The Three Biggest Threats to Ethical Behavior in Public Relations Today: Mark Dvorak

Mark Dvorak the executive director of Golin Atlanta and an expert independent consultant, discusses the three biggest threats to ethical behavior in public relations. During the interview he also shares his insight on a variety of topics, including: what ethical guideposts to use when you are facing a new situation and how managers should support their employees in difficult ethical situations.

Ethical Issues with Behavior Change, Leaks and Transparency: Robin Schell and Stacey Smith

This week on Ethical Voices, Robin Schell and Stacey Smith, senior counsel and partners at Jackson, Jackson & Wagner discuss a number of key PR and communication ethics issues, including:
• What to do when a client asks you to anonymously leak information
• Ethical issues with transparency and in-person research
• How to ethically leverage appeals to emotion
• The one ethics guidepost every PR pro needs to keep top of mind

Ethics, Sexism, Racism and Research: Angela Sinickas

Angela Sinickas the CEO of Sinickas Communications, discusses a number of key issues, including:
• What to do ethically when you realize you work at a company rife with sexism and racism
• Ethical missteps in the PR proposal process
• How ethics mistakes can haunt you for years (and how to overcome them)
• How to ethically deal with people with an agenda

How to Hire Ethical People – Patrice Tanaka

Patrice Tanaka, co-founder of three award winning PR and marketing agencies and currently the Chief Joy Officer at Joyful Planet discusses number of key topics including:
• What questions should you ask to make sure you are hiring ethical people?
• How can you really demonstrate to your employees the importance of living your ethical code?
• Should you only hire people that know ballroom dancing?

Ethics, Communications, Business and Fake News – A Conversation with Fred Cook

In a wide-ranging conversation, Fred Cook, the Chairman of Golin and the Director of the USC Center for Public Relations discusses a number of important issues, including:
• Why understanding communications is not enough for ethical PR pros
• Where there is a disconnect between CEOs and PR pros
• Thriving as the challenge of fake news increases
• The business impact of ethical lapses by agencies