5 lessons in ethics from PR disasters

PR Daily

The crisis brought on by negligence made many question the company's motives and ethics, and it’s still a cautionary tale for communications professionals. Let’s look at cases in which other PR pros violated ethical guidelines in order to advance their organizations’ means.

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Teamwork Is a Contact Sport

Waxing UnLyrical

in team sports. Social media interaction isn’t exactly a team sport. I also try to instill the “we’re a team” ethic in my PR Concentration students at Curry College , all of whom came of age in the “social” era…or should we say “ anti -social” era???

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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.

Downing Street’s communications revolutionary

Stephen Waddington

It also challenged everything that we know about ethical communications. The Parliamentary Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee led by Damian Collins scrutinised the referendum campaign. My article last week outlines the developing narrative and numerous ethical issues.

Civility as Professional Imperative

PRSay

Some of the answers lie in PRSA’s Code of Ethics , and I believe that acting on its principles is imperative for those who would call themselves PR professionals. That approach is ethical and effective, and can even elevate your career to its own Mount Rushmore.

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Astroturfing has no place in modern public relations or public affairs

Stephen Waddington

It has been widely criticised for the propagation of misinformation on the platform most recently in a report on fake news by the Parliamentary Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee. ethicsPropaganda has no place in modern public affairs or public relations.

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.

Ashley Judd, Feminism, and Social Media

Waxing UnLyrical

There are thousands of tweets like it sent by sports fans every day. Ethics Social Media ashley judd feminism Twitter On March 15th, actress and the world’s most famous University of Kentucky fan, Ashley Judd sent a (now deleted) tweet about her thoughts on a basketball game. It was not a kind tweet, sent in the heat of the moment. In response to that tweet, Judd received many threats of physical and sexual assault. Her reaction?

4 writing lessons from Deadspin

PR Daily

Amid an internet lousy with anodyne sports blogs, Deadspin stood out like a sore, mangled thumb (or middle finger, more like). After a now infamous “stick to sports” diktat from its corporate overlords, the entire editorial staff quit , leaving the website a voiceless, flavorless husk.

Why public relations must wake up to wearables

PR Conversations

We are not just talking about a few people sporting Google Glasses, or measuring their heartbeats via the latest wristband or smart watch. Yet I wonder how well equipped practitioners are when it comes to deal with the ethical dimensions we will find ourselves exploring?

United we Brand? Top Reads on Corporate Activism

Flack's Revenge

More controversial efforts have included Dick’s Sporting Goods stand on guns , Nike’s Colin Kaepernick ad and Gillette’s campaigns regarding inclusion. This movement, if successful would compel them to balance profits and ethics.

#MeToo Slams Under Armour: Can It Recover?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Our heightened awareness – and the corporate reluctance to address systemic misbehavior – presents serious public relations challenges for established companies in every sector from technology and media to food service and sports.

Sepp Blatter, other FIFA heads suspended

PR Daily

On Tuesday, the FIFA Ethics Committee announced that FIFA’s president, Sepp Blatter, along with its vice president, Michel Platini, and its secretary general, Jérôme Valcke, were banned from all European football activities—both national and international—for 90 days.

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Recap Part I: #PRStudChat Discusses PR Education & Learning

PR Expanded

As Karen Freberg, a social media professor and guru, tweeted, social media class “can serve as a bridge for other majors like sports, business, etc.” A Guest Post By Ai Zhang, Professor, Stockton University. “To To learn without thinking, one will be lost in his learning.

Nike, other brands pulled into FIFA crisis

PR Daily

authorities absolutely rocked the international sports world. Here’s what happened: Last year, a sports marketing firm owner pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges for accepting bribes for the Nike/Brazil partnership.

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Proud of public relations

Stephen Waddington

There’s a sport in public relations to publicly undermine what we do. Becoming a Chartered practitioner to demonstrate strategic, ethical and leadership credentials is the best and quickest way to do this.” If you’re not proud of working in public relations it’s probably time to find something else to do. Don’t get me wrong, reflection is a positive means of learning, and is something that I practice myself, but self flagellation in industry media helps no one.

Beyoncé’s Ivy Park responds to sweatshop allegations

PR Daily

Advertisements for her Ivy Park brand claim that the line “empowers women through sport.” Ivy Park issued a statement in response: Ivy Park has a rigorous ethical trading program.

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Shockwaves abound as new regs classify PR as lobbying

PR Daily

However, New York State’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) has managed to stun most in the industry. Most PR practitioners strive to work ethically with all interested parties—including journalists— to connect information to the appropriate audiences.

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Public Relations And The Big Lie

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Jokes about Spicer’s credibility dominated social platforms and even made their way into weekend sports events.

Fixing the broken web

Stephen Waddington

In February, a Parliamentary Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee made urgent recommendations but our law-making process has been clogged up by issues relating to Brexit for the last three years. A new #FuturePRoof guide highlights the ills of the web.

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4 Skills All PR Pros Should Have

Critical Mention

Solidify your brand’s reputation by remaining ethical and carrying out your press releases and campaigns with scrupulous attention to detail. During her leisure time, she loves to watch her favorite sports teams and explore new restaurants with friends and family.

Use “Smartcuts” to Build Your Business and Improve the World

Polaris

Snow recommends looking for ethical short cuts to kick-start your career or your business. Citing stories from politics, business, sports and entertainment, Snow builds a compelling case for his thesis.

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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Meeting CIPR President candidate Mandy Pearse

Stephen Waddington

Ethical communication is at the heart of this. I understand the governance and ethical issues that arise. The candidates for CIPR President in 2021 have been announced. I’m supporting long standing CIPR volunteer and trainer Mandy Pearse. She’s an MBA and board level practitioner.

St. Louis Cardinals respond to hacking accusations

PR Daily

This story will cause pundits to bemoan the state of baseball ethics, but let’s be honest, the league has been marked by scandal as long as it has existed. The NHL and NBA seasons are now over, which generally directs sports fans’ full attention to baseball.

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5 lessons learned transitioning from journalist to PR pro

PR Daily

I was a producer of local news and sports. My facts must be accurate, my ethics spot-on. Before moving into PR, Misson was an award-winning producer and executive producer in television news and sports for 22 years

NASCAR alters stance on guns, GM workers strike, and Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy

PR Daily

Dick’s Sporting Goods doubles down on removing guns from stores. Also: Google’s tribute to B.B. King, smaller followings produce better engagement, how PR pros feel about crowdsourcing information, and more. Good morning, PR pros: Google is honoring the late B.B. King with its Sept.

Creative Storytelling: Picture This: It’s Not Just the Words – It’s What You Do with Them

Waxing UnLyrical

Knowing that head coach Doug Pederson loves ice cream (especially Häagen-Dazs), the company inserted itself into the biggest event in my hometown’s sports history. Finally, it goes without saying, and you probably know this, but I’m going to say it anyway – be ethical.

What Villanova Basketball Can Teach Us About Managing Reputation

Return on Reputation

The concept that team sports serve as a good foundation for leadership in business isn’t a new one. Team sports develop leadership skills, tenacity, focus and work ethic. But what can team sports teach us about reputation?

Tokyo 2020 grapples with Olympic bid allegations

PR Daily

Tokyo 2020 has no shortage of PR issues, but recent allegations have thrust the committee back into the spotlight.

Video Content Trends for Media and PR Professionals

Cision

How can you develop a transparent, ethical and mutually beneficial relationship with them? For example, content that ties into movie openings, upcoming elections or sporting events? Video used to be optional in communication, but now it’s vital.

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Dawn of the Intelligently Automated Agency

PR 20/20

Brands will need to become more human with greater resources dedicated to listening, relationship building, ethics, empathy, creativity, culture and community.

Cubs seek to right past wrong with the gift of a World Series ring

PR Daily

Call it historic, manufactured catharsis or a shrewd PR move. Whatever you name the Chicago Cubs’ decision to give Steve Bartman a World Series ring, its symbolism brings closure to an ugly chapter in baseball’s annals.

PR crises that have defined 2019

PR Daily

The lesson for PR pros is that no amount of charitable work can make up for an enterprise that ethically falls short for consumers. . Every year there is a new batch of stories about organizations that misstep, in small and large ways. How can PR pros be better prepared?

10 Tips to Become More Likeable

Cision

HR consultant Subramani Balakrishnan shared a technique that recruiters regularly use to encourage people to talk about themselves : Begin discussing routine things (weather, sports, recent events). “It is the unspoken ethic of all magicians to not reveal their secrets.”

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

Communications Conversations

Jordan has a true passion for communication and sports! Megan’s positive attitude, mature professionalism and outstanding work ethic stood out to both clients and leaders. Last week, I shared my news that I’ll be teaching social media at the University of St. Thomas.

13 ways to get on a journalist's good side

PR Daily

Her organization may have strict ethics policies against accepting gratuities. Target your story on what your organization is doing that impacts breaking news (including sports), rather than simply reporting on activities without context.

Just Divided over Nike's New Ad

Mindful Marketing

The last game he played was in January of 2017, but Kaepernick has since become the face and voice of a movement that extends well beyond professional sports. ” The first step in this Mindful Marketing analysis is ethics: Does Nike’s ad uphold societal values?

7 PR Blogs You Should Be Following

Critical Mention

Its blog posts give readers a great understanding of ethical PR advice to help media personnel kickstart their profession. During her leisure time, she loves to watch her favorite sports teams and explore new restaurants with friends and family.

Importance of a PR Degree and How to Use a Public Relations Degree

5W PR

Some offer a plateful of other PR courses like crisis communications, event planning and management, research and analysis, ethics, public speaking, nonprofit communication, international PR, sport and entertainment PR, campaigns and consulting. In a recent article, we cited a study that estimated that public relations would grow about 6% between 2014 and 2024 and that U.S.