Diversity & Inclusion

Storytelling Gold and Your Company’s Pandemic History

July 8th, 2020 by

We’re living in difficult times. Yet, the events of 2020, for good or ill, are shaping up to be storytelling gold. It’s a time for brand storytellers to gather and capture real-time history and to think more broadly about how these stories can be used.

Washington Football Team Continues Fumbling Its PR

July 7th, 2020 by

From a PR viewpoint, the majority owner of Washington’s football team continues to fumble. The latest issue is a long-standing argument over changing the team’s name. Finally, team owner Daniel Snyder has agreed to review the issue. For two decades he’s ignored PR best practices. Will he change his ways this time?

[VIDEO] Tracey Wood Mendelsohn on PR Campaigns Promoting Equality

July 2nd, 2020 by

PRNEWS welcomes guest Tracey Wood Mendelsohn, president and CEO of the Black Public Relations Society of New York to talk about PR campaigns promoting equality throughout history.

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Recruitment and Retention in PR Continue Despite COVID-19

July 1st, 2020 by

An article on recruitment and retention? Now, in the midst of record unemployment? As it happens, PR is moving ahead with recruitment, though on a reduced level, yet retention is alive and well. We find out how two firms, one large, the other mid-size, are doing.

Using Measurement to See Whether Brands Walked the Talk on #BLM

July 1st, 2020 by

In August 2019, Business Roundtable released a statement on the purpose of a corporation (see PRNEWS, September, 2019). More than 180 CEOs, some from America’s largest firms, committed their companies to

LGBTQ PR Pros Discuss How Their Experiences Shaped Communications

July 1st, 2020 by

In honor of Pride Month, the Museum of PR held a forum where PR pros who are members of the LGBTQ+ community discussed how the industry has helped raise awareness around Pride. In addition, they spoke about their experiences being PR pros and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

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New FleishmanHillard Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer: ‘We Need Substantive Change. Now!’

July 1st, 2020 by

As part of our series of interviews with senior PR pros in new positions, we spoke recently with Emily Graham, FleishmanHillard’s first chief diversity & inclusion officer. During her 15-year career, Graham says she’s seen no evidence that PR has made strides toward diversity. Actions not words are needed now, she says.

Pride, Politics and Communication: A Q&A with Mayor Annise Parker

June 28th, 2020 by

As Pride Month comes to a close, we offer this interview of Annise Parker, the first openly LGBTQ mayor of a major American city. Parker now heads Victory, a bipartisan group that recruits and helps elect LGBTQ+ candidates. She tell H+K Strategies’ Ed Patterson how communication is part of Victory’s work.

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PRNEWS GRADES: Pride Edition

June 26th, 2020 by

The PRNEWS staff comes across many examples of brand advertising and communications every day. We have compiled a weekly assessment, with staff members providing their choices of the most notable, good or bad. This week, we placed a special focus on Pride campaigns.

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How LeBron James Might Involve Brands in the Voter Suppression Battle

June 23rd, 2020 by

Many brands have said they support #BlackLivesMatter. Some have taken direct action to back up their words. It is possible LeBron James may ask them to support the effort to register black voters and fight voter suppression, a source of structural racism, James says.