The No-Policy Policy

HMA Public Relations

The post The No-Policy Policy appeared first on HMA Public Relations. Featured PR Observations and Preferences Employee Handbook Home Office Office Hours Policy Work From Home Work HoursLike most offices, HMA Public Relations has a few rules and procedures.

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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Privacy Policy


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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.

Twitter Policy Update: Automation and the use of multiple accounts


Twitter recently announced a change in their product usage policies which limits the users’ ability to perform coordinated actions across multiple accounts.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.”.

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.

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.

Next steps for tackling fake news – impact, industry response and options for policy

Mark My Words

and options for policy. Responding to the challenges: media literacy, responsibilities and options for policy Mark Borkowski, Founder and Creative Head, Borkowski PR. Mark spoke at the Westminster Media Forum on the 26th April 2018 ¬ the subject Next steps for tackling fake news – impact, industry response.

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. Example media policy.

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

Maine PR Maven

Audiences Brands Marshall Plan Personal Branding PR Audible Bluetooth Chris Brogan Julien Smith Maine Nancy Marshall Communications Social Media Marketing Social Media Policy The Impact Equation

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.

Women’s Suffrage and the movement’s influence on government policy

Sarah Stimson

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.”.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Deconstructing the Century of the Selfie for PR purposes

PR Conversations

PR Mediums client interests emotional psychometrics Museum of Public Relations processes of equal public policy selfie Stewart Ewen Toni Muzi Falconi we the people web 2.0

Deconstructing the Century of the Selfie for PR purposes

PR Conversations

Current PR Conversations PR Mediums client interests emotional psychometrics Museum of Public Relations processes of equal public policy selfie Stewart Ewen Toni Muzi Falconi we the people web 2.0

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.

Leadership Training for Frontline Managers

Ron Torossian

Frontline managers are those noteworthy souls who, in most cases, oversee others efforts in a management role yet are given no authority to make policy or decisions. Generally they relay decisions and then make sure those policies are [.].

Bits, Bytes and the Ethics of Data


Facebook has also updated its privacy policies. But amid so many recent breaches of public trust regarding data, it’s time to double down and ensure that data collection and use adhere to our ethics policies.

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