Listen up, agency owners, managers, and agency decision-makers . . .
This week, Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR-TV (Twitter: @WBIR) launched a multi-part series detailing “The Big Quit” – an employee-transition phenomenon confronting employers in the United States and abroad.
When Fletcher Marketing PR published this blog post last month highlighting the reasons I left my career as a journalist, so many people reached out to share their experiences. It seems many people feel the same way in their current careers (journalism or otherwise), and have either left, or are thinking of leaving soon. It doesn’t surprise me. Microsoft's Work Trend Index Report found nearly half the global workforce is considering quitting.
When I announced, publicly, I was leaving television news after a 13-year decorated career, my inboxes filled with former coworkers, managers and employees who had also left, welcoming me to “the dark side.” Then something else happened. Strangers started reaching out, asking for advice as they were considering a similar transition. The Facebook communities I had joined to celebrate and commiserate life in TV news turned into a support group for dozens, if not hundreds, of people considering their exit strategies.
The London, U.K.-headquartered Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) – the world’s largest professional PR body representing more than 35,000 professionals in 70 countries worldwide – announced today that Mary Beth West, senior strategist of Knoxville-based Fletcher Marketing PR, has been appointed to its newly formed Global Advisory Board.
It's not too early to begin "planning to get a plan" for strategic development, in anticipation of the upcoming fiscal year -- particularly for organizations that easily fall into the trap of racing through their strategic planning process without proper data and insight or ... worse still ... treat deep-dive planning as an afterthought.
Fletcher Marketing PR CEO Kelly Fletcher and Senior Strategist Mary Beth West discuss five essential elements that they urge clients and organizations to consider, as part of the upcoming strategic plan ramp-up.
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Leslie Beale of Profusion Strategies in Knoxville, TN, joins Kelly and Mary Beth on #MsInterPReted for her reflections in spring 2021, as the business world contends with "new-normals" running alongside continuous additional changes, brought about by COVID-19.
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Mike Ragsdale, founder and CEO of the popular 30A lifestyle brand which was inspired by the scenic 30A highway along Florida’s Gulf Coast, says he remains driven by this simple goal: be happy, and inspire others to live the life they’ve imagined. When he and his wife Angela relocated their family to Florida, Mike purchased the domain 30A.com to begin as a blog. It’s hard to imagine he had any idea then what an iconic, worldwide brand 30A.com would become. The 30A brand can be found in 380 stores nationwide and boasts eco-friendly clothing, décor, drinkware, electric bikes, skincare and even beer and wine.
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