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Tip Sheet: Ethics & PR: Communications With a Conscience

By Frank Ovaitt Is there such a thing as public relations ethics? Shannon A. Bowen, Ph.D., of Syracuse University, poses that question in the Institute for Public Relations Essential Knowledge Project’s "Ethics and Public Relations" … | MORE »

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How To…Manage a News Conference

News conferences have come under renewed scrutiny lately; they’re the 21st century communications tool that gets no respect. With the advent of social media and other tools that enable people to "gather" and communicate remotely … | MORE »

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Seeing the Forest for the Trees: How to Spot an Issue Before It’s a Crisis

In today’s turbulent business environment, there is no shortage of crises du jour, which helps explain the evergreen quality and ubiquity of case studies, expert strategies and thought leadership pieces on the topic of crisis … | MORE »

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Going Green: Five Elements to Consider

If your firm is going green, here are five key elements you will need to consider: 1. Purpose: What are you trying to accomplish as a business by telling your environmental story? 2. Definition: What … | MORE »

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“Corporate Sustainability” No Longer an Oxymoron

A report released by the Sustainable Investment Research Analyst Network (SIRAN) shows that more that half of the 100 largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. now report on their environmental sustainability policies. Furthermore, the … | MORE »

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Best Practices for Managing a New Conference

News conferences have come under renewed scrutiny lately; they’re the 21st century communications tool that gets no respect. With the advent of social media and other tools that enable people to “gather” and communicate remotely … | MORE »

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Going Green Without Greenwashing

It’s surprising how often PR professionals stump potential clients simply by asking them why they want to “go green.” Rarely do these execs respond by articulating the business/social goals that led to the decision. In … | MORE »

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Bloggers’ Influence On Mainstream Media

Media research company Cision released research results which show the growing influence of blogs in the mainstream print media. Cision’s study of the top 20 national magazines and newspapers shows that over the last 5 … | MORE »

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Effectively Communicating in Wake of Catastrophes

Like countless Americans, leadership and staff of CCIM Institute, a commercial real estate association that trains real estate sales professionals, saw the horrific television images of a flooded New Orleans and Gulf Coast and wondered … | MORE »

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Best Practices for Launching a Successful Corporate Volunteerism Program

Thinking about a skills-based volunteer program? Skills-based volunteerism can take many forms, from pro bono engagements to board service—all have the potential to drive significant impact in the community. Following is a list of key … | MORE »

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