Digging for Gold

I watched a movie on my flight over to the Cannes Festival of Creativity. GOLD. Good movie. Matthew McConaughey is stunning. Spoiler alert, it’s a story loosely based on the 1993 Bre-X mining scandal about Kenny Wells,…

The Power of Music to Strengthen Emotional Connections

As is universally agreed, the emotional resonance of music - the sounds that cornerstone life's key moments - is huge. At Monday's FleishmanHillard panel  Talking Tunes & Human Truths with Young Guru, hosted by ICCO…

What Hasn’t Changed at Cannes: Five Universal Truths about Storytelling

I’m very lucky to be attending the 2017 Cannes Festival of Creativity. It’s my third time at Cannes and it’s interesting to see how the themes for each edition have changed to reflect the industry’s…

Tangible Innovation - 8 Things you Should be Doing now to Unbridle Progressive Change

The quest for innovation has been omnipresent since the clock brought us into this century, but the need and desire for innovation feels like more of an imperative with each passing year. To date, this…

Delivering Great Work Reliably and Painlessly

I read an article recently in Harvard Business Review and many points resonated – one in particular, on the importance of delivering reliably, struck a nerve. When you care a lot about clients, reputation, personal…

What John Graham Taught Me About Caring Leadership

“How’s Shamu?,” John would begin with interest. After a long day, he relished strolling the halls to check in with the after-hours crowd, one by one. For me, a junior exec in the early ‘90s,…

IAB Member Leon Panetta’s Influence on Young Leaders and Careers in Government Service, Public Policy

FleishmanHillard is very fortunate to have Leon Panetta on its International Advisory Board (IAB) for most of the past two decades. The former long-time Congressman from Northern California joined FleishmanHillard's IAB soon after leaving a White…

Embrace the Change and the Young Will Embrace You

A lot has already been written about this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the trends that came through and the awards given. As prevalent as anything was discussion on the growth and empowerment…

Are You Really Listening?

What do Anna Wintour and Will Smith have in common? They both share the view that unless you invest in authentic engagement and influence, your story may fall on deaf ears. In a world where…

Yes We Cannes

According to English football legend Gary Linneker, football -- or soccer for those of you who believe footballs have to be oval-shaped-- is a simple game. 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes, and…

Three Elements of Japanese Creativity

The Cannes Lions Festival is not only about agencies chasing awards to build their fame back in their respective countries. It is also a place to share knowledge and inspire all kinds of communication professionals…

Shaking Up The World With The Right Influencer

The FleishmanHillard team at Cannes was extremely excited to host their panel 'Brands, Artists, Activists: Shaking Up the World,' today at the House of PR hosted by ICCO. It's not every day you have YouTube…

Evolve or Die

The problem with change is that you don't notice it while it's happening. I remember when the publishing world was caught by surprise a few years back by something called the Internet. It was seen…

The Surprising CSR Mistakes Companies Are Still Making (And Why We Love to Fix Them)

The pace of innovation in the corporate responsibility space is fast. In my six years counseling FleishmanHillard’s largest portfolio of corporate responsibility and global impact clients, I’ve watched the bar rise year over year in…

What Can Companies Learn From Donors?

Armed with experience working for the British Government’s aid agency, the Department for International Development (DFID), and as former Head of News for Save the Children, I relish the opportunity to advise companies on their…