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Lessons for Brands from the anti-Nike-Kaepernick Social Effort

February 22nd, 2019 by

Executives from APCO Worldwide studied the campaign against Nike and Colin Kaepernick on Twitter and found it wasn’t as widespread or authentic as it seemed at first glance. They conclude that brands should avoid rushing to respond to what appears to be negative social sentiment. Instead, they urge brands to study the elements behind anti-brand content before responding.

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How to Launch a Social Good Campaign

February 7th, 2019 by

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.

PR News to Celebrate Top CSR Efforts March 15 in DC

January 31st, 2019 by

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.

PR News to Honor the Best in Nonprofit PR March 15 in DC

January 31st, 2019 by

A map of arts organizations of color. An empowerment initiative for female rabbis. A social-led effort to curb teen bullying.mThese are just a few of the campaigns championed by the finalists at PR News’ nonprofit awards, an elite group of brands that have spearheaded highly successful nonprofit campaigns and initiatives over the last year. PR News’ 2019 Nonprofit winners will be celebrated at a luncheon ceremony on March 15 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The Bottom Line on The Top Women in PR? Kick-Ass

January 28th, 2019 by

They make others look good and know never to apologize when they get a promotion or land a big account. They are mentors and have unabashedly sought out sponsors. They know how to read a balance sheet and understand that work/life balance is an imperfect science. These are the 2019 PR News Top Women in PR. Our salute to them on January 25 during a gala luncheon in NYC yielded a lot of great advice. Here are some samples.

PR News Celebrates 2019 CSR & Nonprofit Winners 2019 Top Women in PR Luncheon in D.C.

January 25th, 2019 by

Each year, PR News recognizes outstanding female communications leaders at its Top Women in PR luncheon. The 2019 event, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City on Jan. 25, saw nearly 300 top female communicators celebrate the 2018 accomplishments of their colleagues and friends.

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5 Questions for Comcast’s Adriana Arvizo, a 2019 Top Woman in PR

January 18th, 2019 by

Each year, PR News celebrates its list of Top Women in PR, an elite group of communications professionals who have spearheaded highly successful campaigns in recent months. They’ve also mentored colleagues and ideated some of the most creative PR plans in the business. So, what does it take to be a Top Woman in PR? We sat down with 2019 Top Woman honoree Adriana Arvizo, external communications manager at Comcast, to find out.

PR News’ Top Women in PR Speak: Onus on us and Industry to Close Leadership Gap

January 16th, 2019 by

As the PR News’ Top Women in PR awards luncheon approaches (Jan. 25, NYC), we look at why women continue to dominate PR in terms of numbers of jobs, yet are largely excluded from its leadership positions. We asked some of the women who will be honored next week about this and what can be done. They said the solutions should come from women and industry.

Multitalented Hannah Storm Urges Authenticity in Storytelling [VIDEO]

January 9th, 2019 by

A woman of many talents, ESPN’s Hannah Storm discusses visual storytelling and her work as a film director/producer and the founder of a charitable foundation in this brief video.

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5 Questions for Nissan’s Kristina Adamski, 2019 Top Women in PR Honoree

January 8th, 2019 by

What does it take to be a Top Woman in PR? PR News sat down with 2019 honoree Kristina Adamski, vice president of corporate communications at Nissan, to learn about her approach to media relations and hear her top pointers for aspiring female leaders in the field.