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…

FleishmanHillard in South Africa Commits to a Future of Shared Growth and Prosperity

Empowerment is a moral imperative, but for it to affect real change we must approach it with the view of making it a lasting solution with many tangible steps along the way. Developing people is…

PR’s Greatest Ever Business Builder

John D. Graham is celebrating 50 years at FleishmanHillard. Now our Chairman, he spent no less than 32 glorious years as this firm’s President and CEO. It is highly unlikely that anyone in our industry…

Four Reasons to Love Listicles

Writers don’t like listicles. They cite an absurd mish-mash of topics and a yawn-worthy, predictable structure. What’s more, they say, life’s complexities don’t always fit into the listicle template (so stop trying to force it,…

(Plat)Form Follows Function For Sponsored Content

Remember when we got into an elevator and everyone stared at the ceiling? Those days are gone. Rather than looking upwards to avoid the pressures of proximity, today everyone looks down at the palm of…

Different Content for Different Platforms Brings Best ROI

Here’s an Internet Age riddle: I spend less time reading posts on top-tier tech blogs, yet I’m more connected than ever to their opinions and observations. How do I do it??? The answer to this…