This week in PR Ethics the issues ran the gamut from undisclosed promotions to agencies deciding with whom they should work and the importance of PR Codes of Ethics:
- The undisclosed promotions of Ozempic – Ozempic is everywhere – but this blogger highlights how some of the promotions are not disclosing conflicts of interest and paid relationships. If money is involved, or knowing you are sponsored could impact someone’s trust of your recommendation – disclose, disclose, disclose!
- The importance of Codes of Ethics – PRSA’s 2023 National Chair, Michelle Egan highlights the importance of codes of ethics in this PR News article. One data point I hadn’t seen before – nearly 40% of Gen Z and Millennials have rejected work assignments due to ethics concerns.
- Does everyone have the right to PR counsel? In my opinion the answer is yes, *and* it doesn’t have to be you. PR Week has two great examples of this – with one of Russel Brand’s agencies walking away, and three agencies joining the Creatives for Climate
- The ethics of AI Bossware – I enjoyed this article. It discusses both how much can employers monitor what employees are doing – as well as how some AI-powered efficiency monitoring tools may be making employees less productive.
- How to Conduct PR Research Ethically – Marcia DiStaso - November 20, 2023
- This Week in PR Ethics (11/2/23): AI Risks, AI Biases, and Bird Ethics - November 2, 2023
- What should you do when you think you received an unlawful order? Dave Honchul - October 30, 2023