling Yourself?

Melanie Young | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I believe everyone has a story to tell. Many have several. Just as the average person dreams 4 or 6 times a night, I think an average person can spin ...

Elephants as Super-Communicators: New Books on Cracking Their Codes

David Tereshchuk | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
David Tereshchuk

We owe our growing knowledge of their highly sophisticated communications systems to a fine lineage of animal behavior researchers, scientists who are in very large part women, as it happens.

Be Honest With What You Do Best -- Pretending Is a Slippery Slope

Rick Roth | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Rick Roth

Agencies should be honest about what they do best. Pretending is a slippery slope. If they have evolved their capabilities to offer more value, if they've acquired other talent to deliver differently, they should say so... when it's true.

Top 10 Business Communication Trends in 2015

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

With 2015 offering an abundance of new communications technologies and services, it is essential for businesses to be aware of the latest trends and attempt to gain an advantage over the competition.

#WeWashing: When "Sharing" Is Renting and "Community" Is a Commodity

Lee-Sean Huang | Posted 05.16.2015 | Technology
Lee-Sean Huang

Based on terms like whitewashing and greenwashing, WeWashing is when corporations, brands and other groups use the language of "sharing" and "community" to describe what are essentially capitalist commercial transactions.

Creating Advertising That Does a Better Job of Selling

Ira Kalb | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

When you look at the data, you find that much of the advertising that is done is not just mediocre ¬- it doesn't work. When I make this statement to my clients and students at the beginning of an engagement or course, they don't believe me.

Marketing Agency Darwinism: Grow or Go

Gabrey Means | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Gabrey Means

Truth be told, though we live and die by our to-do lists, when we started our agency we didn't have a business plan. What we did have was an identified need, a good idea and a bottle of wine to fuel our courage to take the plunge.

Communications: Resolving the Trust Deficit

Liz Wainger | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Liz Wainger

Your claims about being the best thing since sliced bread might get someone to buy your product or support your cause, but the experience must live up to the hype. Ask yourself whether you company or organization really does deliver on its promises.

Marketing Agency Darwinism: Grow or Go

Cassie Hughes | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Cassie Hughes

Growing isn't just about getting bigger, unless that's truly your goal. It can take a range of forms - from the types of clients you work with to how you build your teams to the way you execute a campaign. Regardless of how you define it, make growth a part of your mission or risk becoming extinct.

5 Ways You May Be Cutting Off Communication With Customers

Dianna Booher | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

For all the hoopla about how companies love their customers, it's just trash talk. I'm convinced that 95 out of 100 organizations don't care about their customers.

Becoming Realistic and Serious in College

Nadia Karizat | Posted 04.05.2015 | College
Nadia Karizat

The thing about "going for it" is that it gives you the chance to mess up and fail in what you want most in the world.

Thinking About Starting Your Own PR Business? Here's What You Need to Know

Ximena N. Beltran | Posted 03.31.2015 | Small Business
Ximena N. Beltran

Deciding to start a business is a lot like standing on the edge of a cliff and deciding to jump with the hope that you don't hit the water down below in a way that causes permanent damage (in this case, to your career growth).

A Message for Communications Majors and Those Who Stereotype Them

Christina Berchini | Posted 03.29.2015 | College
Christina Berchini

It wasn't until long after I graduated college that I learned just how stigmatized the "Communications Major" is in this society. As a result of this newfound knowledge, I often find myself hesitating to tell others. If I can avoid bringing up that fact at all, I avoid it.

European Angels Investing in High Technology (Information and Communications, Mobile and Games)

David Drake | Posted 03.23.2015 | Money
David Drake

Angel investments in Europe are increasing and into diverse sectors. In the latest survey made by European Business Angels Network (EBAN), a total of 7.5 billion Euros have been invested in the early stage market in 2013.

Why Your Team Won't Use Your Organizational Messaging

Liz Wainger | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Liz Wainger

One of the biggest challenges for organizations is speaking with a consistent and compelling voice. Silos abound, and even those enterprises that have a positioning platform find it difficult for it to take hold in their organization.