In the wake of the George Floyd killing and the rise of #BlackLivesMatter, numerous companies issued statements supporting Black and Brown communities. Unless these statements are matched with internal communication and action, they risk doing harm to employees, argues Tamon Geroge, co-founder & CEO of Creative Theory Agency. He offers tactics for such action.
Stories by Tamon Geroge
Organizations, large and small, can work to better understand and improve their D&I practices and seek change. Communicators can lead in these efforts, the co-chairs of PRSA’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee argue in this essay that honors Global Diversity Awareness Month.
Communicators gathered virtually Thursday to celebrate the honorees for the PRNEWS CSR & Nonprofit Awards program, sponsored by 3BL Media. “In the midst of a global pandemic and social unrest, corporate social responsibility has never… Continued
It is important to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, but it’s also imperative to look beyond that toward the work needed to include all parts of the Latinx community, including Afro-Latinos. Here are some ways PR pros and their organizations can increase inclusion.
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct.15), we asked Yesenia Reinoso, a 2020 “15 Under 35” honoree (PRSA-NY), to offer tips for communicating with the Hispanic market. As is the case in other markets, authenticity is one of the most important characteristics to ensure your brand bonds with Hispanic consumers.
One of the most difficult aspects of crisis communication is deciding when and how to respond. In the case of truck start-up Nikola, which a short-seller attacked as a fraud, it chose to respond almost immediately to a short-seller’s allegation-filled report. Now with Nikola’s CEO gone, the company must be as transparent as possible in combatting allegations.
There was a time when much of PR was about trade shows. They were crucial for product launches. With shows on hold for now, communicators must review their product-launch strategies.
The PRNEWS team has announced the 2020 Platinum Awards finalists. Winners across several dozen categories will be announced live in October.
You can’t stop what you don’t see coming. The internet is comprised of thousands of small, hyper-connected sub-cultures. Many will use brands to further their agenda. To protect her brand, the communicator needs to understand what motivates these online groups so she can spot a disruptive narrative in its earliest stages.
Even before the pandemic, plenty of major media outlets were struggling to stay in business. With fewer targets to pitch, is it time to ditch your media relations strategy? Veteran communicator Michael Monahan argues there still are myriad ways to attract coverage, even if one of the solutions means PR pros are crafting content.