Mike Doyle is a partner and president for Ketchum in North America. He’s been part of the global Ketchum network for more than 20 years and counseled clients in a wide range of industries and services, helping global brands enhance their corporate reputation, launch products, merge or acquire new brands and navigate issues and crises. He is the co-chair of Omnicom’s OPEN Pride community, which promotes awareness, acceptance and advocacy for the network’s LGBT community by creating opportunities for leadership, visibility, community involvement, networking and business.
I’d love to tell you a story. I came out to my dad in 2015, on the day after Christmas. We all enjoyed a great holiday together, and though my orientation was hardly a secret at that point, I never really had “the conversation” with my father. In the early years, I wasn’t ready to […]
I walked into Ketchum on my first day of work on October 23, 1995. Twenty-three years ago today. I had hair, and it was brown. My student loans loomed, and my wardrobe was more Chandler Bing than Don Draper. But damn, I felt lucky – not just to have a job, but to be welcomed into […]
June is about to come to a close and as calendars turn to July, rainbow flags will be replaced by stars and stripes in the U.S. and people will be throwing much less glitter than they will backyard barbecues. Another Pride in the books. I spent some time this month wondering why Pride still matters. […]
If you told the 24, or even 34 year-old version of me that one day I’d be sharing thoughts publicly on what Pride Month means to me I’d have called you crazy. Or worse, back then, misguided. My path to Pride hasn’t been clear or easy, and it’s probably been more private than some. The […]
I present these thoughts without political bias. Well, maybe I present them with a tiny bit of political bias, but with a big old helping of opinions about leadership. Consider this one guy’s observations about what it really means to be an authentic leader—oh, and basketball. I was recently traveling outside the U.S., which, in this […]
I was on a flight earlier this week and watched a man give up his seat in first class to a mother with her infant. As he graciously joined the rest of us back in coach, he probably noticed, like I did, the many passengers flipping through magazines with big turkeys on their covers heralding […]