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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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. The awards set benchmarks of excellence in client PR efforts, as PR agencies were recognized for their work in 23 practice areas.