Corporate Responsibility

5 Keys to Successful Nonprofit Partnerships

February 5th, 2015 by

Here are five tips for creating successful partnerships with nonprofit organizations, courtesy of Mike McDougall, president, McDougall Communications.

3 PR Takeaways From Chipotle’s ‘Pulled’ Pork

January 15th, 2015 by

No company seeks out a supply-chain problem, but Chipotle managed to turn this into a case study of transparency in action.

4 Must-Have Components of Successful Cause-Related Programs

January 12th, 2015 by

Social impact programs are strategic investments that can successfully communicate what a brand stands for and help drive positive societal impact. Before you launch your next cause-related program, make sure you have these 4 critical components in place.

4 of the Best PR Stories in 2014

December 31st, 2014 by

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.

2014 PR People Awards: Corporate Social Responsibility Leader

December 9th, 2014 by

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


Thanksgiving Shopping: Brands Justify Opening/Closing for Black Friday

November 24th, 2014 by

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 World Record Weather Report Makes for Easy PR Win

November 14th, 2014 by

Al Roker’s 34-hour weather reporting Rokerthon exhibited some of the most basic tenets of good PR.

Tim Cook Outs Apple as an ‘Advocate for Human Rights and Equality’

October 30th, 2014 by

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.

Digital PR Awards: Cause Marketing/CSR

October 13th, 2014 by

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

Case Study: Kroger Tackles Sustainability One Lonely Orange at a Time

October 6th, 2014 by

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.