PR’s Top Pros Talk… Generating Traffic Through Earned Media – Mark LoCastro



How can earned media be converted into measurable results? Mark LoCastro, Director of Public Relations, SmartAsset, offers insights into utilizing a backlink strategy to generate traffic. Mark also emphasizes the importance of leveraging an internal spokesperson and shares his experience of transitioning from being a PR Manager into a national company spokesperson.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Leading with Empathy – Mike Doyle



How has the context of leadership changed? Mike Doyle, President and CEO at Ketchum, discusses the shift into more genuine and human communications. He offers advice on increasing and maintaining employee engagement. Mike also shares some ways of developing empathy in the workplace.

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PR’s Top Pros Talk… The Future of Corporate Communications – Jim O’Leary



How has the role of communications become more important to the C-suite over the course of the pandemic? Jim O’Leary, Edelman’s U.S. Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Affairs Practice Chair, shares key data from the 2021 Future of Corporate Communications study. Jim also discusses insights on how senior communications leaders are helping CEOs navigate social issues, ESG, activism and employee engagement.

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PR’s Top Pros Talk… Evolution of HR – Tina Beaty



Workplaces have forever changed and the role of HR is now more important than ever as a result of the pandemic. Tina Beaty is the Vice President of Marketing, SHRM, an association that creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. She shares her PR and marketing strategies to change the national dialogue on DEI and workplace culture.

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PR’s Top Pros Talk… Integrating Communications with Marketing – Amy Bonitatibus



How is communications different from marketing? Amy Bonitatibus shares how she navigates a dual role as the CCO of Chase and CMO of Chase Home Lending. She discusses how creating synergies between both teams amplifies the impact of the message. Amy also emphasizes the increased importance of bringing the earned media voice into paid content.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Communicating Return to Workplace – Maura FitzGerald



As the Founder and Partner at V2 Communications, Maura FitzGerald values frequent communication and feedback from employees when it comes to return-to-workplace planning. She emphasizes the increased need for CEOs to be more active in internal and external communications. Maura also underscores the importance of being socially conscious in a fast-paced industry.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… 2021 Holiday Shopping Trends – Kathryn Hayman



How is holiday shopping going to be different in 2021? Kathryn Hayman, Vice President of Brand Integration, Bollare Communications, anticipates an early start as a result of supply chain issues and consumers craving an in-person shopping experience. Kathryn also discusses how influencers can bring engaging in-person shopping experiences through social media.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Prioritizing Support for Creators – LeMia Jenkins Thompson



Fostering meaningful connections with creators is a priority at Pinterest, and what differentiates it from other social media platforms. LeMia Jenkins Thompson, Global Head of Communications at Pinterest, discusses the communications strategy behind the company’s big launch. She also shares how agencies can partner with Pinterest and effectively utilize the platform to engage with their audiences.