Ragan's

Future of
Communications

Conference


NOV. 1-2, 2022 • NEW YORK CITY

A COMMUNICATIONS WEEK™ EVENT

CAN'T-MISS COMMS EVENT OF 2022

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Meet the moment • Engage stakeholders
Build reputation • Shape strategy • Craft messaging

Join your peers during Ragan’s Communications Week on November 1-2 for a must-attend conference to help you refine and align your strategies with the future of communications, hone your business acumen to position yourself as a future leader and better understand the tools and technology that will get you there. Industry experts will teach you the skills needed to meet the next horizon of employee communications, social purpose and DE&I, leadership communications, technology and more.

This conference will feature real-world tips and tactics from leading communicators. Our speakers will share how they effectively measure and report to reflect the needs of emerging audiences, refine media relations strategies to build stronger relationships amid changing newsroom trends, integrate emerging tools and features on social media to earn more engagement with audiences, foster stronger agency-client relationships and more.

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At this two-day conference during Communications Week, you'll learn:
  • How to boost the employee experience
  • New storytelling techniques
  • Best practices for data-informed communications
  • Ways to capture the attention of the media and other stakeholders
  • New and exciting possibilities in a hybrid/remote work environment
  • Intranets and emails: the latest tactics for optimal internal communications
  • To incorporate blockchain and NFTs to take your content to the next level
  • The next generation of video content – what it looks like and how you’ll create it
  • From talk to action: How you can help the industry materially progress on DE&I
  • Crisis management in an age of unprecedented uncertainty

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Chief Growth Officer
Triller
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Global Head of Content & Digital
Nestlé
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Senior Director, Public Relations
Amtrak
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Director, Corporate Communications
Entergy
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Communications Director
C-SPAN
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AGENDA

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Registration and Networking Breakfast

Location: Edison Rooftop

10:30-10:40 a.m.
Welcome/Opening remarks

Location: South Ballroom

Justin Joffe
Editor-in-chief
Ragan Communications
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KEYNOTER
CEO
Ragan Communications
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10:40-11:00 a.m.
KEYNOTE
Strategic Storytelling: Telling simple, scalable stories that meet the moment

No matter your audience, good storytelling is the key to good communication. But how do you meet every audience, everywhere, in every moment? In this fireside conversation, Joe Benarroch, EVP of Communications, Global Advertising and Partnerships at NBCUniversal, will share how he and his team drive growth for their business and their partners with clear, consistent, and inclusive messaging. From simple, accessible narratives that resonate across the board to tailor-made strategies for every stakeholder, Benarroch will show us how he puts storytelling to work at NBCU… and how you could do the same.

 

Location: South Ballroom

KEYNOTER
EVP of Communications, Global Advertising and Partnerships
NBCUniversal
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11:10-11:40 a.m.
PANEL
Building Better Business Fluency

Being an effective communicator starts with speaking to the needs of the business with authority and expertise. In this panel, we’ll share the best ways for you to get invited into the room where decisions are made. Hear real-world tips on applying your business acumen to develop communication plans that meet the needs of your various stakeholders. You’ll learn:

  • Important business language and disciplines that can enhance reputation and ascribe value to your efforts
  • Tips for interpreting annual reports and financial statements
  • Strategies for tying communication plans to the bottom lines that leadership values most
  • Ways to negotiate more budget for your communications efforts and your team

 

Location: South Ballroom

Head of Content
Ragan Communications
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SVP, Corporate Communications
Bozzuto
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Fractional Chief Communications Officer and Adjunct Professor
M.S. Strategic Program at Columbia University
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Professor in Strategic Communications
The University of Louisville
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11:40-11:55 a.m.
Networking Break

Location: Edison Rooftop

11:55-12:10 p.m.
Lightning Talk
The State of Podcasting 2022

Muck Rack’s annual State of Podcasting survey is designed to identify the biggest trends and challenges in podcasting today, along with insights to help PR pros and podcasters work better together. This session will explore must-know takeaways from the report, including:

  • How podcasters plan content, book guests, and promote their show
  • The most common reasons why podcasters will reject a pitch
  • The best days, times and channels for PR pros to reach podcasters
  • The social media channels that podcasters value most

 

Location: South Ballroom

Chief Revenue Officer
Muck Rack
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12:10 p.m. -12:40 p.m.
Understanding the Metaverse: A Guide for Communicators

If it seems as though chatter about the metaverse is ubiquitous, that’s because it is. This emerging virtual landscape is already changing how brands interact with consumers – with everything from cultivating transparency and community building through virtual meeting spaces to data collection. By and large, communicators are only starting to understand how the metaverse can impact the work we do. That will change with this session.

 

Location: South Ballroom

Ben Chodor Intrado Digital Media
Former President of Notified
Author
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Justin Joffe
Editor-in-chief
Ragan Communications
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Founder and President
Metabrands
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12:45-2:00 p.m.
NETWORKING LUNCH
Meet and greet, knowledge share with your peers!

Location: Edison Rooftop

2-2:40 p.m.
PANEL
Meaningful Messages in an Age of Perpetual Crisis

At a time of ceaseless national, global and brand crises, a chorus of voices on social media now have unprecedented power to solidify, damage or repair corporate reputation. Thankfully, your responses do, too. In this session, our experts explore the nature of how crises have changed over the past year, look at the sources that start and amplify them and share their strategies for responding to an incident with the appropriate speed, message and action. You’ll learn:

  • Recent and future crises that are emerging across industries — and how communicators can safeguard their organizations to lessen the inevitable blow
  • How to bring strategy, not just the story by activating your crisis plan and org chart to ensure all internal stakeholders are ready to do their part
  • Strategies for crafting holding statements that are situationally specific and appropriate with terms pre-vetted by legal counsel
  • Media monitoring tactics that can help you determine when sentiment has reached a threshold that merits a response or action

 

Location: South Ballroom

Justin Joffe
Editor-in-chief
Ragan Communications
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Chief Communications Officer
Forbes
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Director, Communications and Giving Back
Southwire
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Vice President, Head of Internal Communications
Zurich North America
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VP, Communications and Digital
Unikrn
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2:45-3:15 p.m.
PANEL
Best Next Practices for Social Media Success

With the introduction of each new social media platform and tool, every communicator must decide what changes to their social strategy make sense for their brand. In this session, social media experts from across the changing social landscape will share their successful campaigns and forward-thinking strategies for deciding what trends are worth jumping on and how they integrate social innovations into their comms to build stronger relationships with audiences.  You’ll learn:

  • The trending tools that communicators are adopting into their social media strategies, including new audio apps and influencer models across Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and more
  • Tips for repurposing and cross-posting bite-sized bits of a major campaign or initiative across multiple social channels
  • What the future of trust looks like on social media, and how you can use data to build trust with your audiences across platforms
  • When it makes sense to participate in a social meme or trend with consideration for your brand voice

 

Location: South Ballroom

Conference Producer/Writer
Ragan Communications and PR Daily
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Director of Social Media and Reputation Management
Baptist Health
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Leadership Social Media Manager
World Health Organization (WHO)
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Manager, Digital Advocacy Communications
IBM
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3:15-3:25 p.m.
Networking and Stretch Break

Location: Edison Rooftop

3:25-3:45 p.m.
Snackable Session
Overcoming disconnection: creative tips to connect every employee

Many employees now operate on a mix of remote, hybrid, flexible, and on-location arrangements, which raises a challenge for how companies can keep individuals connected to the organization, to important messages, and to each other.

Join this session with Nick Lethbridge, VP, Strategic Accounts at Interact, as he looks at the advancements within modern intranets that are helping communicators to overcome disconnection and reach every employee.

Nick will discuss:

  • Why a multichannel approach is crucial for internal communications
  • How to cut through the noise and use the channels employees respond to
  • How AI is making life easier for communicators
  • The new tech powering creative comms

 

Location: South Ballroom

VP, Strategic Accounts
Interact
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3:55-4:20 p.m.
Ask me Anything: ESG

While matters related to ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) have always been a consideration for the savvy communicator, demands of both internal and external stakeholders have set expectations that are likely to only grow in the future. Along with this comes the integral involvement of PR pros in all matters ESG. During this session, you will get to ask Catherine Hernandez-Blades, SVP of Marketing and Communications at SAIC, about how this reality has changed – and will continue to change – her role and yours.

Topics will include how a brand’s commitment to ESG – or lack thereof – impacts:

  • The brand strategy
  • Organizational reputation
  • Recruitment, engagement and retention
  • Stakeholder expectations
  • The stock price

 

Location: South Ballroom

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications
SAIC
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4:20-4:30 p.m.:
Top Takeaways

What stands between you and the opening reception are these parting thoughts and top takeaways from Day 1.

 

Location: South Ballroom

5:00-6:30 p.m.
Communications Week Opening Night Reception

Toast to a day well done – rather, a year well-done! Join us for drinks and light fare at the Edison Rooftop for this Communications Week opening reception.

 

Location: Edison Rooftop

8-8:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast

Location: Edison Rooftop

8:30-9:00 a.m.
BREAKFAST SESSION
Taking the Measure of Your Internal Emails

Email remains a powerful tool to enhance the overall employee experience. When it comes to ultimate internal email strategy, though, it often helps to work backward by understanding what the most important KPIs are and then devising a plan to best achieve – even surpass – them. Kick off the conference’s second day with a master class detailing the internal-email metrics you need to focus on – and naturally gain tactical counsel in the process. Tasks you’ll be better equipped to tackle after this session include:

  • Determining a solid open rate for your internal emails – and how to craft them to achieve it
  • Focusing on the right KPIs for your emails – and weeding out metrics that don’t matter
  • Getting inside the employee’s head: Recognizing email content that the workforce will actually read in full, engage with and act upon

 

Location: South Ballroom

Business Development Executive
PoliteMail
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9-9:10 a.m.
A Welcome and Some “Future” Thoughts

Location: South Ballroom

Justin Joffe
Editor-in-chief
Ragan Communications
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9:10-9:25 a.m.
Survey says: The 2022 Ragan/HarrisX CEO-CCO Perceptions Survey

Once again, Ragan and HarrisX are teaming up to deliver “perceptions” of the role(s) of CEOs and CCOs play on a multitude of hot-button topics, including: taking a stand on relevant and pressing global social issues, the role of organizational purpose in talent recruitment and retention, DE&I, CSR & ESG, and crisis and change comms. The findings from the survey will be released exclusively during this session. You’ll get a deep dive into how CEOs and CCOs from various organizations and industries are working together … or potentially not … to deliver messaging around these topics.

 

Location: South Ballroom

Head of Content
Ragan Communications
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CEO
HarrisX
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9:25-9:55 a.m.
PANEL
Keeping the Faith in Media – and Your Role in It

Only 36% of Americans have either a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in mass media, according to a 2021 Gallup poll. Meanwhile, 22% of journalists say trust in their area of coverage has decreased, according to Muck Rack’s 2022 State of Journalism Report. During this panel, we will discuss how communicators and reporters can work together to maintain and regain audience trust. You’ll hear about:

  • How news on social platforms like TikTok co-exist with traditional news outlets to build relationships with new audiences
  • Strategies for communicators to help media outlets preserve their vital role as the source of checks and balances to those in power
  • How communicators verify which stories they pitch across newer platforms and outlets

 

Location: South Ballroom

Head of Marketing Communications and PR
Taco Bell
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Chief Revenue Officer
Muck Rack
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10-10:20 a.m.
A Watchful Eye on Video Trends

Video is expected to account for 82% of all online traffic, and 84% of consumers have been convinced to buy a product after watching a video. These stats should not be so much enlightening as they are calls to action to make sure you are on the frontlines of the latest strategies and technologies that are winning over key stakeholders. In this interactive session, D S Simon CEO and Founder Doug Simon and AVIXA Vice President of Content Delivery Samantha Minish will share some clips from campaigns they've worked on and explain how their strategies can ensure success for you and your organization. You'll learn:

  • Building interactivity into your video strategy through the metaverse environment
  • New ways of leveraging video interviews to reach the media, employees and other audiences you're targeting
  • When and why and you need to consider accessibility for your videos
  • How to plan live videos  to make them look unplanned – and the benefits you will reap from doing so

 

Location: South Ballroom

Vice President of Content Delivery
AVIXA
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Justin Joffe
Editor-in-chief
Ragan Communications
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CEO and Founder
D S Simon Media
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10:25-10:40 a.m.
LIGHTNING TALK
Owning Your Story

As internal communications continues to evolve and becomes the main pipeline to reach all employees, organizations need to develop a clear narrative to share with their workforce. Who are they? What do they stand for? Then, they need to know how to reach their employees with that message. Join Lorne Batman, Large Enterprise Account Executive at Staffbase, for a 15-minute Lightning Talk and learn how to:

  • Identify your narrative and how to tell it
  • Ensure you have the right resources in place
  • Successfully deliver and connect with your workforce

Location: South Ballroom

Large Enterprise Account Executive
Staffbase
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10:40-11 a.m.
Networking Break

Location: Edison Rooftop

11-11:45 a.m.
WORKSHOP
The Future is Unwritten: Writing Skills and Strategies for Tomorrow’s Communicator

In last year’s Ragan/HarrisX CEO-Communicators Competencies Survey, communications leaders said that writing was the skill they value most in their direct reports, underscoring the need to sharpen the proverbial pencil. In this interactive workshop, our experts will guide you through exercises that focus on:

  • Approaches to writing with a brand voice that fits the needs and preferred style of your audience
  • Tips for writing concisely about technical, convoluted or dense topics
  • Writing across platforms, from Twitter to your intranet, and how to edit your own writing
  • How to build better relationships with digital and audience development teams by championing SEO writing best practices across the organization

 

Location: South Ballroom

Director, Public Relations
GNC
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SVP, Corporate Communications
Forbes
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Co-Founder and Senior Partner
Ragan Consulting Group
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11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
PANEL
Social Strategies to Nurture and Grow Your Employer Brand

In a competitive job market, the right social channels and platforms is crucial to build employer brand while ensuring you attract and retain top talent. In this session, we’ll discuss the importance of being present where your prospective talent expects your branding communications be crafted with thoughtful consideration for channel mix, post structure and cadence, and brand voice. We’ll discuss:

  • Channel-specific formats for celebrating culture, highlighting your employee value proposition and more
  • Strategies for identifying and activating employee influencers to share their positive stories and experiences
  • Tips for partnering with HR and other teams to spotlight policies and procedures that matter most to today’s job-seekers without overpromising
  • Approaches to ensure your company branding and voice lives on in your intranet platform
  • How to coach your workforce to become your company's greatest brand asset

 

Location: South Ballroom

Justin Joffe
Editor-in-chief
Ragan Communications
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VP, Pre-Sales
LumApps
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Director of Global Corporate Affairs
PayPal
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Omnichannel Content Lead
Merck Animal Health
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12:15-12:45 p.m.
PANEL
The Future of Data and Analysis: You must make the time

When it comes to measuring comms efforts, the question is no longer about “if.” It’s about “how” and “how much.” One of the biggest obstacles, though, seems to be time. According to Ragan’s 2022 Communications Benchmark Report, 58% of industry pros cite LACK OF TIME as their biggest obstacle. Point blank: this isn’t acceptable. You must make the time for this table-stakes requirement for the communicator of tomorrow. To help you solve this challenge, we bring together leading minds to discuss:

  • Whether daily, weekly, or monthly, mapping out a schedule to build in time for efficient, effective measurement activity
  • The latest tools and tactics that are helping communicator measure in a way that both boosts the brand and their own discipline’s status with the C-suite
  • How to develop new KPIs that address real business needs and how to measure them with a balance of quantitate and qualitative data that gets the C-suite's attention

 

Location: South Ballroom

Executive Editor
Ragan Communications and PR Daily
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Senior Director of Internal Communications and Employee Engagement
American Water
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Such Sahni
Senior Vice President, Head of Brand Communications
Wells Fargo
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President
MWW
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12:45-2:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch

Location: Edison Rooftop

2-2:30 p.m.
PANEL
Transforming Togetherness: Ideas for a New Era of Work

Whether your workforce is remote, hybrid, in-office or flexible, communicators across all organizational configurations have been forced to rethink their strategies for working, collaborating and thinking about the role of communications on a global stage. In this session, we’ll examine the myriad ways that communicators can embed their skills and competencies across the organization to drive digital transformation and foster a sense of community, even across great distances. You’ll learn:

  • Tips for building and refining your communications tech stack
  • Remote work considerations around optimizing the medium and cadence of team engagement for maximum impact on strategy, planning and comms initiatives
  • How to reconsider the impact of new tools, collaboration workflows and artificial intelligence on the way we work
  • Strategies for partnering with HR to process the insights from employee listening and implement forward-thinking policies that reduce attrition

 

Location: South Ballroom

Executive Editor
Ragan Communications and PR Daily
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Head of Business Development
Appspace
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Founder & CEO
Kite Hill PR
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2:30-3 p.m.
PANEL
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I): Making Material Progress

As more communicators get the need for diverse staffing is a business mandate, not just a philanthropic desire, how do we better explore the issues that drive our employees to disconnect with cultural imperatives and, most importantly, understand what employees from all backgrounds are feeling?  In this session, we’ll talk about how comms can play a strategic role in understanding what progress looks like at your organization by making sure your DE&I agenda aligns with the agenda of your stakeholders.

We’ll discuss:

  • Better active listening strategies to ensure we know what all people are experiencing in our employee community through honest feedback
  • How proactive DE&I comms can combat the ‘quiet quitting’ phenomenon
  • Strategies for measuring progress and impact to ensure that employees are not only seeing change, but feeling it, too.
  • The role that communicators play in fostering psychological safety for all employees

 

Location: South Ballroom

Sr. Manager, Internal Communications
J. Crew
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Justin Joffe
Editor-in-chief
Ragan Communications
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SVP, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Lead
Porter Novelli
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Chief Equity & Impact Officer
Omnicom
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3:00-3:10 p.m.
LIGHTNING TALK
The Future of Comms is Intelligent

Location: South Ballroom

Head of Community and Industry Insights
Firstup
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3:10-3:30 p.m.
PANEL
The Evolution of Employee Culture

As countless research shows employees will leave organizations that don't cultivate a culture of purpose and belonging, communicators are in a prime position to meet the moment by partnering with HR and other leaders to ensure that company culture is heard, felt and embraced by everyone. In this session, a panel of communications leaders will share how they collaborate across business functions to ensure the employer brand captures the culture and evolves the employee experience through everything from their organization's values and policies to benefits and career development opportunities.

 

Location: South Ballroom

Vice President, Corporate Communications
Navy Federal Credit Union
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Chief Growth Officer and Head of Councils
Ragan Communications
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Chief Branding Officer
HealthLinc
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3:30-3:45 p.m.
Networking Break

Location: Edison Rooftop

3:45-4:15 p.m.
PANEL
Brands Taking a Stand: Purpose Communications to Nurture Employee Loyalty

When brands stand up for an issue or cause, do their employees take note? In this session, we’ll discuss how effectively communicating and living your brand purpose goes far beyond “walking the talk” to take action — and how incorporating employee listening and embedding purpose communications across business functions can positively impact employee retention and your bottom line. You’ll learn:

  • How to navigate whether you respond to issues with respect to your employee feedback, business imperatives and reputational considerations
  • Employee listening strategies that identify emerging employee concerns and potential employee activists before they escalate
  • Insights on how to ensure purpose communications have credibility, and authenticity, for meaningful and measurable impact
  • Tips for ensuring your purpose communications are not ‘one and done’ or siloed to one department

 

Location: South Ballroom

Programs and Research Manager
Born This Way Foundation
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Communications Director
Responsible Business Initiative for Justice
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Senior Director of Wildlife Communications & Strategy
World Wildlife Fund
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Curtis Sparrer
Principal
Bospar PR
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4:15-4:45 p.m.
KEYNOTE PANEL
Hear from the Boss: C-suite Expectations of Communications

Regardless of where you and your team are in the pursuit of that “seat at the table,” we can all agree: Earning – and maintaining – the trust and reliance of the C-suite is crucial to the PR function. Communicators must establish themselves as indispensable counselors to the C-suite when any and every business decision is being pondered. The best way to achieve that status is to hear directly from CCOs on what the C-suite expects and needs from the communications team. In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Managing up. Getting comfortable and effective at being the boss’ boss when the situation calls for it, which it will
  • When to – and not to – push. The CEO’s personality and preferences must be factored in all communications planning
  • Making an impression. This isn’t just about CCOs. Every member of the comms team can grab the C-suite's attention. Make sure you do so in the best light.

 

Location: South Ballroom

KEYNOTER
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Columbia Business School
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KEYNOTER
CEO
Ragan Communications
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KEYNOTER
Chief Communications Officer
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
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KEYNOTER
Chief Communications Officer
Dow Jones
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4:45 p.m.
Future Thoughts to Close the Conference

Location: South Ballroom

KEYNOTER
CEO
Ragan Communications
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Justin Joffe
Editor-in-chief
Ragan Communications
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SPEAKERS

SVP, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Lead
Porter Novelli
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Chief Branding Officer
HealthLinc
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Large Enterprise Account Executive
Staffbase
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Senior Director of Internal Communications and Employee Engagement
American Water
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KEYNOTER
EVP of Communications, Global Advertising and Partnerships
NBCUniversal
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Manager, Digital Advocacy Communications
IBM
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Senior Director of Wildlife Communications & Strategy
World Wildlife Fund
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SVP, Corporate Communications
Forbes
Read bio
Chief Growth Officer and Head of Councils
Ragan Communications
Read bio
Director, Communications and Giving Back
Southwire
Read bio
Executive Editor
Ragan Communications and PR Daily
Read bio
Ben Chodor Intrado Digital Media
Former President of Notified
Author
Read bio
Director of Global Corporate Affairs
PayPal
Read bio
Communications Director
Responsible Business Initiative for Justice
Read bio
Omnichannel Content Lead
Merck Animal Health
Read bio
Fractional Chief Communications Officer and Adjunct Professor
M.S. Strategic Program at Columbia University
Read bio
Chief Revenue Officer
Muck Rack
Read bio
Head of Content
Ragan Communications
Read bio
Head of Community and Industry Insights
Firstup
Read bio
Chief Equity & Impact Officer
Omnicom
Read bio
Business Development Executive
PoliteMail
Read bio
Founder & CEO
Kite Hill PR
Read bio
Programs and Research Manager
Born This Way Foundation
Read bio
Chief Communications Officer
Forbes
Read bio
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications
SAIC
Read bio
KEYNOTER
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Columbia Business School
Read bio
Justin Joffe
Editor-in-chief
Ragan Communications
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SVP, Corporate Communications
Bozzuto
Read bio
Director, Public Relations
GNC
Read bio
Founder and President
Metabrands
Read bio
Leadership Social Media Manager
World Health Organization (WHO)
Read bio
VP, Strategic Accounts
Interact
Read bio
VP, Pre-Sales
LumApps
Read bio
VP, Communications and Digital
Unikrn
Read bio
Vice President of Content Delivery
AVIXA
Read bio
Conference Producer/Writer
Ragan Communications and PR Daily
Read bio
Head of Business Development
Appspace
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Vice President, Head of Internal Communications
Zurich North America
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CEO
HarrisX
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Vice President, Corporate Communications
Navy Federal Credit Union
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Professor in Strategic Communications
The University of Louisville
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Head of Marketing Communications and PR
Taco Bell
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Sr. Manager, Internal Communications
J. Crew
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KEYNOTER
Chief Communications Officer
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
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Such Sahni
Senior Vice President, Head of Brand Communications
Wells Fargo
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KEYNOTER
CEO
Ragan Communications
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CEO and Founder
D S Simon Media
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Curtis Sparrer
Principal
Bospar PR
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KEYNOTER
Chief Communications Officer
Dow Jones
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Director of Social Media and Reputation Management
Baptist Health
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President
MWW
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Co-Founder and Senior Partner
Ragan Consulting Group
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Interested in becoming a 2022 speaker at this event?
Please reach out to Editor-in-chief Justin Joffe

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Beyond the conference, enjoy exciting networking events and experiences around the city.

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NETWORKING COCKTAIL PARTY
The Rooftop at Edison Ballroom
Tuesday, November 1
4:30-5:15 pm

Join us for this reception for all conference attendees. Mingle with colleagues, PR and communications leaders at this can’t-miss networking cocktail party.

Reconnect with colleagues and make new friends as you are enjoying great conversations, superb food and drink.



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Public Relations • Brand Management • Internal Communications • Public Affairs
Executive Communications • Reputation Management • Crisis Communications
Issues Management • Social Media • Storytelling • Media Relations

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LOCATION
The Edison Ballroom
CONFERENCE VENUE
Edison Ballroom – Rooftop and South Ballroom
240 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
212.201.7650
edisonballroom.com
See below for recommendations on hotels in the area.


HOTELS

For your convenience when booking travel, here are some hotels that are near the Edison Ballroom in NYC.

Hotel Edison
discounted rates available

Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square

Sofitel New York

Centric Times Square New York

The dress code is business casual.


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