Everything’s online now — even finance. During the pandemic, businesses around the world had to switch to a digital-first model, and that’s especially true of the financial services industry. With that shift came the question: how to scale up services while ensuring the highest levels of cybersecurity? Our PR pros have been working in cybersecurity…

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Time-consuming, painstaking, laborious — these words all describe the PR agency RFP process. This process is always resource-intensive and only sometimes achieves the desired results. So, what can you do to alleviate the burden and get better results? Before you commit to a lengthy RFP process for selecting a PR firm, you should first know…

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Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how intimately entwined our public policy is with our healthcare system. From stimulus funds to vaccine prioritization to new health technologies, the government and the healthcare industry have been — and must continue — working together to ensure effective public health responses and recovery. To understand…

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Over the past decade, coverage of sustainability has matured and broadened. Where before the topic was a niche issue in select outlets, reporters on a wide variety of beats, such as travel and leisure, now include sustainability trends and news in their coverage. What sparked this shift? Millennials made it clear that they considered corporate…

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Today, many big brands and industries face challenges on how to communicate about the steps they are taking to measurably reduce their environmental impact. Policymakers, investors, activists and advocates, and the general public are all looking for companies to take a stand — and reporters are on the story. In the next four years, the…

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Experts have long been anticipating a cyber meltdown moment in the United States. Earlier this week, we saw “the big one” hit with the SolarWinds hack — one of the largest attacks in both scale and scope against government agencies, critical infrastructure entities and private companies. What does this mean for communicators and PR pros…

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Some time ago, on behalf of SunEdison, I served on the communications committee of Solar Energy Industries Association. At that time, pretty early in solar’s PPA market development, we informally discussed questions around the impact and lifecycle of solar panels. The industry knew about the upcoming wave of panels that would “age” out of efficient generation,…

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Seth Arenstein laughs when I say, “You’re the crisis insider,” pushing back that he’s simply the editor of PRNEWS’ Crisis Insider, a monthly newsletter. But, for some PR pros, Seth is synonymous with Crisis Insider and his columns at prnewsonline.com are a must-read — alternatively practical, forward-looking, and funny. Really, who else can write a…

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