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January Chapter Luncheon

January 25, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Brennan's of Houston
3300 Smith
Houston, TX 77006

Storytelling in the Age of Fake News

In 1940, Near Montignac, France, four teenagers made a breathtaking discovery when they followed their dog as it ran into a cavern. What they found were elaborate paintings that are estimated to be nearly 17,000 years old. Those paintings tell a story of human life in a pre-historic era.

Since our very beginnings, humans have been storytellers. Our brains are wired to digest stories as opposed to lists of facts. And, today, more than ever business communicators have the means of telling our own stories without filter thanks to the technology that is available to us.

Unfortunately, so do our adversaries. And, like those artists from thousands of years ago, they don’t have to tell the truth to paint a good picture and influence the thinking of our audience. Fake news is as old as time.

H+K Strategies Joe Householder will talk with us about telling our stories in an era of great opportunity and great risk.

About the Speaker

Joe offers expert client counsel resulting from more than 25 years of communications, public affairs and litigation communications experience. He has significant experience working inside the C-suite, the board room, the courthouse, and the capitol as well as in the field managing crisis events as they unfold in real time.

In 2000, after more than 15 years as a broadcast journalist focused on local and state politics and governance, Joe joined an international law firm, establishing its first-ever external communications operation. He handled matters ranging from corporate liability to cybersecurity to controversial municipal finance issues. From there, he entered politics as a senior-level strategist in municipal campaigns as well as the 2002 reelection of then Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack. Later, Joe served as communications director to then United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton before joining Public Strategies for his first stint as a corporate communications and public affairs strategist.

In that role at Public Strategies, Purple Strategies, and now, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Joe has served a wide variety of clients in numerous industries including, but not limited to, law, energy, healthcare, defense, and retail grocery as well as advising high-profile individuals on complex matters impacting their personal brand. 

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