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It’s time to put PR ethics front and center

PR Daily

Public relations and corporate communications experts are urging corporations to more strongly embrace strict ethical standards. Ethical indiscretions are also associated with an increased probability of shareholder-initiated lawsuits, high employee turnover and government investigations.

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

PR Daily

We take responsibility for this lapse in judgment, and are working on an ethical action plan for upcoming events so that this will not happen in the future. When it’s time to share quarterly financial data, make sure you educate consumers about the reasons behind your ups and downs.

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Companies walk a fine line when execs are ousted for ethics violations

PR Daily

The prevailing crisis response in the #MeToo era is straightforward: Remove the liability. Several companies have ousted their CEO or other high-profile leaders due to “code of ethics violations,” veiled language that indicates a potential crisis for the company’s brand.

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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. Often fingers point at business schools, regarding their failure to incorporate ethics into programmes. care for employees; and.

Future of PR and social media for International Air Transport Association crisis communications conference

Stuart Bruce

Stuart Bruce speaking at the IATA Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age conference. (c) This morning I gave a keynote at the global ‘Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age’ conference in Istanbul. We’ll look at ethics and governance.

How communicators can change their organization’s objectives

PR Daily

Throughout the past century, business leaders have debated whether a corporation should pursue, as its sole goal, profit for shareholders and owners or more complex, diverse benefits to employees and society. . Your main constituencies are your employees, your customers and your products.”.

PR crises that have defined 2019

PR Daily

There are four months left in 2019, but it already feels like we’ve witnessed a year’s worth of scandal and crisis. Have a crisis communications plan. Boeing and the 737 Max crisis. Crisis Communications Media Relations PR Industry Social Media Storytelling

Mattel’s gender-neutral dolls celebrate inclusivity, seniors stereotyped in ads, and eBay and WeWork execs depart

PR Daily

As PR and marketing pros fight to attract consumers’ attention, what tactics do you consider underhanded or ethically shady? CEO departures in 2019, according to Challenger, more than at the same point in 2008 when the economy was embroiled in the financial crisis. PR crisis?

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Facebook launches ‘Privacy Checkup,’ most agencies offer social media services, and Starbucks closes 2,000 stores in China

PR Daily

We wanted this year’s Super Bowl effort to not only raise awareness, but also financial support for the incredible research and innovative treatments happening at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, where Scout is still a patient.

Snapchat’s redesign keys on UX, Mobile World Congress is canceled, and how one’s economic assessment skews by party

PR Daily

Why you should care: Expect additional crisis responses from organizations that have locations in China or are handling large amounts of travelers. According to Edelman’s 2020 Trust Barometer , more than 80% of employees are worried about losing their jobs.

Why legal trouble is just the tip of the iceberg

PR Daily

Balancing the two can be the difference between a reputational crisis and a smooth outcome. FREE GUIDE: 3 helpful tips for your crisis comms prep ]. As a hypothetical, you fire an employee for poor performance. But it is largely legal, though not always ethical.

Future of PR: 2020 edition

Stephen Waddington

Tackling fake news and disinformation: an ethical issue that strikes at the heart of practice 6. It is firmly on the agenda of industry bodies and progressive organisations are talking steps to address it for employees. If you work in issues and crisis it can be especially acute.

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What's the purpose of public relations?

Stephen Waddington

What’s the role of PR in a world in crisis? The root of the issue lies in the pursuit of financial gain over social purpose. To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also benefit all their stakeholders, including shareholders, employees, customers and communities in which they operate,” said Fink. We must take some responsibility for the crisis of trust on behalf of the organisations that we serve.

Top lawyer exits as Novartis seeks to quell Cohen backlash

PR Daily

and many of you will feel disappointed and frustrated,” according to the email, which was shared with STAT by a Novartis employee. Shannon Thyme Klinger, currently Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer, will be appointed Group General Counsel, effective June 1, 2018.

AT&T and Novartis doing damage control in light of Michael Cohen deals

PR Daily

The companies made financial arrangements, through Donald Trump’s longtime fixer Michael Cohen, to curry favor with the newly installed Trump administration, one devoid of traditional D.C. Along the way, they’re delivering positive and negative examples of crisis communication.

Thousands lose jobs, credits as ITT Tech shutters its doors

PR Daily

More than 40,000 students and 8,000 employees were dealt a massive blow when ITT Technical Institute recently—and abruptly—shut its doors. RELATED: Keep your cool in a crisis with these tips. How do you think ITT Educational Services is handling its crisis, PR Daily readers?

Starbucks’ Howard Schultz announces retirement

PR Daily

Since 1988, Starbucks has offered health care to all full-time and part-time employees. for all US employees. Bean Stock starting in 1991, which turned employees into partners who could share in the company’s success. Our ethical sourcing (C.A.F.E.)

New CEO at Uber? Help is on its way

PR Daily

This is why, with the hiring of Expedia’s Dara Khosrowshahi Sunday to lead the crisis-plagued ride-hailing service, we’re offering Uber a communications overhaul. Ask a female employee (and try to keep your gaze above her neck).

Delta, FedEx seek to strike a balance on NRA backlash

PR Daily

reported : “Out of respect for our customers and employees on both sides, Delta has taken this action to refrain from entering this debate and focus on its business,” the airline said in a statement. RELATED: Prepare, protect and promote your organization and brand in a climate of crisis. ].

Event Marketing Is Back, Baby: Two Experiential Experts Examine The ‘Fearless Girl’ Campaign

MaccaPR

To start, the launch of 'Fearless Girl' by agency McCann New York for its financial client, State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), generated 4.6 In those financial circles for the audience of investors that SSGA cared about, you have to be heroic – and 'Fearless Girl' transformed that client into heroes.”. AdWeek for its success in transforming “a financial brand into a paragon of corporate feminism.”.

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Kotcher Inducted Into Page Society Hall of Fame; Declares “This Is Our Time”

PRSay

I experienced first-hand their standards, professionalism and deep commitment to their employees and clients. Al taught a class called Values and Ethics in Public Relations. Ray Kotcher, Fellow PRSA, PRSA Advisory Board member, was inducted into the Arthur W.