Can Ethical PRs Represent Unethical Clients?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Just look at the pressure on the comms team at Facebook, which has come to epitomize the struggle to do ethical work at a company that is acting in bad faith. It all raises the question: how can a PR professional ethically represent an unethical, or merely controversial, company or individual?

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Can Military Influencers Ethically Use Their Status to Sell Services?

PRSay

Each September, PRSA celebrates Ethics Month, featuring programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). This year’s theme is “Leading With Ethics.” 21 ) and a new Ethics Quiz. .

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ESAs: The Fad-Free Way to Build Your Ethics Muscle

PRSay

Without a doubt, I dread the surgeon’s knife again — just nowhere near as much as I fear facing an ethical challenge professionally and getting it wrong. PRSA members may access the ESA in the Ethics in Communication Community Library on MyPRSA.). Ethics Code of Ethics Ethics Month

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Ethics & doing the right thing in PR

The Resolution Blog

We discuss his experience of upholding ethics in public affairs PR, where responsibility lies in mis-information in the media and why following your heart in communications is so important. The post Ethics & doing the right thing in PR appeared first on PR Resolution — by CoverageBook.

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Leading With Ethics During COVID-19

PRSay

Each September, PRSA celebrates Ethics Month, featuring programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). With such a wide-ranging group to reach, we wanted to ensure that we did so ethically and honestly during the standup.

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PR ethics – PRCA and CIPR warn UK government to tell the truth

Stuart Bruce

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Ethics and ghostwriting

Axia PR

ethicsGhostwriting is a commonplace practice in public relations and can be found everywhere, from your favorite books to the most notable speeches. But what exactly is ghostwriting? It may be easier to start with what ghostwriting isn’t. Ghostwriting isn’t plagiarism.

#PR Expanded Guest Post: Ethical Awareness … It’s Never Too Early

PR Expanded

I know that ethics is “taught” in various forms in most colleges and universities, but I have serious concerns as to whether or not the “real world” is included in the process. But how much “this is why ethical behavior is crucial to the success of your client or employer” reality is included, I’m not sure. Mr. Bernays makes it pretty clear here… ethical people will behave ethically. Ethical awareness…it’s never too early. Ethics Guest Post Leadership PR 2.0

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#PRStudChat Celebrates Ethics Month with a September 21st Twitter Chat

PR Expanded

Throughout the month of September, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), holds several different activities and events to educate members, professionals and students on modern ethics. Dr. Neill will be engaging with students, professionals and other educators in a community chat session via Twitter, discussing today’s ethics and sharing her professional advice. Here are some of the questions and topics that we will be discussing; What does ethics in PR really mean?

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Philanthropist Craig Newmark on Ethical Communication

PRSay

“My idea of ethical behavior is treating people like you want to be treated,” Craig Newmark said. 4 guest for the “PRSA Storytellers Series: Leading With Ethics — A View From the Top,” a live webinar hosted by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards.

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Journalism ethics versus public relations ethics

Axia PR

How do we ensure that communication pros abide by their codes of ethics? Despite unfortunate widespread beliefs, both PR pros and journalists follow strict codes of ethics in their work. Ethics Earned mediaBoth the journalism and public relations industries have always struggled with negative reputations. People have been calling PR practitioners “spin doctors” for decades, and, as the era of fake news fell upon us, it changed the face of journalism.

The #PRStudChat Community Celebrates “Ethics Month” With a September 15th Discussion

PR Expanded

PRSA has designated September as “Ethics Month” with a wide variety of activities to educate and inform members and industry professionals. In the spirit of Ethics Month, #PRStudChat welcomes Kirk Hazlett , APR, Fellow PRSA, on Tuesday, September 15th at 8:30 p.m. ET, as our guest host and moderator, to lead a discussion on ethics and ethical conduct. Ethics Mentoring PR 2.0 PRStudChat Ethical Conduct Ethics Month Kirk Hazlett PR PRSA public relations

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Plank Leaders Discuss Ethics with Scripps PRSSA

Culpwrit

The post Plank Leaders Discuss Ethics with Scripps PRSSA appeared first on culpwrit. Advice from a Pro Future Leaders Guest Post ethics Kelly Lambers Ohio University Scripps PRSSA

The #PRStudChat Community Joins Together for “Ethics – The Heart of Leadership” Twitter Discussion on September 13th

PR Expanded

September is PRSA Ethics Month and #PRStudChat will be holding an ethics discussion on Tuesday, September 13th at 8:30 p.m. Our community of PR students, educators and pros will join together for a dynamic Twitter chat on “Ethics – The Heart of Leadership.” He is also a member of PRSA’s Board of Ethics & Professional Standards. Ethics Event PR 2.0 PRStudChat Ethical Conduct Kirk Hazlett Leadership PRSA Ethics Months public relations

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Around the Clock Ethics

Solo PR Pro

Why it's important to make ethical behavior more than what you do at work but who you are all the time. This study validates the importance of not simply “towing the line” for professional purposes but also integrating ethics into our overall conduct. Living the Life ethical behavior

Bits, Bytes and the Ethics of Data

PRSay

Data has always informed the work of PR professionals, but the sheer volume of information available today raises new ethical and moral questions about what we collect, curate, share and use. In their quest for research funding, some data scientists might forego scientific rigor and ethical considerations. While we need measures to safeguard our information, it’s equally important to consider the ethics of the data we curate and use. Ethics Business Ethics Data data privacy

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When Passion Meets Ethics

PRSay

This pretty much frames most ethical dilemmas, doesn’t it? That’s probably one of the biggest challenges for ethical decision making — knowing that we sometimes have to make firm decisions as though dark clouds are above us during times when, figuratively speaking, we look out our windows and the sun is still shining and no one around us seems concerned. Real ethical dilemmas are more nuanced, with deep roots, long histories, serious ramifications and lots of gray areas.

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Sometimes, the Ethical Choice Means Caring When Others Don’t

PRSay

Each September, PRSA celebrates Ethics Month, featuring programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). Please join the discussion via #PRSAChat and #EthicsMonth, and follow along with our ethics-related blog posts, webinars and Twitter chats throughout the month. For me, keeping the money without doing the work conflicted with the business ethics and personal morals that I had learned early in my career.

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Bringing Your Whole Self to Ethical Behavior

PRSay

This study validates the importance of not simply “towing the line” for professional purposes but also integrating ethics into our overall conduct. Through this lens, the PRSA Code of Ethics can serve as a valuable reference point for helping PR professionals to behave ethically inside, as well as outside, of their work environments. Professional communicators are in a unique position to drive trust in organizations and support creating ethical cultures in the workplace.

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Report: 62% of comms pros faced an ethical challenge in the past year

PR Daily

As the media landscape transforms and rampant misinformation frays social norms, communicators must adhere to a rigorous code of ethics. Six in 10 comms pros report having at least one encounter with an ethical dilemma in the past year: ( Image via ).

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Ethics and You: Leading the Way

PRSay

As PR counsel to clients or employers who rely on our input to ensure that their actions are viewed favorably by the public and the media, proactive ethical guidance is paramount. With this in mind, we turn back to our ethical responsibilities. And this means that we must be ready, willing and able to speak up when our ethical antennae detect actions or words that have the potential to incite distrust or displeasure, or both. Ethics BEPS Ethics Month

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Ethics Month 2019: A Celebration of ‘Ethics Every Day’

PRSay

On any given day, PR professionals from entry-level associates to senior executives face ethical dilemmas. How can PR professionals ensure ethical decision-making on a daily basis? In honor of PRSA’s annual Ethics Month in September, the Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS) will host programming focused on the theme “Ethics Every Day,” to emphasize how we as communicators can integrate ethics into our decisions and actions 365 days a year.

A Foundation in Ethics Is Built in Our Childhood

PRSay

According to Michael Josephson, founder and president of the Joseph & Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics , one of the central pieces of teaching children about ethics is that “parents need to have a focused notion of what values are important to the family.” For some of us, the ethical dilemmas we deal with pale in comparison to what assaults our senses in a 24/7 news cycle. The Josephson Institute offers a wealth of information on ethical behavior.

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The Ethics of PR Consultancies in “Choosing” Clients

Ishmael's Corner

The post The Ethics of PR Consultancies in “Choosing” Clients appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. As the world becomes increasingly transparent, professional service firms need to know more about their clients and their potential clients.

Ethics Right at Your Fingertips

PRSay

Each September, PRSA celebrates Ethics Month, featuring programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). This year’s theme is “Ethics Every Day.” ” Please join the discussion via #PRethics, and follow along with our ethics-related blog posts, webinars and Twitter Chats throughout the month. Take moment and scroll to the middle of the page on the left and check out the ethics tab that says Explore.

An Ethical, Decision-Making Model to Consider

PRSay

How do we ethically communicate and make decisions in a manner that considers the best interests for all — including employers, clients, members of key publics and stakeholders? What matters is the ability to treat key members of the public with fairness, dignity and respect that is afforded to them as rational and reasoning individuals as prescribed by Immanuel Kant’s deontological philosophy , or “duty ethics.” Ethics BEPS Code of Ethics Ethics Month

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Code of PR Ethics: The Gray Area of Communicating a Point of View

Sword and the Script

I think I could make a case arguing the ethics either way. PR Ethics of Communicating a Point of View As with many of the questions on this survey, we offered an optional open-ended comment field asking “why?” Communicators are “always” accurate and truthful: Business ethics. “If

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Consumers unmasked: New study reveals key buying triggers, as brand ethics become critical

Agility PR Solutions

The post Consumers unmasked: New study reveals key buying triggers, as brand ethics become critical appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. As we approach a full-on post-COVID world (sooner than later, hopefully!),

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Saying ‘No’ to the Boss: Building Your Ethics Portfolio

PRSay

In its recently released report , the Commission on Public Relations Education recommended adding a course in ethics to the core PR curriculum. According to the Commission, ethics is “more essential than ever in our current age of disinformation, alternative facts and ‘fake news.’”. Of course, ethics has always been essential to professional success in public relations — just as ethics is essential to successful practice in all professions. Making ethical decisions.

How PR students see ethics as the foundation for future work

PR Daily

For young pros, already developing projects as part of their agency groups on campus, an ethical backbone to PR work offers path through uncertain future. Ethics is the underlying principle upon which all great PR lessons are based. Ethics build trust.

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Hate Speech and Ethics: A 3-Dimensional Issue

PRSay

Each September, PRSA celebrates Ethics Month, featuring programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). This year’s theme is “Ethics Every Day.” Please join the discussion via #PRethics, and follow along with our ethics-related blog posts, webinars and Twitter Chats throughout the month. Ethics BEPS Ethics Month free speech

Ethics: It’s All About Honesty

PRSay

Each September, PRSA recognizes Public Relations Ethics Month, supported by programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). This year’s theme, Public Relations Ethics: Strengthening Our Core, guides a special focus on the six core values highlighted in the PRSA Code of Ethics. Recently, a PRSA member asked me for ethics advice: His company had asked him to write glowing online reviews of a company product that had slumping sales.

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Public Relations Is at the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Ethics

PRSay

Each September, PRSA celebrates Ethics Month, featuring programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). Since then, and for the foreseeable future, no small amount of conversation centers on the ethical issues at play.

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20 Top PR Pros Share the Ethical Advice That’s Guided Them Through Their Careers

PRSay

Editor’s note: To promote the Global Alliance’s first Global Ethics Month , PRsay is posting wisdom from thought leaders on the subject to help showcase that #EthicsMatter. During interviews for my blog and podcast EthicalVoices.com , I always ask my guests the following: What is the best ethics advice they’ve received in their career? ” Kirk Hazlett, APR, Fellow PRSA: “Ethics is just this: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

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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. Without rigorous study and application of ethical principles, trust is inevitably lost, and without trust the PR function and organizational life deteriorate into dysfunction or failure. PRSA research confirms that our members view PRSA’s ethics programs as our most important content area, and our most valued versus other sources.

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? As PR pros and according to PRSA’s Code of Ethics, we have an obligation to be honest and accurate in all communications and avoid deceptive practices. Can we be ethical when dealing with a crisis?

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Are Millennials Equipped to be Ethical PR Leaders?

PRSay

Moving from tactical positions to more strategic roles is a significant milestone, but are they equipped to recognize and manage the ethical challenges they will face? Page Center and the PRSA Board of Ethics & Professional Standards (BEPS). The 19% who responded indicated: They do not feel prepared to provide ethics counsel. Only one-third indicated they felt prepared to offer ethics counsel. Only 41 percent said they were familiar with PRSA’s Code of Ethics.

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The Ethics of Silence and of Speaking Up

PRSay

Keeping a secret can be a form of silence that is highly ethical. Two of the fundamental values of the PRSA Code of Ethics are fairness and loyalty. Emmanuel Tchividjian is the principal and owner of The Markus Gabriel Group , an ethics and communication consulting practice. Emmanuel was for close to 20 years a senior vice president and chief ethics officer at Ruder Finn. Tchividjian was certified Compliance & Ethics Professional from the SCCE in 2006.

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PR Ethics … “You CAN Handle the Truth”

Waxing UnLyrical

It most often bubbles up when I find myself confronted by a situation that presents an ethical challenge. The Public Relations Society of America makes it crystal-clear that “Honesty” is a key element in its Code of Ethics. “We Kirk Hazlett, APR, Fellow PRSA, is Adjunct Professor of Communication at the University of Tampa (his new hometown) and, in addition, serves as Ethics Officer for PRSA Tampa Bay. Ethics Public Relations ethics kirk hazlett PR Code of Ethics

Trust: Business Tops Media and Government in Ethics and Competence, Finds Survey

Sword and the Script

Businesses are increasingly viewed as more ethical and competent than government, media and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Business is ethical and competent. According to the survey, business was the only institution that respondents classified as both ethical and competent.

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