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In this episode, Sean Dowdall highlights the role of PR professionals in guiding companies towards values alignment and the impact it can have on the community.
Drawing from his experience growing up on a tribal nation, Sean emphasizes the need for businesses to have a strong mission and vision that serves the benefit of people and the planet. He explains the pitfalls of solely focusing on making money and shares how the dot-com era exemplified the consequences of this approach. He also explains how the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted individuals and organizations to reevaluate their priorities and strive for work that helps others.
Sean emphasizes the importance of aligning values with clients and employees, as well as the need for strategic decision-making that considers the impact on a company's brand and reputation. He also discusses the challenges of working with clients whose values may not align with your own and the importance of vetting potential clients.
About the Guest
Sean Dowdall, President of Landis Communications Inc. (LANDIS), is a 30-year public relations, marketing and sales executive. The son of a banker, he started his career at his father’s local bank on the Flathead Indian Reservation in his hometown of Polson, Montana. Prior to LANDIS, he was Chief Marketing Officer for Rabobank, N.A. Prior to Rabobank, Sean headed a variety of marketing, sales, public relations, and digital/Internet functions at Wells Fargo Bank and Bank of America.
Sean graduated from Santa Clara University (BS in Finance) and the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA). He also studied in Tokyo, Japan during his junior year of college. He served as President of the Board of ODC San Francisco for 5 years during 2 $10 million capital campaigns to expand the ODC campus supporting more than 200 dance classes every week and an active 200-seat performing arts theatre. Sean is married to David Landis, the retired Founder of Landis.
About the Host
Abbie Fink is vice president/general manager of HMA Public Relations in Phoenix, Arizona and a founding member of PRGN. Her marketing communications background includes skills in media relations, digital communications, social media strategies, special event management, crisis communications, community relations, issues management, and marketing promotions for both the private and public sectors, including such industries as healthcare, financial services, professional services, government affairs and tribal affairs, as well as not-for-profit organizations.
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