Communication Director Newsletter - 07.10.2015
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Strange bedfellows: proactive stakeholder engagement?

You can’t please all the people, all of the time. And inevitably, the goals and actions of an organisation will not always match up with the desires and demands of every stakeholder group. But is there a way that engagement between these different parties can lead to a partnership that is beneficial to all?

The rise of the activist stakeholder has fundamentally changed the relationship between companies and external entities. In this month's edition of the Communication Directory newsletter, Pfizer's executive vice president of corporate affairs Sally Susman shares how her company has explored various strategies to bring it closer to its demanding stakeholder communities while seeking opportunities for respectful engagement.

In addition, we offer our regular round-up of personnel changes, events and job opportunities for communication professionals, along with an exploration into the mindset and aspirations of the world’s newest employees, the millennials

We wish you a rewarding month of October. Take care.

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Nissan Motor Co. has hired Microsoft communications manager Jonathan Adashek as its chief communications officer and vice president for global communications Adashek comes to Nissan after nearly four years at the American ...  + 
TVS Motor Company, the homegrown two wheeler manufacture has appointed Varghese M Thomas as the vice president of corporate communications. Thomas will be responsible for driving the global communications strategy for TVS Motor ...  + 
Nathaphat ‘Kaye’ Asavathanachart has been appointed director of communications at Thanyapura Hospitality Group in Phuket, Thailand. Promoted from communications manager, Asavathanachart has been part of the Thanyapura ...  + 
Dr. Andreas Meier, currently director corporate communications, BASF Corporation, Florham Park, New Jersey, will take over the position of vice president, corporate affairs Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. He will report ...  + 
Grosvenor Asia-Pacific has hired Amanda Cheung, formerly a director with Edelman, to head its regional marketing and communications. Cheung, who started work on Monday, is responsible for the planning, development and implementation ...  + 
Charles Yap has been appointed director of communications at ONYX Hospitality Group. Yap is a public relations, corporate communications and social media leader with global experience in the hospitality and broadcast media ...  + 
Ashhurst has announced that Guy Britt joins the firm as head of communications for Asia-Pacific. Britt is joining from The Law Society of New South Wales, where he was head of communications and marketing guiding the Law Society and ...  + 
The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand has appointed David Cormack to the new position of communications and policy director. The role leads the political and media team at the Green Party parliamentary office. He has a strong ...  + 
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Air Asia
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Schneider Electric
Location: Beijing, China
Companies may not always agree with their stakeholders, but as long as there is respectful engagement, mutual benefits are guaranteed.

  I have often heard the phrase that "politics makes strange bedfellows". Well, so too can business. Increasingly and importantly, we in the corporate communications and public affairs fields find ourselves connecting and collaborating with unlikely allies. I believe that engaging with stakeholders across a broad spectrum of views is essential to keeping open lines of communication and building greater understand  read more 
12.10.2015, Manila
Forty-three global business leaders and entrepreneurs have confirmed to speak at the annual Forbes Global CEO Conference, which will take place in ...  + 
14.10.2015, Kyoto
The 21st Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC2015) will be held in Kyoto, Japan, the ancient Capitol of Japan with rich Japanese ...  + 
22.10.2015, Hong Kong
Having good and effective working relationships with peers is crucial for success in leadership roles. Sharing strategies to pursue ...  + 
23.10.2015, Beijing
Welcome to the official website of the 2015 3rd International Conference on Media and Film Studies - ICMFS2015, which will be held in Beijing, ...  + 
27.10.2015, Brisbane
This a One-day interactive forum and that includes a set of diverse and engaging workshops that will aid you in your professional live as a ...  + 
Facts and Figures
They are today's young professionals and tomorrow's leaders and it is clear that millennials want their employers to have a purpose beyond just profit. Findings from Deloitte's 2015 Millennial Survey suggest that many members of this generation are concerned with the priorities and ethics of business. Of the 7, 800 people interviewed across 29 countries, a total of three  read more 
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