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Supply Chain Transparency Offers Reputational Opportunities

by John Bradbury and Cristina Goizueta| December 22, 2015

Focusing on supply chain sustainability has long been a no-brainer for corporations seeking to build reputational capital and protect brands from the vocal environmental activists who emerged in the ‘90s. Similarly today, public awareness of supply chain transparency issues is increasing, particularly when it comes to human rights (labor abuses, operations impacting geopolitically contested areas, […]

Here Comes the Future: 5 Technology Game-Changers That Will Transform the World in 2016

by David Vindel| December 16, 2015

Remember the words “disruptive technology?” Every entrepreneur, business and technology firm used these words to help them advance their business and source funding, it was the crux of their elevator pitch. Today, these words are redundant. Technology has disrupted everything from the way we interact with companies, consume, communicate, buy and sell. But rest assured, […]

Don’t Wait for Social Media to Revolutionize Healthcare—It Already Has

by Frederik Tautz and Doris Christina Steiner| December 10, 2015

Back in 1996, professor Enrico Coiera predicted in the British Medical Journal that the Internet would revolutionize healthcare because more best practice information would become easily accessible to more people. That was two years before Google hit the scene.

New Year, New Skill: SEO for the PR Traditionalist

by Shawn Paul Wood| December 9, 2015

PR traditionalists are critical to the betterment of this industry. Traditional PR generalists are profoundly skilled at learning the client’s needs, understanding the newsworthy aspects of those needs, and creating a story to present to the media and public. On the flip side of that same coin, digital strategists in PR are crucial to innovation […]

Notes from a eurobest PR Judge: Public Relations Has a Newfound Swagger

by Stephen Waddington| December 4, 2015

I’ve spent the week in Belgium reviewing public relations work as part of the eurobest Festival, a three-day festival and awards show for Europe’s creative industry, run by Cannes Lions. It has been fantastic to review so much work from across the industry, first during the pre-judging at home, and then with the jury during […]

(Video) How Do You Explain Tinder to a 91 Year Old?

by Ben Foster| December 2, 2015

I love Social Media Week, and had a blast last year moderating the Ketchum Digital panel featuring six High School students who explained their social media habits, which gave the audience insights into the trends of tomorrow. So when brainstorming about how to build on that this year, I was most enthusiastic about my colleague Katie Illera’s […]