The delusion of diversity in Trump’s America

The following people likely sit on different sides of the partisan aisle: Mark Lilla, professor of humanities, Columbia University, is regularly labeled as “liberal” in right-leaning publications such as the National Review. Anna Valeria-Iseman, director of development for the Open Door Mission, is a self-proclaimed “compassion and opportunity-driven Republican.” However, both urge America to move…

What the Finger Lakes region can learn from Imagine RIT 

This morning, the Rochester Institute of Technology welcomed the community to experience the passion and potential of its students. As RIT president, Dr. Bill Destler, shares with visitors, “We have one common goal today: Let’s inspire the next generation of problem solvers by connecting young people to the wonders of science, technology, engineering, math, and…

Ad agencies contemplate change as world evolves around it

Nancy Meyer’s What Women Want was the initial spark of curiosity that pushed me toward the field of advertising. However, it was Goodby, Silverstein and Partners’ 2005 anthem spot for ice cream maker Haagen Dazs that made me fall for advertising.  The creative reflects all elements of a premier brand television spot: picture-perfect shots of movement in…

Local college students advance diversity in pitch for IBERO American Action League PR campaign

Communication is a powerful tool. Its impacts are tangible — from influencing opinion to motivating actions — and frequently shapes the outcomes of politics, business, economics, culture, finance, education and society. For these reasons and more, it’s essential that increasing diversity within the communications industry remain a central aim of both private and public organizations….