When Passion Meets Ethics


This pretty much frames most ethical dilemmas, doesn’t it? In the process, I knew that I may have put my family’s financial security and my career in the balance. Real ethical dilemmas are more nuanced, with deep roots, long histories, serious ramifications and lots of gray areas.

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5 Insights From The Best Emails Newsletters in Financial Services

Contently - Strategy

Email newsletters are a particularly useful tool for financial services companies, especially if you’re writing about personal finance. We surveyed the best financial email newsletters, drawing inspiration from many of them.

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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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Ethics: It’s All About Honesty


Each September, PRSA recognizes Public Relations Ethics Month, supported by programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). Ethics Thought Leadership Code of Ethics Ethics Month

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The Integral Role of Ethics in Investor Relations


A few months ago, I read something from a PR professional that revealed a certain amount of confusion over the matter of investor relations (IR) and ethics. Also, I’d add that to describe an ethical decision as a “dilemma” may be a bit melodramatic. Simplifying our ethical choices.

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Definers Saga and the State of PR Ethics

Flack's Revenge

It made me think of broader questions about PR ethics, which I’ve explored before here, and the state of communications today. Some may think “PR ethics” is an oxymoron. The post Definers Saga and the State of PR Ethics appeared first on.

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Ethisphere’s Global Ethics Summit Recap: Diversity as a Business Imperative


A recurring discussion at Ethisphere’s two-day Global Ethics Summit in New York City was how diversity and inclusion initiatives are changing the way businesses operate, altering everything from hiring practices and internal communications to consumer outreach.

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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. When it’s time to share quarterly financial data, make sure you educate consumers about the reasons behind your ups and downs.

Companies walk a fine line when execs are ousted for ethics violations

PR Daily

Several companies have ousted their CEO or other high-profile leaders due to “code of ethics violations,” veiled language that indicates a potential crisis for the company’s brand. Companies also take care to avoid implying fraud or other financial problems are behind a leader’s departure.

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Financial Times needs to know Thomas Cook didn’t need better communications advice

Stuart Bruce

For what it does to be framed and guided by human decency and ethics. Such morally dubious behaviour can only have happened in a company where ethical behaviour isn’t baked into its corporate DNA.

LinkedIn Social Selling for MDRT Financial Services and Insurance Pros


I'm excited to present LinkedIn social selling marketing strategies for financial services and insurance pros at MDRT's annual conference in Vancouver!! MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. It's almost here!

Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 Act Brings Change to Dodd-Frank Disclosure Requirements

Beyond PR

While we were all enthusiastically traveling back (on June 9) from the 2017 NIRI Annual Conference in Orlando, the House of Representatives passed the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 (FCA2017), a bill predominantly intended to undo various aspects of Dodd-Frank. Their code of ethics.

Good News for Leaders, Here’s What #Millennials Like About You

PR Expanded

Financial performance should not be the only measure of success. Use Ethics and your good judgment by exercising your values and beliefs with every interaction and being true to yourself through your communication.

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Disinformation in Business and Facts, Diplomacy, and Trust as Countermeasures [UML]

Sword and the Script

The concern here isn’t just for the ethics of data and psychology in business persuasion – but also the ability to recognize when it’s being used against you. PR academic marketing theory fake news and disinformation persuasion theory PR ethics PR theory unscripted marketing

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Trust Me, I’m a Communicator

Waxing UnLyrical

The question of ethics is one that seems simple, but can become quite complex. Certainly, there are legal ethics, and there are parameters and guidelines that are encoded in law that must be followed. Ethics Public Relations Communicator john friedman PR Code of Ethics

Being Loyal Can Teach Hard Truths in a Hurry


Each September, PRSA recognizes Public Relations Ethics Month, supported by programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). Risky behavior financially, but true and required. In this case, we kept the client, who learned something about ethics.

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Bank Stress Tests Complete. Could Your Bank Now Pass a “Reputation” Test?

Reputation Us

Each year the Federal Reserve conducts a financial health checkup on banks, called a stress test , to determine how solid they are. banks have significantly rebounded from the 2008 financial shock. How does a financial institution measure up to the competition?

CEO reputation and PR: How online challenges have intensified brand risk

Media Bullseye

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review examined the increasing likelihood that CEOs who have ethical lapses will be dismissed. The study found that there has been a notable increase in the number of CEO dismissals because of ethical indiscretions.

Future of PR and social media for International Air Transport Association crisis communications conference

Stuart Bruce

I will be talking about mobile, data and wearable technology as the drivers and ethics, real time and content as the issues. We’ll look at ethics and governance. The first and foremost for me is ethics and governance. It has always been ethically wrong to mislead and lie.

EpiPen Reaction: How Digital Communications Impacts Advocacy and Public Affairs

Media Bullseye

In particular, parents of children with severe allergies have been outspoken on social media accounts and blogs, as well as on online campaign sites, about the financial burden their families faced. Ethics Feature

The PR measurement myth of ROI

Stuart Bruce

There are lots of financial numbers you can report on that aren’t ROI. For example you replace one tactic with another lower cost one that generates the same or better results and measure the financial saving. CIPR Ethics Measurement and Evaluation PRCA public relations

Which sectors will be hot or not in technology PR in 2017?

PR in High Definition

it takes a lot more staying power to provide services to the financial services industry and thrive over three to four years. Many of these issues will verge on the philosophical, as people and organisations debate the ethics, morality and liability involved with autonomous vehicles – not least of all the impact on the insurance industry! Claire Walker PR Industry news Technology communications driverless cars financial services fintech marketing PR trends technology

CIPR general election manifesto

Stuart Bruce

” This is about looking at issues such as Integrated Reporting (IR) which means that companies don’t just produce annual financial reports, but ones that look at broader performance indicators on the economy, society, environment etc.

PRSA 2017–2019 Strategic Plan: “Framework for the Future,”


Our Code of Ethics remains the standard for performance, and we have added a collegiate credential. PRSA News change cyber security Diversity Ethics Framework for the Future intention measurement mobile strategic plan vision

CBI sets out urgent requirement for internal and external communication on AI

Stephen Waddington

Ethics, employee engagement and wider stakeholder management are the three pillars of the CBI’s report AI: Ethics into practice. UK businesses have an opportunity to lead by example and take an ethical approach to the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) according to the CBI.

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. By Dr Kevin Ruck.

What we are missing about Deepfakes and Fake News in 2020?

Waxing UnLyrical

For most of my career, I have worked with financial services companies and anti-fraud companies. As the ethical guardians of our organizations, we need to hold the line and come clean when some manager or staffer does it without our knowing about it. Guest post by Mark W. McClennan.

In Memoriam: Reed Bolton Byrum, APR, Fellow PRSA


Skilled in mergers and acquisitions, Byrum counseled companies on financial structures and market positioning. counseling high-tech companies and financial institutions. Reed Bolton Byrum, APR, Fellow PRSA, died on Oct. 14 following a battle with esophageal cancer. He was 71.

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6 B2B Tech Trends From CES 2020

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

They discussed the ethics of data sourcing and activation to a packed room in Aria. Instead, the underlying problem is that tech companies have been slow to recognize D&I as a cultural, operational and financial benefit. CES 2020 is officially a wrap.

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5 ways an MBA can transform your career

PR Daily

My MBA helped me feel more comfortable speaking the same financial language as my colleagues.”. She’s not alone in that affirmation. “An MBA elevates your financial literacy,” says Frank Ovaitt, CEO Emeritus at the Institute for Public Relations. “It

How To Protect Reputation In The Age Of Leaks

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Last year the Securities and Exchange Commission announced it passed the $100 million mark for the payment of whistleblower awards, leading to $500 million in financial remediation paid by companies. Most companies hire PR agencies to help them get out positive news.

How and why B2B companies must embrace CSR

PR Daily

Values alignment is a major business responsibility as consumers look into companies’ ethics, actions and financial flows. Corporate social responsibility efforts such as sustainability and human rights are no longer a mandate solely for consumer-facing enterprises.

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How Facebook’s crisis response missed the mark

PR Daily

Create an ethics board. To remedy this situation, Facebook created an institutional review board (IRB)—an independent third-party group with no stake in the company’s financial performance—to review and approve all proposed research that involves users’ personal information.

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

Critical Mention

meaning diversity, advocacy, technology and ethics. Ethics is our foundation, and the guidance that we give through our Code of Ethics in concert with our Board of Ethics and Professional Standards is what research has shown our members appreciate and value the most about PRSA.

Future of PR: 2020 edition

Stephen Waddington

Tackling fake news and disinformation: an ethical issue that strikes at the heart of practice 6. Tackling fake news and disinformation: an ethical issue that strikes at the heart of practice The great hope of the web was that it would democratise the publication and sharing of information.

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How Facebook’s crisis response missed the mark

PR Daily

Create an ethics board. Be an ethical trendsetter. Bringing in a third-party ethics research group can show customers that the company is remaining humble in times of a PR crisis. Establish yourself as an ethical leader. It’s been a tough year for Facebook’s PR teams.

Crisis 101

Bank Stress Tests Complete. Could Your Bank Now Pass a “Reputation” Test?

Reputation Us

Each year the Federal Reserve conducts a financial health checkup on banks, called a stress test , to determine how solid they are. 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. banks have significantly rebounded from the 2008 financial shock. How does a financial institution measure up to the competition?

The Latest Insights on Gen Z, Tomorrow’s Target Audience

Contently - Strategy

On the other hand, this opens opportunities for ethical, useful content marketing in the next few decades. As these kids grow older, they’ll be less hesitant than previous generations to enjoy branded content, and your brand can lead the movement to sell to this demo ethically.

When to Ask for a Media Retraction and When to Bite Your Tongue


I recall a finance class in first year when someone mentioned ethics. and the professor promptly wrote the word “ethics” in really tiny letters in a corner of the chalkboard. That’s where ethics belong,” he said, only half-jokingly.

Investing in Corporate Reputation Via Responsible, ESG Investing

Reputation Us

These elements are key to achieving increased profitability and long-term financial success. By being socially responsible, a company demonstrates that it incorporates ethical practices into how it does business. Many positive trends suggest that an ESG reputation—not just ESG behavior—are of increasing importance to companies and funds,” said a prominent financial advisor who has to remain anonymous due to industry regulations on commenting about such investments.