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Q&A with Henry Schulman, Giants Beat Reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle

By Leigh Anne Varney, Senior Account Supervisor I recently caught up with my friend, Henry Schulman, for his take on work and life during the pandemic. From his ever-evolving daily routine to his social media stardom, Henry’s love for journalism and sports is an inspiration to me and his fans. This is his 33rd season as a baseball writer: he…
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Sports Marketing During a Pandemic

By Robin Carr, Senior Counselor Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, recently told The New York Times that he runs daily to relieve stress. However, what he really wants – like so many sports fans – is to go to a baseball game. He’s sorely missing his favorite team, the Washington Nationals….
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Q&A with Annie Burke, executive director with TOGETHER Bay Area

By Polly Ikonen, Senior Counselor We recently spoke with Annie Burke, executive director TOGETHER Bay Area, about the group’s efforts to address two important challenges: climate change and social inequities. In the following Q&A, Annie shares her thoughts on these, as well as how our relationship with the outdoors will evolve in light of COVID-19. You can also listen to…
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AIDS Walk San Francisco 2020 Goes Virtual, July 19

By Betsy Levy, Vice President To walk or not to walk? This was the big dilemma plaguing organizers for this year’s AIDS Walk San Francisco (AWSF 2020), since the City’s shelter-in-place mandate took effect last month. Our client PRC, along with AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation and MZA Events (the three producers of AWSF), recently announced their decision to move…
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Meet the Media – Don Clark, The New York Times

Don Clark, a longtime, San Francisco-based reporter and editor for The Wall Street Journal, now writes technology stories as a freelancer with The New York Times. As with many of us living through the COVID-19 pandemic, Don’s daily routine has also taken a detour. When asked how it’s impacting his work: “I’ve shut down my writing for now in the…
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5 Tips for Communicating During A Pandemic

By David Landis, President There’s no doubt that already COVID-19 has changed the way we live, the way we shop, the way we interact with others – and, of course, the way we do business. Especially, it’s changed the way we communicate. Zoom is the norm, newsletters abound with advice and suddenly you’re hearing from everyone including a consultant who…
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Telehealth is Having its Moment: Transitioning to Virtual Healthcare During Uncertain Times

By Betsy Levy, Vice President Seemingly overnight, all eyes began focusing on telemedicine (or “telehealth”) and there’s a good reason why. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and government officials nationwide urge the public to stay home, they’re also encouraging those who are sick to avoid in-person treatments or assessments unless they’re deemed a medical emergency. It’s…
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Social changes in times of public crisis

This post comes courtesy of Marissa Baker with our Public Relations Global Network partner, HMA Public Relations, in Arizona. ***** During the current public health crisis, many platforms are pushing to roll out new features sooner rather than later. Video streaming services like Disney+ and Hulu have released highly anticipated movies earlier than planned to offer more entertainment for those…
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Getting Employees Ready to Work at the Office Again

By Sean Dowdall, CMO Even as America and many places in the world are rapidly moving to work at home for many industries, now is the time for you to plan when your employees will return to your office. As we have seen in news stories and external communications over the last several weeks, many businesses appeared to be proactively…
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San Francisco prepares to shelter in place for three weeks

In lieu of what you would normally find in this space, we as communicators have decided to bring the topic of the coronavirus pandemic into conversation. San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced today that city residents will be ordered to shelter in place due to the coronavirus pandemic starting at midnight.  This extreme and historic measure – in place for most of the…
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