In a wide-ranging roundtable discussion, PRNEWS asked Ben Finzel of The Change Agencies; Kevin Wong of The Trevor Project; Ben Dorf, of The Ad Council; and Cathy Renna of National LGBTQ Task Force about the evolution of LGBTQ+-related comms, how organizations can best support their LGBTQ+ stakeholders and advice for brands looking to do better for these communities.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
LGBTQ+ Comms Must Start Internally and Be a Year-Round EffortMay 29th, 2023 by Erika Bradbury
It Takes a Village: Embracing DEI as a Company CommunityMay 22nd, 2023 by Nicole Schuman
While some employees may bristle at formal DEI training and evaluations, it’s important to keep a sense of community in mind.
Redefining AAPI Identity in the News Landscape through Representation in PRMay 22nd, 2023 by Liang Zhao
In today’s media-dominated world, representation plays a crucial role in shaping public perceptions and fostering social understanding. A significant shift is taking place as the AAPI community and its allies strive to challenge these stereotypes and redefine the community.
[VIDEO] PRNEWS Live Discusses AAPI and Multicultural PR Campaign InnovationsMay 18th, 2023 by Nicole Schuman
PRNEWS Live welcomed Telly Wong, Chief Content Officer and SVP at IW Group to discuss innovative approaches to multicultural PR and celebrate AAPI Heritage Month.
[VIDEO] PRNEWS Live Discusses Equity in Cannabis and PR’s RoleApril 20th, 2023 by Nicole Schuman
PRNEWS Live welcomed Catharine Montgomery, founder and CEO of The Better Together Agency. In honor of the 420 holiday, we discussed equity in the cannabis industry and how communication is helping get there.
PRNEWS Poll: Bud Light Needs to Take Ownership of Its ActionsApril 18th, 2023 by Nicole Schuman
Communicators (and consumers) expect more from brands in this day and age—especially when a brand or its representatives are attacked surrounding a move toward inclusion.
How Inclusive Language Impacts the Way We CommunicateMarch 29th, 2023 by Hollin Nies
Using outdated and exclusionary language in contemporary communications negatively affects minority groups and adversely influences the public if it continues to be brushed aside. Our authors share steps the industry can take to challenge the status quo.
PR Roundup: Bad Decisions Lead to Bad ReputationsMarch 23rd, 2023 by Nicole Schuman
The public called out Spotify and Chief for DEI blunders and the SEC laid down the law for celebrity crypto influencers this week.
Why Clichés in Writing Can Be OffensiveMarch 22nd, 2023 by Nicole Schuman
PRNEWS decided to bring awareness to clichés or phrases you may want to avoid or consider erasing from your vocabulary altogether.
PR Roundup: Pitching Rebounds, Ford’s Ode to Women, Mercyhurst DeflectsMarch 16th, 2023 by Nicole Schuman
Ford celebrated Women’s History Month with a clever messaging package and MuckRack’s State of Journalism found a positive trend for pitching, while Mercyhurst University responds with a disappointing statement when a student goes viral for the wrong reasons.