David Demarest and Bill Marimow have seen it all. Their work in communications has shaped journalism, business, politics, and higher education – and they’re not done yet. It was our pleasure to host our new Senior Advisors, at the Union League of Philadelphia, for our latest installment of Breakfast with Brian. Attendees heard as David and Bill reflected on their experiences, the evolving media landscape and their strategies for capturing – and keeping – attention in today’s dynamic and changing world.
Their unmatched experience in strategic communications, crisis management and problem solving will add to these strengths of Brian Communications and we’re thrilled to have them join our team.
On Accurate News and Reporting
“With the media landscape of today, you have velocity that trumps veracity. You have outrage, bombast, and hyperbole that act as accelerants. In order to keep your cool, it’s so important to be able to step back and try to analyze where this story is going and what it means to us.”
“It’s rare that a great reporter is going to write something that is 100% complimentary. And I think the most sophisticated company executives and government executives understand that.”
On Business and Leadership
“I would love to see an era where business leaders are also civic leaders and balance the corporate obligations with being great citizens—being visible, being active and being accessible.”
“The level of trust in institutions—whether it’s government, religion, educational institutions, judiciary—is down so low that people trust a person like me more than what would traditionally be an expert. We need to face up to that reality and start rebuilding trust in institutions.”