March 8, 2017
In the latest Echo Chamber episode, the head of marketing servies for Globality Gabrielle Tenaglia joins to talk about the platform that brings together small and mid-sized firms with brands — exploring various RFP pitfalls that the platform seeks to mitigate. In the second part of the show, March Communications VP Meredith Eaton comes on to examine the state of thought-leadership campaigns — who's doing them well? What does the term even mean today?
The Echo Chamber podcast is produced by Markettiers and sponsored by March Communications, producer of the Hacks & Flacks podcast.
March 2, 2017
The Echo Chamber dives into the frenetic world of UK politics with Total Politics editor David Singleton, exploring Corbyn, Brexit, lobbying and more. Then ICCO president Max Behar drops by to discuss the state of the global PR industry.
February 13, 2017
WE Communications president Alan VanderMolen returns to the Echo Chamber to discuss how companies are reassessing their stance on Donald Trump's presidential policies, exploring such high-profile examples as Uber, Under Armour and Nordstrom.
January 27, 2017
Communications veteran Sally Costerton returns to the Echo Chamber to take on alternative facts and what they might mean for the PR world. In conversation with Arun Sudhaman, she also explores how corporate communications departments are responding to Trump's tweet threats and discusses what this new era means for corporate values and low-profile CEOs.
January 12, 2017
Quartz reporter Jenny Anderson joins the Echo Chamber to preview next week's World Economic Forum in Davos. Against a tumultuous politicial backdrop, Anderson discusses whether the Davos elite consensus remains relevant in an era of populism and if business can actually turn their rhetoric towards addressing major global problems. The Quartz reporter also picks out some of the themes to watch at this year's meeting, and explains why WEF is a highlight for members of the media.
January 6, 2017
Paul Holmes joins the Echo Chamber to discuss his annual review of mergers & acquisition activity in the global PR market. Independent firms continue to drive dealmaking, but this year's list is as notable for the firms that are active (including management consultancies) as for the companies that were relatively inactive in 2016 — such names as Teneo, BlueFocus and Omnicom. Holmes and Arun Sudhaman discuss what recent M&A trends mean for the market and offer up some deal predictions for the next 12 months, as 2017 shapes up to be another restless year for agency M&A activity.
December 9, 2016
Omnicom PR Group international president David Gallagher joins the Echo Chamber to review the tumultuous events of 2016, including Brexit and Donald Trump's election victory. Gallagher explores the implications for public relations professionals and also casts his eye over some of the key agency trends from the past 12 months, including his newly-created role that involves Omnicom's 10 PR firms.
November 30, 2016
Bloomberg is a brand of contrasts. It’s simultaneously one of the biggest names in news, while also flying under the radar for those of us who don’t keep up on the latest in business or investment. The Bloomberg Boston office is inconspicuously tucked away on two upper floors of a Downtown Crossing high-rise, but within that space, reporters are creating stories that are read and heard by a huge international audience.
In this episode of Hacks and Flacks we talk to Anne Mostue, radio anchor and reporter at Bloomberg Boston, to help PR professionals get a better sense for this dichotomy. After transitioning from the world of public radio, Anne now spends each afternoon on Bloomberg’s airwaves, covering the latest in finance for an audience of movers and shakers. She describes the types of news that’s important to her audience, the differences between Bloomberg and her past stops in journalism, plus the best ways for PR professionals to pitch her.
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November 8, 2016
Amith Prabhu joins the Echo Chamber to discuss the dramatic boardroom coup at Indian corporate giant Tata, which has since devolved into a gripping public relations battle involving several agencies and communications pros, as India's most important conglomerate looks to preserve its hard-earned reputation for integrity.