Worldcom Wednesdays: Does Your Brand Know How to Speak iGen?

posted on June 17, 2015

Brands interested in communicating with today’s young audiences face unprecedented challenges and opportunities. Ward sat down with Worldcom Partner Pollack PR Marketing Group President and author of Disrupted,Stefan Pollack, to hear more about makes iGen tick and how B2C and B2B brands can engage and connect with them. Q. Who makes up the iGen demographic?  A. Generally speaking, iGen is the generation after Gen Y. There are different methodologies on determining their specific ages, but we point specifically to those…

Worldcom Wednesdays: Off Madison Ave “Shares” How to Use Trending Social Media Strategies to Engage Customers and Influencers

posted on May 27, 2015

Social media wields tremendous influence over the way people get and share information…and the implications for business are profound. Ward sat down with Off Madison Ave Vice President, Partner and Director of Social Media Carol Klimas to hear about the agency’s experience in social media communications and garner insights on the latest trends and strategies by which clients are reaching and engaging with key influencers online. Q. What ways have you seen your clients effectively interact with bloggers…

Worldcom Wednesdays: Five Years Later – How DEVENEY Helped Louisiana Recover from the Deepwater Horizon Crisis

posted on April 22, 2015

Five years ago this month, the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico led to a gushing oil leak that threatened the economy, environment and culture of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. By July 15, 2010 the leak was capped, but the polluted perceptions continued to decimate Louisiana’s $9.4 billion tourism industry. New Orleans-based marketing firm DEVENEY developed a comprehensive crisis response and reputation management campaign within 24 hours of receiving the call…

Worldcom Wednesdays: Ward Talks Big Apple Media Trends with Coyne PR

posted on March 25, 2015

This year, Ward celebrates an exciting 25 years in the public relations and communications business and we thought, what better way to highlight our global footprint than to showcase the expertise of our Worldcom partners?  This week, we launch Worldcom Wednesdays, a new monthly series on Ward to the Wise featuring our partners in highly topical Q&A conversations pertaining to their specialized areas of expertise, best practices and emerging trends. For our inaugural post, Ward sat down with Dr….

How to Communicate Effectively in the Canadian Market

posted on January 29, 2015

Brands interested in entering the Canadian marketplace face cultural differences that demand unique communications strategies in order to be effective. Ward sat down with Worldcom partner and CASACOM President Marie-Josée Gagnonto discuss what it takes to enter the Canadian marketplace and how B2C and B2B brands can cause the results they desire by following a pragmatic set of communications guidelines. Q. Are there any business tips you have for B2B and B2C companies looking to enter the Canadian marketplace? A. Over…