credTen: Top 10 Conferences in Culture & HR 

credTen: Top 10 Conferences in Culture & HR 

As 2019 draws to a close, we’re busy with goal-setting, planning, and putting strategies in place that will position us for a successful 2020. What’s one of our favorite areas of focus? People. And we know we’re not alone in using this time to research the latest HR tech, reviewing our onboarding process, hosting book clubs on company culture, and read up on hour to boost employee wellbeing. 

In this edition of our credTen series, we’re highlighting 10 events focused on the future of work, employee benefits, organizational change, talent development, and company culture. 

A Helping Hand: Serving Our City Through credService

A Helping Hand: Serving Our City Through credService

November is more than the second to last month of the year—it’s also National Gratitude month. At cred, we have a lot to be grateful for, especially as we reflect back on 2019. This year, we planned and attended lots of events, moved into our new office, and—for the first time—had multiple summer interns

As a PR agency based in the heart of San Francisco, we’re grateful for the city we call home and enjoy partnering with local organizations through credService. credService is our community service initiative, where we participate in quarterly volunteer activities around San Francisco to contribute to our community.

Anatomy of an Industry Event

Anatomy of an Industry Event

To date, cred has provided event management services for more than 100 industry events from coast to coast and around the world! From multi-day conferences  to intimate executive team dinners, the cred team has seen it all, and we’ve developed a streamlined process to ensure your industry event is a success.

Innovations in E-Commerce and Digital Media @ Rakuten’s Optimism Conference

Innovations in E-Commerce and Digital Media @ Rakuten’s Optimism Conference

October is conference season here in San Francisco and one of our favorite can’t-miss events is Rakuten Optimism. Held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on October 23, Rakuten gathered 3,000 attendees to hear talks from the likes of Rent the Runway Co-Founder and Jetblack CEO Jennifer Fleiss, Google Chief Evangelist of Brand Marketing Gopi Kallayil, and many others to discuss the newest trends in digital innovation. 

Silicon Valley Meets Hollywood at Confluence Summit 2019

Silicon Valley Meets Hollywood at Confluence Summit 2019

Since the early days of Hollywood, technology has played a pivotal role in innovating the entertainment business. Today’s streaming wars and personalized viewing platforms only scratch the surface of the opportunities and challenges that entertainment pros face.

Last week, Winston Baker hosted its annual Confluence Summit—a conference drawing 200 tech founders, investors, and entertainment executives together to explore topics around the intersection of the entertainment business, creative content, and technology. 

Kindness, Collaboration and Hard Work: Takeaways from NPR’s How I Built This Summit

Kindness, Collaboration and Hard Work: Takeaways from NPR’s How I Built This Summit

Last week, 800 attendees gathered at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco for two days of inspiration, community building and talks from some of the world’s best known companies—from Spanx, JetBlue, Birchbox, Away, FitBit, Edible Arrangements, Stacy's Pita Chips, Drybar, Allbirds to Instagram—and the movements they built.

Controlling the Chaos: A Discussion on Crisis Management at CrisisCon 2019

 

Last Thursday, Greenbrier hosted its second annual CrisisCon at Fort Mason’s Cowell Theater in San Francisco. From managing the nitty gritty logistics to on-site execution, our event management team was lucky enough to be a part of it all.

The conference’s agenda was jam-packed with incredible speakers from leading companies⁠—Zillow, Eaze, Lime, Franklin Square Group, and former Obama administration staff, just to name a few⁠—with backgrounds in public affairs, politics, crisis management, and communications. Experts discussed some of the biggest crises to hit the news and provided insight on preventing, managing, and recovering from a reputational crisis—tackling topics about responding to public and employee critique, communicating with reporters, resolving false information in the media, and recovering from tarnished brand identity.  

Andrew Vontz, head of communications at Strava, reflected on how he and members of his team managed public critique after the platform was blamed for exposing military bases and patrol routes. Public affairs expert Peter Ragone discussed the PG&E outages that recently affected thousands of homeowners across California.

New York Times Justice Department Reporter Katie Benner moderated the event’s keynote fireside chat between Dan Pfeiffer, co-host of Pod Save America and former Obama senior advisor, and Jim Messina, president & CEO of The Messina Group. The panel shared their experiences navigating crisis in the White House. Katie relayed burning questions from the audience, while Dan and Jim offered their insights on remaining calm during concerning moments of chaos. 

Following the event’s captivating content, attendees enjoyed a networking reception overlooking the iconic Golden Gate Bridge amidst beautiful panoramic views of the sunset.  

Interested in hosting an event like CrisisCon? Connect with us at events@credpr.com