PR’s Top Pros Talk… Communicating the GRAMMYs® and Beyond – Andie Cox



What areas does the Recording Academy focus on when they are not preparing for The GRAMMY Awards?® Andie Cox, Vice President of Communications at the Recording Academy, discusses how the organization creates awareness for a range of initiatives such as advocacy for artists and pandemic relief. Andie also offers insights into the balance between entertainment publicity and a corporate brand story.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Moving PR Forward – Michael Kempner



Michael Kempner, Founder & CEO of MikeWorldWide, believes that caring is the antidote to cancel culture. He offers insights into how brands can maintain a positive reputation in the current environment. Michael also emphasizes the importance of prioritizing crisis communications as an ongoing strategy rather than a reactive tool or an afterthought.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Redefining Success – Cath Anderson



How can communicators redefine success throughout their careers? Cath Anderson, Head of Communications at Cityblock Health, reflects on the moment she realized that success can be defined by her own terms instead of what society or the industry expects. Cath also talks about what PR professionals need to know in order to build their skills.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Bipartisan Approach to Public Affairs – Lindsay Singleton



Can public affairs be approached from a bipartisan perspective? Lindsay Singleton, Managing Director & Head of the Social Impact Practice at ROKK Solutions, shares how to navigate the current political environment as a brand and find common ground. She goes into the company’s research on the bipartisan power of ESG.

Download Across the Aisle: Unlocking the Bipartisan Power of ESG here.

PR’s Top Pros Talk… Boutique PR – David Ball



What are the advantages of working with a boutique PR agency? David Ball, President & CEO of Ball Consulting Group, LLC and President of PR Boutiques International, emphasizes how the ability to be nimble and quickly adapt to client needs has enabled his firm’s continued growth. He also discusses how larger agencies can bring a boutique feel into their practice.

Happy Holidays from D S Simon Media!

For 25 years, we’ve expressed our appreciation to clients, partners, and friends during the holidays by supporting the charities our team personally engages with. This year, in a time of continued need, we are excited to be making our largest contribution ever. Thanks to all of you for the support and trust that makes this possible.

 

We wish you a safe and healthy 2022.

 

The charities our team supports are listed below.

World Food Program

Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation

The Malcom Jenkins Foundation

Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

City Growers

Be Like Brit Foundation

Armenia Fund

Crossroads Community Services

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Susan G. Komen

Danish Refugee Council

Hour Children

American Heart Association

The Library at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center

The Guide Dog Foundation

American Nurses Foundation

World Central Kitchen

Fair Vote

 

PR’s Top Pros Talk… PR Trends for 2022 – Gini Dietrich



How can communicators retain their seat at the decision-making table in 2022? Gini Dietrich, Founder and CEO of Spin Sucks and Arment Dietrich, stresses the importance of communicating company values and keeping employees engaged in the wake of the Great Resignation. Gini also shares her passion for PR measurement and using attribution models to quantify communication effectiveness.