Read the Room: Be the Caribou, Not the Chicken

May 28, 2020By Nick Mitsis

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies were searching for appropriate ways to be wisely sensitive about what to say and how to say it. Yes, time has passed, but guess what? We are still in the middle of a pandemic. As of this writing, the U.S. is at a 14.7 percent unemployment … Read More

COVID-19 Communications: Community Before Business

March 17, 2020By Liam Davitt and Lisa Fels Davitt

Regulators and health professionals worldwide are asking all of us to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Yes, businesses are at risk. But, more importantly, lives are at risk. Business communications and associated operations must reflect that now more than ever. The top three things to remember when you communicate inside and outside your organization are: … Read More

Four Years, Four Surprises…Four Takeaways!

November 18, 2019By Lisa Fels Davitt

I recently celebrated Succession Communications’ four-year anniversary while on a business trip to New Orleans, and I took some downtime to reflect. It has been a whirlwind four years of growth and change, and the original Succession is almost unrecognizable now. Wonderful clients and partners were crucial to our success, and we are very fortunate … Read More

Yes. We Need Journalists.

July 10, 2018By Lisa Fels Davitt

I read The Washington Post’s Steve Pearlstein’s column on the death of business reporting this past weekend with interest. So much interest, in fact, that I posted a comment on it. And, I’m devoting a blog post to it because he raised a subject that is increasingly misunderstood and requires exploration. Based on Steve’s experiences … Read More

Take the Sechel Challenge!

April 21, 2017By Lisa Fels Davitt

There’s a popular Yiddish word, sechel, which means common sense. We’ve all likely seen illustrations recently in which companies have attempted to push boundaries to generate attention and excitement, but may not have considered the backlash they would face. An obvious example of this is Pepsi. The ubiquitous Kendall Jenner was recently featured in an … Read More

I’m Back! How Can I Help?

February 9, 2017By Lisa Fels Davitt

There’s an elephant in the room, so let’s get that out of the way (not literally, despite my proximity to the National Zoo). I have not posted a blog in months. Why? Well, in 2016 I was fortunate enough to grow my business, and spent my time doing quite a bit of writing for clients … Read More