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Fin Comms: Five Predictions for 2022

Fin Comms: Five Predictions for 2022

by Benjamin Thiele-Long| December 16, 2021

After a tumultuous 3Q21, businesses are likely to face more financial challenges and changes in 2022. Our Ketchum Fin Comms team share their predictions on the most likely trends for the year ahead. Amped up Earnings Christine Beggan, VP, Financial Communications We are continually inundated with content through news, websites and social media – so […]

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Money20/20: The Tipping Point for Fintech Is Already Here

by Becca Cooper| November 4, 2021

Last week, after a two-year break, 8,000 fintech professionals gathered again at Money20/20 in Las Vegas. The energy of the event was more than just delight at being IRL — it was excitement and awe at how much fintech has exploded in the last two years. Unlike years past, 2021 felt as if it was […]

Occupy Wall Street’s Influence on Corporate Purpose

Occupy Wall Street’s Influence on Corporate Purpose

by Jonathan Younger| October 6, 2021

A decade ago, I was settling into a new job in a new city supporting our agency clients from our New York office. The city had just marked the 10-year anniversary of September 11, while a week later – a few blocks away from the new memorial – a group assembled in a small plaza, […]

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Stakeholder Capitalism Is Back–Is Your Next Earnings Call Ready?

by Benjamin Thiele-Long| August 31, 2021

It has been two years since the Business Roundtable announced a new purpose. The statement that “the interests of stakeholders are relevant as a derivative of the duty to stockholders” was recently replaced by leading concepts of “value for customers,” “dealing fairly and ethically with suppliers,” and “supporting the communities in which we work.”   The Business Roundtable’s updated purpose is […]

Addressing COVID Burnout in Financial and Professional Services - Woman experiencing stress at work

Addressing COVID Burnout in Financial and Professional Services

by Becca Cooper| April 29, 2021

As the world passed the milestone of one year in the pandemic, the business community has faced a new employee engagement challenge: pandemic burnout. In the last few months, the financial and professional services industries have reckoned with employee stories of overwork, exhaustion and even abuse. In response, companies are offering incentives like bonuses, trips, […]

How Financial Services Can Better Invest in Women - Photos of Becca Cooper, Reshma Kapadia and Amanda Pullinger

How Financial Services Can Better Invest in Women

by Becca Cooper| March 29, 2021

When Equal Pay Day in the U.S. falls on the final week of Women’s History Month a year into an economic crisis that has affected women disproportionately more than men … well, there might just be a few things to talk about. Especially when it comes to the financial services sector, which historically has lagged […]