Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Communications Do’s and Dont’s for Acknowledging Juneteenth

June 15th, 2023 by

By following these communication dos and don’ts, you can help to ensure that Juneteenth is a meaningful and respectful celebration for everyone.

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How and Why Your Organization Should Continue to Celebrate Pride When the LGBTQIA+ Community is Under Attack

June 14th, 2023 by

Against a backdrop of increasing violence against the LGBTQIA+ community, celebrating Pride month this year at your organization is an especially powerful affirmation of the humanity of community. Our contributor offers tips for organizations.

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How Agencies Can Harness Independence to Drive LGBTQ+ Equality

June 12th, 2023 by

In our industry, there will always be opposition; however, as communications leaders, we should always do what is right for our communities, customers and employees, even when it’s uncomfortable.

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Show, Don’t Tell, Pride Stories This Month

June 8th, 2023 by

Companies must communicate thoughtfully—and authentically—throughout LGBTQ Pride month this June. Consumers are paying attention, and “rainbow washing” will backfire. Lazily slapping rainbow colors on logos for one month simply won’t cut it in 2023. Many… Continued

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PRNEWS Recognizes 2023 List of Top Women in PR at New York Lunch

June 7th, 2023 by

PRNEWS celebrated this year’s class of honorees for Top Women in PR in New York today (June 7).

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[VIDEO] PRNEWS Live Celebrates Pride and Discusses Brand Safety

June 6th, 2023 by

PRNEWS discussed proactive ways brands can protect themselves and their employees during Pride Month, encouraging a positive and inclusive experience for all.

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PR Roundup: Pride Safety, Diddy Sues Diageo and AI Failure

June 1st, 2023 by

This week’s Roundup takes a look at Pride backlash, Diddy’s DEI battle and AI woes. 

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LGBTQ+ Comms Must Start Internally and Be a Year-Round Effort

May 29th, 2023 by

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.

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It Takes a Village: Embracing DEI as a Company Community

May 22nd, 2023 by

While some employees may bristle at formal DEI training and evaluations, it’s important to keep a sense of community in mind.

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Redefining AAPI Identity in the News Landscape through Representation in PR

May 22nd, 2023 by

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.