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Last Updated: Fri., Jun. 11, 2021 @ 5:44 pm

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PR's Top Pros Talk: Christina Stejskal

Fri, Jun. 11, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Christina Stejskal, VP, Global Comms., Fender
Fender VP, global communications Christina Stejskal talks about how a deep dive into data helped the company foster a generation of “guitar goddesses” in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview with Doug Simon.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Cathy Fink

Wed, Jun. 9, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Cathy Fink, President, Makovsky
Makovsky president Cathy Fink talks about the challenges of assuming a leadership role at a legacy PR brand on the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview with Doug Simon.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Laura Duda

Mon, Jun. 7, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Laura Duda, SVP & Chief Comms. Officer, Goodyear
Goodyear senior VP and chief communications officer Laura Duda outlines the steps that companies need to take to reposition themselves outside their traditional verticals in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview with Doug Simon.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Sophie Merven

Thu, Jun. 3, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Sophie Merven, Head of Comms., IHG Hotels & Resorts
As the travel industry gears up for a possible recovery from the COVID pandemic, IHG Hotels & Resorts head of communications Sophie Merven talks with Doug Simon about what that recovery could look like on the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Ken Jacobs

Fri, May 28, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Ken Jacobs, Principal, Jacobs Consulting & Executive Coaching
Jacobs Consulting & Executive Coaching principal Ken Jacobs uncovers some of the secrets to leadership success during challenging times on the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview with Doug Simon.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Jennifer Curley

Wed, May 26, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Jennifer Curley, Pres. & CEO, Curley Company
Curley Company founder and CEO Jennifer Curley, who is also publisher of the Association 100, shares her views on the role associations play in a rapidly changing marketplace on the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview with Doug Simon.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Gina Judge

Mon, May 24, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Gina Judge, Sr. Dir. of Communications, PepsiCo
PepsiCo senior director of communications Gina Judge talks about the varying effects the pandemic had on different parts of the company in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview with Doug Simon.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Julissa Marenco

Thu, May 20, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Julissa Marenco, CMO, The Smithsonian
Julissa Marenco, the Smithsonian’s assistant secretary for communications and external affairs & chief marketing officer, talks with Doug Simon about the unique challenges of managing communications for the organization’s 19 museums in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

Investing in the Workforce of the Future

Thu, May 20, 2021

By Stephanie Garcia

Stephanie GarciaIntern programs may require a significant commitment, but they are more than good business—they're also a way for companies to “future-proof” their business.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Linda Rutherford

Tue, May 18, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Linda Rutherford, SVP & Chief Comms. Officer, Southwest Airlines
How does the travel sector come back after so much disruption? That’s the topic Southwest Airlines senior VP and chief communications officer Linda Rutherford discusses with Doug Simon on the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Chris Foster

Fri, May 14, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Chris Foster, President, North America, BCW Group
BCW president, North America Chris Foster talks with Doug Simon about what CEOs need to do to be effective communicators in an era of change on the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Christine Barney

Wed, May 12, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Christine Barney, CEO, RBB Communications
“What you stand for is more important than ever,” RBB Communications CEO Christine Barney tells Doug Simon in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview, and making sure a company’s views and opinions are effectively communicated to all stakeholders is one of the biggest challenges that PR pros currently face.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Doug Simon

Mon, May 10, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Doug Simon, CEO, D S Simon Media
After gathering the opinions of a who’s who of PR insiders on the “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interviews, Doug Simon turns the tables this time around and shares his own take on the growing demand for satellite media tours.
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PR's Top Pros Talk: Kristen Vigrass

Fri, May 7, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Kristen Vigrass, President, The Brandman Agency
Brandman Agency president Kristen Vigrass talks with Doug Simon about how her agency has handled the challenges COVID posed for the travel sector on the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Ali Lundberg

Wed, May 5, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Ali Lundberg, President, J Public Relations
The secret to maintaining a company’s culture even when its team is working from many locations is the subject of the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview with J Public Relations president Ali Lundberg.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Ashley Miles

Fri, Apr. 30, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Ashley Miles, Founder & CEO, Franklyn West & President, New York Women in Communications
New York Women in Communications president Ashley Miles talks with Doug Simon about how to deal with the complex challenges facing women in today’s job market on the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Donna LaVoie

Tue, Apr. 27, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Donna LaVoie, Pres. & CEO, LaVoieHealthScience
New venture capital-backed companies in the healthcare space face unique challenges, and on the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview, LaVoieHealthScience president and CEO Donna LaVoie talks about those challenges with Doug Simon.

PR's Top Pros Talk: Jackie Hartzell

Fri, Apr. 23, 2021

By Steve Barnes

O'Dwyer's/DS Simon Video Interview Series: Jackie Hartzell, PR Director, Lowe's
The challenges involved in getting creative ideas flowing across a team when everything has gone virtual are discussed by Lowe’s public relations director Jackie Hartzell in the latest “PR’s Top Pros Talk” video interview with Doug Simon.