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

Ron 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?

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.

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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.

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.

Equal Pay, Equal Benefits: Introducing our 10-Week Paid Leave Policy


I believe that policies that offer more time for moms than dads reinforce the (antiquated) gender norm that says mothers are the primary caregivers, while dads’ careers are more important. It’s a very progressive policy, but one that is in keeping with who we are as a company.

A Social Media Policy Can Prevent Online #Fails

David PR Group

Often, the lack of a social media policy is to blame. A solid social media policy is a good start, so here are the main elements of a social media policy. A social media policy should clearly state what types of communications are included in the guidelines.

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.

Ask Yourself These 10 Questions to Determine If Your Social Policy Needs Updating


From what I understand, the police department didn’t have a social media policy. Not only can the lack of a policy create confusion for employees, it also makes personnel discipline (e.g., Is your social media policy clear enough? Is the photo/video policy clear?

Your Social Media Policy & the Nude Celebrity Photo Scandal

Bad Pitch Blog

But there are some relevant takeaways from this unfortunate scandal you can apply to you and your company''s social media policy. 2) Short & Simple Policy: If you can say it to your Mom and your competitor, it''s probably safe to say online.

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.”.

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.

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.

Social media policies in order after “covfefe” kerfuffle and Kathy Griffin photos

David PR Group

and comedienne Kathy Griffin loses her job over a photo depicting the same president beheaded, it makes me wonder if either has even heard of social media policies. I have written in the past about corporate social media policies , and my opinion hasn’t changed.

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.

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.

The “Secret Sauce” in Silicon Valley Isn’t American.

Ishmael's Corner

That’s why the hoopla around President Trump’s immigration policy is so threatening to Silicon Valley. The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. The United States houses roughly 5 percent of the world’s population. It stands to reason that many ideas for recasting technology to improve our daily lives and business operations will come from those born outside the U.S.

A Facebook policy for my 2nd decade

Tough Sledding

Are you easily offended? If so, you probably don’t belong on Facebook. Almost nothing offends me, but even MY patience with the social network is wearing thin. Nevertheless, I’ve remained a committed Facebook user since August 2005, taking the good with the bad. Because 4-5 times each week, I stumble into intelligent conversations, connecting with people I like and respect.

Facebook experiments with ‘Services,’ boosts its username policy

PR Daily

On the user side, Facebook is redoing its controversial naming policy, which requires users to have their real names on their profile. The update is a response by the social network that its policy unfairly targeted transgender users and other minorities.

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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?

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. A former Target employee commented on the Facebook post and noted that the policy extends to workers as well. “I

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Top 10 Guidelines For Social Media Participation

Shift Communications

Uncategorized social media guidelines social media policyBelow are guidelines that we drafted a while ago, refreshed for use for anyone who finds their way to them here on our blog.

Teams troll NFL’s social media policy, celebration crackdown

PR Daily

Is the National Football League protecting its brand—or making it hard for players and fans to have fun? The NFL recently issued heavy social media restrictions on teams and players, preventing them from sharing video highlights and GIFs during games.

United, Delta and American Airlines adjust overbooking policies

PR Daily

In the wake of one of the worst PR disasters in United Airlines’ history, the airline is changing its policy on overbooking passengers. United’s spokeswoman, Maggie Schmerin, said in a statement: This [policy change] ensures situations like flight 3411 never happen again.

Deconstructing the Century of the Selfie for PR purposes

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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.

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.

My New Project: Crowdsourcing Paid Leave Policies


Since rolling out our Geben Loves Families policy (10 weeks for new moms and dads), I’m often asked by other business owners for advice as they work to update their policy. To get things started, we are collecting sample policies. Got a paid leave policy?

Social Media Policy & What Works for Most Companies

Ron 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.

Twitter seeks to cut harassment with new features and policy updates

PR Daily

Next, the company is boosting its hateful conduct policy and making it easier to report anyone who is targeting people based on their “race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease.”.

Hotel Fines Newlyweds $500 For Negative Reviews – What Were They Thinking?

Melissa Agnes

Union Street Guest House, a hotel in Hudson, New York, is being slammed for a policy they put in place in order to prohibit wedding parties from posting negative online reviews about them.

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Critically Speaking

Waxing UnLyrical

Blogging Communication Shonali Burke brian meeks comment policy erica allison taking criticism wellCriticism. When it’s good, it’s great. It takes a big person to take criticism well. It takes an even bigger person to act on his/her own criticism.

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Helpful Social Media Policy from Chris Brogan and Julien Smith in their book, The Impact Equation

Maine PR Maven

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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.

Deconstructing the Century of the Selfie for PR purposes

PR Conversations

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United Airlines: When Common Practices Goes Bad

Return on Reputation

Companies must empower their employees to apply policies through the prism of good common sense – something that failed to come in to play in this situation, as well as the recent event related to “dress code violations.”.

Why Employee Opinions Are Their Own…& a Reflection Of Your Brand


Whether it’s a United Airlines employee following an archaic policy to “reaccommodate passengers” or a worker reaching out to go above and beyond, a brand is burned into our psyche by the story we experience at the hands of the employees.

Why Companies Should Be Training All Employees to Use Social Media


What we often see in mid-to-large-sized companies are policies that discourage employees from using sites like Facebook and Twitter. Often, these policies are enforced by IT departments who block access to them.

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5 Ways to Build Successful Email Pitches


Research Pitching Policies. Like editorial calendars, most outlets also include a section on their website with guidelines and pitching policies. The best way to know what type of story idea is acceptable, as Foreign Policy points out, is to read what’s already been written.