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PR's Top Pros Talk: Emily Poe

Fri, Jan. 15, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Emily Poe, Chief Integration Office, W2O
In the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview, W2O chief integration officer Emily Poe tells Doug Simon that her top recommendation for communicators in 2021 is to “listen to and understand your audiences.”

PR's Top Pros Talk: Dave Imre

Wed, Jan. 13, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: David Imre, CEO, imre
imre CEO Dave Imre talks with Doug Simon about the skills that communicators in both PR and marketing will need to succeed this year in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Mike Paul

Mon, Jan. 11, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Mike Paul, President, Reputation Doctor LLC
In 2021, communicators will need to get used to being held accountable, Reputation Doctor president Mike Paul tells Doug Simon in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Gini Dietrich

Fri, Jan. 8, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Gini Dietrich, Founder & CEO, Arment Dietrich
In the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview, Gini Dietrich, the founder of Spin Sucks and Arment Dietrich, talks with Doug Simon about the central role that resiliency will need to play for any PR practitioner who wants to succeed in the coming year.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Charles Mardiks

Thu, Jan. 7, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Charles Mardiks, President, Mardiks PR
Mardiks PR president Charles Mardiks discusses some of the strategies travel PR pros can use to get back into the game in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview with Doug Simon.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Morry Smulevitz

Tue, Jan. 5, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Morry Smulevitz, VP, Global Corp. Comms., Walgreens Boots Alliance
Walgreens Boots Alliance vice president, global corporate communications Morry Smulevitz talks to Doug Simon about how large companies can balance master brand communications with getting the message out about local sub-brands in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

Get it Right

Tue, Jan. 5, 2021

By Kevin Foley

Tanya RobertsReports of the premature death of actress Tanya Roberts reinforce the need for journalists and PR people to check out the facts before reporting or pitching a story.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Tips for 2021

Mon, Dec. 21, 2020

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Tips for 2021
Doug Simon, along with 20 other top communicators, offers tips on how the lessons learned from 2020 can be applied in 2021 on a special year-end edition of the “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview series.
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PR's Top Pros Talk: Kristin Cahill

Fri, Dec. 18, 2020

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Kristin Cahill, Incoming CEO, GCI Health
Kristin Cahill, who is taking the reins as CEO of GCI Health in January, talks with Doug Simon about how things have changed in the pharmaceutical industry in 2020—and about what healthcare communicators should expect in 2021—in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Jennifer Beugelmans

Wed, Dec. 16, 2020

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Jennifer Beugelmans, Chief Comms. Officer, Groupon
Groupon chief communications officer Jennifer Beugelmans talks about the strategies that got the company through a year of unprecedented change in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview with Doug Simon.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Marc Banks

Mon, Dec. 14, 2020

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Marc Banks, Nat'l Press Secretary, NAACP
In the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview, NAACP National Press Secretary Marc Banks talks with Doug Simon about how the organization is working with brands to further its efforts toward increased social justice.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Jonathan Adashek

Thu, Dec. 10, 2020

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Jonathan Adashek, CCO, IBM
IBM chief communications officer Jonathan Adashek talks with Doug Simon about the management style he has employed to pilot the company’s messaging through a year of both internal changes (a new CEO) and external forces (the COVID pandemic) in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

At Last: the Return of 'Do Nothing' Government

Tue, Dec. 8, 2020

By Fraser Seitel

Fraser P. SeitelBusiness leaders are betting that the Biden administration will be long on rhetoric and short on results, setting the stage for a political environment where the practice of public relations will once again flourish.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Michael Smart

Mon, Dec. 7, 2020

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Michael Smart, CEO, Michael Smart PR
How can you get the best results from the pitches you make going into the new year? Michael Smart, chief executive officer of Michael Smart PR, provides a few answers to that question in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview with Doug Simon.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Cristyne Nicholas

Wed, Dec. 2, 2020

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Cristyne Nicholas, CEO, Nicholas & Lence Communications
In the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” interview, Nicholas & Lence Communications CEO Cristyne Nicholas, who helped rebuild New York City’s travel industry following the 9/11 attacks, talks with Doug Simon about how the city can get tourists to return in the wake of the COVID pandemic.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Lou Hammond

Wed, Nov. 25, 2020

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Lou Hammond, Chairman & Founder, Lou Hammond Group
Lou Hammond, founder and chairman of Lou Hammond Group, talks with Doug Simon about how travel-focused agencies can navigate the changes—and opportunities—brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic in the latest "PR’s Top Pros Talk" video interview.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Charlie Dougiello

Wed, Nov. 18, 2020

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Charlie Dougiello, CEO & Founding Partner, The Door | Idea House
The Door | idea house CEO and founding partner Charlie Dougiello offers some tips about how to turn creative ideas into effective PR strategies in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview with Doug Simon.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Aaron Kwittken

Wed, Nov. 4, 2020

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Aaron Kwittken, Chairman, KWT Global; Founder and CEO, Prophet
Can artificial intelligence make pitching the media an easier process? KWT Global CEO Aaron Kwittken, who is also the founder and CEO of Prophet, an AI-driven, SaaS platform for PR professionals, discusses that question with Doug Simon in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Alyssa Garnick

Wed, Oct. 28, 2020

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Alyssa Garnick, Founder, Agean Public Relations
Agean Public Relations founder Alyssa Garnick talks with Doug Simon about the “push for optimism” that she says a lot of consumer brands are tapping into these days and lays out some guidelines that brands should follow to make the most of that push in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video.

The Real Reason for a Trump Defeat: Public Relations

Mon, Oct. 26, 2020

By Fraser Seitel

Fraser P. SeitelTrump’s inability to accept experts’ advice—along with a blatant lack of understanding of public relations—is what will cause him to lose an election he could have—and should have—won. (22 reader comments)