Even with the economy, CSR initiatives have not been on the wane: They are still adding value for companies of all sectors. Recently, PR News honored the CSR programs and the people who lead them at its CSR Awards luncheon held in Washington, D.C. on February 24. Learn about the winner of the community affairs category and the honorable mentions.
Kevin Moss’ keynote speech at the PR News CSR Awards challenges CSR executives to be involved in all business functions and use social networking to communicate transparency and authenticity. Such communication could help root out inconsistencies in applying values.
At a Feb. 24 luncheon event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., PR News honored the best in corporate social responsibility communications.
Corporate communications professionals usually play a key role in the rollout of corporate change initiatives including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, new visions and strategic imperatives. It is not surprising, therefore, that they are key players in the rollout of sustainability programs.
To increase awareness about pets in shelters, the Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) teamed up with Procter & Gamble Pet Care’s flagship Iams brand over 10 years ago to launch Iams Home 4 the Holidays (IH4TH), a global pet adoption initiative.
Remember, social media isn’t a conversation; it’s where the conversation takes place. Just having a Facebook page or Twitter account or YouTube channel or blog doesn’t mean you or your clients are engaged in the social Web.
Lately there has been much talk of the need for PR executives to focus on business “outcomes” rather than on business “outputs.” The ability to demonstrate how PR drives ROI or sales is indeed measurement’s holy grail.
So much for the previously heralded hoopla about business bigwigs not keeping apace with social media trends. In a recent survey by the Society of New Communications Research, more than half of those polled said they tap socal nets to keep track of their peers and colleagues.
Feeling like kindred spirit to their PR counterparts, marketers are not exactly waxing confident these days about their digital metrics. A recent survey by Coremetrics and Bloomberg BusinessWeek Research shows how apprehensive marketers are when it comes to the effiectiveness of their online measurement programs.
In these days of fast and furious communication, it’s easy to forget some basics of sound public relations practice that have evolved over the years. Today, we have to deal with so many more independent …