A look at communications ethics in times of crisis

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When Passion Meets Ethics

PRSay

This pretty much frames most ethical dilemmas, doesn’t it? Even in non-crisis PR situations, “now” reflects a time well before something reaches the public eye. Real ethical dilemmas are more nuanced, with deep roots, long histories, serious ramifications and lots of gray areas.

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A lesson in PR ethics, courtesy of ‘The Great Hack’

PR Daily

The Great Hack” raises many ethical red flags that public relations professionals must address. As PR pros, are we being ethical when we create fearmongering content to convey our message? Can we be ethical when dealing with a crisis?

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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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5 Public Relations Trends to Watch in 2019, Starring AI, Ethics and More

Garrett Public Relations

The post 5 Public Relations Trends to Watch in 2019, Starring AI, Ethics and More appeared first on PR Consultant Garrett Public Relations Columbus/Worthington OH. 2019 AI B2B crisis communications crisis management ethics PR public relations public relations trends reputation management trends PR trendsThe times they are a-changin’. Never have these lyrics rung as true as they do when we look at the way the PR profession is evolving.

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An Introduction to Ethics Month, With Thanks

PRSay

Each September, PRSA takes the opportunity to spotlight ethics, which must be a constant focus for the PR profession regardless of which month we’re in. They do an exemplary job of pointing the way toward sound ethical concepts and best practices. Ethics BEPS Ethics Month

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Crisis communications – academics and practitioners learning and sharing global best practice

Stuart Bruce

Crisis communications was the agenda for last week at the Crisis6 conference where PR and communications academics and practitioners from around the world gathered to … The post Crisis communications – academics and practitioners learning and sharing global best practice appeared first on Stuart Bruce. CIPR Crisis Communications Ethics PRCA public relations

The robots have arrived in ethics

PR in High Definition

Handling a crisis in AI. But if things do go wrong, how do you handle an AI crisis? Well, in many ways it’s no different to handling other crisis situations – just don’t be afraid of the complexities of AI. The first stage of any crisis, robot-fuelled or not, is understanding the situation clearly. Above all, when you’re dealing with a machine crisis, the most important thing is to think like a human. [1] Blog Christian Sharp Ethics ethics PR robots

PR ethics and journalism ethics in the face of media business meltdown

Stuart Bruce

Since columnist Peter Oborne sensationally resigned from The Telegraph with a devastating public critique of what he believed to be its declining ethical and editorial standards I’ve read very little about the role and implications for PR, corporate communications and business.

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#measurePR Recap (September 2018): Ethics of PR Measurement

Waxing UnLyrical

He is also the Ethics Officer of PRSA Tampa Bay, and co-chairs the PRSA Tampa Bay PRSSA and New Professionals Committee and is PRSSA Liaison, PRSA College of Fellows Mentoring Committee. As September is Ethics Month at PRSA, the discussion revolved around the topic of ethics in PR Measurement.

Crisis lessons from MLB and the Astros

PR Daily

Jan Gusich, communications founder and senior strategist at akhia , says the league ignored two basic principles of crisis management: “accepting accountability and delivering a meaningful apology.”. FREE DOWNLOAD: Keep your cool in a crisis with these 13 tips ].

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4 More Personal Core Values of the Trusted Strategic Ethics Adviser

PRSay

Each September, PRSA recognizes Public Relations Ethics Month, supported by programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). Working in ethics and giving ethical advice are among the most challenging tasks we have as practitioners and advisers.

Web Ad Blocking – is it Ethical?

PRSay

Is ad-blocking ethical? The PRSA code of ethics states that: “protecting and advancing the free flow of accurate and truthful information is essential to serving the public interest and contributing to informed decision making in a democratic society.”.

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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To Celebrate Ethics Month, We Bring You ‘Reputation Launderer’ Bell Pottinger From Across the Pond

PR News

The post To Celebrate Ethics Month, We Bring You ‘Reputation Launderer’ Bell Pottinger From Across the Pond appeared first on PR News Blog. Crisis ManagementChances are we wouldn’t be writing this post had the story of British PR firm Bell Pottinger’s demise yesterday remained a story limited to two continents, Europe and Africa. Unfortunately for the reputation of the PR discipline here and abroad, Bell Pottinger was well known, which helped spread the story.

Uber’s use of ‘Greyball’ program causes ethics concerns

PR Daily

The program calls into question whether the company crossed ethical and legal lines in its early efforts to win market share. RELATED: Keep your cool in a crisis with these tips.]. Uber continues to be allergic to positive headlines.

10 actionable PR tips for communication success in 2020

Stuart Bruce

CIPR Content corporate communications Crisis Communications CSR Ethics Measurement and Evaluation PR strategy PR Tips PRCA public relations Reputation ManagementThese are 10 actionable PR tips to help you achieve your public relations and communication objectives in 2020.

J&J offers to settle in Ohio, consumers question leaders’ ethics, and how TikTok fills a specific niche

PR Daily

Good morning, PR pros: In a bellwether case in the opioid crisis, Johnson & Johnson has reached a potential deal with Cuyahoga and Summit counties in Ohio. When combatting a crisis narrative, you will have to overcome a healthy skepticism if you want to change public perception.

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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.

Essential Rules for Preventing a PR Crisis

5W PR

The modern-day news cycle means that industry stories don’t stay under wraps for long, and for many brands, it is only a matter of time before they find themselves dealing with one form of PR crisis or another. With the right preparation and planning, there are a number of ways to minimize the likelihood that your brand will be forced to tackle a PR crisis head-on. Perhaps the most important rule of thumb in preventing a PR crisis is to be transparent from the very beginning.

5 crisis communications lessons from ‘Stranger Things’

PR Daily

million views on YouTube: Though you’ll have to wait for more episodes of the show, here are five crisis communications takeaways from the characters of “Stranger Things”: 1. The truth has a way of coming out, especially as a crisis situation grows.

Transforming the Word “CRISIS” from Negative to Positive

Melissa Agnes

I found this play on the word “crisis” particularly interesting because, indeed, if this is how an organization – any organization – chooses to see and conduct their crisis management, “crisis” would indeed be a bad word.

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Top 10 takeaways from the CIPR State of the Profession survey 2019

Stuart Bruce

CIPR corporate communications Crisis Communications Ethics Measurement and Evaluation Media Relations PR strategy public relations TrainingThe UK’s CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) has published its latest State of the Profession Survey. The top 10 takeaways for PR professionals are: … The post Top 10 takeaways from the CIPR State of the Profession survey 2019 appeared first on Stuart Bruce.

How Facebook’s crisis response missed the mark

PR Daily

As companies adapt to this new reality, PR professionals can learn a lot about how not to handle a crisis from Facebook’s mistakes. Time is of the essence when responding to a PR crisis in the social media age. Create an ethics board. Be an ethical trendsetter.

5 crisis communications lessons from horror movies

PR Daily

Dancing around a few ethical boundaries here and there, or twisting the law will eventually catch up to you. Silence does not bode well in a crisis, either. that the first 48 hours of a crisis are crucial in determining whether the company will survive.

How Facebook’s crisis response missed the mark

PR Daily

As companies adapt to this new reality, PR professionals can learn a lot about how not to handle a crisis from Facebook’s mistakes. Time is of the essence when responding to a PR crisis in the social media age. Create an ethics board. Be an ethical trendsetter.

Regaining Public Trust After a Crisis

5W PR

Before talking about building trust after a crisis, let’s at least mention the need to build trust with your clients and customers on an ongoing basis. Nature of the Crisis. The reason for the crisis will make a difference on how your proceed as well as what to do early on and later.

Employee Evangelists: Your Secret Social PR Weapon in a Crisis

Waxing UnLyrical

Social media has redefined crisis response in three important ways: outlet options, messaging speed and employee engagement. Social media also has compressed the speed of information transfer from hours to minutes or even seconds as a crisis develops. Guest Post by Laurel Kennedy.

Nike, other brands pulled into FIFA crisis

PR Daily

Nike believes in ethical and fair play in both business and sport and strongly opposes any form of manipulation or bribery. This starts with rebuilding a culture with strong ethical practices in order to restore the reputation of the games for fans everywhere.

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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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Defuse a crisis in 9 steps

PR Daily

If your operations are solid, you have a responsive customer service team, and you run things ethically, the rest will sort itself out. And reputation management always comes down to this: When a bad situation arises, is it an issue or will it become a crisis?

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PR using owned media for modernised crisis communications rebuttal

Stuart Bruce

Amazon is the latest big company to use modernised crisis communications to rebut attacks in mainstream media. Historically, crisis communicators only had two levers to pull. corporate communications Crisis Communications public relations

The Key to Overpowering Arrogance

PR Expanded

However true, through Garcia’s input on testosterosis, there is an incorrect way to handle this crisis, with this movement women are now given the belief that the only way to solve this issue is to expose men for who they truly are and replace men in power with women.

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TrendKite’s Comprehensive Guide to Crisis Communications

TrendKite

" Sound like the crisis strategy you know you should have in place? Maybe your team hasn't run through it in a while or discussed the chain of command for approving messaging around a crisis during a holiday when people are harder to reach. Is non-crisis coverage rising?

TrendKite’s Comprehensive Guide to Crisis Communications

TrendKite

" Sound like the crisis strategy you know you should have in place? Maybe your team hasn't run through it in a while or discussed the chain of command for approving messaging around a crisis during a holiday when people are harder to reach. Is non-crisis coverage rising?

FIR #49 – Crisis and Internal Comms; Paying for Winning

Media Bullseye

We covered a wide range of topics during the discussion including crisis management surrounding Ryan Lochte’s multi-version story of what happened at a gas station in Rio, crisis management of a different kind involving the St. Crisis management.

Crisis Management Advice from a Retiring Pro: Rick Amme

Melissa Agnes

Editor’s Note: Rick Amme is a talented crisis management professional who, after decades of being “in the game”, has decided to embark on his next life adventure: retirement. Crisis Management Advice from a Retiring Pro. Crisis management principles aren’t immutable.).

Your Executives’ Reputations Impact Your Brand, Whether You Like It or Not

Melissa Agnes

And in a crisis, especially a crisis that questions the ethics of either the personal or the professional brand, this reality gets amplified. What’s wrong with this crisis management approach? Image credit: GaudiLab/shutterstock.com.

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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What to do when your CEO is arrested for prostitution

Axia PR

Prepare your company for every type of crisis. Men (and women) behaving badly is a situation that causes more than incredulousness when it involves people in positions of power crossing moral and ethical lines. Crisis Communications CEO