Our February virtual event calendar is turning out to be a great one! We have confirmed the following two webinars that we hope you can join:

  1. Feb 9 at 10am PST / 1pm EST: How to Drive PR Decisions with Data
  2. February 6–10: Content Summit 2017 with session titled Mastering Employee Advocacy with Content

Details are below and make sure to register to attend live or to be notified when the recording is available. See you then!

What: Porter Novelli + AirPR Present: How to Drive PR Decisions with Data

When: February 9, 2017 at 10am PST / 1pm EST

Event Details: How do you show how your PR strategies and tactics led to, or will lead to, valuable outcomes? …


At Voce/Porter Novelli, client service excellence is foundational to everything we do. It’s our most important product. It’s how we grow our business and measure our success.

With client expectations higher, competition fiercer and budgets tighter, the room for error is marginal. We must hold ourselves to a higher standard in order to develop deep, long-lasting relationships with our clients.

That’s why every year we celebrate the Client Service Star Awards as an opportunity to recognize 10 outstanding Voce/Porter Novellians around the globe each quarter who exemplify the principles of Client Service Excellence. …


This is the fourth in our May series of roundups from Vocians, sharing their best advice and tips that they wish could have told their younger selves. Stay tuned for the last post in the series coming next week.

Bob Nelson, Senior Vice President

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I wish I had known when I graduated that the best technology doesn’t win. Instead, it’s the best marketed technology that wins. Also, no one really cares what school you went to. Businesses want employees that product results, and they don’t care where you learned how to be productive.

Randy Ksar, Vice President


This week we welcomed Jeremy Kaplan, Editor-in-Chief of Digital Trends to the Voce Nation Podcast. Jeremy talked about how the Digital Trends team manages content production, what he sees in the future of distributed media and much more. Watch the whole conversation here.

You can follow Jeremy on Twitter here.

Thanks to Jeremy for joining us this week. You can catch older episodes of the Voce Nation Podcast here. Connect with Voce on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Soundcloud. And follow me and Randy on Twitter for more. Finally, subscribe to the PNConnect Weekly Reading newsletter here or sign-up to get it via email directly.

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About the Author
Chris Thilk works on the Client Services team, part of Voce Connect, developing and executing social media strategy. You can follow him at @christhilk on Twitter.

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This is the third in our May series of roundups from Vocians, sharing their best advice and tips that they wish could have told their younger selves. Stay tuned for the last post in the series coming next week.

Heather Brinckerhoff, Senior Client Executive

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I wish I would have known that once you leave college you are 100% responsible for your own career. There are no teachers waiting to give you an extra week on an assignment and no one is out looking for opportunities for you. It is crucial that you learn how to ask for what you want and do so with confidence. 80% of the great opportunities that I’ve gotten in my career thus far were given to me simply because I asked for them. Developing confidence in yourself and the work you provide also helps those around you recognize your value; sometimes passion trumps knowledge. People can be taught just about anything, but passion is instilled in you. Figure out what you’re passionate about and go after it! The only thing holding you back from achieving your dreams is that little voice in your head telling you that you can’t.. …


This is the second in our May series of roundups from Vocians, sharing their best advice and tips that they wish could have told their younger selves. Stay tuned for the last post in the series coming next week.

As the latest class of graduates are “wrestled away from the safety and comfort of college life and expelled into the vast nothingness that’s colloquially known as the ‘real world,’” we at Voce have taken the opportunity to think back on our experience at that stage in life.

What do we wish we had known, that nobody bothered to tell us? Rather than returning the favor of the lack of advice, we instead chose to offer some nuggets of quasi-wisdom to the Class of 2016. …


May is graduation season. As Chris Thilk so eloquently described it last week, that means another flock of graduates who “wrestled away from the safety and comfort of college life and expelled into the vast nothingness that’s known colloquially as ‘the real world’”.

We can all remember those days, when the bright-eyed enthusiasm about what the future may hold found a way to mix with the realities of questionable job prospects and looming bills to yield that weird feeling of, “well, I guess I’m an adult now.”

We can all probably also think about any number of nuggets of wisdom that that we wished we knew at that time of uncertainty, confusion and excitement. In fact, that’s exactly what we asked a group of Vocians. …


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Yesterday I had the chance to attend Chicago State of Innovation, an afternoon of panels and presentations talking about the state of the Chicago tech industry with a focus on founders, venture capitalists and more behind-the-scenes players. The sessions were informative and illuminating and left me with a few takeaways about the industry:

People Are Doing It Themselves: There’s a strong trend of people who feel a need, don’t see a solution that’s currently available and decide to just take matters into their own hands. That was exemplified by Michael Slaby, founder of Timshel, a company devoted to social-impact efforts. Throughout the day, though, one speaker after another kept talking about how the opportunities they wanted to take simply weren’t available to them. …


It’s that time of year again, when a fresh group of young adults will be wrestled from the safety and comfort of college life and expelled out into the vast nothingness that’s known colloquially as “the real world.” It’s scary for anyone and recent research shows that for the group of young people known as Millennials it’s even worse, as they’re rightfully pessimistic about their job prospects.

One of the most common experiences post-college is finding out that all those classes and courses didn’t completely prepare you for what a job was going to entail. That’s been something we’ve talked to Vocians about in our ongoing Voce Voices series and it’s what we’re going to cover here over the course of May as we talk to people within and without of Voce about what it was they wish they’d known before they were shuffled off campus and into the workforce. …


Last week, we published the first in a two-part series highlighting tips, tricks, hacks and best practices from across Voce for keeping up with our news. Today, it’s time for Part 2.

After all, we’re in the business of communications, meaning it’s imperative for every single one of us to keep our fingers on the pulse of what’s happening. That means what’s happening in our industry, what’s changing in our client’s worlds, what key journalists are interested in and what broader business trends are coming that we can get our clients in front of.

But just how to do that is something we’ve each answered in our own way. Which makes it that much more interesting to get a sneak peek into how various Vocians have approached that question. …

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