Corporate Responsibility

2013 Platinum PR Awards: PSA

October 15th, 2013 by

Winner: Bristol-Myers Squibb with Ogilvy Public Relations – Men and Melanoma: The Unexposed Target Raising awareness can sometimes be the best measure for prevention and early detection of several diseases. Ogilvy and Bristol-Myers Squibb agrees,… Continued

PR Insider: Be A Change Agent, Not Just a PR Agent

October 15th, 2013 by

Here are two examples of how I leveraged my skills and experiences as a public relations professional to successfully influence public policy—all without getting paid a dime for my time or worrying about which clients may be offended by my stand.

Want to Break Through the Clutter With Your CSR Campaign? Here are 3 Tips

October 11th, 2013 by

It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and brands are going all out to show their support. The challenge lies in the ability for organizations with cancer-related CSR programs to stand out from the crowd and let stakeholders know about the great work that they’re doing.

4 Tips for Happy and Hardworking Volunteers

October 8th, 2013 by

You’ve spent months on your communications plan in an effort to earn media coverage and attract volunteers for your community event. Now that you have people ready to get dirty for the cause, don’t miss an opportunity to inspire them to become brand ambassadors.

Living Up to Core Ethical Values Can Be More Challenging Than We Think

October 7th, 2013 by

Nothing can go wrong (ethically speaking) if we are truthful, if we behave in a manner consistent with our values and if we inform our constituents about whom we work for. However, life is never that simple.

Breaking PR: The Essential Elements of PR

September 30th, 2013 by

Breaking Bad aired its eagerly anticipated finale on Sunday. And whether or not you are a fan of the show, it’s hard to argue that its impact on television has been significant and undeniable.

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PR Insider: Bridging the Gap Between Teachers and the Media

September 26th, 2013 by

As a PR professional who has helped educators nationwide become media spokespeople and advocates, I am only too aware that the reasons for the disconnect between teachers and the press are complex. I also know that the media is a powerful lever that can help shift the poor public perception of teachers, a change that is long overdue.

Case Study: Agency Helps A Legacy of Giving Update Its PR Program, Extend Reach and Teach Kids How to Be Charitable

September 23rd, 2013 by

In 2011, Texas public schools lost $5.3 billion to massive budget cuts. As a result, schools were forced to cut valuable educational programs. One piece of curriculum in danger of losing its funding was A Legacy of Giving (Legacy), a nonprofit organization that teaches children to be philanthropists.

PR News Announces Winners of PR Agency Elite Awards

September 11th, 2013 by

PR News on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, celebrated the winners and honorable mentions of its PR Agency Elite Awards at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

Why Did it Take So Long For Business Insider to Fire its “Brogrammer,” Pax Dickinson?

September 11th, 2013 by

This week, Business Insider fired its “brogrammer” CTO, Pax Dickinson, after media outlets shed light his repeated racist, sexist and homophobic tweets. But why did it take a public outcry for the publication to let him go?