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Corporate Communications Strategy Council

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An organization’s reputation is only as good as its corporate communications strategy. As the chief architects of our companies’ messages, we must stay abreast of emerging trends - changing market and workplace demographics, global business conditions, new media applications - while helping our leaders recognize the strategic communications issues embedded in corporate growth plans. We also discuss topics such as these recent agenda items:

  • Communicating in and about an economic crisis
  • Leveraging the sustainability message
  • The newest social media networking tools
  • Measuring corporate reputation

  • 3M Company
  • APCO Worldwide
  • Alliant Energy
  • Belden Inc
  • CarMax
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York
  • Dana Incorporated
  • Danaher Corporation
  • Deere & Company
  • Dell Technologies
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • FM Global
  • Fidelity Investments Companies
  • Financial Engines, Inc.
  • Gagen MacDonald
  • HCA Healthcare
  • Hallmark Cards, Inc.
  • Highmark Health
  • Intuit, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • LHC Group
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
  • Marriott International, Inc.
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Merck
  • National Gypsum Company
  • NiSource Inc.
  • Nielsen
  • ON Semiconductor
  • Owens Corning
  • POET LLC
  • PPG Industries
  • PVH Comm
  • Penske Truck Leasing Company L.P.
  • Purdue Pharma LP
  • RTI International
  • Reynolds American Inc.
  • Shell
  • Sodexo, Inc.
  • Solvay
  • State Farm Insurance Companies
  • Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
  • T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
  • Texas Instruments Inc.
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Turner Construction Company
  • W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Enduring relationships with trusted peers are the core of the Council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of Council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

  • Collective problem solving that puts your issue on the agenda
  • Benchmarking through regular surveys of Council members about relevant company practices
  • Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from 125+ Councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
  • Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

The Council provides a terrific opportunity to speak openly with peer-level executives about issues we all face. It's surprising that despite the diversity of industries represented on the Council, there is tremendous commonality in the challenges before us. Yet the diversity of experience works to our advantage when we brainstorm potential solutions with one another.

Maura Payne, Reynolds American

Senior communications or public relations executive from their companies. Membership is by invitation only.

Jan Botz

Jan Botz

Program Director, Corporate Communications Strategy Council and Internal Communications Council II
The Conference Board
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Why join the Corporate Communications Strategy Council?

I belong to a lot of organizations, and none come remotely close to the quality of the networking at The Conference Board, the seniority of the networking, and the quality of the peer relationships. This is my premier professional development. It’s the one I esteem the most and hold onto the hardest.

People are quick to compare this to CEB. There’s no comparison. They do benchmarking and data analytics, but there’s less interactivity. They don’t bring people together. 

Patrick Carpenter, VP, Communications, Materion 

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