Talking Heads: Kathy Bloomgarden, Ruder Finn's Chief Executive Officer

By Sam Jo Yeo

Talking Heads is a Telum Media series that spotlights company leaders and delves into their thoughts on business, leadership and communications.

In this episode, we speak to Kathy Bloomgarden, Chief Executive Officer of Ruder Finn. As the global communications and creative consultancy celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, Kathy was recently in Asia to visit the firm's offices in Singapore, Malaysia and Shanghai. We caught up with her to discuss:
  • How the art of PR and communications has evolved since she entered the field (0:41)
  • How Ruder Finn tailors its communications for Asia through cultural intelligence and appreciating diversity (4:25)
  • Crisis management as a key focus for Ruder Finn (6:29)
  • Her top tips for navigating crises (8:49)
  • What leadership means to her, from inspiring others to helping them explore innovation (11:12)

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