According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Walt Disney Co. plans to name Geoff Morrell to the newly created role of chief corporate affairs officer. Morrell will step into the position as Zenia Mucha, who has spent two decades with the company, will retire at the end of the year. During season one of The Business Communicators, we sat down with Morrell to discuss his unique career path that landed him in London as the EVP, communications & advocacy at bp, overseeing the strategic communications efforts for a company with operations in 70 countries.
Following the initial recording of this episode of The Business Communicators, tragedy struck in Houston hours later on Friday, Nov. 5, as eight people died at Grammy-nominated artist Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival. Austin and Thomas open the podcast by discussing what went wrong and how the crisis response was botched by event promoters.
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.
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.
Jodi-Ann Burey joins The Business Communicators for an engaging conversation about her mission to disrupt “business as usual” to achieve social change; and, strategies companies and business leaders can implement that enable their people to feel confident about bringing their full, authentic selves to work.