Happy Holidays from D S Simon Media

D S Simon Media continues the tradition to express our appreciation to clients, partners, and friends during the holidays by supporting the charities our team personally engages with. Thanks to all of you for the support and trust that makes this possible.

We wish you a safe and healthy 2023!

The charities our team supports are listed below.

Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
Crossroads Community Services
The Trevor Project
Center for Human Rights in Iran
Breakthrough New York
The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Planned Parenthood Action Fund
MS Focus: The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
Be Like Brit
American Heart Association
Alzheimer’s Association
Guide Dog Foundation
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
American Cancer Society
City Growers
D.R.A.W. Kingston
Citymeals on Wheels
Planned Parenthood

PR’s Top Pros Talk… The Human Side of Storytelling – Stacey Kumagai

Stacey Kumagai, Communications Specialist at Media Monster Communications, Inc., shares why having open conversations with clients about their successes and failures leads to stronger storytelling. Stacey also explains the impact employee ambassadors have during a campaign. Stacey also talks about how the communications industry will evolve and how to prepare for the unexpected.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Creating Accessible Communications – Virginia Devlin

Virginia Devlin, CEO of Current Global, describes what inspired the Accessible by Design initiative, highlighting data from the “Digital Accessibility: The Necessity of Inclusion” study and sharing tips for communicators to make their content more accessible to people with disabilities. Virginia also discusses her hopes for the future of the industry.

Download the free Accessible Communications Guidelines here.

Download the “Digital Accessibility: The Necessity of Inclusion” study here.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… The Future of Crisis Communications – Dave Fleet

Dave Fleet, Global Head of Digital Crisis at Edelman, shares key findings from the agency’s “2022 Connected Crisis Study”. Dave shares how executives can engage with Gen Z and other key stakeholders when navigating and addressing today’s most pressing issues. Dave also explains how companies of all sizes can plan and prepare for a crisis.

Download the “2022 Connected Crisis Study” here.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Navigating a Career Change

Raoul Bhavnani, Chief Communications Officer at Betterment, shares his experience transitioning from an advisory role to an in-house role. Raoul explains the key factors that made him realize that Betterment was the best fit for his career. Raoul also explains the value of building relationships with junior employees when starting a new role.