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Introduction - The Future of Corporate Responsibility | Pew Internet & American Life Project

The moral obligations and competing values of corporations have been debated since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution: How do corporate leaders drive for profit maximization while ethically meeting the needs of communities and citizens?

 

In the age of globalization and worldwide communications revolutions, these issues have taken a new turn. Activists in democratic countries have tried to get governments and companies to halt or limit the sale to authoritarian regimes of technologies that can be used to track, target, jail, or kill dissidents.

 

Advocacy efforts are also being targeted at trying to convince technology companies not to allow their products to be used to spy upon, censor, block access to content, or thwart the public’s use of Internet-based tools that allow people living in authoritarian states to bring their issues to fellow citizens and allies abroad....

 

[A must-read for corp social responsibility pros - JD ]

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JACK DANIEL’S MASTER DISTILLER: This is the real difference between scotch, whiskey, and bourbon

JACK DANIEL’S MASTER DISTILLER: This is the real difference between scotch, whiskey, and bourbon | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Jack Daniel's master distiller Jeff Arnett explains the differences between scotch, bourbon, and whiskey. He also describes how location plays a role in how each type of alcohol is categorized. 
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Inquiring minds... now you know.
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Men Use Social More After Becoming Dads [Infographic]

Men Use Social More After Becoming Dads [Infographic] | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

This spring, we discovered that U.S. moms check Instagram as often as six times per day. But Dads áre just as active on social as Moms - the same study revealed that almost half of dads on Instagram follow businesses, and of those fathers, 69% take action from the content they see.

A new infographic from Social Media Link provides further insights and context surrounding how dads use social. The full infographic is below but here a few quick highlights.

  • 91% of fathers use Facebook weekly; 60% use Twitter weekly; 49% use Instagram weekly.
  • When fathers do use social, they’re frequently posting about their kids - 70% of fathers share about their children at least a couple times a month.
  • 61% at least somewhat agree that they use social media more now than they did before having children....
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Dads do social too, don't you know?

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WTF: What Brexit means for the UK media industry - Digiday

WTF: What Brexit means for the UK media industry - Digiday | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

On Thursday, Britain made its choice.

The vote to leave the European Union prevailed by a razor-thin margin, dividing and shocking the country. Markets responded negatively, with the pound tumbling to its lowest since 1985, and prime minister David Cameron announcing he will pass on the baton to someone from the leave campaign.

The only certain thing now is that there will be plenty of uncertainty to come, while the U.K. figures out what happens next. Here’s a rundown of what Brexit could mean for the U.K. media industry.

With there be any immediate changes?
Not really, no. Negotiating the terms with which the U.K. exits — like setting up alternative trade deals — will take at least two to three years. During that time the U.K. will remain under the E.U.’s jurisdiction.

The U.K. will be at the table, but it won’t participate in shaping future E.U.-wide laws or deals that could affect the country — like the GDPR, the new European data laws that Brits will still have to comply with....

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Uncertainty and changes ahead for the media industry in the UK.

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Coming Soon: New Instagram Business Tools

Coming Soon: New Instagram Business Tools | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

With so many companies using Instagram, and many people on the platform interacting with them, there was a desire from our business community to do more. So we listened. And, after hundreds of interviews with businesses, three key needs became clear—stand out, get insights and find new customers.

First, businesses want the ability to stand out on Instagram. Many companies, including a furniture store in San Francisco, shared that it would be easier for customers to email questions because comments are hard to track and take time to sift through. Second, businesses want a simple way to get insights. A retailer in Austin explained that many analytics are overwhelming and hard to apply to its marketing. And third, businesses want to reach even more customers. A do-it-yourself craft shop in New York City mentioned it’s always looking for quick ways to fill seats in class.

With these insights in mind, we set out to make Instagram work even better for businesses. So today, we’re excited to unveil our new Instagram Business Tools....

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Useful business tools coming soon for Instagram.

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Snapchat uncovers Discover

Snapchat uncovers Discover | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Snapchat combines the best of social networks, magazines, and television in a redesign of its omni-entertainment app.

You’ll now see image and headline previews of the content inside Discover channels and Live stories on the Stories page, instead of just logos for the publishers or events they capture. The Discover page now features a Pinterest-style mason grid of tiles, while the Stories page now combines the two rows of static Discover channels and Live Stories into one scrollable row of non-friend content.

Also, instead of having to dig your favorite Discover channels out of the whole list, you can now tap-and-hold to subscribe to them so they always appear amongst the Recent Stories from accounts you’ve added, unless you later unsubscribe. This gives publishers like Tastemade and IGN an extra call to action to bake into their Discover channels and marketing.

The goal here is to make professionally-made and community-curated content just as attractive as what friends share on the app. Previously, Discover channels felt bolted on to the experience, and can seem overly polished compared to Stories from friends that are  fascinating despite flaws. VentureBeat and Recode previously reported that changes to the Discover page were coming....

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Snapchat's redesign provides easier content finding and navigation.

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17 of the Best Out-of-Office Messages We Could Find

17 of the Best Out-of-Office Messages We Could Find | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Without fail, I almost always forget to put up an out-of-office email message when I'm headed out for vacation. It's one of those things I remember just as I'm shutting down, or sometimes even after I've already left. (Heh, sorry guys.)


Since I usually throw them up in a hurry, I don't take a lot of time to get creative. However, I remembered to put up my OOO message early this time around -- so I decided to do some Googling for funny, clever, and snarky messages people have used in the past.


Here are some of the gems I found....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Summer fun! Check out some funny autoreplies to use in your next out-of-office email message.

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7 Psychological Insights to Help You Develop a Powerful Facebook Strategy for Business

7 Psychological Insights to Help You Develop a Powerful Facebook Strategy for Business | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

What is the most powerful tool in your marketing arsenal? Is it keyword research? Copywriting? Beautifully designed ad campaigns? Maybe…


I’m not going to keep these techniques a secret.


 I wanted to share with you the psychological insights I learned so you can dramatically improve your game by leveraging Facebook marketing more effectively.


So, what are the most important psychological “hacks” you can start using today to improve your social media marketing?...

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Add emotions and get better Facebook results.

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Martha Stewart says she passed her time in jail making ceramics and jam out of the crab apple trees

Martha Stewart says she passed her time in jail making ceramics and jam out of the crab apple trees | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Back in 2004, media and TV personality Martha Stewart was sentenced to five months in jail for obstructing a federal securities investigation.


To pass the time during her incarceration, Stewart did what she does best: cooking and crafts.


Speaking at a Daily Mail brunch session at the Cannes Lions advertising festival on Thursday, Stewart said the food inside was around three years past its expiry date.


"That's why I made jam out of the crab apples on the trees," she added.


Aside from making jam, Stewart also turned her hand to ceramics. As a child she'd go to ceramic classes at the weekend, so she quickly signed up to a ceramics class in prison too, at a place called Alderson....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

She made an entire nativity scene that she brings out each Christmas. She also obstructed justice. No sympathy despite the ceramics and crabapple jam.

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Man Secretly Runs Horrifying Full-Page Newspaper Ad Seeking Wife for 48-Year-Old Son

Man Secretly Runs Horrifying Full-Page Newspaper Ad Seeking Wife for 48-Year-Old Son | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Father's Day was very likely a tense affair for Salt Lake City resident Baron Brooks, whose dad Arthur made a full-page, $900 personals newspaper ad for him without his permission. Not only that, but the ad makes Baron sound like a total jerk, too.


The ad, which appeared in an Idaho paper for reasons we'll get to in a moment, is written from Baron's point of view and states that he is looking for a wife who fits very specific criteria. Specifically, the ad calls for a woman "between the ages of 34-38," which is 10 years younger than Baron, and "height and weight proportional," which is basically like saying "no fat chicks."


The ad also expresses a preference for politically conservative women ("If you voted for Obama or plan to vote for Hillary you are not for me") who are "willing and able to have children as soon as possible," which is why Baron's dad put the ad in an Idaho paper; that state is pretty safely red for the time being.


Baron, as one might imagine, is totally mortified by his dad's machinations, especially now that they've gone viral and will ironically make it harder for him to find a soulmate, since most people think he wrote the ad himself....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Gee, thanks Dad.

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5 Instagram Changes: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner

5 Instagram Changes: What Marketers Need to Know : Social Media Examiner | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Are you up to date with the latest Instagram changes?


Want to know what the changes mean for marketers?


In addition to a brand-new logo, Instagram has rolled out updates to its ad products, video features, and news feed algorithm.


In this article, you’ll discover how the most recent Instagram changes can affect your marketing.

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Useful Instagram tips to note.

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Native video is the next big ad format, just ask Facebook - Digiday

Native video is the next big ad format, just ask Facebook - Digiday | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
If you Google the term “native video,” you’ll be buried in millions of search results and just under half were generated in the last year. The format is one the rise and major players like Facebook are buying in.
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Get ready for "native video" PR and content marketing people.

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Gary Vaynerchuk Apologizes for Cannes Party Invite Seeking 'Attractive Females Only'

Gary Vaynerchuk Apologizes for Cannes Party Invite Seeking 'Attractive Females Only' | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Cannes Lions 2016 has its first truly cringeworthy moment, in the form of a party invitation seeking "attractive females and models only."


The email went out to a number of festival participants who planned to attend The Wednesday Party, an event sponsored by digital agency VaynerMedia and media company Thrillist Media Group with a musical performance by Wyclef Jean.


UPDATE: Thrillist founder and CEO Ben Lerer responded to the controversy via an internal staff email that appears in part at the bottom of this story.


A female agency executive tells Adweek that she and two female colleagues received the email while having lunch in Cannes on Tuesday. One of them forwarded it to women's advocate and agency veteran Cindy Gallop, who subsequently shared it on Twitter and wrote, "It's 2016, @vaynermedia @thrillist. This is not how you party at @cannes_lions."


The email was sent by events company iGetIn. Its key section reads (emphasis via the sender of the message): "Thank you for your interest in attending!! Please be aware that this specific list is for attractive females and models only."


The note, which was also shared by members of the public Facebook group Cannes for Cannesseurs, then instructs male attendees to "contact the PR departments of the respective sponsors" if they want to get into the party. It requests that women interested in attending send "recent untouched photos and/or your Instagram/Facebook links for you and each of your additional female guest [sic]," adding, "once we have reviewed we will send you specific entry details." ...

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Ouch. The moral of this bad PR story is know what your suppliers are doing on your behalf.

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The definitive guide to what's in and out at Cannes this year - Digiday

The definitive guide to what's in and out at Cannes this year - Digiday | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Over the years, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has morphed from a production company free-for-all to an agency shindig to a place where serious people insist that “serious business is actually getting done.”


There is also, thankfully, a lot that remains unserious in Cannes. This is the cradle of cutting edge trends and what-were-they-thinking lapses in judgment. To make sense of what we’ve seen this week, here’s what’s in and out at Cannes 2016. (For easy reference, here’s last year’s list. Remember Periscope?)