Corporate Reputation And The Whistleblower Culture

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Just two months ago, luggage company Away grappled with reputation stumbles after employees shared internal slack messages that unpacked a punitive workplace culture. The key, of course, is for senior managers to model ethical behavior, and to cultivate an environment of full transparency.

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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How To Protect Reputation In The Age Of Leaks

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

” Today a far bigger and more damaging Uber story broke; according to documents provided to The New York Times , Uber has been using a secret app to deny rides to regulators in areas where its service is banned. Most companies hire PR agencies to help them get out positive news.

The Death Of A PR Firm, By Bad PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

When it was called out for crossing ethical lines by using false propaganda and fake grassroots in 2011, Bell Pottinger blasted critics but apparently never saw fit to police its methods. Crenshaw Communications crisis management imPRessions public relations reputation Bell Pottingern PR

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An Open Letter to Public Relations Professionals

B2B PR Sense

PR pros can't afford to risk any blemish staining a brand's reputation. The burden of proof will fall on PR professionals to ensure their stories are as authoritative as possible, buttressed by facts and supporting documents. Ethical Behavior Is Even More Important.

Is Any PR Good PR?

Media Bullseye

An earnings release from earlier this year documents revenue from the second quarter of this year in comparison to last year. With the release of Blackfish, as well as SeaWorld’s PR mishaps that followed, public perception of the company and its ethical practices shifted.

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Why legal trouble is just the tip of the iceberg

PR Daily

Balancing the two can be the difference between a reputational crisis and a smooth outcome. Eventually, they are all resolved, but, as they’re being litigated, they present a special reputational challenge for businesses and executives. How litigation impacts reputation management.

An AI in PR primer

Stephen Waddington

You can review the results in this document. It’s essential for reputation monitoring and crisis management. Paid social was initially viewed as an ethically murky area for PR. However there’s a protected subset of skills: law, ethics, professional and ethics.

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Journalists broadcast from San Bernardino suspects’ home

PR Daily

Still, it couldn’t help the reputation of the Fourth Estate—to say nothing of law enforcement—when a journalistic scrum overran the apartment of suspects in the San Bernardino mass shooting Friday and began live-broadcasting and -tweeting the scene.

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4 Ways PR Creates Brand Attachment

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

It is well documented that today’s rising generations value a company’s ethical stance and an authentic commitment to social responsibility. While top-tier marketing and advertising are valuable, associated PR campaigns can help propel a brand to the next level of emotional attachment.

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Why authenticity is crucial for diversity and inclusion initiatives

PR Daily

The results are being documented in marketing, sales, recruitment, retention, innovation, productivity, morale and bottom-line performance. B) Failure to be inclusive poses financial and reputational risks.

FIFA seeks to rebound as ex-honchos are cited in $80M pay flap

PR Daily

For FIFA, it’s a staggering revelation—and perhaps a necessary next step toward restoring its reputation. Blatter and Valcke deny wrongdoing but were banned for six and 12 years, respectively, by FIFA's ethics committee,” the AP reports.

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Apple and Google mum amid outrage over Saudi wife-tracking app

PR Daily

Your reputation is tied to your product line. Your company might be known for great customer service and high-end technology, but if you are peddling software that crosses a moral or ethical line for your consumers, expect backlash.

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Amid red-hot immigration debate, U.S. tech leaders speak out

PR Daily

Do their statements strengthen their brand reputation or risk turning off consumers? Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is supporting legacy mail, calendar, messaging and document management workloads. America’s moral and ethical leadership is at stake.

Is Your Agency Failing You? Here’s 5 Warning Signs That They Are

PR Matters

It’s important to be aware of the tell-tale warning signs of an agency’s incompetency, before it is too late to avoid damage to your company’s reputation. They kiss your arse instead of telling you like it is about reputation management issues.

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Spotting a Problem Client Before It’s Too Late

Solo PR Pro

Do they show a propensity towards repeatedly revising documents and continually reworking something unnecessarily? This can provide fertile ground for ethical – and legal – issues to possibly arise.

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


Sponsors from Speedo to Ralph Lauren fell away from Lochte, as social media posters and journalists feasted on the crushed reputation of the 32-year-old Olympian. The cover-up cost him four sponsors, his reputation and – maybe – his career.”.

PR Rock Stars: 3M’s Heather Cmiel

Communications Conversations

Professionally the organization has helped me grow skill sets and build a reputation in this community. PRSA has a code of ethics. First is elevating the code and making it understood that ethics matter. We need to talk about why ethics matter now more than ever.

AT&T and Novartis doing damage control in light of Michael Cohen deals

PR Daily

The New York Times wrote : “Our company has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons these last few days and our reputation has been damaged,” Mr. Stephenson wrote in a memo to employees. million, not the $400 accounted for in the Avenatti documents.

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

PR Conversations

Again, I don’t know if research has been done, but as a profession we should be aware of, and document, incidences of PTSD that have arisen post crisis along with other aspects of individual health and well being.

Who talks to (and about) colleagues like that?

PR Conversations

Mentally rolling her eyes, she begins to reconsider the competitor’s offer of employment—a higher position, autonomy and salary than her current scenario—first heard about from a recruiter who had researched her reputation, experience and abilities quite thoroughly.