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

Mark My Words

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.

How to write a PR pitch

Doctor Spin

My name is Jerry Silfwer, I work at Spin Factory and I’m [calling/writing] on behalf of ACME Chemicals. I have a news story about chemical plants failing to meet environmental- and safety regulations. There are 241 chemical plants operating in Sweden.


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How to write a PR pitch

Doctor Spin

My name is Jerry Silfwer, I work at Spin Factory and I’m [calling/writing] on behalf of ACME Chemicals. I have a news story about chemical plants failing to meet environmental- and safety regulations. There are 241 chemical plants operating in Sweden.


Greenbanana PR

Platinum has been called “white gold”; its name derives from the Spanish platino, meaning “little silver” Platinum is special – in chemical properties, colour and symbolism. What is platinum? Platinum is the name of a new book – more on that below. The alchemical symbol for Platinum connects those of silver (moon) and gold (sun). … Continue reading Platinum.

Wood upgrades to a comprehensive social newsroom


Wood provides performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle in the oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. The company operates in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. NewClient,exclude,Wood

Custom Vostok Amphibian 20ATM dive watch

Doctor Spin

No battery, only mechanics (2416 movement) — and some chemicals for the lume. This is a lovely and quirky dive watch. I’ve taken an interest in automatic watches and I fell in love with this odd-bird, a Vostok Amphibian dive watch.

Amid lawsuit, LaCroix defends its ‘natural’ labeling

PR Daily

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.". Yet all three of these chemicals are bioavailable in plants such as lavender and citrus fruits and enjoy widespread use as flavors and fragrances. Neither the explicit accusation of using synthetic chemicals nor the implied health risks of those chemicals holds water.

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

PR Daily

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,

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!),

The 4 types of corporate cultures

PR Daily

For example, a business manufacturing explosive chemicals might benefit from a Dependable Culture, with its processes and predictability, while it may suffer from an Enterprising or Social Culture.

Brands Tackling Social Issues


Their honesty free guarantee allows customers to rest easy knowing the products they’re using are made without health-compromising chemicals or compounds. Consumers take in many considerations leading up to their purchase decisions.

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

PR Daily

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.

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.

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

PR Daily

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. After the jury concluded that Monsanto’s product played a part in Johnson’s health problems, new reports discovered trace elements of the chemical, called glyphosphate, in several consumer products, many marketed to children.

10 word pairs with slightly different meanings

PR Daily

In literal usage, the distinction is one of delivery—poison produced by living things acts on an individual when one eats or touches it, and chemical poisons, though they may be administered by a person to another, do not themselves “choose” to poison the victim.

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.

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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How Covid has impacted the climate change conversation on social


Matee was able to design a process to convert polyethylene and polypropylene, the chemicals commonly used to produce food packaging, into bricks. In 2019, the Business Roundtable signed a historic pledge that tethered the relationship between companies, CEO’s, and climate change.

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.

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.

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.

Meet the Media: Philip Nussel, Web Editor at Automotive News

Bianchi Biz Blog

Whether it was covering coal mining, corruption, health care, labor strikes, chemical leaks or many other bizarre stories, my seven years in West Virginia set the stage for my future career – and I wouldn’t trade those seven years for anything else.

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.

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.

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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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.”

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 Ins & Outs of Book Writing

Karen Freberg

Did I write a book on chemical spills? Writing is a big part of my life. I write A LOT for my work, but also personal life as well. Of course, writing comes in all shapes and sizes – but it has become one of the main skills necessary for my work as a professor.

Theranos tries to sidestep founder’s fraud charges

PR Daily

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.

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.

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

PR Daily

One by-product of the COVID-19 pandemic is the introduction of a vocabulary pertaining to the disease. Here are 10 terms everyone should know to help them and others in their families and communities understand the disease and avoid contracting it. Asymptomatic.

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?

2014's top stories on Facebook vs. Twitter

PR Daily

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.

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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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.

Common words that came from the Vikings

PR Daily

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.

Common words that came from the Vikings

PR Daily

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. However, the language of the Vikings, Old Norse, has influenced the development of English more than any other language besides French and Latin. In olden times the Swedes, Norwegians, Icelanders and Danes all spoke Old Norse, usually called the “Danish tongue.”.

Stories: Better than Cuddling?


But now it turns out that stories be better than sophisticated legal maneuvers, be the best way to help someone solve a logic problem, and flood our bodies with the same chemical we produce when cuddling with a loved one. Now, researchers tell us, the same chemical that floods our bodies during orgasms also kicks in when we’re reading stories. Give readers a shot of the love drug, oxytocin.

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.

Twitter rallies to support HBO Max intern after email gaffe, smartphone is essential tool for low income Americans, and airlines seek government help on messaging

PR Daily

This is after they stopped using yoga mat chemicals in their rolls in 2014 [link] pic.twitter.com/MQuFWkUbMB. Also: Wingstop offers thighs amid chicken wing shortage, Target unveils sustainability program, and Subway catches criticism over tuna-less sandwich topping.