The PRovoke Podcast
Intersection Series: ACLU’s Rebecca Lowell Edwards on democracy, race + PR

Intersection Series: ACLU’s Rebecca Lowell Edwards on democracy, race + PR

September 18, 2020

In this episode of Intersection, Rebecca Lowell Edwards, chief communications officer at the ACLU talks to PRovoke's Aarti Shah and Praytell's Andy Pray about race, democracy and PR.

The conversation includes: how using the phrase "white supremacy" in the workplace can accelerate awareness and change around race and inequality; how companies can plan for — and mitigate — the uncertainty and volatility surrounding this year's presidential election; how PR can combat disinformation by elevating trusted sources; and why it's more important than ever that brands come off the sidelines.

Show Notes
The Intersection Series
Video interview with Rebecca Lowell Edwards

Jack Temple on the emerging field of sustainable finance (Ep.238)

Jack Temple on the emerging field of sustainable finance (Ep.238)

September 8, 2020

BerlinRosen VP Jack Temple joins Diana Marszalek on the PRovoke podcast to discuss the emerging area of sustainable finance and the "urgent mission" for companies to invest funds in initiatives that contribute to driving social change and doing good in society.

MSL’s Marc Levy on staying creative in tough times (Ep. 237)

MSL’s Marc Levy on staying creative in tough times (Ep. 237)

September 7, 2020

MSL’s US creative lead Marc Levy joins Diana Marszalek on the PRovoke podcast to talk about the role of creativity in public relations in the age of data and analytics, and how to stay creatively inspired through lockdown and home working.

BerlinRosen’s Janna Pea on social Impact and racial justice (Ep. 236)

BerlinRosen’s Janna Pea on social Impact and racial justice (Ep. 236)

September 1, 2020

As a specialist in social impact, racial justice and storytelling, BerlinRosen senior VP Janna Pea has been at the forefront of managing communications around the heightened focus on civil rights in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. She joins Diana Marszalek to explore the multifaceted PR challenges that advocates and activists face amid racial strife and in today’s volatile political environment, and how to overcome them.

Intersection Series: Author Craig Watkins on Creative Hustle & the Technology Revolution

Intersection Series: Author Craig Watkins on Creative Hustle & the Technology Revolution

August 19, 2020

In this episode of Intersection, a series that PRovoke Media is launching in partnership with Praytell, author and professor S. Craig Watkins talks about the ways creatives of color use tech and social ingenuity to build a new innovation economy that disrupts sectors as varied as design, media and entertainment, education, and civic engagement. PRovoke executive editor Aarti Shah interviews Watkins and Praytell's VP/head of DE&I Naria Frazier.

Show Notes
The Intersection Series Introduction Video
Video Interview with Craig Watkins 

Partner Content: Ideas with Purpose — PR & Race (Part I)

Partner Content: Ideas with Purpose — PR & Race (Part I)

August 18, 2020

In this episode of the Ideas with Purpose podcast, Hudson Cutler's founder/CEO Robert Dowling talks to the agency's chief storytelling officer, Shawn Amos about a life of being “the only Black guy in the room” while working in the PR industry. In this candid conversation, they share their thoughts for creating real diversity and equity in very white male business. 

Dole CMO Rupen Desai (Ep. 235)

Dole CMO Rupen Desai (Ep. 235)

August 18, 2020

'Accidental marketer' Rupen Desai joins the PRovoke podcast to discuss Dole's new series of sweeping commitments, which aim to increase access to sustainable nutrition and eliminate food waste. Desai, who spent two decades with Lowe before joining Edelman, also examines the PR industry's attempts to transform, diversity & inclusion challenges, and the lessons he has learned along the way.

PAN CEO Phil Nardone On Making Diversity a Priority (Ep. 234)

PAN CEO Phil Nardone On Making Diversity a Priority (Ep. 234)

August 13, 2020

In this episode of the PRovoke Podcast, PAN CEO Phil Nardone talks to PRovoke Media's Aarti Shah about the PR industry's failures when it come to diversity, inclusion and equity — and how his tech PR firm is accelerating its DE&I plans, even amid a global pandemic. 

NewsWhip’s Paul Quigley on Misinformation around Black Lives Matters and Covid-19 (Episode 233)

NewsWhip’s Paul Quigley on Misinformation around Black Lives Matters and Covid-19 (Episode 233)

August 6, 2020

In this episode of the PRovoke Podcast, we talk to NewsWhip CEO Paul Quigley about the way information — and misinformation — spreads, specifically around the Black Lives Matter movement and Covid-19. The data shows the Black Lives Matter movement was not actually divisive and misinformation thrives among those predisposed to believe it. 

Show Notes
Black Lives Matter Protests: Public Engagement And Corporate Responses 

How Coronavirus Misinformation Spreads 

Lockdown lessons from Arlo Brady & Alice Cartner-Morley (Ep. 232)

Lockdown lessons from Arlo Brady & Alice Cartner-Morley (Ep. 232)

August 4, 2020

Freuds chief executive Arlo Brady and Republic founder Alice Cartner-Morley talk through the big themes to come out of their joint research into the hopes and fears of people in the US, the UK and Germany, regarding what life and work might look like on the other side of the Covid-19 pandemic, including the digital, economic, and social legacies of lockdown.

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