Damian Collins: Spreading harmful content on social media should be an offence like dumping chemicals

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Campaign Social media companies should be held liable for the spread of harmful disinformation on their platforms, according to a panel of experts, including the former chair of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport select committee. They also warn that the next “fake news” battle will be over coronavirus vaccine take-up.


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Amid lawsuit, LaCroix defends its ‘natural’ labeling

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These chemicals include limonene, which can cause kidney toxicity and tumors; linalool propionate, which is used to treat cancer; and linalool, which is used in cockroach insecticide.". It comes down to parsing the word “natural.”.

How hapless Wool got blanketed by Peta’s shock publicity

Mark My Words

He used Fleatown, Ohio, to launch a chemical which could eradicate animal mites. The Guardian. Animal rights campaigners follow a long tradition in PR of capitalising on a quirky place names. Veteran PR Mark Borkowski said publicists have a “heroic heritage” of generating coverage by hijacking a city or town with a quirky name. This was first deployed by the arch-publicist Jim Moran back in the 50s. Hell in Michigan was the test bed for a quit smoking campaign.

6 ways to ensure your message on COVID-19 is relevant

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exposure to chemicals or radiation from a waste or industrial facility) are judged to be greater, and are therefore less readily accepted, than risks from activities that are seen to be voluntary (e.g, releases of toxic chemicals by industrial facilities) are judged to be greater, and are less readily accepted, than those from activities that appear to be under the control of the individual (e.g.,

Trade association in damage control mode after NYT's nail salon articles

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Those measures include “a new, multiagency task force,” according to the Times , that will “conduct salon-by-salon investigations, institute new rules that salons must follow to protect manicurists from the potentially dangerous chemicals found in nail products, and begin a six-language education campaign to inform them of their rights.”. The New York Times last week published a two-part investigative series on the poor state of nail salons.

Monsanto: ‘The jury got it wrong’ in cancer lawsuit

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The chemical is a major part of Monsanto’s business portfolio and extends far beyond consumer weedkiller products. Roundup, introduced in 1974 and based on a chemical called glyphosate, has long been controversial.

Reputation and Crisis Management: “Trust Me On The Sunscreen”

Reputation Us

reported by the New York Times , for containing chemical ingredients that are absorbed into the skin and into the bloodstream, rather than staying on top of the skin. less messy), chemical sunscreens, rather than mineral concoctions, like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, has substantially increased. Sunscreen.

How Scotts Miracle-Gro sees its ‘purpose’

PR Daily

A company like Scotts might try to position itself as a chemical or fertilizer company, but most customers interact with the brand in a very specific way: gardening and doing yard work.

Increasing Dopamine to Boost Productivity

Konnect Agency

It’s not just about feeling lazy after not using your brain productively for a time, it comes down to the chemicals in our brain – all working together to regulate our systems. It’s tough to get started, but once you get going your brain actually releases serotonin (a fun chemical!),

Physicians back sunscreens despite some consumer backlash

PR Daily

CTV News reported : In a statement to CTV News, Banana Boat Sun Care Canada said it takes consumers’ concerns seriously and is fully co-operating with Health Canada, adding that its product cannot cause chemical burns. “We We want to reassure consumers that Banana Boat sunscreens fall within a neutral pH range, which means they are safe for human skin and cannot cause chemical burns. To use sunscreen, or not to use sunscreen? Doctors say it shouldn’t be a question.

McDonald's, Costco join antibiotic-free chicken trend

PR Daily

Over the last several years, the world’s consumers have become more socially conscious, but McDonald’s insisted on serving customers the same chemically fortified food. McDonald’s recent struggles have been well documented on this and many other websites, and now the company is showing that it’s serious about making very necessary changes.

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Spotify Playlists to Help You Focus

Critical Mention

According to Peter Quily, an adult ADHD coach, listening to music boosts dopamine levels, a brain chemical that helps people focus. This concludes that our brains naturally emit these chemicals when we listen to our favorite playlist. You’re at your work desk and it’s chaos all around you. Your team is under a tight deadline to finish a crucial campaign. How do you even begin to focus? Lucky for all of us there are music streaming services.

Great questions can prompt great insight – What should you ask?

PR Job Coach

If you are prepared, can tell compelling stories of your career and chemically connect with the hiring managers, more than likely you have struck a resonant tone for a positive outcome. More often than not how you convey your value and abilities can determine whether you end up at the top of the consideration set of a job interview.

What is Storytelling? Why Does Storytelling Work? What are Good Examples? [UML]

Sword and the Script

In his 17-minute presentation for TEDx, The Magical Science of Storytelling , he walks the audience through several stories that trigger an “Angel’s Cocktail” of brain chemicals.

DuPont, Dow announce merger in jargon-laden press release

PR Daily

Chemical giants Dow and DuPont are about to come even more powerful. The $130 billion merger, which is subject to regulatory approval, would be the largest ever in the chemical industry. On Friday, the two companies announced that they’re joining forces, with plans to split into three separate, publicly traded companies within 24 months. The tax-free separation would create a trio of businesses segmented into agriculture, material science and specialty products.

The Anatomy of an FDA-Approved Tweet


Shortening chemical terms down to their scientifically accepted abbreviations as necessary. Read Time: 2 minutes. In case you missed it, we recently discussed the FDA Guidance on advertising via platforms like Twitter, Google Ads, and anywhere that characters are limited to make posts short and sweet. But even if you did catch our “Guidance on the Guidance,” you probably noticed the lack of step-by-step instructions.

Targeting Teens for E-Cigarettes

Mindful Marketing

In fact, certain high schools, like Plainedge High School in New York, have installed special chemical detectors in bathrooms to sense changes in the air and notify administrators when students are “vaping.” Juul’s products’ have especially high levels of the chemical: A single JUUL pod contains “ as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes.” However, e-liquids still contain “ at least 60 chemical compounds.”

Crisis Avoidance Strategy: Neighbour of Choice

Melissa Agnes

You may be manufacturing some chemical which, if not contained could wipe out half the countryside, or perhaps you have the word “nuclear” as part of your title. By Garth Rowan, Communications Consultant and member of the Agnes + Day Crisis Intelligence Team. When you can’t change who you are or what you do; when your business is the type that no one wants; what are your options to build up credit in the trust bank should a crisis strike?

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Theranos tries to sidestep founder’s fraud charges

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A chemistry is performed so that a chemical reaction occurs and generates a signal from the chemical interaction with the sample, which is translated into a result, which is then reviewed by certified laboratory personnel,” Holmes had explained, cryptically to Ken Auletta. The moral of the Theranos story is a simple one: Tell the truth, or face the consequences.

Common words that came from the Vikings

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litmus —from the Old Norse words “litr” (dye) and “mosi” (moss), used as a chemical test for acidity and alkalinity. Probably you’ve never studied Conversational Viking, let alone claimed to speak it.

The origin and definition of 10 COVID-19-related terms

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Originally, to shelter in place meant to remain in a structure in which one is located when an emergency caused by biological, chemical, or radioactive contamination is announced (such as when a large-scale gas leak occurs), rather than going outside to an emergency shelter or evacuating to another area and being exposed to the contaminant. One by-product of the COVID-19 pandemic is the introduction of a vocabulary pertaining to the disease.

2014's top stories on Facebook vs. Twitter

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Twitter’s top stories were a mixture of hard news and entertainment, as people shared articles about LeBron James’ return to Cleveland, Iraq’s chemical weapons, the death of Eric Garner and Shawn Mendes’ hit song. For all those who haven’t yet caught on: Popular Facebook content doesn’t have the same appeal on Twitter, and vice versa. Advertising Age.

The Best Business Storytelling Posts from 2014 (Part II)

Ishmael's Corner

Genius Storytelling from the American Chemical Society : How do you help the masses understand the importance of chemistry in our everyday lives? Very clever on the part of the ACS to explain the science —and specifically the chemical makeup of Sriracha sauce. I highlighted some of my top 2014 posts on Monday, ranging from interviewing my Mom on the PR profession to using the Budweiser Puppy Love video to illustrate how teasing out tension in a story requires bad stuff.

Why You Should Master The Art of Storytelling

Masters in Communications

Neuroeconomist Paul Zak‘s research indicates that our brains produce the stress hormone cortisol during the tense moments in a story, which allows us to focus, while the cute factor of the animals releases oxytocin, the feel-good chemical that promotes connection and empathy.

Getting an Edge; Why Your Elevator Speech is Crucial to Job Search

PR Job Coach

Employing your 30-second elevator speech will give you an edge that will increase your chances of connecting emotionally and chemically with a potential boss. Landing an interview, let alone a job has never been tougher as we enter 2013. Job seekers still outnumber jobs available by four to one, not very good odds. And one of the biggest obstacles job hunters face is how to present and describe themselves in simple yet compelling language. Do you know who you are?

Common words that came from the Vikings

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litmus —from the Old Norse words “litr” (dye) and “mosi” (moss), used as a chemical test for acidity and alkalinity. ‘Give,’ ‘take,’ ‘get’ and ‘both’ all come from the ‘Danish Tongue.’ Check out this list of old Norse words. Probably you’ve never studied Conversational Viking, let alone claimed to speak it. However, the language of the Vikings, Old Norse, has influenced the development of English more than any other language besides French and Latin.

7 PR tactics that hurt more than they help

PR Daily

The Russian president outlined strategies for diplomacy, instead of military intervention, after claims that the Syrian government used chemical weapons. A stunt intended to grab headlines can result in the wrong kind of publicity if communicators don’t take precautions. Here are some common gaffes—and tips on how to avoid them. . Though public relations techniques are meant to get attention, some become news for the wrong reasons.

Cooling our jets: anger literacy in communication

The Stalwart Blog

Stress chemicals can actually shut down our cortex, the thinking part of our brain, and activate the limbic system which is all about fight, flight, freeze or faint. You’re being rude. That’s the statement I heard from my fiancé upon leaving dinner after our political banter turned hostile by me. I was horrified by my behavior and have done a lot of soul searching ever since. I’d let my emotions get the best of me. If it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone.

McDonald’s apologizes after serving cleaning fluid in a latte

PR Daily

I opened up the lid of the coffee and out pours this pungent smell of chemical. When does a local story become a national crisis? Some mistakes are so boneheaded—or inspire enough fear in consumers—that the story will spread far beyond its local origins.

Issue? Crisis? What’s The Difference and Why Is It Important?

Melissa Agnes

If heavy equipment is needed to rescue men from a mine collapse; or if you have to undertake costly medical tests; or if you need to hire a bulldozer to stop leaking chemicals reaching a river; no-one will say “but there’s no provision for that in this year’s budget.” By Tony Jaques. It’s a major mistake to treat issue and crisis as interchangeable terms. Not only do they have very distinct meanings, but they need a different management response. Of course they are closely related.

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Beyond Zika: 3 crisis PR tips

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It can be a natural disaster such as a tornado, a hostage-taking in the workplace or a chemical spill fro a laboratory or nearby railroad line,” she says. Zika struck shortly after the world thought it had laid Ebola to rest. Zika still has many countries on alert. These outbreaks are a wake-up call to upgrade your crisis plan before the next disaster strikes. Here are three quick tips for doing so: 1. Emulate Mountain View—build trust via social media.

Rev up your headlines and attract readers with these 10 tips

PR Daily

Chemical update. Puns, labels, gerunds and overall vagueness will have your potential audience staying away in droves. Instead, follow this guidance to increase clicks and retention. A great headline can mean the difference between a story that gets read and one that gets passed over. So, what’s the formula that will produce compelling headlines that appeal to search engines as well as to your target audience?

Using visuals to hook customers

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The graphic cites research showing that positive brand interactions activate the part of the brain associated with reward and self-identification, and even release the same chemical linked to personal trust. Establishing a beloved, trusted brand is the great white whale of modern marketing: It’s an elusive thing to harpoon. Vistaprint Corporate has created an infographic to help you hook customers with memorable visuals.

9 dreadful opening line errors that will doom your pitch

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I hope you must have gone through the Table of Contents and Sample Report documents for the ‘Global Flame Retardant Chemicals Market Analysis’ report that were shared in the mail below. The press release started with: “Hey – what’s up?”.

Announcing PR Daily’s 2018 Media Relations Awards finalists

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Total Transparency: How a Campaign to Promote a 24/7 Visitation Program in a Chemical Plant in Southeast Brazil Became an Effective and Engaging PR Tool for the Local Community and Government, Unipar Carbocloro and Medialogue Digital.

Brands managers act quickly after BPA shows up in cans

PR Daily

The latest harmful product crisis involves cans, and a recent report revealed that 70 percent of consumers with canned food in their homes are within reach of the toxic chemical Bisphenol A. A brand manager never wants to hear that their product might be harmful to consumers.

4 Things Big Pharma Can Do About Medical Marijuana


By reclassifying marijuana, drug companies will be able to conduct research using the natural plant, deriving targeted drugs from the more than 400 chemical compounds present in a cannabis plant. Twenty-three states plus the District of Columbia have legalized the use of medical marijuana. In early November, Ohio voters rejected legislation that would have made them the 24 th state.

General Mills, Quaker Oats push back on reports of Roundup in their products

PR Daily

Debate continues about whether the chemicals found in Roundup are dangerous for human consumption. Just how much poison can safely exist in the food we eat?