3 keys to keep employees focused while working from home

PR Daily

Companies keen on maintaining engagement and productivity should bend over backward to provide support and create a sense of community. Goldfish aside, researchers have been trying to understand this issue for years as employers have sought to increase employee focus and productivity.

Instacart, Amazon employees strike over COVID-19, Macy’s furloughs employees, and Google thanks health care workers in video

PR Daily

The video, which has been watched nearly six million times in less than two days, is accompanied by this message: As the world faces an unprecedented health crisis, we thank the entire healthcare community for sacrificing so much to save so many. Don’t treat your employees as commodities.

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5 tips for building strong social media communities during difficult times

PR Daily

During these difficult times, more people are appreciating the value of real community, not just the number of likes on a post. To build stronger social media communities, try these five tips: 1. Your efforts can go a long way toward building a loyal community.

Astellas Pharma’s strong employee culture an antidote to the current crisis

PR Daily

As vice president of communications for Astellas US, Moyra Knight’s team is helping to get the word out to employees, plus the patients, partners and other stakeholders, that Astellas is committed to their health and safety. It’s helpful and makes us stronger as a communications community.

Health news site targets community, but draws employees

PR Daily

When Baptist Health’s health news site reported on the risks of an e-cigarette that looks like a flash drive, parent-employees at the Jacksonville, Florida hospital network were concerned. Employees are finding our information so interesting that they want to share it,” says Vikki A.

Shake Shack returns $10M loan, P&G embraces marketing during COVID-19, and grocery employees get asked to wear masks

PR Daily

Why it matters: The current crisis is making executives and communicators scramble to reassemble a new playbook as they engage both employees and consumers and safeguard their brand reputation. Kroger, Walmart and Sam’s Club are asking employees to wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Walmart KOs violent-video displays but keeps guns, Uber spins bad financials, and blackface at Belgium’s Africa Museum draws ire

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“We will be thoughtful and deliberate in our responses, and we will act in a way that reflects the best values and ideals of our company, with a focus on serving the needs of our customers, associates and communities.”

Relationship Advice: Your Nonprofit Organization and Building Community Organization Partnerships

Waxing UnLyrical

To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society.”. To encourage social responsibility, create a culture of giving back to the larger community. Create an employee advocacy cohort.

Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 Act Brings Change to Dodd-Frank Disclosure Requirements

Beyond PR

While we were all enthusiastically traveling back (on June 9) from the 2017 NIRI Annual Conference in Orlando, the House of Representatives passed the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 (FCA2017), a bill predominantly intended to undo various aspects of Dodd-Frank.

Study: As trust sags, employees and the public want CEOs to step up

PR Daily

To gain public trust, all types of organizations must create policies and make decisions clearly aimed at improving society, rather than solely for the benefit of stockholders or the financial community. In addition, 71 percent of employees believe it’s crucial for their CEO to respond to challenging times. “In Employees who trust their employer are far more likely to engage in beneficial actions on their behalf, advocate for the organization and remain loyal and committed.

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Ben & Jerrys, Eddie Bauer join Facebook boycott, Google employees urge company to stop selling to police, and GNC might close 1,200 locations

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Discover Financial Services and consumer-goods giant Unilever PLC, “believes any social platform that earns profits by amplifying the voices of their community must have a zero tolerance policy for hate,” according to the email, which was seen by The Wall Street Journal. “It

Uber highlights safety precautions, Condé Nast lays off 100 employees, and 44% of people talk about COVID-19 ‘most or all of the time’

PR Daily

We’re announcing a range of new initiatives to help keep our community safe when riding and driving with Uber in the US: Face covers or masks are required for drivers & riders No front-seat passengers are allowed Added safety checklists New safety features in the app.

Are employee social advocacy programs at direct odds with your personal brand?

Communications Conversations

Employee social advocacy programs are having a moment. Companies like Starbucks, Reebok and Humana (just to name a few) have implemented employee social advocacy programs over the last few years. So, employees end up copy-and-pasting content from these tools to their feeds.

Google ordered to let employees speak out, how PR pros feel about the future of influencer marketing, and WeWork loses comms chief before IPO

PR Daily

The move, and subsequent outpouring of support, has led to a “ Know Your Value ” moment (taken from Brzezinski’s community that helps women grow in their careers while also achieving work/life balance): Thank you @mikakyv365 @morningmika !!

How offering historical context helps in a crisis

PR Daily

VIRTUAL EVENT: Keep employees informed, engaged and inspired ]. This messaging was especially resonant among employees and agents, as Fireman’s Fund had a long history of providing nautical insurance. Second, it was a historical proof point that its employees could rally around.

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What PR pros are sharing with stakeholders during COVID-19

PR Daily

How often do employees want to hear about health care messages, business continuity updates, and other missives? What do employees want to hear from their employers? Employees seem pleased with their organizations’ response, she says.

Disney Parks rebrands Splash Mountain, Macy’s lays off 3,900 corporate employees, and Walmart gets backlash for ‘All Lives Matter’ t-shirts

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CBS afiliiate KPIX 5 reported : “The Chapter 11 process will allow us to strengthen our financial structure as we recover from what has undoubtedly been the most challenging event in our company’s history” said CEO David McKillips in a prepared statement.

Pornhub donates 50k masks and offers free subscriptions, digital platforms and tech partner to share COVID-19 information, and Tony Awards postponed

PR Daily

To help models who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, Pornhub will offer them 100% of their video sales after processing fee — for a total payout of 85% of video sales earnings on both Pornhub and its clip site Modelhub — for the month of April.

How communicators can change their organization’s objectives

PR Daily

Major employers are investing in their workers and communities because they know it is the only way to be successful over the long term. These modernized principles reflect the business community’s unwavering commitment to continue to push for an economy that serves all Americans. ”.

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

PR Daily

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. VIRTUAL EVENT: Keep employees informed, engaged and inspired ].

Hilton partners with Lysol on ‘CleanStay’ initiative, NBA’s Lakers return $4.6M loan, and 51% distrust news media outlets

PR Daily

Make sure that you’re regularly updating your audiences on initiatives and underlining that the priority of your changes lies with their safety and well-being, along with your employees. The Lakers remain completely committed to supporting both our employees and our community.”

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Merger Talk: How Credit Unions Can Communicate & Safeguard Their Reputations

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That is the question that credit unions (and financial institutions at large) are discreetly asking. If financial institutions decide to come together, communication must be considered in the context of logistics and cultural sensitivities, member nuances and understandings.

Spotify adds silent tracks for #BlackoutTuesday, Facebook donates $10M amid employee criticism, and Starbucks embraces conversation

PR Daily

Also: OKCupid, Verizon and Peets Coffee focus on strategic plans to fulfill Black Lives Matter efforts, Microsoft highlights black employee voices, and more. Since 1966, we have believed in fostering strong communities. Working together will always make us a stronger community.

Levi’s COVID-19 response, metrics to watch during the crisis, and why it’s time to consider TikTok

PR Daily

Learn the five imperatives of change communication from Levi’s head global head of employee communication. To find the right cadence for engaging employees, you have to solicit feedback and be humble enough to make changes when things aren’t working.

Responsible communication leadership: putting employees first

PR Conversations

Following the financial crisis in 2008, management thinkers and others have rightly questioned the role of business leaders in society. It seems that shareholder greed trumps employee and common interests. care for employees; and. Giving employees a say about what goes on.

Transformational CSR: When a pro-bono client metamorphizes into a cultural change agent within an agency

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For most companies, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) means giving back to the surrounding community. It’s typically done by supporting specific organizations either financially, through time and resources, or both. Think about bringing that transformational moment to employees.

Google, Microsoft and Verizon challenge Zoom, retail sales decline to new low, and PlayStation launches ‘Play at Home’ campaign

PR Daily

It also highlights the importance of focusing on your customers and community, whether in your brand images or throughout your storytelling efforts. VIRTUAL EVENT: Keep employees informed, engaged and inspired ].

London Fashion Week goes digital and gender-neutral, business leaders weigh recession, and Getty Mueum’s Animal Crossing strategy

PR Daily

Also: Facebook launches gaming app early, why Disney turned to employee furloughs, remembering Prince, join our Twitter #RaganChat, and more. Disney furloughs up to 100,000 employees. Along with keeping employees informed, regularly ask them how they’re doing.

TikTok’s ads anger influencers, Instagram tests ‘Group Story’ feature, and Houston Rockets apologize for Hong Kong tweet

PR Daily

Also: Brand managers can do better at monitoring reputation, Unilever vows to ditch plastic, and HSBC to lay off 10,000 employees. Along with external messaging, ensure you empower your workforce to participate in your vision and values through employee activism efforts.

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Stockholders in the Corporate Family – or contemporary activists?

PR Conversations

The 1980s was the boom period decade for the financial PR sector – making Chases’ chapter seem genteel in comparison: What should be the goals of a program for stockholder relations: Simply put, the aim should be to cultivate the investor’s friendliness and loyalty to his company.

Walmart pushes back on gender bias claims, digital marketing is rising, and WeWork’s CEO apologizes for IPO debacle

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This is HUGE for the #nonbinary community and, for society at large. The superstore retailer has been hit again with complaints about unfair compensation of female employees. Also: Merriam-Webster adopts nonbinary ‘they,’ FedEx speaks out on the U.S.-China

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Target, others to close for Easter Sunday, Home Depot stops selling N95 masks, and AdCouncil’s #AloneTogether PSAs

PR Daily

The home improvement chain announced a number of business updates and initiatives in response to COVID-19: As we look out for the safety of our associates, customers and communities, we’re making several temporary changes to our business.

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5WPR is celebrating Women’s History Month internally, by thanking our female employees for everything they do, and externally, by highlighting female founded startups that are making an impact. The Financial Gym.

How COVID-19 has taught comms pros to lean into their strengths

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As the largest provider of payment and financial transaction technology for more than 1 million merchant locations, 20,000 banks and capital markets firms around the world, and an employee base of over 55,000 people across 52 countries, our reach is massive.

Announcing PR Daily’s 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards finalists

PR Daily

PR Daily’s Corporate Social Responsibility Awards finalists championed causes and initiatives that improved their communities, countries and the world, and communicated about them in compelling ways. Moguls in the Making, Ally Financial. Employee Volunteer Program.

Business leaders honor Juneteenth amid renewed conversation around race

PR Daily

While some organizations like Twitter and Slack gave employees the day off to mark the end of slavery in the U.S., Twitter was the first organization that said it would give employees a day off to mark the historic day. local time Friday and pay employees for a full day.

Can Technology Companies Achieve Diversity?

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Nike pledged $40 million over four years to support black communities. Wal-Mart has ponied up $100 million in community grants… and the list goes on. Starting with startups is a real key to building a more diverse technology sector and community.

HBO Max removes ‘Gone With the Wind,’ Paramount Network cancels ‘Cops,’ and CrossFit chief steps down

PR Daily

Also: Twitter is bringing back account verification with more transparency, Microsoft criticized for mistake with AI editor, Adidas promises to hire 30% black and Latino employees, and more. I’m not Twitter employee.

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5 Ways to Create a Successful, Integrated B2B Marketing Campaign

B2B PR Sense

A few years ago, I checked in with Lincoln Financial Group , a historically, sales-based organization, which made a complete, 180-degree turn over the course of one year. Lincoln Financial -- A Story of Success.

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3 principles for messaging during COVID-19

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VIRTUAL EVENT: Keep employees informed, engaged and inspired ]. For most companies, this will be your employees.). In many cases, updates about what businesses are doing to clean their stores or weather the financial storm are irrelevant to clients or customers.