Breakthrough with Lisa GableCartier’s Red Box Breakthrough with Lisa Gable: Interview with Susan Davis
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April 29, 2024

SDI CEO Susan Davis discussing the immense power of storytelling, the impact of mentors, and how to maintain a proper work-life balance.


PR Daily LogoPR pros must prepare for the rise of AI journalism
PR Daily
March 27, 2024

AI-generated journalism has arrived and it’s here to stay. SDI’s Sean O’Leary shares tips on how to prepare for this new world.


Odwyer's logoSDI Launches Interactive Calendar of Military Observances, Events
O’Dwyer’s PR News
January 5, 2024

Media article on the launch of SDI’s 2024 Military Events Calendar



Voice America logoInform. Influence. Connect. With Susan Davis
VoiceAmerica’s Next Steps Forward podcast
December 5, 2023

SDI’s Susan Davis joins host Chris Meek to discuss her journey as an entrepreneur and share lessons learned along the way from the amazing women she’s met around the world.


PR360 logoB2G: Business-to-Government Communication with Sean O’Leary
PR360 Podcast
November 8, 2023

SDI VP Sean O’Leary chats with the PR 360 podcast about how PR works in government and military circles, as well as his experiences working events with Tom Hanks and President Joe Biden.





The Friday News Dump Is Counter-Productive in the Social Media Age
PR News
October 19, 2023

A look at why the Friday news dump is no longer a good crisis communications strategy by SDI VP Sean O’Leary.


PR Daily LogoMaximizing media relations as newsrooms shrink
PR Daily
July 5, 2023

SDI’s Sean O’Leary shares tips for PR pros as media newsrooms face increasing layoffs.



Madame Policy podcastFounder and Chair of Susan Davis International: Intersectional Resiliency in a Changing World
Madam Policy Podcast
June 22, 2023

SDI’s Susan Davis joins the podcast to discuss the role of resiliency in shaping policy, staying on track even when things go awry, and the normalcy of failure.







Forging Forward podcastThe Only Way Forward with guest Susan Davis
Forging Forward podcast
June 2, 2023

SDI’s Susan Davis chats about the importance of women’s resilience in business, military and conflict.




PR Podcast logoEpisode 114: Sean O’Leary, VP of Susan Davis International
The PR Podcast
January 30, 2023

SDI VP Sean O’Leary joins the PR Podcast to discuss the current state of public relations, what has changed due to COVID-19, and what the future holds for the industry.

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News of Firms: Kaplow Works HearingLife’s ‘Live Life to Your Fullest’ Push
O’Dwyer’s PR News
January 5, 2023

Daily news roundup covers the launch of SDI’s 2023 Military Events Calendar.


IPREX logoIPREX Global Communication Network Welcomes New Leadership Team
June 21, 2022

SDI’s Sean O’Leary joins the IPREX leadership team as the new Partner Relations Committee Chair



What the pandemic success of podcasts means for PR pros
PR Daily
March 15, 2022

SDI’s Sean O’Leary explains why your media strategy shouldn’t overlook podcasts, even as the in-person interview has vanished.


Four things the pandemic revealed about Public Relations
Capitol Communicator
March 4, 2022

Op-ed from SDI VP Sean O’Leary on what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught him about public relations.


D.C.-area agency updates from Stanton Communications, Prosek Partners and Susan Davis International
Capitol Communicator
January 28, 2022

Roundup of PR agency news that features the launch of SDI’s 2022 Military Events Calendar.


Odwyer's logoNews of Firms: 360PR+ Forms Three Cheers PR
O’Dwyer’s PR News
January 26, 2022

News roundup that features the launch of SDI’s 2022 Military Events Calendar.


Smart Meetings LogoMeet the 2021 Planners of the Year!
Smart Meetings
August 2, 2021

This year’s Planner of the Year class, including SDI VP Spencer Geissinger, share their views on the future of live events.


The Strategerist podcastBehind the Scenes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
The Strateregist Podcast
July 30, 2021

SDI VP Spencer Geissinger discusses his personal experience helping the White House plan for a Presidential trip to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.





GWB_Presidential_Center_LogoFive Questions with Spencer Geissinger
George W. Bush Presidential Center
July 28, 2021

SDI VP Spencer Geissinger recounts the planning that went into the most complex foreign trip of the Presidency.




WAA logoSusan Davis Enters the Communications Hall of Fame
Wisconsin Alumni Association
July 27, 2021

The University of Wisconsin-Madison covers the induction of UW alum, and our CEO, into the Communications Hall of Fame.


Smart Meetings LogoShed the Masks and Bring in the Sound and Lighting
Smart Meetings
July 8, 2021

Everyone wants to know what live events will look like following the COVID-19 pandemic. SDI VP Spencer Geissinger shares his vision of the future in this article.


Odwyer's logoOn the Move: Susan Davis Int’l Snags Geissinger
O’Dwyer PR
June 4, 2021

Article on the hire of SDI’s newest Vice President, Spencer Geissinger.


Susan Davis, Susan Davis International, Inducted in Communications Hall of Fame
Capitol Communicator
May 24, 2021

Article on the induction of SDI chairman Susan Davis into the Communications Hall of Fame.


How marketing will change for contractors during the Biden administration
Washington Technology
April 1, 2021

For federal contractors, a new administration means new priorities and new leaders. SDI VP Sean O’Leary explains what that means for marketing.


The most important PR plan is the backup plan
PR Daily
March 29, 2021

How PR pros should consider building in contingencies when thinking through their campaigns and crisis strategies. By SDI’s Sean O’Leary.


Meeting Minds podcast graphicPodcast: Events Are Not Dead
Meeting Minds

November 13, 2020

“Events are not dead, they just look different.” SDI’s Abby Eastman discusses how events have changed in 2020 and how the event industry can move forward in 2021. 


Podcast: Technology & Crisis with Sean O’Leary
PR Hangover
November 12, 2020

SDI VP Sean O’Leary is interviewed about his path to the communications industry and what he’s found valuable along the way. From crisis communications, journalism, and technology, he shares his insights and advice for students.



You Can’t Predict the Future; You Can Only Plan for It
Capitol Communicator
November 2, 2020

How do you plan for an uncertain future due to COVID-19? SDI VP Tom Davis shares his advice for how your marketing and communications plans can account for whatever may come.


PR Wars logoPodcast: Cut Through The Clutter
PR Wars
August 16, 2020

How do you get your messaging to cut through the clutter? SDI VP Sean O’Leary talks about messaging in the emerging tech sector to differentiate your company in a crowded marketplace.


3 key takeaways from COVID-19 crisis communications
PR Daily
July 9, 2020

Be transparent, focus on the facts, and be kind to the reporters trying to cover a once-in-a-generation crisis, writes SDI VP Sean O’Leary 


Iprex logo5 Questions – Susan Davis International
June 24, 2020

SDI VP Sean O’Leary is featured in IPREX’s monthly 5 Questions column, where he answers questions about his career, the communications industry and a possible zombie apocalypse. 


Reawakening? Or Mourning in America? 
Capitol Communicator
May 18, 2020

In this op-ed, SDI VP Tom Davis shares his Do’s and Dont’s for businesses looking to reopen to account for employees’ safety and their well-founded concerns


6 ways to ensure your message on COVID-19 is relevant
PR Daily
May 4, 2020

SDI VP Tom Davis outlines specific steps that every PR pro should take to ensure messaging remains relevant and compelling during a pandemic


Everybody’s Talking at Me; Can’t Hear A Word They’re Saying
PRSA National Capital Chapter
April 20, 2020

SDI VP Tom Davis explains the importance of effective communication strategies to audiences during a time of increased news consumption


4 things every marketing and PR pro can do during coronavirus
PR Daily
April 23, 2020

SDI VP Sean O’Leary identifies key things that any company’s marketing and public relations team can pursue, even if current campaigns are put on hold due to coronavirus


Oh My Confucius, the Pangolin Has Hit the Fan
Capitol Communicator
April 20, 2020

In this op-ed, SDI VP Tom Davis writes about the chaos currently engulfing the world due to coronavirus

How Coronavirus Can Help Crisis Planning
PR News
April 15, 2020

SDI VP Sean O’Leary outlines how the ongoing coronavirus planning provides real-time feedback on every company’s crisis communication plans


On the Move: Edelman Name Lisa Osborne Ross US COO
O’Dwyer PR
February 20, 2020

Article on the hire of SDI’s new Director of Events, Abby Eastman


People/Events/Accounts: News About Virgin Fest, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Time 100 Summit, and More
February 20, 2020

Article on the hire of SDI’s new Director of Events, Abby Eastman


3 secrets to marketing tech to the government
Washington Technology
August 15, 2019

SDI VP Sean O’Leary shares his secrets to success for tech companies looking to attract government clients


Reputational Risk and Crisis Panel: Shared Assessments Summit
Security Boulevard
July 23, 2019

SDI VP Tom Davis discusses post-breach communications in this article on a panel session at the 2019 Shared Assessments Summit


On the Move: Edelman Makes Christie Bishop SoCal Brand Boss
O’Dwyer PR

May 15, 2019

Article that covers SDI’s hire of new Vice President, Sean O’Leary