AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Phillips & Company, a global communications firm that helps clients create, defend and sustain leadership positions through public relations and market development, today announced it will celebrate 10 years of leadership in public relations with special guest Dan Rather.
The anniversary celebration includes an onstage interview by Phillips & Company President Rich Phillips, followed by an audience question and answer session with Rather about the topic of leadership and the changing role of communications and the media. The event will take place Thursday, September 26, 2013, at the One World Theatre in Austin, Texas.
“I am delighted to be back in Austin to participate in this thought-provoking discussion about the critical role communications has played in the history of defining American leaders in both the corporate and political spheres,” said Rather. “Today’s ever-changing environment of how the news is reported, sourced and studied is a challenge for us all, and I am eager to discuss this in greater detail on stage.”
Through his professional and personal experiences as a broadcast journalist, Rather and Phillips will discuss:
- The critical role communications has played in history at defining our leaders in both politics and corporate America;
- Changes impacting journalism and the role of the Internet and digital media;
- How inspirational leaders connect with employees, investors, customers and voters; and
- The future of mass media, free speech and how public relations professionals can best serve their clients and their partners in journalism.
“For 10 years, Phillips has helped business and government leaders adapt to the changing role of the media and its impact on how we do business, how we govern and how we lead,” said Phillips. “I look forward to exploring these trends with Dan Rather and obtaining his insight on the future of journalism and how we can better serve our leaders through the art of communication.”
Leaders in business, communications and government are scheduled to attend and participate. The event is scheduled to run from 6 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a networking reception, live music and book-signing event.
Rather will be signing his newest book, “Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News,” during the networking reception immediately following the event. Highly esteemed as one of the most significant individuals in the history of journalism, Rather served as the longstanding anchor for the CBS Evening News for 24 years and is now managing editor and anchor of the television news magazine Dan Rather Reports.
About Phillips & Company
Phillips & Company, ranked among the Top 10 PR firms in Texas, is a global communications firm that helps leading companies and organizations build and sustain leadership positions through public relations and business development. With a focus on space technology, homeland security, mobile computing, telecommunications, healthcare, education and green technology, Phillips & Company helps organizations own the issues driving their respective markets through public relations, integrated marketing, business development, brand positioning and public affairs. Ultimately, Phillips helps companies create demand for their products and services by broadening and reinforcing the trust customers, partners and investors have in their company. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Phillips & Company has operations in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, London and Hong Kong.