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Employee Activism: A Rising Challenge for Big Brands

Fri, Nov. 2, 2018

By Amy Binder

Amy BinderThe high-profile walkout of Google employees is just a harbinger of an increased round of employee activism, according to the following blog that CEO Amy Binder posted on the RFBinder site.

Consumers Demand Corporate Stance on Issues

Fri, Oct. 5, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

TeaserNearly half of consumers are less likely to purchase from a company that behaves in a way that conflicts with their personal values, according to an October FleishmanHillard study.

Netflix Hires ‘Inclusion’ Exec After Racial Flap

Wed, Aug. 29, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Verna MyersNetflix has hired Verna Myers for the new post of VP-inclusion strategy in the aftermath of the June firing of communications chief Jonathan Friedland due to his use of the N-word during meetings.

Institutional Investors Pressure New Chevron Chief

Wed, May 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Michael WirthInstitutional investors seek meeting with new Chevron chief Michael Wirth to discuss risks connected to long-standing legal battle over pollution in Ecuador, human rights situation in Nigeria/Burma and climate change.

Ageism Bites - Both Workers and Businesses

Mon, Apr. 16, 2018

By Jane Genova

Jane GenovaAge discrimination hurts every aspect of business. Taking on ageism, by both employees and employers, could become as influential as #MeToo. The tipping point could be push-back by young workers as they see age bias sucking the soul out of their parents and superiors at work. No fools, they get it that they could be next.

Porter Novelli Shines Light on Refugee Crisis

Wed, Apr. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Displaced logoPorter Novelli is supporting the launch of the International Rescue Committee’s “Displaced” podcast series, which shines a light on the global refugee crisis.

Political Stance Drives Brand Engagement

Fri, Feb. 16, 2018

By Jon Gingerich


Americans love it when companies take stances on social or political issues, but brands that throw their hat into the political ring run as much of a risk alienating consumers as they do increasing engagement, according to a recent survey.

SKDKnick Scouts for Time’s Up Partners

Wed, Jan. 24, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Times UpSKDKnickerbocker, which is working with the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund to represent victims of sexual misconduct, including assault, harassment and abuse, is looking for a network of PR firm partners.

Global Strategy Group Opens Seattle CSR Hub

Wed, Jan. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Josh ChaitinGlobal Strategy Group has opened a Seattle office under the leadership of Josh Chaitin to hub its corporate social responsibility operations.

Americans Question Motives Behind CSR

Mon, Jun. 12, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Harris PollConsumers are divided on whether companies that develop CSR programs do so because they believe it’s the right thing to do, or if they’re interested only in boosting stakeholder value.

G&S Stages Global Street Fight

Wed, Jun. 7, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Jenna GoudreauG&S Business Communications is sponsoring the “Global Street Fight” conference June 12 to explore the rapid changes in traditional media and best ways companies can incorporate fiscal and social responsibility disciplines into their business practices.

H+K Recognized for Employee Benefits

Fri, Jan. 20, 2017

By Editorial Staff

WorldatWork Seal of DistinctionHill+Knowlton Stategies received the 2017 Work-Life Seal of Distinction for offering programs that enable work-life balance for employees, specifically its paid parental leave policy.