Joconde Communications 2019 Review

The end of the year is soon approaching and with it the end of a decade. As we stroll down memory lane to welcome a new decade, let us take this special moment to thank our clients, suppliers, readers, and collaborators for a challenging year. We thank you for making our house of content your favourite home.

These are the defining moments:

  • 2010 — Launch of Joconde Communications’s website
  • 2014 — Launch of Joconde Communications’s blog

On this blog, we share valuable content on media relations, corporate communication, public affairs, social media, and netiquette.

  • 2017— Launch of Joconde’s Fun Facts series

For two years, every Thursday, we presented and reflected on the ongoing challenges of the communications universe.

  • 2017 — Celebrate 1 year of Joconde’s Fun Facts series

  • 2018 — End of Joconde’s Fun Facts series
  • 2019 — We reach a new milestone with +500 articles.

Through these years, we put forth, to the best of our ability, the many accomplishments of Black women in the communications and public relations industry, here and abroad.

We thrive for inclusion and diversity of women of colour in leadership positions. Since only 30 percent of women hold CEO positions, the percentage of women of colour in leadership positions is even lower. And that’s valid for the well-known big holdings as well as the independent firms.

As the year 2020 loads in, we look forward a year full of abundant opportunities. 

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The Words of 2019

Two reputable references, Collinsdictionary.com and Dictionary.com announced their words choices of the year.

As communicators, we try to bring a different angle to our work by presenting trending words in an ever evolving world.

First, Collinsdictionary.com explains its selection on a note from its blog.

The famous word can be searched with the following hashtag: #CollinsWOTY2019

‘Climate strike’ stands out among nine modern words from Collins Dictionary’s runway. The shortlist includes: Bopo, cancel, influencer, rewilding, deepfake, non binary, double down, hope punk and entryist.

Second, Dictionary.com chooses ‘existential’ as Word of the Year 2019. Below is the definition of ‘existential’.

existential:

1. of or relating to existence.

2. of, relating to, or characteristic of philosophical existentialism; concerned with the nature of human existence as determined by the individual’s freely made choices.

Do you agree with the selection? Have you used any of these words in your conversations?

Discover past choices of Word of the Year by Collins Dictionary from 2010-2019.