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The New CCO podcast from Page tells stories that explore the evolution of the CCO. From culture change to digital transformation to corporate purpose, we focus on the issues that matter to today's communications leaders.

Page is the world’s premier membership organization for chief communications officers, PR agency CEOs and educators who seek to enrich the profession and improve corporate reputation management.

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The New CCO podcast from Page tells stories that explore the evolution of the CCO. From culture change to digital transformation to corporate purpose, we focus on the issues that matter to today's communications leaders.

Page is the world’s premier membership organization for chief communications officers, PR agency CEOs and educators who seek to enrich the profession and improve corporate reputation management.

    Leadership means accountability. A conversation with Ron Williams, former CEO of Aetna

    Leadership means accountability. A conversation with Ron Williams, former CEO of Aetna

    Roger Ferguson’s departure from TIAA in March of this year leaves the number of Black CEOs on the Fortune 500 list at four - less than 1%. At last year’s Page Annual Conference, we were fortunate to speak with Ron Williams, the former CEO of Aetna, and now CEO and Chairman of RW2 Enterprises. Ron shared some of the lessons from his experience as a Black CEO and what companies should be doing to ensure enterprise leadership is more diverse.

    • 6 min
    LIXIL: A stitchup, unstitched

    LIXIL: A stitchup, unstitched

    We pull the thread on a story about a group of leaders and socially-conscious shareholders that waged a proxy battle against legacy powerbrokers of a Japanese megacorporation, challenging traditional notions of where power lies. Jin Montesano takes us through this fascinating story from her company.

    • 51 min
    Dick’s Sporting Goods Enters the Gun Debate: Revising the Playbook - Winning Case from Page and IPR Case Study Competition

    Dick’s Sporting Goods Enters the Gun Debate: Revising the Playbook - Winning Case from Page and IPR Case Study Competition

    Every year, Page teams up with the Institute for Public Relations to hold a student case study competition and the winners are chosen by a panel of some of the most prolific communicators in the world. This year’s winning case study examined the controversial decision by Dick’s Sporting Goods to discontinue the sale of guns in many of their stores, and the outcomes that followed.

    • 27 min
    It turns out activism is good for business - Corley Kenna, Director, Global Comms and Public Relations at Patagonia

    It turns out activism is good for business - Corley Kenna, Director, Global Comms and Public Relations at Patagonia

    Authentic Purpose goes beyond products, policies and public advocacy - it is the ethos that companies like Patagonia use to guide their business decisions, and as it turns out activism is good for business. In this episode, we speak with Corley Kenna, the Director of Global Communications and Public Relations at Patagonia, analyzing how the CCO role is well-positioned to connect different functions to align a company behind a cause

    • 21 min
    A crisis that accelerated change in business - who’d have thought? A conversation with CEO Alan Murray.

    A crisis that accelerated change in business - who’d have thought? A conversation with CEO Alan Murray.

    In this episode, we bring you a conversation between Alan Murray, CEO of Fortune, and Page President Roger Bolton. Having known each other for decades, the two discuss the economic outlook in a pandemic crisis, the progress of stakeholder capitalism, employee mental health and the future of journalism. The discussion took place during our 2020 Page Spring Seminar.

    • 34 min
    How CCOs can help America change: Page Chair Charlene Wheeless discusses systemic racism.

    How CCOs can help America change: Page Chair Charlene Wheeless discusses systemic racism.

    Page Chair Charlene Wheeless has been convening conversations among our members recently to share ideas about the concrete steps that they can take to address systemic racism within their organizations and across business and society, an issue on which she has been a fierce advocate throughout her career. In this podcast she speaks about what's happening, what needs to be done about it and how CCOs can lead the charge.

    • 34 min

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