Brands must devote some of their business to the common good in an era when a majority of consumers demand ethical practices and value-based company missions. It’s in a communicator’s best interest to promote and champion the causes their company is a part of, building loyalty with audiences and improving trust among consumers. Here are four ways to build a successful social good program at your organization.
A beach-ready bike safety campaign. A long-term commitment to Puerto Rico’s hurricane relief. A virtual reality experience to curb binge drinking. These are just a few of the campaigns championed by the finalists at PR News’ CSR awards, an elite group of brands that have spearheaded highly successful CSR campaigns and initiatives over the last year. PR News’ 2019 CSR winners will be celebrated at a luncheon ceremony on March 15 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
From a business perspective, many people thought CVS was crazy to remove tobacco products from its shelves back in September 2014. Today the country’s largest pharmacy chain doubled down on its bet, announcing it will pledge $10 million to the American Cancer Society in an effort to help people lead healthier lives. Whatever else you want to say about CVS, it knows how to do CSR.
At PR News’ 2018 CSR & Nonprofit Awards luncheon in Washington, D.C., honorees inspired their peers not just with their accomplishments but with their takeaways from their winning campaigns—making the event a learning experience as well as a celebration.
APCO spent 6 months asking 1,000 of what it called “hyper-aware and influential U.S. consumers” how much credence they put in corporate social responsibility. As you might expect, 90% of those surveyed said it was highly important. One of the more interesting takeaways is that the public judges a company’s social goodness by how well it treats employees.
Each year, PR News honors the top corporate social responsibility campaigns—and the brands and communicators behind them—at its CSR & Nonprofit Awards Luncheon at Washington, D.C.’s historic National Press Club. From environmental protection to disaster relief to gender equality, these campaigns and communicators have enacted positive change that will be felt for years to come.
Corporate social responsibility has been evolving for quite some time, moving from pure philanthropic efforts to a fully ingrained way of doing business. Today, companies most respected for CSR listen to the
The chief spokesperson for Cox Enterprises discusses how to make certain your CSR effort will resonate with the most importance stakeholders of all: the volunteers involved in the CSR and your audience. Remember, CSR is largely about causes or the good people doing volunteer work, not your brand.
Corporate social responsibility leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the best CSR campaigns and teams of the last year at PR News’ Spring Awards luncheon on March 22, 2017. CSR Award winners and honorable mentions for campaigns in categories like CSR On a Shoestring, Community Affairs and Social Media were announced at the event, held at D.C.’s National Press Club. PR News also announced the winners and finalists of the 2017 Nonprofit PR Awards.
This is the sixth year we’re including the CSR Hall of Fame as part of PR News’ Spring Awards luncheon, which will be held March 22 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. At the luncheon we’ll also honor the winners and honorable mentions of PR News’ CSR Awards and Nonprofit PR Awards.