Why Photography Can Elevate Your Communications Game

Photography is visual artistry. The right images have the ability to transform in ways mere words cannot. Ask Austin-based photographer Marc Morrison, who has shot worldwide campaigns more than two decades, and his commissions have ventured into various genres.

On this week’s episode of The Business Communicators, Marc joins Austin Staton and Hattie Horn to talk about working with clients to develop a strategy that achieves their vision, and how images elevate campaigns and communications. Plus, he’ll also share amazing behind-the-scenes stories on what it’s like working with some of the world’s biggest artists.

Crisis in Texas; Australia takes on Facebook; Life’s Simple Joy

What. A. Week. While Texas thawed out from Winter Storm Uri, The Business Communicators analyze what went wrong from a crisis communications perspective. Joined by award-winning global MarComs strategist, Dan Gold, the podcast dissects the crisis in Texas, why Facebook is no longer allowing news articles to be posted on its platform in Australia, and the simple things that bring us joy in life.

The Lincoln Project Exposed; Censorship on Social Media; Bye, Aunt Jemima!

This week, The Business Communicators tackle the biggest headlines in the PR, branding and digital media world. The show begins by analyzing the downfall of The Lincoln Project, and Aunt Jemima’s rebranding, finally retiring the racist stereotype that has adorned its label for decades. Then, Austin, Hattie and Thomas weigh in on why Instagram banned Robert Kennedy Jr. from the platform, and the emergence of Clubhouse, the upstart $1 billion social media platform taking the world by storm.

Staying Relevant: Chris Brogan Shares his Opinion about Authenticity and Thought Leaders

As communications professionals, we aspire to be labeled as “thought leaders” within our organization. But, is attaching that label ourselves detrimental to our careers? Chris Brogan, a New York Times Bestselling author, joined The Business Communicators to share the truth about authentic leaders, his insights on brand strategy, and why real stories sell.

Trust Barometer with Edelman’s Tonia Ries; NFL All-Pro Emmanuel Sanders talks Journaling

The Business Communicators takes listeners to the moon this week with two high-profile guests: Edelman’s Tonia Ries, and 10-year NFL veteran Emmanuel Sanders.

Ries joins the show to discuss the annual Edelman Trust Barometer and why mistrust rose to the occasion in 2020. Then, Sanders joins to share insights into his all-pro career, why he’s using journaling as a tool to enhance his creativity, and his picks for the Super Bowl.

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.

Bah! Humbug! The North Face Goes Viral for the Wrong Reason; 2020 Comms Trends; The Truth About Santa Claus

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.

AGT Champion Brandon Leake Discusses Poetry, Storytelling, and Social Justice in America

America’s Got Talent champion Brandon Leake joins The Business Communicators to discuss his inspirations and why he got started in the art of spoken word and poetry, his motivations as a communicator to share personal and authentic stories, his role in positively impacting those from underrepresented communities, and tools of his trade that can help any communicator improve their skills.