PR Lessons from Walmart's Greeter Policy Change

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Category: Flack Me Summary: The position, which was originally initiated by Sam Walton in 1980, has become a signature aspect of the Walmart brand

The No-Policy Policy

HMA Public Relations

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Elements of an Employee Social Media Policy Blog

An employee social media policy can set guidelines for employee behavior on line, help prevent public relations crises, and offer recourse against improper employee behavior. Private organizations attempting to develop social media policies for employees face a balancing act.

Why does your company’s website need a privacy policy?

Axia PR

Embed your website’s privacy policy with better SEO and SERP and get rewarded by Google. While each web page has a different role to play, an integrated privacy policy could add an x-factor. Consumer behaviors are constantly fluctuating online.

How new workforce policies are crucial for protecting your brand

PR Daily

Create policies that allow them to manage in the new reality, providing as much flexibility as possible. In July, one company’s new policy announcement caught my attention. Siemens’s new policy demonstrates that they trust their people to do good work in whatever time it takes.

Breaking into the policy world through public relations

Agility PR Solutions

Many organizations will understandably dismiss the opportunity to get involved in policy discussions because they simply just don’t know how. The post Breaking into the policy world through public relations appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

6 steps for establishing a strong social media policy during the pandemic

PR Daily

Ideally, before you create an account, there should be a social media policy in place, both internal for the employees managing the account, and external so your customers know what is appropriate.

Hawaiian Airlines policy ruled not discriminatory … but will that fly?

Ronn Torossian

When two businessmen from American Samoa wanted to pre-select seats on Hawaiian Airlines, they were denied due to the airline’s new policy against improper weight distribution. The post Hawaiian Airlines policy ruled not discriminatory … but will that fly? As you might imagine, this lack of choice seating did not sit well with the businessmen, who promptly filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation claiming discriminatory practices on the part of the airline.

8 tips to craft a sensible corporate social media policy

PR Daily

Creating a comprehensive, concise and practical social media policy is a smart place to start. Here are eight tips to keep in mind before creating and distributing a corporate social media policy: 1. Keep your policies simple and easy to read. Rather than focusing on what employees shouldn’t do, create a policy that encourages responsible social media engagement. Unfair or unrealistic policies can harm your culture. Distribute your policy.

Target's breastfeeding policy garners positive PR

PR Daily

Target has expressed its support for customers that want to breastfeed in its stores, and mothers everywhere are expressing their support for the retail chain’s new policy. Facebook group Breastfeeding Mama Talk posted the following photo online, and it took off from there: Kudos to Target for their breastfeeding friendly policy. A former Target employee commented on the Facebook post and noted that the policy extends to workers as well. “I

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Social Media Policy & What Works for Most Companies

Ronn Torossian

Is your company trying to decide what kind of social media policy to follow? As companies harness the power of social media, it’s important to have a policy in place to support and protect the integrity and reputation of the company. The post Social Media Policy & What Works for Most Companies appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog. You’re not alone.

Policy & Government Journalists: Don't Miss Out on Election News


It can be tough to keep up with all the news surrounding Election Day. Here's how to get started with a custom newsfeed to receive the latest political news from PR Newswire. Media Blog

Costco tightens mask policy, Deutsche Bank suggests WFH tax, and YouTube ditches its annual ‘Rewind’

PR Daily

Here are today’s top stories: Costco tightens mask policy and Ticketmaster clarifies COVID-19 stance. Now, only children under 2 years of age will be able to sidestep the policy.

Anticipating post-election legislation, regulation and policy changes, execs are rethinking strategies

Agility PR Solutions

elections, executives are responding to uncertainty from the impending changes in legislation, regulations and policy by rethinking their corporate strategies in the U.S. Following a heated campaign season and the U.S

Spotify responds to backlash over privacy policy

PR Daily

It reads, in part: In our new privacy policy, we indicated that we may ask your permission to access new types of information, including photos, mobile device location, voice controls, and your contacts. Ek promised that the company would update the privacy policy in the coming weeks to address the biggest concerns around the app. For example, Lance Ulanoff wrote a post for Mashable titled, “ Spotify was dumb, but its privacy policy really wasn’t that bad.”.

Following backlash, YouTube vows to tighten its harassment policy

PR Daily

On Wednesday, the platform announced that it was “taking a closer look” at its harassment policies, which also affect videos that are hateful or discriminatory: Today has generated a lot of questions and confusion. Going forward, we'll be taking a closer look at our own harassment policies, with the aim to update them. Opinions can be deeply offensive, but if they don’t violate our policies, they’ll remain on our site.

7 Steps for Preparing CASL Compliance Policies

Melissa Agnes

She also mentioned that a good CASL compliance policy could go a long way in protecting you. In today’s post, Maanit provides you with the seven steps you need to take to prepare an effective CASL compliance policy. Tips for preparing a CASL compliance policy. Although there is no “one policy fits all”, following are some of the steps that each organization should take when developing its CASL compliance policy. Step #6: Draft CASL Compliance Policies.

Urgent need for associations to communicate with policy leaders

Agility PR Solutions

Despite the uncertainty of the current policy landscape, trade associations remain highly-regarded policy advocates, performing at the highest level of public policy effectiveness measured—but there’s an urgent need for these groups to use social media and other digital communication more effectively to engage with policy influencers, according to a new survey of policy leaders in […].

While the world is on pause, it’s a good time to review your social media compliance policy

Agility PR Solutions

The post While the world is on pause, it’s a good time to review your social media compliance policy appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

Policy & Government Journalists: Don't Miss Out on Election News


It can be tough to keep up with all the news surrounding Election Day. Here's how to get started with a custom newsfeed to receive the latest political news from PR Newswire

Pay your PR interns, says the PR Council in new policy

Muck Rack

Pay your PR interns, says the PR Council in new policy

Ethics: Not Just a Policy


To paraphrase a friend of mine “Ethics should not just be a policy. It must be a reality.”. Ethics is central to effective public relations. It is core to our daily activities. Yet everyday some PR professional, somewhere is being asked to do something unethical. It’s not always the case of lying, sometimes it is the seemingly minor lapse….Do Do we really need to disclose that publicly? There is nothing forbidding us doing [X].

Facebook launches Zoom competitor, Live Nation amends refund policy and Google shares ways to market during COVID-19

PR Daily

Live Nation rolls out new refund policy after backlash. Live Nation’s chief executive, Michael Rapino, tweeted that the policy revision was a direct response to feedback, saying, “We hear you”: Fans, we hear you. Thanks to your feedback, @LiveNation has revised our refund policy.

FedEx defends phone policy after deadly shooting, more than 1 in 3 Americans are ready for domestic work trips, and film producer Scott Rudin responds to abuse allegations

PR Daily

FedEx has announced that it will not change its policy banning cell phones from its packaging and shipping centers following Thursday night’s deadly shooting at a FedEx center in Indianapolis.

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Reddit announces new policies in wake of user revolt

PR Daily

Huffman took over and prioritized the retooling of its content policy. Here are some of the Reddit updates that users can expect: Content Policy. Reddit has been scrambling to recover from a series of high-profile shakeups at the site that didn’t sit well with its enormous user base. This week, more reports surfaced revealing that the company is " hemorrhaging women. ". Its response?

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Behind-the-scenes of Muck Rack’s remote work policy: Here’s why it works

Muck Rack

Behind-the-scenes of Muck Rack’s remote work policy: Here’s why it works

Twitter beefs up harassment policy, embraces transparency

PR Daily

Twitter is starting 2016 by taking a stand against harassment—again. The social media giant updated its rules to be even stricter (and some may say more vague) in order to “continue to take action on accounts that cross the line into abuse.”. Twitter isn’t stopping at its tools that allow for blocking, muting and reporting users who cross the line. Now, when a user is suspected of abusive behavior, they will have to go through a series of steps to unlock their account.

Slammed in op-ed over maternity policy, Nike stands its ground

PR Daily

In an op-ed for The New York Times, published over Mother’s Day weekend, the Olympic runner opined that Nike’s maternity policy for athlete partners leaves much to be desired. Nike expanded its leave policy in 2016, making birth mothers eligible for a minimum of 14 paid weeks of leave and all new parents eligible to receive eight weeks of paid leave. The post Slammed in op-ed over maternity policy, Nike stands its ground appeared first on PR Daily.

Do companies need an AI ethics policy? Most tech leaders say yes.

Agility PR Solutions

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Microsoft, Netflix lauded for extended parental leave policies

PR Daily

Microsoft and Netflix are learning that enhancing paid leave for new parents is not just good policy—it’s good PR. Microsoft followed suit by enhancing its own parental leave policy. An unlimited policy sounds great in theory. Time offered another reason why it may not be a great idea: There are several problems with this new policy. However, the moves come with their share of criticism. Netflix made its announcement on Tuesday in a blog post.

Google announces new policies to weed out terrorism content

PR Daily

While we and others have worked for years to identify and remove content that violates our policies, the uncomfortable truth is that we, as an industry, must acknowledge that more needs to be done,” Walker wrote. Google has announced that it is taking a major step in aiding the world’s fight against the spread of terrorist ideologies. The search giant’s parent company, Alphabet, said it will work to identify and suppress video content that supports these radical views.

The pros and cons of Google's new press release policy

PR Daily

Google likes to keep us PR pros on our toes. Last year the big update to search results came through the “nuclear bomb” that was Panda 4.0. The age of the keyword was essentially over, and proper storytelling blogs and press releases were in. Many claimed that SEO was on its way out completely. Recently, Google made even more changes. Though the advent of Panda 4.0 made press releases seem borderline useless, the search engine has now revalued them.

Facebook explains its policy on nudity, hate speech

PR Daily

Facebook is seeking to make its community standards a little less vague. Namely, the social networking giant clarified its stance on nudity, bullying and hate speech in a recent blog post. This video outlines the company’s updated community standards : On this issue of nudity, the company explains, “We restrict the display of nudity because some audiences within our global community may be sensitive to this type of content—particularly because of their cultural background or age.”.

210 employees leave Zappos over 'no managers' policy

PR Daily

Last year, Zappos turned over its company structure to a Holacrazy, which means the vast majority of employees do not have a manager. How’s that working out for them, you may be wondering. In March, the company’s CEO, Tony Hsieh, offered an out to employees who weren’t enjoying the new company culture. They had until April 30 to decide whether they would stay under the new regimeless regime, or they could bolt and take three months’ pay as severance.

Popping candy politics prioritises publicity over policies

PR Conversations

With the date of the UK general election set as 7 May 2015 – and dissolution of Parliament therefore already determined as 30 March , we’re in a period of what I’m calling ‘popping candy politics’ that prioritises publicity over policies. PR Mediums #pinkbus policies popping candy politics public afffairs Public Relations Publicity women''s issues

Evernote chief apologizes after proposed policy shift

PR Daily

Evernote CEO Chris O’Neill has been busy doing damage control in the press over a change it made to its privacy policy last week. Execs announced they would not move forward with the privacy policy changes put forth last week. Instead, they will revise the policy and affirm that users’ data remains private. We’re sorry we disappointed our customers, and we are reviewing our entire privacy policy because of this.

Twitter expands COVID-19 policies, Snap reports ad revenue growth, and Lowe’s highlights employees for the NFL Draft

PR Daily

Here are today’s top stories: Twitter expands policies to fight COVID-19 misinformation. The post Twitter expands COVID-19 policies, Snap reports ad revenue growth, and Lowe’s highlights employees for the NFL Draft appeared first on PR Daily.

The importance of having a media policy [example]

Public Relations Sydney

A media policy is essential for maximising all media opportunities – for any type of business, even if you are working from home. The benefits of having a media policy in place include: You can feel confident and well prepared for the interview. The following is an example of a media policy which you can use for your business. It should be treated as one of your key policies and procedures. Example media policy.

What Amazon’s review policy change means for marketers

PR Daily

If I wrote an open letter to Amazon, I would say that there is a middle ground to its policy changes. Amazon recently created shock waves when the company announced it will no longer accept incentivized reviews. This update to Amazon’s terms removes new reviews from consumers who have received a free or discounted product to test, though incentivized reviews were previously allowed as long as they contained proper disclosure.