COMMUNICATIONS DISRUPTION: KEEP UP OR CATCH UP

By Amy Schatz Vice President, Glen Echo Group Once upon a time — let’s say 1990 — most consumers kept up with the news in a few ways. They listened to the radio, watched the local TV news after getting home from

When You Gain Influence but Still Struggle to Be Heard

Gaining influence can be difficult. With a proliferation of messages, channels and priorities, it has never been harder to influence others. And yet, it’s more important than ever to be able to achieve influence because of increased pressure to get resources and

LEADERSHIP IN EVERYDAY LIFE

By Ted Studdard, Divisional Staffing Manager at The Home Depot Many leaders spend years perfecting their ability to write and speak, yet they miss the most obvious and most important manner of communication—leadership by example. Over a period of 30 years in

Practices for Defending Against Disinformation and Propaganda

By Christopher Paul, PhD 1. We read a lot about cybercrime and the vulnerabilities all organizations face. How would you characterize the threat? We do read a lot about cybercrime and the risks to individuals and organizations from stolen data and illicit

THE FOREIGN POLICY OF GLOBAL BUSINESS

By Robert Grupp As the recent U.S. mid-term elections demonstrated, it is particularly difficult to have conversations about politics and social issues with people who hold views different than your own. These conversations are always challenging, but when people function in an

ORGANIZING LEADERSHIP SUMMITS THAT WORK

By Robert Grupp, Director, National Summit on Strategic Communications Every year, high-level leaders come together for leadership summits. When executed well, these meetings are worth the time and expense. They can serve as a powerful catalyst to introduce new strategies, develop solutions

SUMMIT ATTENDEES WILL ENJOY A NEW VENUE AND RECEPTION AT AU!

American University’s new East Campus gives delegates attending the 2018 Strategic Communications Summit (May 7–8, 2018) the advantages of a traditional college setting combined with unparalleled access to the energy, culture, and opportunities of America’s capital. Situated in a residential district of

5 MINUTES WITH … ANTHONY JOHNDROW

Reputation risk is the largest, scariest and least manageable of all operational risks. Boards of many large companies have little confidence that their executives are even aware of what major reputation flare-up is around the corner (let alone hidden deep in social

5 MINUTES WITH … MARK MCKINNON

Political advisor, communications strategist and producer Mark McKinnon is the co-creator and co-executive producer of Showtime’s The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth. Mark was chief media advisor to five successful presidential primary and general election campaigns. Anticipating his presentation