Ethics: Not Just a Policy

PRSay

To paraphrase a friend of mine “Ethics should not just be a policy. Ethics is central to effective public relations. I wrote a few years ago about training your ethical mind and the lessons still hold true today. Supporting Ethical Journalism – Sept.

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).

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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. Ethics Mentoring PR 2.0

Ethics Doesn’t Take Vacations

PRSay

But there’s one aspect of public relations that doesn’t get to take time off…ethical practice and behavior. Ethical considerations are with us constantly…when we wake in the morning, and when we finally fall asleep at night. There are no vacations for ethics. via LinkedIn.

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.”

Ethics and Accountability in Public Relations are Non-Negotiable

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ve been known to “wax unlyrical” time and again with my view of what comprises good/ethical/professional public relations. Ethics,” in a nutshell, is about doing the right thing. . Because ethics and accountability in public relations are non-negotiable.

R.I.P. For PR Spin: Ethics, Public Relations and The Imminent Death of “Spin”

MaccaPR

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has declared this September as "Ethics Awareness Month," complete with "The New Era of Authenticity" as a theme. There’s also a Google+ Hangout on PR ethics, webinars and a #PRethics hashtag.

Study: Millennials unprepared to serve as ‘ethical conscience’ in PR

PR Daily

Ethics is a bedrock of contemporary public relations, whether it’s avoiding conflicts of interest or resisting the temptation to give a pair of your client’s racing skis to a sports magazine columnist. The study, “ Silent & unprepared: Most millennial practitioners have notembraced role as ethical conscience ,” found significant differences in preparedness to offer ethical counseling between generations. Not expecting ethical dilemmas.

How APR Training Impacts Perceptions And Readiness To Provide Ethics Counsel

PRSay

New research published in the journal, Public Relations Review , supports the value of the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential when it comes to preparedness and likelihood to offer ethics counsel. The second most popular format for ethics training was PRSA chapter programming.

White House scrambles after Kellyanne Conway’s ethics misstep

PR Daily

In the interview, Conway promoted the brand—violating an ethics rule that restricts government employees from making endorsements. Though Spicer didn’t say much, MSN reported: “The White House reaction was a rare acknowledgment of an ethical misstep.”.

New York ethics board requiring PR pros to register as lobbyists

PR Daily

On Tuesday, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics voted 10-3 to approve an advisory opinion that requires PR pros to register as lobbyists if communicating with members of the news media. New regulations in New York are making PR pros and journalists see red.

Let’s Think About Ethics

PRSay

Believing we’re ethical and conducting ourselves ethically are two different things. While many of us claim to like the idea of ethics, it’s hard to ignore the all-too-frequent headlines about public servants and corporate figures whose ethical behavior leaves a lot to be desired. Ethics BEPS ESAs Media

PREthics: Integral to Achieving Your APR

PRSay

Ethics in public relations is a significant focus in APR preparation and the exam; just as it is the […]. Ethics APR BEPS Code of Ethics PR ethics Study GuidePutting the letters APR after my name was a milestone, as it is for many public relations professionals.

Will an ethical lapse haunt the ghostwriting profession?

PR Daily

Instead we should be talking about the ethics of ghost writers —our obligation to protect our clients by dispatching our duties with integrity.

We want to honor the most ethical organizations

PR Daily

Claire Walker’s opposition to “Wearable technology is an ethical nightmare for the PR, marketing and communications professions” motion

PR in High Definition

Below is the transcript of Firefly CEO, Claire Walker’s opposition to the motion that “Wearable technology is an ethical nightmare for the PR, marketing and communications professions” given during a CIPR debate at the House of Commons on the 7th July 2014. My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, A great deal has been said about wearable technology being an ethical […].

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.

Defining and Defending Truth

PRSay

The PRSA C ode of Ethics states that: “We adhere to the highest standards of accuracy and truth in advancing the interests of those we represent and in communicating with the public.”. Emmanuel Tchividjian is the ethics officer at Ruder Finn.

American Apparel updates code of ethics

PR Daily

Clothing store American Apparel and the word “ethics” have never gone exactly hand-in-hand. The change is starting from within, with a new 6,200-word ethics code on the company website. The new ethics code comes with new leadership.

Your Executives’ Reputations Impact Your Brand, Whether You Like It or Not

Melissa Agnes

And in a crisis, especially a crisis that questions the ethics of either the personal or the professional brand, this reality gets amplified. Therefore, his personal moral and ethical choices are, at least in part, a reflection on his organization; and.

Double-dipping exposes reputation risk in blurred boundaries of PR and journalism

PR Conversations

For public relations practitioners committed to ethics and professionalism, the natural first instinct was self-righteous shock. Most codes of ethics are clear about why this is wrong. When it comes to reputation, there is little distinction between a real conflict and a perceived one.

PREthics: Social Media and Reputational Risk

PRSay

Ethics BEPS Facebook risk RPIEA lot has changed in just a few years. Not long ago, the discussion of social media and reputational risk focused internally on what the company was doing to “be social.”

If you have a #PR “To Do” List, Then You May Also Need a PR “Don’t Do” List

PR Expanded

The focus should be on your ethical approach to public communication through all media formats. Ethics should always be top of mind in your communication. Ethics Mentoring PR 2.0 Most professionals I know have a running To Do list.

A communicator’s guide to mitigating the risk of greenwashing

PR Conversations

Ensure the communication is consistent with the company’s ethics and culture. That is the case for the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa’s (PRISA) code of ethics.

Can Digital Content Really Be Effective and Ethical at the Same time?

PRSay

Driven by tough new rulings from the Federal Trade Commission, digital PR professionals more than ever need to commit themselves and their employers to ethical practice and behavior, especially when it comes to full disclosure and transparency in sponsored content and earned placement.

Daley’s Razor: On Healthcare Communications & Fake News

PRSay

That’s at the very core of PRSA’s Code of Ethics and the recent statement from PRSA’s 2017 Chair, Jane Dvorak, APR, Fellow PRSA , about “alternative facts.” As Jane writes “Honest, ethical professionals never spin, mislead or alter facts. PR Specialization Code of Ethics Daley’s Razor Dvorak Ethics fake news healthcare PRSA Health Academy razor“Compelling, if true.”.

Ethical Public Relations – Why It’s Important and Tips for Conduct

Solo PR Pro

Anyone in public relations for any length of time will certainly encounter his or her share of ethical dilemmas. We were joined by Bonnie Uprigh t and PRSA to discuss the following questions on ethics: 1. Do you ever find yourself needing to educate clients on ethical practices?

Did the US election kill ethical PR?

ReimaginePR

Ethical dilemmas & existential angst. Right around election time, I was fortunate to speak to students at McGill University in Montreal about ethics in social media, and at Humber College in Toronto about socially responsible communications. It wasn’t a dream. It really happened!

Facebook responds to backlash over ethic affinity marketing tool

PR Daily

Facebook execs responded this week to accusations that they’re skirting anti-discrimination laws by allowing advertisers to target users by their ethnicity.

Career Lessons from Bridgegate: Don’t be a Savior or a Martyr

PR Job Coach

Ethics rules. Personal ethics matter. Ethical behavior is de rigueur for any career and critical to career survival and growth. If you crossed the line in the sand on ethics or even made a mild faux pas, admit, apologize, fix and move on, all the wiser.

Storytelling, PR, and Measurement

Waxing UnLyrical

The need for truth and transparency within public relations was born out of necessity after the communication industry had developed a black-eye by turning a blind eye to ethics. [Ed: we’d originally paused our publishing schedule as we had no idea how today was going to turn out.

Responsible communication leadership: putting employees first

PR Conversations

Often fingers point at business schools, regarding their failure to incorporate ethics into programmes. A new term has emerged for an elevated emphasis on ethical business practice: responsible leadership. By Dr Kevin Ruck.

Paying for the destruction of public relations

PR Conversations

And let’s not think about ethics – or social justice – or worry about feminism, when clearly all women are bothered about is bread. Current PR Conversations PR Techster Consumerist society Creative capitalism Davos Ethical consumerism PESO promotion

If you have a #PR “To Do” List, Then You May Also Need a PR “Don’t Do” List

PR Expanded

The focus should be on your ethical approach to public communication through all media formats. Ethics should always be top of mind in your communication. Ethics Mentoring PR 2.0 Most professionals I know have a running To Do list.

PREthics & Native Advertising

PRSay

Ethics #PREthics Advertising BEPS communication Deceptively Formatted Advertisements ESA Federal Trade Commission (FTC) native advertisingPR Teams – Be On Alert Late last year, the Federal Trade Commission issued guidelines for native advertising, a topic of much discussion in 2016. These guidelines have implications for public relations professionals to consider. A look at current and past practices, such as product and company publicity, makes this evident.

Why public relations must wake up to wearables

PR Conversations

My question is this: What are public relations and communication management professionals doing to educate their organisations (and/or governments and leaders) as to the ethical and moral implications of the social shifts ahead?

Web Ad Blocking – is it Ethical?

PRSay

Is ad-blocking ethical? The PRSA code of ethics states that: “protecting and advancing the free flow of accurate and truthful information is essential to serving the public interest and contributing to informed decision making in a democratic society.”.

PRoust Questionnaire: Sean Kelly

PR Conversations

Sincerity, loyalty, sound judgment, trustworthiness and a commitment to the values and ethical foundations of the PR profession—which just happen to be expressed in the CPRS Code of Professional Standards —are the qualities I most admire.

It’s 2015 and #PRDiversity Is Still An Issue

Waxing UnLyrical

Ethics Public Relations State of PR #PRDiversity diversity in public relations PRSA Diversity Committee PRWeek 2014 Agency Business ReportEd: Did you do a double take? Yes, you get TWO guest posts this week. I’ll be back in the blogging saddle next week. And that’s no double talk.

Join Us for This Week’s #SoloPR Topic Chat: Ethics

Solo PR Pro

We’ll be discussing an interesting and challenging topic for all public relations professionals: ethics. September is Ethics Awareness Month at PRSA , and we’ll be joined by fellow indie and PRSA Board member Bonnie Upright (@BonnieUpright). This is a chance to discuss ethics with the #solopr chat’s trademark candor and wisdom. Questions for our Topic Chat on Ethics will include: 1. Do you ever find yourself needing to educate clients on ethical practices?