Posts:October 2014, Uncategorized
I Am Woman, Hear Me Board
Is your name William, Robert or James? According to Gerri Elliot (Director, Whirlpool, Bed Bath & Beyond, Charlotte Russe) men with these three names hold more board positions in total than all women combined, but they were not invited to the Fortune Most Powerful Women’s Conference. When you put 400 powerful women in the same […]
Ketchum Leaders Take the Stage at the World PR Forum
Public relations leaders from around the world gathered in Madrid recently for the World PR Forum. The conference of more than 800 practitioners was hosted by the Global Alliance in conjunction with Dircom, the Spanish professional public relations association. Several Ketchum leaders spoke about the future of the profession, covering a wide range of topics […]
The Language of the Austerity Debate
As European governments begin to openly challenge the EU and ECB policies of austerity measures, it’s an interesting moment to look at how both sides have been waging the debate. Keith Yazmir, managing director EMEA at our partner agency maslansky + partners, works to help clients use the right language that resonates emotionally with their […]
All Roads Lead to May 2015, But Has the Picture Got Any Clearer?
Yesterday, as the Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg brought the curtain down on the end of this year’s annual political party conference season, all of us still looking for pointers as to the likely winner (or winning combination) of next May’s General Election, were left scratching our heads and trying to make sense of the […]
A Return to UK Political Risk
The phrase “political risk” conjures up pictures of sand, Kalashnikovs and commodities exploitation. However, the sort of questions that business men and women routinely consider regarding emerging markets investment are rapidly becoming the sort of question that they will have to consider for the UK – and that as communicators, we should consider adapting the […]
Judging Our Leaders Should Be Unbiased
As I was preparing to head to Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Conference, I happened to read Maureen Dowd’s column entitled, “Too Many Secrets, Not Enough Service.” It reminded me that, as businesswomen, we have made progress on one hand and, on the other, we are still moving slowly.