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2024: Charting a Bold Future Together

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Phil NardonePresident & Chief Executive Officer
A team hand-stack with circular graphic overlays demonstrating how PAN is charting a course together with its employees and clients

In December, I wrote about the challenges of 2023 while also sharing my excitement for the new year. Earlier this month, PAN’s senior leadership met for our annual strategic offsite, reconvening post-holidays with renewed energy, big ideas, strategic vision and — I’m happy to say — plenty of optimism for 2024.

We reflected on the big moments that defined PAN in the past year, but more importantly, we looked ahead. Every challenge is a lesson, and it was important to all of us to take what we learned last year and bring fresh perspectives and approaches into the new year.

Leveraging a blend of legacy, innovation and continuous improvement

In 2024, our center stage will be a blend of legacy and innovation as we recommit to our data-driven roots to deliver best-in-class measurement and explore new ways to integrate AI into our work. At the root of it all, ensuring we continue to offer unmatched value to our clients.

Another key theme in 2024 is our commitment to continuous improvement. For 28 years, this principle has kept us dynamic and relevant. Our strategy session placed a HUGE emphasis on training and development. Our people are our product, and we want to continue investing in upskilling and training our teams to be the best in the business.

Evolving the employee experience

Central to our people is ensuring we continue to evolve the employee experience. In our meeting, it was clear that we are unanimously committed to making PAN a truly exceptional place to work — a place where everyone can learn and grow on their own unique career path and build meaningful connections in our organization and community.  Our Hyflex+ approach remains an industry-leading standard and I’m excited to see how our team makes the most of it this year. This initiative is more than just flexible working arrangements; it’s about creating an environment where each team member feels valued, supported and empowered.

As always, our commitment to diversity and inclusion will remain a priority. In 2024, we will build on our initiatives, like the PANpov series and our partnerships with HBCUs to not only celebrate diversity within our team but also to nurture the next generation of PR professionals. We believe that a diverse and inclusive community is not just an asset but a necessity today.

Deepening relationships

In the coming year, we plan to deepen our relationships with existing clients while expanding our reach into our sectors of strength. We’ve built an amazing foundation with our current client set and capabilities, and I can’t wait to see what more we can do.

The offsite meeting is always a great foundation for our work in the year ahead, but it’s more than that, too. I’m reminded that the human connection is one of our most valuable assets. PAN thrives because we believe in the power of collaboration, in sharing successes, challenging ideas and enjoying collective achievements. People are the best part of our work, and I look forward to more opportunities to connect with our team, our clients and our partners in the year ahead.

A photo from the PAN offsite meeting showing employees working collaboratively together to chart a bold future
A photo from the offsite meeting showing employees working together to chart a bold future for PAN in 2024

To our PAN family, clients and partners, your support and collaboration have been instrumental in our journey thus far. As we step into 2024, I am confident that together we will achieve remarkable things. If you’re interested in joining us for the ride, we’re hiring! Here’s to a year filled with innovation, growth and shared success.

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