A podcast from Solomon McCown & Cence featuring conversations with diverse thought leaders across sectors and the media exploring strategic communications, current trends, and how they impact us all.
Representative Mike Moran on Communicating with Voters
The latest episode of & Then Some features a conversation with Massachusetts State Representative and House Assistant Majority Leader Michael Moran, who represents the 18th Suffolk District in the House of Representatives covering Allston, Brighton, and some of Brookline.
Rep. Moran spoke with us about the recently concluded redistricting process, Boston’s new Mayor Michelle Wu, Bernie Sanders, and the importance of face-to-face communication in the age of social media.
Catherine Carlock on Covering Boston’s Real Estate Scene
During our discussion, Catherine shared with us what aspects of remote reporting she’d like to keep up beyond the pandemic, which social media platforms are the most valuable for reporting and consuming news, and why she believes there’s still value in print editions of newspapers. She also shared her honest perspective on whether press releases are still a valuable tool, and what makes a good relationship between a reporter and a PR professional.
Jay Ash on Ice Cream Frappes and Strengthening the Commonwealth
In this episode, Jay Ash, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership, shares how he learned to embrace and appreciate the Twitter community and how he became known for enjoying a nearly daily ice cream frappe while working as a member of the Baker Administration. Most importantly, he illustrates what he and his partners are aiming to achieve through their work at the Mass Competitive Partnership. We hope you enjoy the conversation!
& Then Some Special Episode – FAQ Mailbag
For this special episode of the & Then Some podcast, co-hosts TJ Winick and Riva Cheses answer frequently asked questions about communications and Public Relations. They cover a variety of topics including what makes a story newsworthy, best practices for defending your reputation in the media, and how to continually generate positive coverage for your company and executive leadership. We hope you enjoy!
Beth Chandler on DE&I and Resiliency in the Workplace
In this episode Beth Chandler, CEO and President of YW Boston, shares how she and her team work to find the right balance between listening and communicating effectively in DE&I education and training while advocating for more diverse perspectives within all organizations. She also shares what she believes to be the most important skills we can build in the next generation of young leaders: resilience and the ability to see the humanity in others. We hope you enjoy the conversation!
Suzanne Abair on Basketball and Corporate Values
In this episode, Suzanne Abair, President and Chief Operating Officer of real estate private equity firm, Northland, and President of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream, shares how communication has played a key role in making Northland an employer of choice as well as in managing numerous multifamily communities across the U.S. during the pandemic. She also explains what she admires most about the WNBA, and how the league’s strong values around equality, diversity, and inclusion are a perfect match for Northland’s culture. We hope you enjoy the discussion!
Great podcast for media and news enthusiasts
Engaging & dynamic! Very cool to hear about how some of the news got made during Covid. Super interesting content & I think anyone who is passionate about communications would enjoy. Also loved the PR pro tip at the end!
Good (quick) format, quality interviews
This podcast does a great job of getting to the point. No fluff, no ad reads, no nonsense. Looking forward to who they pull next.
Communicate Cheat Sheet
Time well spent. Valuable information from trusted leaders in the business.