Trailblazing an Internal Comms Path in 2022

Internal Communications expert Mike Klein joins The Business Communicators in his second appearance for a follow-up discussion on the evolution of internal communications following the COVID-19 pandemic, how the comms landscape has simultaneously changed while remaining the same, and his #WeLeadComms platform that is taking LinkedIn by storm by celebrating leadership, initiative, and courage across communication disciplines, borders and boundaries.

Netflix, CNN+, and Streaming Saturation; Elon’s Twitter Quest

Netflix reported its biggest one-day drop in shareholder value since 2004, and CNN announced the collapse of its CNN+ streaming service. With the tumultuous news last week from both streaming platforms, it begs the question: Have we finally reached streaming saturation? The Businesses Communicators break it all down plus offer their takes on Elon Musk and his quest to purchase Twitter.

Global Inflation and Open Communications

Whether its residual impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic or the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the cost of goods and commodities has led to a record rate of inflation that hasn’t been seen since in nearly 40 years. But how can impacted brands get ahead of the story? Austin Staton and Thomas Baen discuss global inflation and open communications in a bonus episode of The Business Communicators.

Creating a Culture For Good

How can you create a culture of empowerment and build a culture for good? Houda Elyazgi, Chief Client Officer at Saxum, joins The Business Communicators to share her insights on diversity, inclusion, and the challenges facing today’s corporate landscape. Hint: being open-minded and having uncomfortable conversations can serve as a catalyst for change – both internally and externally.

Lil Nas X, VW Controversy, Vaccine Passports

The month of April blew in bringing fools, fire and vaccine passports. In this week’s episode, Austin, Thomas and Hattie talk about Volkswagen’s April Fool fail, Nike’s clap-back on rapper Lil Nas X’s “Satan Shoes,” and concerns about the new vaccine passport policy.

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.

Disruption: Data Analytics, Influencers and Making 2020 Work for You

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.