Expert Interviews: Brands are Candidates

Mike Shannon

Between politics, culture and the public, we’ve entered a brand new public square. In this public square, “brands are candidates.” What does this mean? In our new expert interview series, Vianovo partner Mike Shannon explains how “brands are candidates” and shares more about the advice we give our clients on how to succeed in this new public square.

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Washington Update - June 25, 2018

Billy Moore

Over the past fortnight, the House and Senate have passed numerous bipartisan bills, including a defense authorization and dozens of opioid initiatives. After rejecting a partisan rescission bill last week, Senators plan to pass a bipartisan appropriations package next week, in contrast to the partisan spending bills passed by the House. The bipartisan approach will prevail in conference if Congress and the President are to avoid a government shutdown weeks before the November election.

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How Starbucks Calmed a Brewing Crisis

Mike Shannon

Starbucks recently put on a crisis management clinic after a social media post showed two African-American men being arrested for no apparent reason at one of their Philadelphia stores on Thursday April 12. The coffee giant moved with incredible speed and took decisive action.

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Vianovo Launches ‘Philanthropy & Causes’ Practice

Vianovo, a strategic advisory firm that specializes in high-stakes brand, policy and crisis issues, today announced the formation of a Philanthropy & Causes consulting practice. The new practice formalizes and builds upon the firm’s pioneering work with some the world’s most well known philanthropies, foundations, charities, and causes.

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