EthicalVoices

Category: Enhancing the Profession

Total 26 Posts

Public Relations Professionals Are Failing to Address the Ethical Threat of Incivility – Brian Peterson

Brian Peterson, the principal of Greater Life Communications, discusses a number of important ethics issues, including:

1) How respect can effectively address unethical situations

2) The ethical threat of incivility

3) How public relations professionals are failing and what we can do

4) The need for a culture of kindness

Ethical Voices is #1

Thank you! Ethical Voices: Practicing Public Relations with Integrity book launched a month early. And it quickly became the #1 and #5 new public relations book (print and kindle) on Amazon.

PR Ethics: What Happens When There is a Coup?  – Alex Dance

For Ethics Month, I wanted to look at new topics and geographies. Joining me this week is Alex Dance, the Managing Director of ERA Communications in Cambodia.

He discusses several important ethics issues, including:

1) What should you do when clients are even tangentially affiliated with a coup?

2) The state of misinformation in Cambodia

3) The impact of influencers on Cambodians

4) Ethical challenges with clickbait

The ethical challenges of weaponized communication – Elizabeth Edwards

Elizabeth Edwards, the founder of Volume PR and the Engagement Science Lab, discusses a number of important issues, including:

1) The ethical challenges of weaponized communication

2) Avoiding thought-terminating cliches

3) What is the one tool or word, PR pros should retire

4) Why we need to think of meaning, not just tactics

The Role of Ethical Leadership in Building Influence: A Female Perspective

This week we’re doing something a little bit different, and we’re speaking with Dr. Juan Meng, the Associate Professor of Public Relations at the University of Georgia, and Dr. Marlene Neill, APR, Fellow PRSA, an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director at Baylor University. I asked them to share insights from a recent journal article they authored titled The Role of Ethical Leadership in Building Influence: Perspectives from Female Public Relations Professionals.

Ethical Issues in Merging the Science and Art of Public Relations: Aaron Kwittken

Aaron Kwittken, the founder and chairman of KWT Global and the founder of PRophet, discusses:

1) An issue he still regrets not speaking up on 30 years ago

2) Ethical issues in merging the science and art of public relations

3) How augmented intelligence can help enhance our profession

4) How do we create belonging in a hybrid environment?

What to Do When Your Employer Lies to You and Your Bosses Issue Conflicting Orders: Felicia Blow, PhD, APR

first interviewed Felicia Blow, APR, almost two years ago. She was one of my first 15 interviews for the blog and podcast. This year she is the 2022 National Chair or PRSA, so I thought it made sense to revisit the interview.

She discusses a number of important topics including:

• How to make the ethical choice when your bosses issue conflicting orders
• What to do when your employer lies to you
• New areas of PR ethics concerns
• The best ethics advice she ever received

Respond, Don’t React to Unethical Behavior – Kami Huyse

Kami Huyse, the CEO of Zoetica, a social media agency, who for me was first and best known as @kamichat discusses a number of important ethics issues including:

1) Why you need to respond and not react to unethical behavior
2) What one question should you ask friends facing difficult situations?

3) Why ethical PR people act like ombudsmen

4) What is the best thing PR pros can do in difficult situations?

Licensing and Ethics in Puerto Rico Public Relations – Karen Garnik

Karen Garnik, the president of Global Vision Marketing and Communications and the president of Asociación de Relacionistas Profesionales de Puerto Rico and a licensed public relations practitioner, discusses a number of important ethics issues including:

1) How apathy is threatening ethical behavior

2) Porque ser Relacionista es cosa seria – Why being a PR pro is a serious thing

3) Licensing and ethics in Puerto Rico

4) How Puerto Rico’s Licensing compares to the APR