8 movies for PR and marketing pros

The Oscars are behind us, but these movies are great for communicators to watch anytime.

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“Spotlight”—the film about reporters at The Boston Globe who broke the story on misconduct in the Catholic Church—recently won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Its popularity got me thinking of other must-watch films for PR and marketing pros.

Here’s a list to which I’m sure you can add:

1. “The Social Network” (2010): A brilliantly edited film, with gorgeous cinematography—not to mention the compelling story of how Facebook got its start.

It has a great cast, including Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker, the cofounder of Napster and the first president of Facebook. It won an Academy Award winner for screenplay and editing.

2. “Baby Boom” (1987): “One would take it for granted that a woman like this has it all. One must never take anything for granted.”

In this film, Diane Keaton proves you can have it all. The lessons about building a business from scratch aren’t bad, either.

3. “Jerry Maguire” (1996): A film about how staying true to yourself—even when surrounded by those who sell out—can win the day.

Jerry’s infamous “mission statement” would trend in today’s world of transparency.

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