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ESIG: Reboot Your Business with Back-to-Basics Tips

Phil Morabito, founder and CEO of Pierpont Communications, Houston's largest full-service PR firm, will return to his solo entrepreneur roots to help us navigate through this turbulence.

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ESIG: Reboot Your Business with Back-to-Basics Tips

October 08, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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We all know that times are tough for business now. Challenges are around every corner. On October 8, Phil Morabito, founder and CEO of Pierpont Communications, Houston's largest full-service PR firm, will return to his solo entrepreneur roots to help us navigate through this turbulence.

Part of the original steering committee that formed our Houston ESIG, Phil has grown Pierpont from a one-man shop in 1987 into one of the largest full-service PR firms in the Southwest today, with multiple offices in Texas and New Jersey.

Phil will provide practical back-to-basics tips that show us how to reboot our businesses in today's COVID-19 environment. Major areas he'll cover include:

  • Operations -- Cut expenses as low as you can go.
  • Marketing -- Practice tactics that help you stay more visible than your competition.
  • Sales -- Stay flexible to construct deals that work and offer something clients and prospects don't already have.
  • Client Interaction -- See what else you can sell your clients and ask for referrals to other potential customers.


Carole Minor and Ben Wheatley coordinated this month’s program.

About Our Speaker

Philip A. Morabito founded Pierpont Communications in 1987 after leaving New York City and a prestigious Madison Avenue public relations firm. Hiring his first employee in 1992, Phil now oversees Houston's largest full-service PR firm, and one of the largest in the Southwest, with offices in Austin, Dallas and New Jersey.

With more than 38 years of experience in public relations and marketing, Phil has a BS and an MBA in marketing. As an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Bauer School of Business, he currently teaches integrated marketing communications to graduate students.

Phil was selected as the 1999 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Greater Houston Partnership CEO Roundtables for small businesses. In 2006, he was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Services category. And, in 2017, he received PRSA Houston’s Legacy Award.

Pierpont Communications was first named Houston's No. 1 Best Places to Work in 2005 by the Houston Business Journal, going on to win the award 11 more times. A five-time Houston 100 company and a finalist for PRWeek's 2002 Mid-Size Agency of the Year, the firm was named to the Inc 500 list in 2001 and the Inc 5000 in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

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