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“Corporate Sustainability” No Longer an Oxymoron

July 28th, 2008 by

A report released by the Sustainable Investment Research Analyst Network (SIRAN) shows that more that half of the 100 largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. now report on their environmental sustainability policies. Furthermore, the… Continued

Best Practices for Managing a New Conference

July 28th, 2008 by

News conferences have come under renewed scrutiny lately; they’re the 21st century communications tool that gets no respect. With the advent of social media and other tools that enable people to “gather” and communicate remotely… Continued

Going Green Without Greenwashing

July 28th, 2008 by

It’s surprising how often PR professionals stump potential clients simply by asking them why they want to “go green.” Rarely do these execs respond by articulating the business/social goals that led to the decision. In… Continued

Tradition Meets Innovation: using Dark Sites

July 28th, 2008 by

Once a crisis reaches its tipping point, it can spread like an inferno, quickly destroying brand reputation, consumer trust and partner loyalty. When attempting to successfully manage such a fire, the most vital firefighting element… Continued

Tip Sheet: Ethics & PR: Communications With a Conscience

July 28th, 2008 by

By Frank Ovaitt Is there such a thing as public relations ethics? Shannon A. Bowen, Ph.D., of Syracuse University, poses that question in the Institute for Public Relations Essential Knowledge Project’s "Ethics and Public Relations"… Continued

How To…Manage a News Conference

July 28th, 2008 by

News conferences have come under renewed scrutiny lately; they’re the 21st century communications tool that gets no respect. With the advent of social media and other tools that enable people to "gather" and communicate remotely… Continued

Seeing the Forest for the Trees: How to Spot an Issue Before It’s a Crisis

July 28th, 2008 by

In today’s turbulent business environment, there is no shortage of crises du jour, which helps explain the evergreen quality and ubiquity of case studies, expert strategies and thought leadership pieces on the topic of crisis… Continued

Bloggers’ Influence On Mainstream Media

July 23rd, 2008 by

Media research company Cision released research results which show the growing influence of blogs in the mainstream print media. Cision’s study of the top 20 national magazines and newspapers shows that over the last 5… Continued

Effectively Communicating in Wake of Catastrophes

July 22nd, 2008 by

Like countless Americans, leadership and staff of CCIM Institute, a commercial real estate association that trains real estate sales professionals, saw the horrific television images of a flooded New Orleans and Gulf Coast and wondered… Continued

Building Internal Partnerships: Getting your Corporate Board Involved in Your Company’s Philanthropic Strategy

July 21st, 2008 by

Companies today are being judged – and their reputations are being made – not only on their financial performance but also on their commitment to social responsibility. The days when contributions were made at the… Continued