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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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

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.

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 ].

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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 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?

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.

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?

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%).

Why separating editorial and marketing is essential for PR

PR Daily

We’d love to develop an entire issue on your client including an interview with your CEO, several other members of the leadership team and a feature video that will run online.

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Monday Roundup: PRSA 2015 International Conference

Waxing UnLyrical

How to Prevent a Social Media Crisis. Putting More Thought Into Practice: Thought Leadership Lessons to Build On. Why: “A thought leadership platform can produce significant results and impact reputation, relationships and revenue. Good morning from Atlanta!

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.

Interview with PRSA’s National Chairman, Anthony W. D’Angelo

Critical Mention

Together with our board of directors and staff leadership, I’m guided by our three-year strategic plan. meaning diversity, advocacy, technology and ethics. We have the highest satisfaction scores among members for our support of the Code of Ethics and that’s where we need to stay.

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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Why separating editorial and marketing is essential for PR

PR Daily

We’d love to develop an entire issue on your client including an interview with your CEO, several other members of the leadership team and a feature video that will run online. or codes of ethics.

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Future of PR: 2020 edition

Stephen Waddington

Tackling fake news and disinformation: an ethical issue that strikes at the heart of practice 6. This covered the glass ceiling, pay gap, lack of mentorship opportunities and stereotyped expectations of leadership style, where leadership is usually seen as a masculine trait.

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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.

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 ).