FIR #148: Communicators and Bad CEO Behavior

Posted on July 30, 2018 4:07 am by | For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release

Cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network.

2018 PRSA Chair Anthony D’Angelo joins host Shel Holtz in a follow-up Shel’s conversation two weeks ago with PRSA volunteer leader Mary Beth West. In the chat, Anthony outlines his (and the PRSA board’s) perspectives on the controversy that has been the consuming focus of his term as chair. Also in this episode…

  • CEOs and other senior leaders are being fired over inappropriate behavior at a record clip. What does this say about the qualifications for a leader in the values-driven marketplace?
  • Google is bringing AI-driven grammar checking to Google Docs.
  • LinkedIn is adding voicemail to its messaging tool
  • Group video-watching is coming to Facebook Groups
  • Teens are using “flop” accounts on Instagram to debate societal issues free of bots, trolls, and dismissive adults
  • Dan York reports on user drop-offs on Facebook and Twitter, Slack’s victory in the enterprise messaging wars, vulnerabilities in Samsung’s Internet of Things hub, one tale of a stranger destroying someone’s life, Instagram’s “flop” accounts, and the release of WordPress 4.9.8 on Tuesday.

Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.

You can find the stories from which FIR content is selected at Shel’s Link Blog.

About Anthony D’Angelo

Anthony DAnthony D’Angelo joined Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications as a professor of practice in public relations in August 2015. In 2016 he was named director of Newhouse’s Executive Master’s Program in Communications Management, and of a new academic offering called the Financial and Investor Communications Emphasis. D’Angelo’s career has included public relations leadership roles in the corporate, agency and not-for-profit sectors, most recently for ITT Corporation and previously for the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, Magna International, United Technologies and Sage Marketing Communications. His practice areas include change management, reputation management, branding and marketing communications. D’Angelo is 2018 National Chair of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), serving approximately 21,400 professional members and 11,000 students. He is a past chair of PRSA’s College of Fellows and a founder of PRSA’s MBA program to bring strategic communications content to MBA curricula nationwide.

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