Communications in Higher Education March 26, 2018

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.

Bill Heyman on PRSSA’s “Life After College” Video Series February 8, 2018

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.

Bill Heyman Anticipates Even More Uncertainty In 2018 January 26, 2018

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.

Lisa Ryan on the Most In-Demand Communications Skills (Webinar Excerpt) January 16, 2018

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.

Bill Heyman Inducted Into PRWeek Hall of Fame December 5, 2017

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 […]

Heyman Associates Research: A Golden Age For Government Relations November 27, 2017

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:

Thoughts on the Plank Center’s Leadership Report Card for 2017 July 12, 2017

By Bill Heyman

Recently, the Plank Center, in collaboration with Heyman Associates, published its second biennial Leadership Report Card. Participation in the survey this year increased by nearly 35% and the reaction to the results […]

A Brand that Serves: CSR As DNA (Part One) June 19, 2017

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 […]

Taylor Bennett’s Kate Hamilton-Baily in IR Magazine December 13, 2016

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 […]

Communicating Culture: Internal Engagement Under the Senior Managers Regime December 6, 2016

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 […]

Scaling the Communications Function at Tech Companies (Part Two) October 28, 2016

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 […]

Scaling the Communications Function at a Technology Company (Part One) October 27, 2016

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.

Five Strategies for Acing Your Next Job Interview August 14, 2016

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 […]

Personal Branding for Communicators July 21, 2016

By Maryanne Rainone

Back in June, a major sports apparel brand had to cope with the fallout from misspelling Colombia with a “u” instead of an “o” in an advertisement for the national soccer team’s jersey. Steve Harvey had the same problem with an apology tweet at the end of last year, […]

Podcast: How to Negotiate a Pay Raise July 19, 2016

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.

Something for Everyone at Davos February 2, 2016

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 Promotes Four February 1, 2016

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 […]

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