Sean Findlen, the Chief Communications Officer at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, shares insights on the challenges and rewards of engaging with a diverse academic community, both on and off campus.
On February 6, Bill Heyman sat down with PRSSA Fellow and Ketchum Chairman Ray Kotcher for a wide-ranging conversation about building the foundation for a successful career in communications.
Our founder Bill Heyman writes in PRSA’s blog that he can only expect even more of the unexpected in 2018, but great communicators possess the intangible skills and resilient spirit to meet those unforeseen challenges head on.
In this excerpt from a wide-ranging webinar that Lisa Ryan delivered for the Public Affairs Council, she discusses the skills that matter most for progressing to a top leadership role in communications and public affairs:
Communications in Asian Multinational Corporations (Taylor Bennett Heyman White Paper) December 19, 2017
“This year, in collaboration with Edinburgh Business School, [our colleagues at Taylor Bennett Heyman] conducted a review of the communications function in MNCs headquartered across East and South East Asia, and spoke with some of the communications leaders within these businesses.”
Read the full report here.
On December 4, 2017, Heyman Associates’ founder, President and CEO Bill Heyman was inducted into PRWeek’s Hall of Fame in recognition of his nearly three decades as the go-to recruiter connecting top public relations, communications and public affairs executives with jobs at Fortune 500 companies, leading academic institutions and major nonprofits. Congratulations to Bill […]
Virginia Noriega of Heyman Associates introduces our research into the state of the government relations function and its place in the broader corporate communications and public affairs landscape. Our conversations with dozens of leaders in the field yielded insights into how the function continues to evolve and grow in prominence:
Jeff Winton – SVP, Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer at Astellas – discusses the innovative ways in which the company has focused its corporate social responsibility efforts to benefit the communities it serves while offering its employees opportunities to engage in outreach activities that are personally meaningful to them. This is part one […]
In a recently-published article in IR Magazine, Kate Hamilton-Baily, a director at Taylor Bennett – our sister firm in the U.K., offers advice for approaching a job interview. She emphasizes preparation: researching the company and interviewer, having a game plan for how you would approach this new job, and developing “mini case studies” to […]
Taylor Bennett, our sister firm in London, has just published an analysis of the new Senior Managers Regime (“SMR”) and what it means for the corporate communications function – particularly internal communications – in the U.K. Even companies not directly impacted should view the SMR as part of a broader, global trend toward […]
Heyman Associates opened its San Francisco office three years ago. In this segment – the second of two – Jessamyn Katz, our West Coast and Technology Practice Lead, discusses best practices for building a communications function at each stage of a tech company’s lifecycle, from Series A through IPO and onto the Fortune 500 […]
Heyman Associates opened its San Francisco office three years ago. In this segment – the first of two – Jessamyn Katz, our West Coast and Technology Practice Lead, discusses best practices for building a communications function at each stage of a tech company’s lifecycle, from Series A through IPO and onto the Fortune 500 […]
Preparing for Exponential Growth: A Communications Staffing Primer for Tech Companies October 26, 2016
Based on numerous conversations with our contacts in Silicon Valley, Heyman Associates has just published a white paper outlining best practices for scaling the communications function at fast-moving technology companies that can grow by billions of dollars in a matter of months.
By Lisa Ryan
You’ve probably seen it before: an interview with a high-profile celebrity or politician that is almost painful to watch because the responses have zero connection to the questions being asked. The subject hammers away at a few bland talking points or, even worse, rambles on incoherently. Either way, that burning question on […]
In her latest “Mrs Moneypenny” podcast for Financial Times, Heather McGregor of Taylor Bennett, our sister firm in the U.K., explores the art of salary negotiation: “Mrs Moneypenny discusses pay with fellow FT columnist and director of the High Pay Centre Stefan Stern and Natalie Jacquemin, a psychologist and partner at Mercer, the […]
Part-Time Professor, Full-Time Communicator: Effective Leadership at Work and in the Classroom February 22, 2016
Yanique Woodall, Vice President, Global Marketing Communications at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, discusses how teaching communications to graduate and undergraduate students has made her a more effective leader in the corporate world.
By Bill Heyman
After nearly a week of eighteen-hour days spent traversing the hilly, snow-covered streets of Davos for a seemingly endless lineup of breakfasts, presentations and cocktail receptions, I really just wanted to get home to my family in New York. But a historic snowstorm on the East Coast stranded me in Zurich, and […]
Heyman Associates has promoted Jessamyn Katz and TR Straub, both to the position of Senior Vice President. Ms. Katz – who opened the firm’s San Francisco office three years ago – will be responsible for continuing to build the firm’s technology practice. Mr. Straub will lead Heyman Associates’ government relations and public affairs practice, splitting […]