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Corporate Reputation And The Whistleblower Culture

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Tom Mueller, who interviewed over 200 corporate whistleblowers for his book Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud , proclaims this “the age of the whistleblower.”. The internal and external mantra needs to be: If you see something, say something.

Corporate Reputation And The Whistleblower Culture

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Tom Mueller, who interviewed over 200 corporate whistleblowers for his book Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud , proclaims this “the age of the whistleblower.”. Any crisis manager knows that it’s easier to prevent a reputation crisis than to clean it up after the fact.

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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.

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.

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

PR Conversations

When it comes to reputation, there is little distinction between a real conflict and a perceived one. Even more unnerving was that the anchor— and, on occasion, other journalists affiliated with the TV network—interviewed his agency’s clients on show segments.

Expert interview – Scott Guthrie on PR in the Digital Age


We seek to earn positive reputations for our clients by aligning client expectations with the expectations of publics. Today, in the social age, public relations practitioners have the opportunity to be ethical guardians. As external communicators we should realise that good corporate reputation is no longer a ‘nice to have’. As internal communicators we should be helping empower employees to become advocates. Who is Scott Guthrie?

PR can do only so much; reputation management goes far deeper

PR Daily

Those organizations each resorted to a news conference, a press release, a catchy marketing slogan or TV interviews in the hope the problem would go away. an international communications consultancy. So, operate an ethically managed, well-intentioned organization.

Good PR a challenge for those making money while doing good

Media Bullseye

Gaul had started out wanting to write a short, feel-good story about blood donations, but the initially cautious, and then somewhat defensive responses he got during a phone interview on the topic compelled him to investigate further—which led to the five-part series he wrote in 1989.

Survey: Most PR Pros Say that Media Relations is Getting Harder – Here’s What You Can Do About It

PR Expanded

The Intersection of Bias, Ethics and PR Stunts in Media Relations. That particular company grew a reputation for manufacturing controversy. In the long run, people will see through it and PR will have failed at its mandate as keeper of the organizational reputation.

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Who talks to (and about) colleagues like that?

PR Conversations

One would hope that a similar consciousness of respect is at the heart of most corporate communications functions , particularly when companies are large enough to commit resources not just to HR but also staff (or a team) dedicated to internal communications.

PRoust Questionnaire: Helen Slater

PR Conversations

High-quality thinking and good, ethical practices. Which real, historical or fictional person or brand would you like to give a reputation makeover? It’s not that she has a bad reputation, but it could do with a bit of a polish.

After the End of Journalism – The Revolution that Turned PR Experts into Publishers, Editors, and Reporters

Maxim Behar's Blog

Throughout all those years that I’ve spent in PR business, I’ve been repeating almost every day that the players in this game should be honest, reputable and creative.

Health care communicatiors scramble to address COVID-19 case in California; Disney, Coca-Cola, JetBlue and more respond to outbreak; and Smithsonian releases 2.8M images

PR Daily

Also: A Facebook Live gaffe enlivens a weather report, what makes a company’s reputation, Ragan’s 2020 Salary and Workplace Culture Survey, and more. What are the factors that help a brand build its reputation? Does this align with your views on reputation?

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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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Misinformation 2.0: Deepfakes are the biggest threat to media today

PR in High Definition

The phrase went viral back in May when a doctored video appeared to show US politician Nancy Pelosi drunk in a TV interview. If a deepfake is released that shows a CEO, for example, acting in a way that damages his or her company’s reputation, public relations becomes critical.

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15 Up-and-Coming PR and Social Media Marketers to Watch

Communications Conversations

I think about people like LeeAnn Rasachak and Sarah Reckard whom I met more than 10 years ago now (they were one of my first PR Rock Star interviews!). Megan’s positive attitude, mature professionalism and outstanding work ethic stood out to both clients and leaders.

PRoust Questionnaire: José Manuel Velasco

PR Conversations

One can’t get more miserable than being forced to incorporate lies (or at least partial truths) as part of a supposedly transparent and ethical speech. Which real, historical or fictional person or brand would you like to give a reputation makeover?

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.”.

The transition from media to PR: Four former journalists talk about the surprises, struggles and wins

Communications Conversations

Those kinds of partnerships will require a delicate balance, so journalists can maintain their ethical standards and brands can achieve a proper ROI, but I think it is an opportunity ripe for the picking. ” The amount of internal planning, which I’m thankful for.

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? Apple CEO Tim Cook denounced the hard-line immigration policy in an interview with the. Internal pressure at Microsoft. America’s moral and ethical leadership is at stake.

How PR pros can fight growing media relations difficulties

PR Daily

Bias, ethics and PR stunts. That particular company grew a reputation for manufacturing controversy, at the same time going bankrupt twice before finally closing forever. Weave parts of the interview that didn’t make it into blog posts and other contributions.

PRoust Questionnaire: Gregor Halff

PR Conversations

Having to deal with internal corruption (similar to other professions, such as the legal one, or accounting firms and rating agencies). more ethical colleagues. Which real, historical or fictional person or brand would you like to give a reputation makeover?

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

PR Conversations

I’d like to challenge this emphasis on the relatively rare type of crisis that generates global headlines and is truly a threat to the survival of an organisation/state institution and its reputation.

7 deadly PR sins to shun

PR Daily

Recently a small, but troubling, study caught the industry’s attention at the International Public Relations Research Symposium. Anonymous interviews with more than 20 high-level PR executives in South Africa revealed that the PR executives admit they lie to the journalists they work with, as well as subordinates and bosses. Lack of transparency can damage the PR-journalist relationship and brand reputation, as seen in the Volkswagen emissions test debacle.

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Facebook PR Exposed

Flatiron Communications

After six months of reporting for which five Times journalists interviewed more than 50 people in and outside of the company, it was clear that Facebook?—?and The stock tanked, but more importantly so did Facebook’s already sullied reputation. Facebook’s (Disbanded?) War Room.