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?
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.
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.
Bah! Humbug! The year 2020 might have stolen that phrase from Ebenezer Scrooge. But, was the year a total loss? On the final episode of this “unprecedented” year, The Business Communicators trio break down why a Texas-based company had their order for co-branded winter jackets rejected, why virtual reality is poised to shape the rest of the decade for communicators, the top comms trends of the year, and the truth about Santa Claus.
What’s the winning game plan for business success, and how does effective communication impact the outcome? Jamey Rootes, President of the Houston Texans and international best-selling author of The Winning Game Plan, joins The Business Communicators to drop some knowledge about the quintessential leadership playbook for continuous business success. Jamey also discusses his close relationship with former Texans’ owner Bob McNair, and why you don’t need to reinvent the wheel when you can “rip off & do better.”
Innovation and finding your discomfort zone can make or break your business. So, how can you make 2020 work for you? Mike Berland, the founder and CEO of Decode M, an insights and strategy firm based in New York, joins The Business Communicators to discuss maintaining momentum in a chaos-driven world, data analytics, digital innovation by the professional sports leagues and brands that have pivoted successfully during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The personal information of millions of Americans were exposed due to data breaches in 2019, and Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) reported over 40,000 nation-state hacking attacks in the last year alone. In recent weeks U.S. government agencies and medical institutions leading the COVID-19 pandemic response experienced cyberattack spikes.
Clearly businesses and public institutions are in the crosshairs of opportunistic and professional hackers. What can you as your organization’s professional communicator do to help protect your organization?