Meet your personal storyteller

Corporate Guy

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Mike Sockol is a senior corporate communications strategist who helps Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and start-ups tell their stories to global audiences. In the process, he has delivered a wide range of consulting assignments and content development gigs, including leadership and employee communications, reputation management, digital content, video scripts, blog posts, news releases, training programs, and executive speeches.

Teacher

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Mike is an adjunct instructor at New York University, teaching graduate classes in corporate communications and public relations writing.  He also led corporate seminars in storytelling and presentation skills at a large global bank. An advocate for public education, he has served on his township's school board for almost a decade.

Selected Accomplishments

Leadership Communications

  • Served as a strategic communications advisor for CEOs/Global Heads of Citi Global Cards, Citi Commercial Bank, Citi FinTech, Consumer Operations & Technology, and Digital Client Experience. 
  • Partnered with Global Crossing’s senior leadership team to strengthen employee engagement by 55% while navigating through multiple challenges, including bankruptcy, rebirth, mergers, and acquisitions.
  • Guided executive communications and external marketing when one of Boston’s most popular contemporary art museums launched its first major capital campaign.
  • Worked with college presidents to demonstrate institutional leadership through editorial placements and connecting university research to real-world issues.

Internal Communications

  • Developed content strategies to help drive employee understanding of Citi’s Mission and Value Proposition by 29% in two years. 
  • Transformed Citi’s Global Consumer Bank Intranet site, growing site traffic from 13K page views per year to 8 million.
  • Led Global Crossing’s internal communications team to develop and deliver multiple, high-profile initiatives, including crisis communications, corporate strategy, executive messaging, and recognition programming.

Digital Initiatives

  • Established global Intranet sites that generated higher credibility ratings internally than the Wall Street Journal.
  • Led digital teams to develop award-winning, web-based communications initiatives for Fortune 500 companies as a consultant with an Omnicom-owned agency.
  • Participated in Stanford-Makovsky Credibility Study 2002 to analyze what factors make Web sites credible.