Ragan CEO Diane Schwartz Talks Business Fluency and Earning a Seat at the Table

As CEO of Ragan Communications, Diane Schwartz leads a company that has become a trusted resource for the PR and corporate communications industry for more than five decades. She joins The Business Communicators to share insight on the state of communications in 2021, why communicators aren’t given a seat the c-suite table, and whether certification program’s through IABC and PRSA can truly elevate your career.

Facebook’s Diana Doukas on Comms, Small Business Recovery, and Data Privacy

Diana Doukas, the Manager for Economic Impact for U.S. Policy Programs at Facebook, joins The Business Communicators podcast for a conversation on the state of small businesses in the U.S., how Facebook pivoted during the pandemic, and the steps the company is taking to limit the spread of misinformation and privacy concerns on the platform.

Corporate Rebranding, Twitter Blue, and Fighting Fake News

s Communicators, the crew discusses Total’s corporate rebranding to reflect its netzero ambitions, Twitter’s latest premium offering, and a new study from MIT and Google that aims to fight misinformation on social media.

Amazon’s $8.5 Billion Acquisition; Florida Takes on Silicon Valley

Amazon made headlines with its massive purchase of MGM. What does this mean for the future of how we consume content? In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation that takes on Silicon Valley. But, is this an assault on private corporations and their constitutional rights? As America heads back to the office, is video calling a thing of the past, or is it something we should embrace moving forward?

Mask On, Mask Off; Crisis Comms + Cyber; How We Brainstorm

After a week off, The Business Communicators are back! The trio discuss the communications efforts behind the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, why comms teams should be diligent in preparing for potential cyber threats, TikTok and (surprise) privacy, and tips to effectively channel your creative ideas.

Can Honesty Truly Transform the Workplace?

Best-selling author Ron Carucci joins The Business Communicators to discuss current issues impacting businesses (environmental, social and governance) and recent research that culminated into his upcoming book, To Be Honest, that reveals what it takes to build purpose-driven companies of honesty and justice.

Vaccines for Doughnuts; Media Merger Talks; David Dobrik’s Downfall

In the latest spirited conversation of The Business Communicators podcast, Austin, Thomas and Hattie exchange viewpoints over US businesses that are offering free stuff to people that get vaccinated, the pros and cons of a potential media merger between The Athletic and Axios, and why social influencer David Dobrik’s scope of influence should have included him not making stupid decisions.

What Comms Pros Can Learn from Amanda Gorman’s Inaugural Poem and the Vaccine Rollout

Amanda Gorman captivated a global audience last week as she delivered her poem, The Hill We Climb, at the inauguration. And, a new presidential administration is tasked with rebuilding trust as the country aims to mitigate risk associated with the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. What lessons can communications learn from the inaugural poem and the COVID-19 vaccine rollout?

Digital Media and Dance Music: How Feather is Building a Brand

For emerging electronic DJ and producer Kyle Featherstone, known professionally as Feather, music is the great equalizer. Kyle’s love for EDM and his need to produce music during the COVID-19 pandemic led him to TikTok where to date, his work has reached millions of followers and fans.

Born in Minnesota and currently residing in Nashville, Kyle joins The Business Communicators for an engaging conversation on how digital media has allowed him to directly connect with his fans, and build a community that is organically, and authentically his own.

Chaos in the Capitol: Why Ethical Communications are Pivotal

Just days into the new year, the weaponization of social media ignited a firestorm of violence in Washington D.C., leaving five dead, and the country in chaos. Hours before, an ill-advised press release from Pizza Inn that “demanded” changes to nonexistent voter fraud touched the grey area of communications and ethics. How did we get here? The Business Communicators dives into the role communications played in the chaos, and why now more than ever, words matter when helping move this country forward.