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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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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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.

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The Key to Overpowering Arrogance

PR Expanded

Humility and empathy are the antidote for arrogant leadership. On PR Expanded, guest contributor Helio Fred Garcia , President of Logos Consulting Group, discusses Leadership: Humility as Antidote to Arrogance. Ethics Guest Post Leadership PR 2.0

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The four Ps of public relations leadership

PR Conversations

The chair of the Global Alliance introduces the Madrid Momentum ( Learning to Lead ) and details four Ps that constitute the cornerstones of PR leadership. Distance from an event lends a certain perspective, as we all know from our various war stories on crisis communication.

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.

Why PR pros must address the big, white elephant in the room

PR Daily

It is our profession that is supposed to apply an ethical lens to every management message. And is there any greater issue of ethics than systemic discriminatory murder in society?). Yet in the year 2020, leadership in the PR professions is still overwhelmingly white.

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How 2020 Has Highlighted the Importance of Being Open and Honest

PRSay

I immediately told my leadership team and informed my staff, letting everyone know how I would be running the company and the things that would and would not be changing. Thought Leadership Ethics honesty transparency

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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.

4 steps for adopting a ‘diversity first’ practice in PR

PR Daily

The Edelman Trust Barometer reports that balancing competence with ethical behavior is out of balance. Crisis Communications Employee Engagement Executive Communication Leadership Communications Research The Workplace

Companies weigh in on wearing masks

PR Daily

One way he sees for businesses to show their ethical bona fides is for CEOs to take a vocal stand on social concerns. What does leadership look like? COVID-19 Crisis Communications Employee Engagement Leadership Communications PR Industry Social Media Storytelling The Workplace

How your comms can mitigate disinformation

PR Daily

Firmly established codes of ethics and a commitment to transparency. Activate credibility boosters like partnerships with trusted third parties, community relations efforts, and thought-leadership programs that enhance credibility and increase resilience in the face of an attack.

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

PR Daily

If this health crisis and the associated economic shock has taught us anything, it is that we are all in this together,” Garutti and Meyer wrote. The statements surrounding the change can serve as a crisis communications guide as you navigate your COVID-19 response.

Panel: Racial injustice demands action, not just rhetoric

PR Daily

These truths were emphasized by a four-person panel of communicators and crisis experts held Monday, June 8, during the Ragan webinar, “Brands Taking a Stand: Social Purpose + Black Lives Matter.”. FREE GUIDE: The role of managers during COVID-19, social unrest—and the next big crisis ].

Review — The Loudest Voice (TV Series)

Doctor Spin

Anyone interested in public affairs , crisis communication , and media logic will definitely gasp at the absurdity by which one single man can influence such a large numbers of people by using non-ethical propaganda techniques.

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. A new term coined: responsible leadership.

Stuck in the middle

PRSay

Ethical dilemmas are rarely straightforward, especially in internal communications. Modeling from Sisela Bok’s three-step ethical decision-making process, we need to weigh out: What we know and what we don’t know. 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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How communicators can change their organization’s objectives

PR Daily

Crisis Communications Employee Engagement Executive Communication Leadership Communications PR Industry StorytellingWhy should a PR pro strive to become a trusted advisor instead of a technician who puts out press releases? The future of your organization might depend on it.

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.”.

4 Reputation Threats Organizations Should Monitor in 2020

PRSay

In today’s world, being prepared with a comprehensive crisis plan is no longer enough. Businesses, government bodies and major trade groups have yet to agree on a shared ethical, social and regulatory framework for artificial intelligence and AI-enabled devices.

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.

McDonald’s to require masks, Everlane addresses claims of racism and toxic culture, and Microsoft teams up with NBA on virtual fan experience

PR Daily

Even if your frontline employees are not traditionally part of your crisis strategy, they are often the first people with whom customers interact. CRISIS LEADERSHIP BOARD. Survey findings will be released at Ragan’s Brand Storytelling During a Crisis Virtual Conference, Aug.

Google employees to WFH until July 2021, Target to close for Thanksgiving, and social media channels remove viral video for misinformation

PR Daily

Consumers are also growing more mindful of social justice reform, with 74% saying that Black Lives Matter protests have caused them to support certain organizations for their diversity and inclusion efforts, and 88% saying it’s crucial for organizations to behave ethically.

What future PR pros want brands to know about DE&I

PR Daily

On May 31 st , Reformation, a “cool girls” brand said to be sustainable, accountable and ethical , posted on social media pledging its support of the BLM movement and listing donations it made to several organizations.

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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. It appears that Edelman’s leadership thought they could keep the GEO engagement quiet while managing any internal dissension.

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

PR Daily

The COVID-19 crisis has prompted four phases for organizations: Response, Reality, Resiliency, Recovery. That transformation will involve change communications, leadership, HR, facilities—all with employee experience at the center of those efforts.

The Value of Strategic Communications in the PRSA MBA/Business School Program

PRSay

Nearly a decade ago, the PRSA Foundation sponsored research that found only 23 percent of graduate business schools consistently provide instruction in reputation management, corporate communications and related ethical dimensions. Thought Leadership leadership management MBA Initiative

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

5 Insights On Corporate Activism From Top PR Experts

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Values-Based Decision Making in a Provocative Environment was produced by the Museum of Public Relations , which has grown into an impressive thought leadership organization since its founding by Shelley Spector. PR Fish Bowl public relations reputation corporate corporate activism CSR ethic

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 ]. Eagle-eyed Ragan.com editor Robby Brumberg has a bone to pick with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Now the university’s accreditation is under review for alleged ethical issues.

What lies ahead in 2020? Predictions from 20 industry experts

PR Daily

Given the data that many companies already have, available technology could, if we used it right, tell us what the most effective response to a crisis is and how to best de-escalate a situation before it turns into a crisis.”

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.

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?

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?

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. The crisis has widened the socio-economic gap in society. In each case their route out of the crisis will be different.

PR problem? Hire a journalist… or rather don’t if you want to have successful PR

Stuart Bruce

I actually laughed out loud when I read this story about the BBC’s world affairs editor John Simpson setting up a corporate consultancy to advise on crisis communications and then even more rapidly closing it again because of the crisis it created.

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%).