The #PRStudChat Community Joins Together for “Ethics – The Heart of Leadership” Twitter Discussion on September 13th

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Our community of PR students, educators and pros will join together for a dynamic Twitter chat on “Ethics – The Heart of Leadership.” ” We welcome as our special guest and co-moderator, Kirk Hazlett , APR, Fellow PRSA, who will lead the community conversation on the values and fundamental beliefs that guide our behaviors and decision-making process. PRStudChat Ethical Conduct Kirk Hazlett Leadership PRSA Ethics Months public relations

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When approaching DE&I, lean on your communities

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Having a strong foundation for why you are doing what you are doing is crucial for having a cohesive story around D&I, says Jo McRell, diversity communications lead for Facebook. 17 during Ragan’s The Communicator’s Role in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Virtual Conference.

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Leadership Beyond Your Job Title

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A Guest Post by Corina Manea, Chief Community Officer, Spin Sucks & Founder of NutsPR. We expect leadership from the ones on the high end of our organizations. I am going to show you how you too can develop leadership skills and behavior, even if you don’t have a corner office just yet. The first step in learning leadership skills is a very basic one: Be on those social media channels where the experts are. Leadership is More Than a Job Title.

How to build community during the current global pandemic

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Communications professionals play a unique role in times of crisis, usually because they are some of the first called into action as their organizations develop a response. This means considering the mental and physical health of their teams, their safety, the economic health and safety of their communities and the survival of the cities they live in. RELATED: Tune in June 18-19 for our Social Media & Digital Communications Virtual Conference ].

#PRStudChat Gathers on June 13th to Learn Leadership Skills

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It’s never too early to learn about and start to hone leadership skills. That’s because leadership isn’t about having the big title, office, and salary, but about the ability to influence others to achieve organizational goals. Our community will also learn the importance of observing the leaders in an organization (regardless of their titles). Some of the topics/questions Ken and the #PRStudChat community will answer include: 1.

Why businesses should focus on community during (and after) COVID-19

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Here’s how communicators can strike the right tone. As the globe is told to stay inside for the safety of themselves and their community, the giving and gifting economy has replaced traditional exchanges. This question belies a more fundamental reality: the need for community. Luckily, modern technology means that communication and interaction can be easily facilitated online. What community means. Once you are communicating your mission, what is the response?

Join the #PRStudChat Community for a State of Healthcare Communications Twitter Chat on February 17th

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ET, the #PRStudChat community will participate in a Twitter chat discussion focused the state of healthcare communications. We’ve invited a few special guests to join our discussion who will share their expertise on healthcare issues and the many advancements that we’ve seen in communications. Dana Lewis created and moderates #hcsm, the international healthcare & social media community on Twitter that meets Sunday nights at 8pm CT.

Brands Must Show They Understand and Respect the LGBTQ Community, PRSA Webinar Panelists Say

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Featuring some of the country’s leading LGBTQ communications professionals, the event covered how PR practitioners can engage with and support the LGBTQ community. It is not enough to just speak up for one marginalized community on one topic,” he said. “We

How the Ragan community is adapting to working from home

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Last Tuesday, members of the Ragan online community took to Twitter to share how they’ve been adjusting to WFH life—including their top productivity tips, must-haves for a comfy space and ways to reduce stress and anxiety. Face-to-face interaction with colleagues helps keep communication strong. ET as we discuss the topics impacting communicators during the ongoing public health crisis. Employee Engagement Executive Communication Leadership Communications The Workplace

Communicating with weary workers amid election aftermath

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Your leadership is important here, because everyone may not be comfortable asking for what they need or have the ability to shift their calendar as easily as you can. The post Communicating with weary workers amid election aftermath appeared first on PR Daily.

5 Thought Leadership Trends That Will Impact Your Strategy

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Thought leadership is a tested concept that works. So what should you know about thought leadership as it is today? Let's look at the top thought leadership trends that impact strategy and how you need to respond to these trends. What You Need to Know About Thought Leadership Strategy. Before we get into what trends could affect your thought leadership strategy, let's discuss the basics of thought leadership and why every brand should use it.

5 tips for building strong social media communities during difficult times

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During these difficult times, more people are appreciating the value of real community, not just the number of likes on a post. They just need to adapt to the current environment, which often means building relationships—and ideally whole communities—that will pay off once life gets back to normal, rather than trying to go for the sale now. To build stronger social media communities, try these five tips: 1. Your efforts can go a long way toward building a loyal community.

Celebrating the PR Profession’s LGBTQ Community

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Let’s recognize the power of public relations to shape ideas and forge opinion,” said Galloway, vice president of communications for Wells Fargo Bank and chair of the PRSA 2020 International Conference. “PR Galloway, a Gold Anvil recipient who served as president and CEO of PRSA in 2004, shared some of his thoughts about the LGBTQ community and how the work of PR professionals is crucial for promoting and preserving diversity and inclusion. Thought Leadership LGBTQ Pride Month

Giving, FEELing & Communicating in Uncertain Times

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Yes, these are uncertain times and communication can either help or it can be confusing. You have to choose wisely how you communicate and interact with the people and the communities around you. At the same time, the way you’ve operated and shared information in the past, whether it was a month ago or even last week, will be different than how you’ll approach your communications today. FEEL Model Leadership Media PR 2.0

5 ways to get purposeful communication right during the COVID crisis

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Invest in clear, consistent, integrated communications as an essential part of your social purpose plan. Transparency is important, and your messages should be aligned across departments and driven from your senior leadership team. 8 for our Crisis Communications Virtual Conference ].

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Report: How communicators should proceed with COVID-19 vaccine messaging

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The first major challenge for communicators in 2021 is already here. Not surprisingly, it centers on the global health crisis that upended 2020—and specifically on how communications teams should handle the complex messaging around vaccinations. Over to you, communicators.

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Dotted Line Communications’ Aimee Clark: ‘Be ready for anything’

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Here’s how this agency leader sees the landscape for the next six months and beyond—and where she sees opportunities for PR and communications pros. And Dotted Line Communications Co-Founder Aimee Clark agrees. 10-11 to find out what the future of communications holds ].

Uber pledges to double Black leadership, Kroger releases COVID-19 comms ‘blueprint,’ and Trader Joe’s addresses ‘racist packaging’

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Hello, communicators: . Home Depot announced that it’s requiring all customers to wear masks in its United States locations, starting July 22: To help protect our associates, customers and communities, we’re taking an important step and requiring customers to wear masks in all U.S.

The #PRStudChat Community Discusses Digital Media and AI on October 25th

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Public relations professionals must understand and embrace artificial intelligence (AI), machine language, and big data, from the resources that keep them up to speed to how brands are using advanced technologies that may affect their roles in communications. It’s a lot to encompass, so we’re going to dive into the topic to help communicators improve strategy, storytelling, and relationship building. Martin is a communications strategist and teaches digital strategy.

Are we over-communicating COVID-19?

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Some messages are essential for your audience and some updates are not helping to ease fears or build community. My own time doing hundreds of focus groups and surveys reveals this simple truth: For all the employees who say please stop, you’re communicating too much, there are others who say they’re in the dark and complain they don’t know what’s going on. RELATED: Stream our Crisis Communications Virtual Conference on March 31—without leaving your desk ].

What are the key skillsets for internal communicators in 2021 and beyond? 6 comms pros share their views

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Here’s what professional communicators should prioritize this year. The communication profession is at a fascinating crossroads. After the traumas of 2020, communicators are exerting more influence at their companies and forging cultural shifts centered on employee well-being.

Addressing diversity through mentorship and better communication

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Communicators can help their organizations have difficult conversations by being facilitators, creating safe forums, and by investing in mentorship programs. Courtney Newell, founder and CEO of Crowned Marketing and Communication s, says that the first step is owning past missteps. And it has to come from the leadership. It’s important for communications not to play it safe or to shy away from the messages that consumers are looking for in this cultural moment.

7 Rules for a New Era of Communications

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During the pandemic, economic crisis, racial tensions and partisan arguments that have marked 2020, we have started communicating differently. Add to this the fact that social media has made audiences more cynical, and in this unprecedented time, we need new rules for communication.

How Socially Responsible Communications Maintain Your Community Cool

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Communicators often find themselves torn between the desire to embrace innovation, and the need to give their clients responsible advice. Criticisms against the dizzying array of marketing tools vying for communicators’ attention and loyalty reminds me of journalists’ gripes about “what not to do in PR.”. Their new face now portrays a friendly, vibrant, community-focused advocate for the common good.

How to communicate during civil unrest

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Communicators, you are essential personnel. That puts communicators in a precarious position, weighing several options: Do you email a generic “solidarity and equality” message internally? Do you carry on communicating about your products and services as though the world’s not on fire? It’s a tough situation for many organizations that will be looking to communicators internally to help guide the way. “As Foster a community. Leadership in action.

6 ways internal communicators can spark employee development and growth in 2021

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It also gives employees feelings of significance, community, and value. RELATED: Join us for our Social Media & Digital Communications Virtual Conference ]. Communicators: What do you do to encourage employees to reach their goals?

Amid multiple crises, a California utility overhauls its leadership team

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That strategy is hardly novel: When a company hits rock bottom, a leadership change can demonstrate new practices and priorities. RELATED: Join us May 9–10 for our Crisis Communications Conference. ]. We have heard the calls for change and have taken action today to ensure that PG&E has the right leadership to bring about real and dynamic change that reinforces our commitment to safety, continuous improvement and operational excellence,” the board said in a news release. “We

Is kind leadership an oxymoron?

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Why isn’t kindness desirable in the leadership community? It’s clear to see why the default path for leadership is often being as cut-throat with your employees as you are with your competitors, but it’s not the only way to be. Despite the awful circumstances, Barra communicated with a kindness, respect and presence that firmly established her as one of the greatest leaders in industry today. The post Is kind leadership an oxymoron?

How the Ragan community is boosting culture and morale among their workforces

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Last Tuesday, members of the Ragan community virtually came together to discuss how they’re maintaining both culture and morale as they and their workforces shelter in place. Along with sharing zoom backgrounds and pondering the irony of communicators reaching out more through tech and social media platforms, participants shared many insights for keeping spirits high. On a local level, our leadership holds a virtual town hall every Monday afternoon to provide insights & updates.

Facebook increases opportunity for commerce and community

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Here’s how Facebook director of product management Mary Ku describes Marketplace: [it’s] a convenient destination to discover, buy and sell items with people in your community. RELATED: Learn to find your leader's real voice at the 2016 Leadership and Executive Communications Conference. Facebook has introduced a new product called Marketplace—and it is set to compete with the likes of Craigslist and eBay.

Lowe’s new top communicator addresses tech, DE&I and the post-COVID era

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Here’s what Ben Boyd, VP of internal and external communications for the home improvement chain starting Oct. He’s been announced as the new top communicator for Lowe’s, leaving his role at BCW to take on a different kind of challenge, one that has him buzzing about the future.

The perils of treating DE&I as a communications issue

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As part of Communications Week, communicators share what it means to be authentic and transparent on race and equity in the workplace. 19 panel called “How Brands Can Authentically Connect with Both Consumers and Employees,” part of Communications Week 2020. “I’m

How communicators are giving back during COVID-19

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Here’s a look at how several organizations are giving back to their community, industry and workforce. I reached out to all of you in the communications community for some good news to balance that deluge. I will continue to update this list, so please share what you’re doing to give back to employees and the community in the comments section below or directly to me at roulaa@ragan.com. Baranczyk, corporate communications strategist at J.J. KQ Communications.

Learning from Volkswagen: 4 crisis leadership lessons

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Continued verbalization of regret, empathy, sympathy and even embarrassment is a crucial factor in rebuilding trust with consumers, journalists and stakeholder communities over the long term. “. Promptly ask for help and counsel from victims, government, the community of origin, independent observers and even from your opponents,” he advises. Brian Pittman is a Ragan Communications consultant and webinar manager for PR Daily’s PR University.

How communicators can help in discussing racial injustice

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I believe that one of the most important things that’s missing is open, honest and transparent dialogue with the victim, family, community, political leaders and the police department,” says Reid. “I Reid says it’s important for organizations and communities to provide room for people to share their emotions. RELATED: Tune in June 18-19 for our Social Media & Digital Communications Virtual Conference ].

50 ways communicators can navigate the ‘new normal’

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Communicators stepped up big to keep the stay-at-home workforce connected. Now you’re communicating in a time of great change, from managing the unpredictable return to the office, the continuing impact of layoffs and budget cuts, and the urgent need to address racial inequality.

Purpose-driven communication is hard: ‘There are no short-cuts’

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Porter Novelli’s Ayanna Robinson implores communicators to use their influence to move the needle on issues that matter to their communities. Do not settle for ‘communications lite’,” says Robinson. There’s a lot of opportunity now to rethink our approach to communications.”

How to offer ‘greater good’ in your COVID-19 communications

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With many organizations looking to offer help to their communities, it’s crucial to communicate these efforts in a way that feels authentic and thoughtful. The current coronavirus crisis is dominating the news media, as well as brand communications. As the C-Suite and communications teams set out to project calm amid massive uncertainty, many leaders are looking for ways to contribute to the greater good to meet the needs of their communities and the country.

Communicators Can Help Americans Vote in 2020

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With voting rules varying from state to state, communicators can help Americans understand the logistics of receiving and casting their ballots, according to representatives of voting-rights organizations who participated in an Oct. Thought Leadership diversity and inclusion voting

How to measure the impact of communications during COVID-19

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It enables an organization to stay in touch with community stakeholders and participate in the conversation around an all-consuming crisis. Jennifer Rankin-Byrne, Vice President of Corporate Communications for PBS. More than ever, communicators must be creative storytellers who can translate numbers into moving narratives that influence decision-makers. We’ve seen many communications leaders proclaim the power of corporate purpose.