Check Out Our First FridayForum of the Year and Links to All 32 Amazing 2020 FridayForums

January 20, 2021
By PRSA-SV Board Member Mar Junge
Check Out Our First FridayForum of the Year and Links to All 32 Amazing 2020 FridayForums

This Friday we’re bringing back a popular FridayForum guest  – Morning Consultant Cofounder and CEO Michael Ramlet. Last year, Michael’s Data Driven Brand Communications During COVID helped us decide where to focus our brand-centered communications. His January 22 presentation is sure to be just as insightful. To join using Zoom, register on Eventbrite for your link. Or live-stream the event from our PRSA Silicon Valley Facebook Group page.

Hungry for More Info?

In 2020. our FridayForums featured inspirational speakers. Sparked lively chat sessions. And conveyed valuable information to our fellow communicators. Click the links below to enjoy all 32 again.  

DECEMBER 14, 2020

Robin Beaman: How I Got Here

Robin made us laugh, shared career stories, and inspired us to reach new heights. Read More

DECEMBER 01, 2020

Ageism: The Pause that Perplexes

“Long on experience” used to be a badge of honor. Not anymore. Today ageism is common in the workplace in technology and many other industries. Read More

NOVEMBER 24, 2020

Brodeur Study Uncovers Americans Seek Kindness, Honesty and Optimism

How is COVID-19 affecting American priorities and perceptions?  Find out from Andy Coville, author and CEO of global communications firm Brodeur Partners. Read More

NOVEMBER 16, 2020

Netta Conyers-Haynes’ Top Three Tips for Succeeding in Comms

Netta shares career moments, including taking a new job as VP of Comms at Sequoia Consulting Group during the pandemic. Here’s lessons she learned along the way. Read More

NOVEMBER 09, 2020

Public Health Comms in the Eye of the Pandemic Storm

As public health comms experts for Santa Clara County, Britt Ehrhardt and Marianna Moles work in complex environment of shifting priorities, ever-changing info and competing agendas. Read More

NOVEMBER 03, 2020

The Election, Covid-19, DE&I: What’s Your Legacy?

Edelman COO Lisa Ross and PRSA-SV Board Member/SJSU Asst. PR Professor Dr. Shaun Fletcher discuss how businesses must manage three intertwined issues: the election, Covid-19, and DE&I. Read More

OCTOBER 26, 2020

PR Roles at Amazon: How to get in and succeed

This year’s turbulent pandemic economy has created insecurity in the job market, hitting PR practitioners especially hard with hiring freezes, layoffs, and furloughs. Through it all, Amazon is still hiring. Read More

OCTOBER 20, 2020

PRWeek on the Changing Face of the PR Industry

Today, more than ever, the C-suite is leaning on their comms counsel, both in-house and agencies. Get the birds-eye view from PRWeek Editor Gideon Fidelzeid. Read More

OCTOBER 06, 2020

How to Hire & Retain People of Color All the Way to the Top

LAGRANT Foundation CEO Kim Hunter talks about racial diversity in the workplace. And why the industry’s approach to equitable change isn’t enough. Read More

SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

The State of Communications 2020

COVID awakened us to major disparities. Conversations about equity, diversity and inclusion are finally being heard. A panel of PRSA-SV members discuss the work still to be done. Read More

SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

On the Frontlines of Life and Death: Healthcare Comms

Hear from this panel of Gilead Sciences communicators how healthcare issues will continue to be a central part of everyone’s lives. Read More

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

Employee Communications in a Year Marked by Global Upheaval

Learn how employers rely on the expertise of their comms teams to help navigate and respond to monumental events, including the pandemic and racial injustice. Read More

SEPTEMBER 08, 2020

Advice for Job Seekers

PR agencies are losing clients. Companies are putting comms initiatives on hold, laying off employees, reducing outsourcing to subcontractors. How does one find a job in this environment? Read More

AUGUST 28, 2020

Top Tips for Succeeding in Venture Communications

VC marketing and comms roles are some of the most coveted. The industry is known for low attrition and a finite number of available roles. Learn how to break into the venture and startup ecosystem. Read More

AUGUST 18, 2020

Being TEDworthy: Meet TED’s New Tech Curator

TED Tech Curator Simone Ross seeks, sources and finds cool, interesting, smart, wonderful and meaningful stuff that drives tech productivity and progress, both social and economic.  Read More

AUGUST 11, 2020

Insights from Top Recruiters #FridayForum

No one saw what was coming in 2020. No one could have planned for the layoffs, furloughs, evaporating projects. Now more than ever you need a top recruiter in your corner. Read More

AUGUST 05, 2020

Early Warning: Adapting Zelle to Today’s Changing Consumer

Learn about the challenges of marketing a consumer brand in today’s rapidly changing environment from Early Warning VPs Melissa Lowry and Jeremiah Glodoveza. Read More

JULY 28, 2020

CNET’s Connie Guglielmo on “What You Need to Know”

As technology continues to play a critical part in how we consume information and engage with the world, there’s no better way to understand its impact than to hear it from those who report on it. Read More

JULY 22, 2020

Living Untethered as a Result of COVID-19

Learn five ways we can refuel and increase resilience during a prolonged pandemic from USC Lecturer Dr. Julie Albright. Read More

JUNE 30, 2020

PRIDE from a Communicator’s Unique Lens

Pride is Cancelled. Now What? Get the answers from communicators at Salesforce, Google, BOCA Communications and Out in Tech. Read More

JUNE 15, 2020

Data-Driven Brand Communications During COVID

Morning Consult CEO Michael Ramlet describes how his data intelligence company delivers real-time insights on consumer trends. Read More

JUNE 09, 2020

How to Hold True to Core Values in Times of Crisis

HP Chief Communications Officer Karen Kahn and Chief Diversity Officer Lesley Slaton Brown discuss how injustice and discrimination in the US have reached a tipping point. Read More

JUNE 01, 2020

UNICEF Global Comms Save Lives at Scale

UNICEF USA CMO Shelley Diamond shares insights about how UNICEF’s response to the global pandemic with supplies, support and lifesaving information is as far-reaching as it is inspiring. Read More

MAY 25, 2020

No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram w/ Sarah Frier

Bloomberg Tech Reporter Sarah Frier pulled no punches: “When one becomes conscious of how performance is measured on social platforms and why, we rethink what we value and how we behave.” Read More

MAY 18, 2020

Finding Purpose in Your PR Career

Porter Novelli’s VP of Marketing Research & Insights Whitney Dailey and EVP/Global Lead of Innovation & Impact Practice Sandy Skees unveil the firm’s new proprietary COVID-19 Tracker. Read More

MAY 11, 2020

What Brands Need to Know About COVID-19 Social Media and Consumer Behavior

Digital Strategist Consultant Cindy Waters and Demonstrate CCO Sean Dallas Kidd provide survival tips for brands during the pandemic. Read More

MAY 05, 2020

Empowering Teams in a Crisis

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative CCO Abby Lunardini tells candid and thoughtful stories about how her team is handling COVID-19 communications. Read More

APRIL 27, 2020

What’s Up with Recruiting & Hiring?

An all-star panel of recruiting professionals from Heyman Associates, Linsey Careers, PR Talent and KC Partners discuss what hiring managers are looking for, suggest interviewing tips, and more. Read More

APRIL 20, 2020

Joe Vazquez Reports from COVID 19 Frontline

KPIX5 TV News Reporter Joe Vazquez gave us an inside perspective of today’s news environment, where 80-90% of coverage by news channels is related to the pandemic. Read More

APRIL 15, 2020

Communications Education and the Perception Gap

Communications leaders from USF, SJSU and the Naval Post Graduate School describe the perception gaps they experience teaching in a virtual classroom. Read More

APRIL 07, 2020

Edelman Reports on Brand Trust and the Coronavirus Pandemic

CEO Richard Edelman discusses real-time statistics and insights on consumer attitudes towards brand behaviors during Covid-19. Read More

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