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Why I Resolve to Not Make New Year’s Resolutions

by Amanda Kowal Kenyon| December 30, 2014

“A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.” ~Author Unknown As 2014 winds down, I know that, for many, the year will come to a close with the long-standing tradition of establishing self-improvement resolutions for an even better 2015. Here’s the problem—when the celebration wears off, resolutions tend […]

Saban Smiles

by James Peters| December 22, 2014

Most Saturdays this fall, my family and I watched Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide dismantle their opponents. During the SEC Conference Championship game, victory was at hand, though from Saban’s expression, you would think someone had broken one of Alabama’s national championship trophies. Why so stern in the face of victory I often […]

2015 Global Sports Business Outlook: Top 10 Opportunities for Brands

by Shawn McBride| December 22, 2014

Even though 2015 isn’t an Olympic Games or (men’s) FIFA World Cup year, there are a number of premier international sporting events and competitions taking place—from the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in February and March, the UEFA Champions League Final in Germany in June, the Pan Am Games in Toronto […]

10 “Nudges” to Radically Change Your Organization

by Stephen Waddington| December 19, 2014

Wholesale organizational change is hard and occasionally painful work. Those tasked with leading the charge are keen to innovate and exploit life-hacks wherever possible. Nudge Theory is a technique developed in behavioral science and psychology that asserts small indirect suggestions can have a huge change and positive effect on outcomes. Nudge Theory came to prominence […]

How PR Can Spell SUCCESS for Entrepreneurs

by Shawn Paul Wood| December 16, 2014

Did you know that last year, venture capitalists invested $29.4 billion in 3,995 deals, up seven percent in dollars and four percent in deals from a year ago? Since the recession of 2008, more and more people are going into business for themselves, according to the MoneyTree Report by PwC and the National Venture Capital […]

How to Achieve Success with Less Stress (Video)

by Barri Rafferty| December 12, 2014

As Seen In PRWeek… At this time of year, tips for managing our energy and reducing stress are always handy. With that spirit in mind, I recently had the pleasure of moderating a panel in Chicago comprised of some remarkable female leaders during Omnicom’s Omniwomen event. The panel, “Intentional Living: Being more Proactive Under Stress,” […]