PR’s Top Pros Talk… Communicating as a Health-Tech and Tech-Health Company – Stephanie Marchesi, WE Global Health



Stephanie Marchesi, President, WE Global Health, shares insights into the significant transformation of the health industry in the last five years. She breaks down the differences between positioning yourself as a health-tech or tech-health company and how to handle regulation challenges. Stephanie also discusses how to communicate the mix of function and purpose.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Integrating Earned Media With Paid Media – Michael Roth, Bliss Group



Michael Roth, Owner and Managing Partner, The Bliss Group, discusses the importance of integrating earned media with paid media. He emphasizes the need to form strategic alliances with practices with relevant expertise. Michael also shares how his experience in law school helped him navigate through PR.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Communicating with Women About Healthcare – Wendy Lund, Organon



Wendy Lund, CCO, Organon, discusses the challenges of establishing a culture focused on women healthcare. She emphasizes the importance of having a vision to be successful in overcoming those challenges. Wendy also shares key insights from Organon’s research on how to communicate with women about healthcare.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Building Trust Among Employees – Jonathan Jordan



Jonathan Jordan, General Manager, Edelman Southern California, shares key findings from the agency’s Trust Barometer special report, “The Belief-Driven Employee.” He discusses the rise of pandemic-induced burnout, and the ways leaders can effectively reduce it. Jonathan also shares how his background in management consulting has helped him succeed in the PR industry.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Integrating Celebrities & Influencers into Brand Campaigns – Ali Taekman, BPCM



Ali Taekman, Partner, BPCM, discusses how brands can effectively integrate celebrities and influencers into their media campaigns. She emphasizes the importance of using both celebrities and influencers to achieve different levels of impact. Ali also shares insights into the agency’s heavy focus on sustainability.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Tips for Brand Growth in Changing Environments – Alex Slater



Alex Slater, CEO and Founder of Clyde Group, shares findings on where company leaders stand when it comes to DE&I engagement. He offers guidelines for brands on how to get involved to aid healthy conversation and awareness. Alex also discusses the main principles that Clyde Group follows to be best agency to work with and work for.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Evolution of Public Relations – Amy Rosenberg



Amy Rosenberg, Founder & President of Veracity Marketing, emphasizes the importance for brands to adapt with today’s innovations in public relations. She talks about how industry strides in SEO, email marketing and brand messaging affect business communication with their respective audiences. Amy breaks down these concepts further in her book, “A Modern Guide to Public Relations.”

PR’s Top Pros Talk…Non-Profits – Vanessa Wakeman



Vanessa Wakeman, Founder & CEO, of The Wakeman Agency, a social change firm providing strategic communications support to nonprofits and socially responsible companies, discusses how brands can start integrating social justice into their messaging in an authentic way. She dives into the agency’s Louder than Words initiative, which was developed to help correct pervasive funding inequities in the social change sector, through the first ever directory of BIPOC led nonprofits. The directory will provide pathways for socially responsible companies to identify and partner with nonprofits led by people of color. Vanessa also emphasizes the power of language and the need to evaluate and adjust the use of certain phrases that do not reflect or create a sense of belonging for all.