After a year like 2020 offering predictions on anything in the new year may seem foolish. But despite the annus horribilis that was 2020, we’ve each noticed things that might indicate progress, challenge and/or opportunity in 2021. So, as the sun sets on 2020, here are our predictions for … [Read more...] about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Predictions for 2021 from The Change Agencies
Change is possible. In fact, that’s the mantra of The Change Agencies, the national network of independent PR firms focused on multicultural and LGBTQ marketing that launched in 2019. Our mission is to help companies and organizations communicate across cultures. In that spirit, we’ve developed and … [Read more...] about The Change Agenda
Note: This post originally appeared in O'Dwyer's Public Relations News on June 16, 2020. The nation has once again reached another major inflection point in our history. As we all reel from the twin shocks of a continuing global pandemic and the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George … [Read more...] about It’s Time for Communicators to Lead the Change
A message from Alexis Davis Smith, CEO of PRecise Communications and founding principal of The Change Agencies: We are saddened and disheartened by the recent events evolving from the senseless and brutal murder of George Floyd. In fact, it’s been a challenge to maintain focus and work. However, we … [Read more...] about Enough is Enough.
Change starts with talking, but it only means something when it results in sustained action. With The Change Agencies, we’re focused on starting those conversations in multiple ways with multiple people. One of the ways we’re doing that is with a new blog series we’re calling The Change Q&A. The … [Read more...] about The Change Q&A with Chiqui Cartagena of The Conference Board
The meeting was more than 25 years ago, yet I remember it like it was yesterday. It was in the lavish, corporate board room of one of the then three, big networks near Times Square in New York. I was excited about the possibilities and positive outcomes that could result from our scheduled … [Read more...] about Why I’m Working to Change America and the Way Business is Conducted
I carry the immigrant flag. I carry the American flag. Sometimes I wave them separately, sometimes together. But regardless of any situation I am in, whether it’s as simple as choosing which brand of tea to purchase- the heritage, traditions, culture, and experiences from both influences my … [Read more...] about The Flags I Wave
My name is Ben Finzel. I’m president of RENEWPRin Washington, D.C. and founder of The Change Agencies. The idea for The Change Agencies was mine, but the execution of the concept belongs to all of us: my five extraordinary colleagues and me. We’ve been working together for more than a year to bring … [Read more...] about Why I’m Here: A Place at the Table and A Voice To Match