The PR fails are easy to remember, the positive PR stories, not so much. But we jogged our memories to come up with a handful of examples of effective communications and solid messaging in 2014.
Winner: Ichiro Kawasaki, Associate Director, Leadership Communications/Corporate Responsibility Communications, KPMG US Ichiro Kawasaki has made a significant impact on KPMG’s visibility relative to the firm’s corporate responsibility efforts. As an associate director in KPMG’s corporate… Continued
In the race to capitalize on the increasing commercialization of the holidays, Black Friday and Gray Thursday have sent more Americans to work on Thanksgiving in both early morning and late night store openings.
Al Roker’s 34-hour weather reporting Rokerthon exhibited some of the most basic tenets of good PR.
With his public acknowledgement in a self-penned Businessweek article that he’s gay, Tim Cook may be setting the stage for a different kind of innovation from Apple—one centered on human rights.
Winner: APCO Worldwide – IKEA Brighter Lives for Refugees: the One Night without Lights Social Media Challenge In 2013, more than 2 million people became refugees – a near twenty-year record. The refugee camps these… Continued
Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery retailer, now donates 50 million pounds of perishables annually, which associates rescue store-by-store, taking the extra time to gather the donations and separate them in the back room for pick up by local food banks.
The sheer size of Sunday’s climate change march in New York should give communicators in charge of CSR and sustainability efforts for their brand or organization pause.
Nearly a month after it started, the Ice Bucket Challenge continues to be all the rage. A nationwide phenomenon, the challenge offers PR pros key lessons on how to leverage support for cause-related marketing and harness the overall message.
Winners and honorable mentions in more than 40 categories—ranging from cause-related marketing and community relations to product launch, social media campaign and viral campaign—will be celebrated at a Sept. 16 luncheon event at New York’s Grand Hyatt.