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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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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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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.

Health care communicatiors scramble to address COVID-19 case in California; Disney, Coca-Cola, JetBlue and more respond to outbreak; and Smithsonian releases 2.8M images

PR Daily

In this case, we are dedicated to providing the best care possible for this patient and continuing to protect the health of our employees who care for them. Do employees care only about money or are they looking for other values?

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A Look at Today’s Crisis Realities and How To Manage Them

Melissa Agnes

Today’s crisis realities present some of the biggest challenges and obstacles to be faced in a crisis or emergency. In fact, if you aren’t prepared, today’s crisis realities will work against you , rather than for you, in a crisis – making your task of effective crisis management extremely difficult. So what are today’s crisis realities and what do they mean to your organization?

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Why and how communicators must protect their brands from ‘techlash’

PR Daily

Technology’s increasing presence in the marketplace has more and more consumers voicing ethical concerns and posing tough questions about those companies’ stands on key issues. FREE GUIDE: 7 ways to get honest feedback from employee surveys ].

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Disinformation in Business and Facts, Diplomacy, and Trust as Countermeasures [UML]

Sword and the Script

The concern here isn’t just for the ethics of data and psychology in business persuasion – but also the ability to recognize when it’s being used against you. distract from negative information, by highlighting or even creating some other crisis or scandal.”.

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Wendy’s drags McDonald’s in breakfast rollout, key elements of public trust, and Barnes & Noble’s Black History Month misfire

PR Daily

When it comes to building your reputation, is it more important to exhibit competence or ethics? Can yours be a company that is really good at what it does and still hold public trust without also touting ethical behavior on the environment, employment and comensation and other issues?

A Look at Today’s Crisis Realities and How To Manage Them

Melissa Agnes

Today’s crisis realities present some of the biggest challenges and obstacles to be faced in a crisis or emergency. In fact, if you aren’t prepared, today’s crisis realities will work against you , rather than for you, in a crisis – making your task of effective crisis management extremely difficult. So what are today’s crisis realities and what do they mean to your organization? Crisis Management Crisis Preparedness

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WeWork IPO debacle dings JP Morgan, Nike’s digital strategy pays dividends, and CEOs who speak out get a reputation boost

PR Daily

Learn to manage your risks, and don’t rely on regulators to sort out any ethical dilemma on the other side. Google ordered to let employees speak out, how PR pros feel about the future of influencer marketing, and WeWork loses comms chief before IPO.

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.

7 Lessons That Ryan Lochte’s Olympic Crisis Can Teach PR Pros

MaccaPR

But oh, lordy – we as communications and marketing professionals can receive a master class in what NOT to do during a crisis from Lochte’s self-immolation at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Corporate Reputation And The Whistleblower Culture

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Tom Mueller, who interviewed over 200 corporate whistleblowers for his book Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud , proclaims this “the age of the whistleblower.”. Often there are employees who received complaints directly or who heard about them.

5 Insights On Corporate Activism From Top PR Experts

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

When embarking on an issues campaign , public relations pros should make it relevant to stakeholders, engage their employees, consider their customers’ values, and be prepared for blowback. People mistake ethical decision-making for deciding what’s right and what’s wrong.

Consumers question PR pros’ integrity, United courts Gen Z with discounts, and KFC offers a ‘date’ with the Colonel

PR Daily

On Tuesday, the ride-hailing company announced its next round of layoffs—this time, 435 employees (8% of Uber’s workforce) were fired. Public opinion about the ethics underpinning media outlets and the morals of PR pros are perhaps linked.

Corporate Reputation And The Whistleblower Culture

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Tom Mueller, who interviewed over 200 corporate whistleblowers for his book Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud , proclaims this “the age of the whistleblower.”. Often there are employees who received complaints directly or who heard about them.

Evolving Roles and Responsibilities in Public Relations

PR Expanded

Their study, “ Roles in Social Media: How the Practice of Public Relations is Evolving ” was published by PR Journal in Summer / Fall 2016. My current research is focused on ethics and internal communication.

Future of PR: 2020 edition

Stephen Waddington

Tackling fake news and disinformation: an ethical issue that strikes at the heart of practice 6. has been exploring in her work on women in journalism. It is firmly on the agenda of industry bodies and progressive organisations are talking steps to address it for employees.

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Starbucks’ Howard Schultz announces retirement

PR Daily

The Wall Street Journal reported : Mr. Schultz laid the groundwork. Since 1988, Starbucks has offered health care to all full-time and part-time employees. for all US employees. Our ethical sourcing (C.A.F.E.)

10 Tips to Become More Likeable

Cision

“Talking about ourselves—whether in a personal conversation or through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter—triggers the same sensation of pleasure in the brain as food or money” – Robert Lee Holz, “Science Reveals Why We Brag So Much,” Wall Street Journal, 2012.

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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?

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. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution. This is poor logic, and ethically disingenuous.

4 PR lessons from ‘Harry Potter’ quotations

PR Daily

PR pros can captivate audiences through storytelling, but words used inappropriately or at the wrong time can cause a PR crisis. Help clients or executives do the same through media training and interview preparation, so no one is caught off guard when facing employees, customers or members of the press. The better you are at crafting riveting sentences in social media posts, press releases, news pitches and in brand journalism efforts, the more successful your campaigns will be.

Approaching Teaching Social Media In the New Academic Year

Karen Freberg

Social Media Communication: Concepts, Practices, Data, Law and Ethics by Jeremy Lipschultz. We are seeing this as a growing emphasis with many professionals when looking at future colleagues and employees. public relations, social media, journalism, and many more).

The Top PR Threats To Your Company’s Reputation

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

A sudden crisis can be an externally driven event that is entirely unpredictable, like the death of a chief executive or an accident by a business partner. Or a crisis can strike closer to home; it can be a rogue employee action or supplier lapse in a single region that affects an entire brand, like the Chipotle E. Most crisis events are a long time in the making. In today’s volatile media and social environment, brand reputation is fragile.