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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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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.

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Monday Roundup: PRSA 2015 International Conference

Waxing UnLyrical

I’m here for the 2015 PRSA International Conference where there’s absolutely no shortage of awesome speakers this year. How to Prevent a Social Media Crisis. Putting More Thought Into Practice: Thought Leadership Lessons to Build On. Good morning from Atlanta!

Aflac’s comms senior VP: ‘Communicators need to be the calm in the chaos’

PR Daily

Here’s how Catherine Hernandez-Blades is steering her organization through the current crisis. Since the coronavirus crisis hit with full force in early March, Aflac’s communications department has produced more than 200 pieces of communications for internal and external stakeholders.

As public trust ebbs, workers turn to employers for info and assurances

PR Daily

Edelman SVP Jonathan Jordan taps polling data to explain how communicators can deliver reality to fact-starved internal and external audiences—and look toward the ‘next normal.’. The COVID-19 crisis has prompted four phases for organizations: Response, Reality, Resiliency, Recovery.

Wayfair donates to Red Cross amid internal protest over detention camps

PR Daily

The border crisis has become a PR issue for Boston-based furniture company Wayfair. The group sent a letter to the company’s leadership last week, signed by 547 employees, calling for the end of operations that furnish detention centers. “We The impact of the crisis.

Snickers gobbles up a world record, Delta staff bonuses earn kudos, and Edelman reports consumer trust at all-time low

PR Daily

Edelman’s 2020 Trust Barometer revealed that consumers’ trust of organizations is at an all-time low: None of the institutions measured was considered both “competent” and “ethical.”.

How communicators can change their organization’s objectives

PR Daily

FREE REPORT: Benchmark your internal comms efforts against your peers ]. That’s our role, and sometimes it is hard to speak up against that internal consensus.”. Crisis Communications Employee Engagement Executive Communication Leadership Communications PR Industry Storytelling

Stuck in the middle

PRSay

Focusing on internal communications allows me to help my organization and clients build their brands. Ethical dilemmas are rarely straightforward, especially in internal communications. Ethics Thought Leadership BEPS middle PREthics privacy stuck

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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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. RELATED: Join us for our Leadership and Executive Communications Conference ].

Edelman Falls Short As PR Industry Leader

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

On closer examination, the Edelman/GEO Group situation is a great example of what not to do when faced with an ethical quandary. Surely it would have foreseen the possibility of staff misgivings and considered the internal and external ramifications of the decision.

Maximising resilience of health and well-being assets in crisis situations

PR Conversations

The following is the result of our subsequent shared musings concerning the impact of crisis situations on the health and well-being of public relations practitioners. Trouble is, if you haven’t experienced a crisis you have no idea how exhausting it is when you start your plan.

Bank Stress Tests Complete. Could Your Bank Now Pass a “Reputation” Test?

Reputation Us

After the economic downfall of 2008 the Fed wanted to ensure banks would be able to continue to lend to consumers and businesses even in a severe financial crisis. Leadership (14.1%). What baggage or scar tissue might remain from eight years ago with the financial crisis?

An Interview with Richard Bistrong, CEO, Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC

Critical Mention

From going to prison after being convicted for violating the FCPA (the US foreign anti-bribery law) to founding Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC, and educating multinationals on current issues and challenges with respect to compliance, ethics and anti-bribery, Richard Bistrong has come a long way.

9 PR blunders of 2018

PR Daily

Here are the more memorable examples: [FREE GUIDE: 3 helpful tips for your crisis comms prep ]. International House of Pancakes) for announcing it was changing its name and expanding its burger offerings on the menu, flipping the P upside down to make it IHOb.

What’s Next in Public Relations? Let’s Ask My Students

PRSay

Some of the familiar topics are there — branding, corporate social responsibility, crisis communications — but not necessarily in a form many of us would recognize as aspects of the profession we’ve come to know. Thought Leadership PR education PR students

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

PR Daily

Why you should care: As Facebook and other social media platforms grapple with data-sharing regulations and privacy concerns, PR and marketing pros should adjust their strategies now to make sure that data-gathering methods along with their use are both legal and ethical.

The journey from lockdown

Stephen Waddington

The challenge with the COVID-19 crisis is that it requires an international governmental response and there are countless unknowns. It’s an area of huge international effort among healthcare providers. The crisis has widened the socio-economic gap in society.

Bank Stress Tests Complete. Could Your Bank Now Pass a “Reputation” Test?

Reputation Us

After the economic downfall of 2008 the Fed wanted to ensure banks would be able to continue to lend to consumers and businesses even in a severe financial crisis. The 2017 Annual Survey of Bank Reputations released a week after the Fed’s stress test results, revealed that the weight of importance of governance and innovation in banking has increased, as the importance of leadership and performance has declined. Leadership (14.1%).

Sepp Blatter, other FIFA heads suspended

PR Daily

On Tuesday, the FIFA Ethics Committee announced that FIFA’s president, Sepp Blatter, along with its vice president, Michel Platini, and its secretary general, Jérôme Valcke, were banned from all European football activities—both national and international—for 90 days.

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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

Will a leadership change make a big difference? When sharing news about a leadership change, how can communicators frame the move to preserve trust and bolster stakeholder confidence? Related reading: Why you should talk to your employees first in a crisis.

Putting the public in public relations: PR is everyone’s job

Media Bullseye

Small issues—like a squashed burger or fast food that doesn’t quite look like the promotional pictures—might elicit a chuckle or two and receive some level of viral attention, but they are unlikely to rise to a level of even minor crisis. Internal comms.

Chat Recap: Facebook Reaction Buttons and More

Solo PR Pro

On the fourth Wednesday in February, we held one of our traditional Q&A chats, where top independent communication professionals shared thought leadership, tips and advice in response to questions submitted by the community ( learn how to join us here ).

Future of PR: 2020 edition

Stephen Waddington

Tackling fake news and disinformation: an ethical issue that strikes at the heart of practice 6. The report provides an international perspective on the challenges facing the PR business. If you work in issues and crisis it can be especially acute.

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Firing a Client

Shift Communications

Sometimes there is internal change and a new direction or leadership that chooses to start over with their preferred firm. When you delegate PR to someone without any internal “juice,” you set our team up for failure in the long run.

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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. Clueless organizations such as Uber will also gain from both its internal and external tracks.

Facebook PR Exposed

Flatiron Communications

Nick Confessore, one of The New York Times’s better-known investigative reporters, appeared on MSNBC’s “All in with Chris Hayes” within hours of The Times publishing its bombshell exposé on how Facebook dealt with the Russian crisis. disregarded the core tenets of crisis PR.

Spotting a Problem Client Before It’s Too Late

Solo PR Pro

When an organization’s internal dynamics are unhealthy and counterproductive, it can wreak havoc on not only your work with them in the short-term but also carries the risk of harming your reputation in the long-run (e.g.,

Starting a global conversation on global public relations standards

PR Conversations

This according to the International Standards Organisation (ISO), is the first step needed to put together a recognised Global Standard which can be used by professional bodies to design credentials and by academics to guide curriculum design. ethics and law. crisis communication.

PR Rock Stars (of the future): 19 new college grads ready to take over the world

Communications Conversations

She graduates this spring summa cum laude , and has already secured a position as an account executive intern at Skyya Communications in New York City. He’s a good listener, helps other students with ideas and critique, and is looked up to for his natural leadership abilities.

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Public relations in 2018

Stephen Waddington

12 months is an arbitrary period to measure change in a sector that is rapidly innovating in some areas such as artificial intelligence and digital media; but woefully slow in others such as diversity and ethics. I shared a first draft of this article as a Google Document via Twitter; with MA PR students at Newcastle University; and with colleagues at Ketchum on an international webinar. The conversation around ethics will inevitably get louder in 2018.