The Most Ethical PR Professionals Don’t Just Fight Fires, They Prevent Them – Melanie Ensign

Melanie Ensign the head of security, privacy, and engineering communications for Uber discusses:

1) Why the best PR pros focus on stopping fires before they begin, rather than responding to a crisis
2) The ethical and cognitive challenges of marketing with FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt)
3) Why SCUBA diving is a great guide for change management
4) Common ethical mistakes with measurement – and why we need to stop confusing coverage with action

Ethical Issues With Product Recalls and Cannabis – Loring Barnes

Loring Barnes, APR, Fellow, PRSA, an independent practitioner and Chair of her town’s Selectboard, discusses a number of key ethical issues including:
• Tough ethical decisions during product recalls
• How communicators should approach ethical issues around cannabis
• The quickest path to redemption after making an ethical lapse

Why Saying “That’s Unethical” Isn’t Enough – Marisa Vallbona

Marisa Vallbona, the founder and president of CIM, Inc PR and co-founder of the PR Consultants Group, discusses:
• Going beyond “that’s unethical” to understand the issues and better guide those you are advising
• What to do when people steal your ideas
• The challenges the lack of enforcement of PRSA’s Code of Ethics creates for the public relations industry

Global Ethics and Technology Issues – How Public Relations Can Move A Company From Where It is to Where it Wants to Be: Torod Neptune

Torod Neptune, the chief communications officer at Lenovo discusses a number of key global and technology ethics issues including:
• How to move companies from the organization they are today to the one they want to be
• Living brand values globally and locally
• Why addressing ethics issues with technology requires businesses to think at the top of the stream