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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 […]

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True Equity Means Accessibility for All

by Katy Thompson| August 5, 2021

Last week marked the Americans with Disabilities Act anniversary – a law signed 31 years ago as a result of a decades-long fight from the disability advocacy community that legally recognized for the first time the exclusion of people with disabilities as discrimination. To mark this historic date the FDR Memorial Legacy Committee held its […]

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A Few Final Pearls for Life and Career

by Rob Flaherty| June 15, 2021

Over the course of my life and career, I’ve gathered many pearls of wisdom from the brilliant colleagues, clients and thought leaders I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and learning from. On my last official day of work before retirement, I’d like to share a few in the hopes that they help guide new and […]

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Pride Month 2021: Evolving the Celebration

by Bryan deCastro| May 27, 2021

This June, millions of people will join together for Pride Month 2021, the nation’s largest LGBTQIA+ celebration. Pride Month has traditionally been a time for parades and other events held in support of the LGBTQIA+ community and in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots. This uprising became a tipping point for the emerging gay rights movement […]

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Achieving Our Full Potential in the Public Relations Field

by Rob Flaherty| May 21, 2021

As I approach retirement in three weeks, I think about the progress the public relations field has made in 40 years. Four decades ago, our industry had already branched out from a singular focus on media relations, but it was still dominated by media relations — specifically, relations between our clients and mass media. We […]

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How Marketers Can Win Moms’ Hearts

by Lauren Sugarman| May 6, 2021

Since Similac’s “Sisterhood of Motherhood” ad back in 2015 shined a satirical spotlight on marketing to moms, countless brands have called for an end to the mommy wars, telling us women to stop fighting and start getting along. Well, for the past year-plus, the pandemic has waged a war on moms, and most brands haven’t […]