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Brands, Organizations Recognize Hispanic Heritage Month

September 25th, 2020 by

The U.S. Census Bureau says the country’s Hispanic population reached 60.6 million in 2019, or 18 percent of the overall U.S. population. In addition, Latinos account for 52 percent of U.S. population growth during the past 10 years and have more than $1.5 trillion in annual buying power, according to Nielsen. With those kinds of numbers, Hispanic Heritage Month definitely is an occasion to be acknowledged and celebrated. 

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[VIDEO] PRNEWS Talks to Marissa Nance, founder of Native Tongue Communications, About Multicultural PR

September 16th, 2020 by

PRNEWS welcomed Marissa Nance, founder of multicultural agency Native Tongue Communications and OMD veteran, to speak about comms during Hispanic Heritage Month and multicultural communications strategy.

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Does The Academy’s Oscars’ Announcement Ring Hollow?

September 9th, 2020 by

In 2015, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite first appeared on the Twitter timeline, going viral for the prestigious awards event lacking a diverse lineup of films, actors, producers and directors. Five years later, The Academy announced sweeping standards to incorporate a wider representation and inclusion regarding nominees.

[VIDEO] PRNEWS Talks to Anne Green, of G&S Business Communications, About Women’s Equality in PR

September 3rd, 2020 by

PRNEWS Live welcomed Anne Green, principal/managing director, G&S Business Communications to speaking with us about women’s equality and related diversity issues.

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[QUIZ] Do You Know Your PR History?

August 31st, 2020 by

Do you know the history of PR? If so, you should be able to handle this quiz with ease. Be prepared to learn something (who the first Black woman to own a PR firm was, who is considered to be the “father of PR,” or which legendary PR pro helped conceive the celebration for the first Earth Day in New York).

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NBA Postpones Games to Spread Message of Solidarity

August 27th, 2020 by

“Stick to sports” is what many contrarians say when athletes become involved in social and political causes. However, athletes enjoy a high-profile platform, and many want to utilize that visibility for change. More than athletes, they are human beings. Will the current movement mature and work toward solutions?

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Women’s Equality Day Messaging Spans Across Industries

August 26th, 2020 by

Women hold 73% of PR jobs, yet their representation in management and pay still lag behind male colleagues. While women in all industries have a ways to go to reach full equity, brands are acknowledging and embracing a need for change. We look at how organizations honored Women’s Equality Day on social media.

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Women’s Equality Day and PR: A Work in Progress

August 26th, 2020 by

Today we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Women’s Equality Day, marking a century since women won the right to vote via the 19th Amendment. It’s prudent to temper the celebration and recognize that the vestiges of inequality persist. The author offers examples of how PR can attack current instances of inequality.

The Story of Denny Griswold, Founder of PRNEWS

August 24th, 2020 by

As we celebrate the history of PRNEWS, Shelley Spector, founder of the Museum of PR, discusses the remarkable life and accomplishments of Denora “Denny” Griswold, who founded PRNEWS in 1944.

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Today’s 19th Amendment Celebrations Force Authenticity

August 18th, 2020 by

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment seems to force a reckoning with authenticity. Several brands, including the NY Times, admit they were on the wrong side of the issue 100 years ago. This reckoning may pave the way for a more honest corporate culture.