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Managing Volatility: What’s Ahead for Financial Services

Managing Volatility: What’s Ahead for Financial Services

by Becca Cooper| January 29, 2021

We’re only a month into 2021, but already the year is taking shape for financial services. The stock market is on a retail-investor-fueled rollercoaster, with Redditors taking on short-sellers, creating unprecedented volatility. The pandemic and subsequent lockdown spurred a digital reckoning, forcing brands from large banks to small fintechs to quickly reevaluate how they interact […]

How President Biden’s First 100 Days Will Affect Your Organization’s Communications Approach

How President Biden’s First 100 Days Will Affect Your Organization’s Communications Approach

by Corinne Gudovic| January 21, 2021

Inauguration Day marked a change in our country’s leadership, and with it the promise of several swift policy transformations. Within hours of taking office President Biden took immediate action on several issues from pandemic management to social justice to environmental policy. The changes announced today, and those still anticipated, will have a dramatic impact on […]

Dietary Guidelines for Americans - photo illustration featuring various types of cuisines

What Food Marketing and Comms Pros Should Know—and Do—About the New Dietary Guidelines

by Lisa Bruno, MS, RD and Dylan Bailey, MS, RD| January 19, 2021

In case you missed it, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) in the typically quiet week between Christmas and the New Year. The DGAs are critically important for food policy decisions and will shape the general guidance on consumer eating patterns […]

Photo of Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington DC

Striving Toward Dr. King’s Beloved Community

by Lindsay Wagner| January 18, 2021

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. often spoke of the “Beloved Community.” As described by The King Center, the memorial resource center and institution founded by Coretta Scott King: “Dr. King’s Beloved Community is a global vision in which all people can share in the wealth of the earth. In the Beloved Community, poverty, hunger and […]

Five Social Commerce Megatrends in China

Five Social Commerce Megatrends in China

by Prince Zhang| January 4, 2021

Social commerce has deep roots in China, where it continues to demonstrate impressive growth as the rest of the world increasingly adopts its strategies. The recent Double 11 Shopping Festival—an annual consumer event held by China’s top e-commerce platforms—provides ample proof. Alibaba generated RMB 498 billion (USD $76.1 billion) in gross merchandise value with 26% […]