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A Brave New World: How does the Internet Affect Societies

The Internet Society and the International Security Department at Chatham House will be holding an event on May 11, 2017 on the Internet and its impact on society, to mark the Internet Society’s 25th anniversary.

In little more than a generation, the Internet has transformed ways of communicating, transacting and accessing knowledge.  For the earliest adopters, the Internet promised a new home of the mind, and offered new possibilities for addressing the challenges facing the world.

Yet, mounting concerns over the impacts of globalization, rising social and cultural divides, and the spread of false or misleading information online all raise uncomfortable pressing questions: is the Internet eliminating divisions in society, or is it accentuating them?


Cision Webinar: Time To Spring Clean Your Communications Workflow

Springtime is about reorganizing and renewing. Have you done the same for your communications strategy?

Join SVP of Product Marketing, Vanessa Childs on Wednesday, April 26 at 2:00 pm ET, to learn what’s in the newest release and how it can help improve your distribution, measuring and targeting workflows.


PRSA Richmond: The Increasing Impact Of Social Media On The Public Relations Practice

Social and digital media undoubtedly has had a tremendous impact on public relations, and few PR professionals have studied this as extensively as Donald K. Wright, Ph.D., the Harold Burson Professor and Chair in Public Relations at Boston University’s College of Communication. Dr. Wright is the lead researcher on arguably the longest and largest study of new media’s impact on our profession. He will be sharing his findings from this study, totaling 12 years and surveying nearly 6,000 public relations practitioners.


PRSA Richmond: Crisis Planning and Communications

Join PRSA Richmond and Brian Ellis, executive vice president and crisis lead at Padilla, for the professional development session “Crisis Planning and Communications,” Thursday, April 6 at Padilla. Coffee/bagels and networking begins at 7:30 a.m. and the workshop will be held 8 to 10 a.m.

Sit back, close your eyes and imagine yourself in the position of companies that have faced some of the most well-known crises in history. Picture the chaos and scrambling of the crisis “war room,” and think about how hard they worked to reduce the media scrutiny and calm stakeholders.

Some of these organizations were prepared and their images were hardly tarnished. Others failed to prepare and train, so when the going got tough, the tough got frantic, and the media made the rules. In our 24/7 media landscape, that happens all too often.

  • 04/04/17 2017 NTT America Sales Kickoff

    This year’s Sales Kickoff will be held at the beautiful Loews Coronado Bay Resort in sunny San Diego. Situated on its own peninsula in the San Diego Bay, the resort has outstanding views of downtown San Diego and the marina.

    The 2017 Sales Kickoff will be an exciting, informative event with plenty of fun included.

  • 03/29/17 PRSA Richmond Luncheon: Using the Power of Big Data to Anticipate the Next Crisis and Take Proactive Action

    We now live in a world where one negative story about your brand can spread faster than the speed of light. At the same time, existing tools and crisis communications strategies are no match for the digital- and mobile-savvy marketplace. Fortunately, the power of big data can now be harnessed by today’s communications professionals to anticipate the next crisis and create a smart blueprint for taking proactive action. Chase Donnelly from Zignal Labs will be the speaker.

  • 03/16/17 Cision Livestream: Breaking Down the State of the Media in 2017

    The media and communications landscape changed in 2017. Was your brand left behind?

    Join industry leaders from GE Digital, LEVICK and Cision as they discuss how these changes impact their strategy and execution.

    In one hour, you will discover media trends from 1,550 top journalists in North America, rethink your approach to communications and marketing strategy, and learn how to measure success in the 2017 media landscape.

    Wednesday, March 29 – 2 p.m. ET

  • 01/19/17 Creative Mornings RVA: Mystery- Kelli Lemon

    About the Speaker- Kelli Lemon is a “Social Consultant” that is passionate about changing how people “LIVE” Richmond! Formerly the Business Manager of Mama J’s restaurant, Kelli is now working for herself to socially connect people through food, sports, arts and education. She is an on air personality for Radio One Richmond’s Kiss FM and iPower92.1 and hosts a weekly podcast called “Coffee with Strangers”. Read More

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