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Our home for Page thinking on the future of the profession, including research reports, videos, event recaps, podcasts, blogs and more.

Reports

The CCO as Pacesetter:
What It Means, Why It Matters, How to Get There

The CCO as Pacesetter: What It Means, Why It Matters, How to Get There

This is our most exhaustive research project on the evolving role of the CCO. The results are undeniable: The CCO is at the nexus of enterprise transformation, producing new demands and requirements that, when met, elevate the function to be more essential and strategic than ever before.

The CEO View:
Communications at the Center of the Enterprise

The CEO View: Communications at the Center of the Enterprise

Have CEOs' expectations of their CCOs changed given the rapidly changing nature of our enterprises and the circumstances in which they operate? What are CEOs priorities, and in what ways are they looking to their CCO for leadership?

The CCO as Builder of Digital Engagement Systems

The CCO as Builder of Digital Engagement Systems

This paper focuses on helping Page Society members implement one of the three core dimensions of the contemporary framework for the new CCO role described in The New CCO: Transforming Enterprises in a Changing World: that of strategic enterprise leadership and engineering of "Digital Engagement Systems" to create enterprise-wide competitive advantage.


Case Studies

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries:
Building Systemic CommTech
2019 Page Research Report

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries: Building Systemic CommTech

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Abu Dhabi National Oil Company:
The Boldness of Bottom-Up Culture Change
2019 Page Research Report

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Abu Dhabi National Oil Company: The Boldness of Bottom-Up Culture Change

Omar Zaafrani joined Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the national energy company of the United Arab Emirates, as SVP, Group Communications in 2016. He was part of the new CEO’s Project Management Office aimed at transforming the 50-year-old firm.

AW Page Society Case Study Example:
A Second Title Part
2018 Page Research Report

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AW Page Society Case Study Example: A Second Title Part

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Videos

Page's Mission & Purpose | The CCO as Pacesetter

Page is closer than it's ever been to fulfilling our purpose of uniting the world’s best communicators to transform business for the better.

Three Ways for Enterprises to Create Societal Value | The CCO as Pacesetter

What are the 3 main dimensions of Societal Value Creation that Page as identified through our research?

The Role of Business in Society | The CCO as Pacesetter

The role of business in society has long been debated over the past century. Page advocates for a multi-stakeholder view.


Events

The New Paradigm
of Corporate Citizenship
2020 Page International Exchange
February 12-14, Abu Dhabi

2020 Page International Exchange

Our second annual Page International Exchange brought together Page and Page Up leaders and invited guests from across the globe to examine the future of the Communications function. Attendees exchanged knowledge, shared and learned from leading experts and each other on topics impacting our members and their teams – with this year’s conference focused on corporate citizenship. There were also plenty of opportunities for networking and conversation, both hallmarks of Page events. Throughout, we explored our conference theme: The New Paradigm of Corporate Citizenship. Leaders of all kinds and around the world are insisting that corporations must focus more on their broader role in the world. Stakeholders increasingly expect businesses to create not only customer and shareholder value but societal value as well. These demands come not just from civil society activists. Customers factor them into purchase decisions, and employees consider them when deciding where to work. And, increasingly, investors are focused on corporate purpose and basing investment decisions on a company’s ability to produce sustainable value over the long-term. These are central themes of the 2019 Page report, The CCO as Pacesetter. In Abu Dhabi we dove into this new world with a wealth of thought leaders, case studies and discussions on the implications for corporations, their stakeholders, and their CCOs.

Existential Disruption:
Our Communications Challenges, Our World
2019 Page International Exchange
June 19-21, 2019 • Amsterdam

2019 Page International Exchange

The inaugural Page International Exchange focused on existential disruption and attendees heard from European leaders, CEOs and CCOs on how industry leaders in the region are managing a time of turbulent change in both business and communication. We’ll also discuss how the Page model driving change within organizations, in terms of the role of corporate brand, culture change, digital disruption, and corporate purpose.

Moment of Truth:
Authenticity, Agility & Action
2019 Page Spring Seminar
April 4-5, New York

2019 Page Spring Seminar

This year’s Spring Seminar comes at a moment of truth for the Chief Communications Officer. Following in-depth conversations with more than 100 CCOs from Google and General Motors to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Siemens, Page is preparing its latest research report, which will be previewed at the Spring Seminar.


Podcasts

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The CCO as Pacesetter: What It Means, Why It Matters, How to Get There

ResearchReports


Podcasts

A crisis that accelerated change in business - who’d have thought? A conversation with CEO Alan Murray.

In this episode, we bring you a conversation between Alan Murray, CEO of Fortune, and Page President Roger Bolton. Having known each other for decades, the two discuss the economic outlook in a pandemic crisis, the progress of stakeholder capitalism, employee mental health and the future of journalism. The discussion took place during our 2020 Page Spring Seminar.

How CCOs can help America change: Page Chair Charlene Wheeless discusses systemic racism.

Page Chair Charlene Wheeless has been convening conversations among our members recently to share ideas about the concrete steps that they can take to address systemic racism within their organizations and across business and society, an issue on which she has been a fierce advocate throughout her career. In this podcast she speaks about what's happening, what needs to be done about it and how CCOs can lead the charge.

How a Fun-Luving Culture Confronts a Pandemic.- Whitney Eichinger, Southwest Airlines

Carrying on our series on COVID-19 and its implications, in this episode we speak with Whitney Eichinger, Managing Director Culture & Engagement at Southwest Airlines. We explore how an essential business with a strong culture of employee inclusion can leverage that to support the company through this crisis.


Blog Posts

The Human Factor: Is Working from Home Working?

This week, I had the privilege of facilitating a discussion amongst international communications experts, Chief Communication Officers, agency leaders, and academic leaders in our profession—all members of the P...

A Call to Action on Ending Racism in Our Profession

A Call to Action on Ending Racism in Our Profession

Last week, Page Chair Charlene Wheeless wrote to members about the Diversity Action Alliance (DAA), asking them to accept its commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. Though the initiative was begun well before the...

Hot Topics: What is an Organization’s Role in the Global Response to Social Injustice

Hot Topics: What is an Organization’s Role in the Global Response to Social Injustice

The recent outrage over social injustice, spurred by the murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, has reverberated around the world. Employees are asking their companies not only if they have diversity, equity, and inclusi...


Latest from Page

A crisis that accelerated change in business - who’d have thought? A conversation with CEO Alan Murray.

In this episode, we bring you a conversation between Alan Murray, CEO of Fortune, and Page President Roger Bolton. Having known each other for decades, the two discuss the economic outlook in a pandemic crisis, the progress of stakeholder capitalism, employee mental health and the future of journalism. The discussion took place during our 2020 Page Spring Seminar.

How CCOs can help America change: Page Chair Charlene Wheeless discusses systemic racism.

Page Chair Charlene Wheeless has been convening conversations among our members recently to share ideas about the concrete steps that they can take to address systemic racism within their organizations and across business and society, an issue on which she has been a fierce advocate throughout her career. In this podcast she speaks about what's happening, what needs to be done about it and how CCOs can lead the charge.

How a Fun-Luving Culture Confronts a Pandemic.- Whitney Eichinger, Southwest Airlines

Carrying on our series on COVID-19 and its implications, in this episode we speak with Whitney Eichinger, Managing Director Culture & Engagement at Southwest Airlines. We explore how an essential business with a strong culture of employee inclusion can leverage that to support the company through this crisis.

It is not when we go back to work, but how. - Bob Feldman, Vice Chair of ICF Next.

Continuing our series on the COVID-19 crisis and its implications, many companies are now looking to the future, including when and how employees will return to workplaces. Bob Feldman, Vice Chair of ICF Next, explores the question of how we get back to work, from implementing policies and guidelines that ensure workplace safety to the broader, potentially lasting impact on corporate culture.