The Ethical Side of PR

Call me crazy but when I go into work, it is because I want to feel that I am contributing to something, and that I am not feeling uptight and anxious in the process.  However the payoff, and relishing in the glory of all the hard work, quickly become worth insurmountable amount of trouble.  Small victories if you will, but the big picture is where all the magic happens… Sure I’d be lying to you if I said that I didn’t enjoy the “meeting of celebrities,” because honestly I really do, but the most important part of PR is the ability to see the positive potential of the future for both us, and the folks who we are working with.  At the end of the day, that should be a primary motivator for those looking to maintain their ethical standards. We all are trying to make our way in the world, so it only fits that a standard of excellence should be mandatory for providing the best relations as a whole.  Aside from the obvious need to fulfill your client’s needs, there is a basic duty to one another to make business arrangements work for everyone involved.  The ability to know that you have a strong support system that will ensure the vitality of your organization is essential to its stability.  Seeing this theory actually come into play proves to be an asset, especially in the field of public relations.  With the daily confusions and constant deadlines we all know are intrinsic to the business, a friendly voice on the other end of a call can really make a difference for that individual on the other end.  Since PR is often “the face” of many companies, its vital to know how your company presents itself and through working passionately but positively.  Now that the groundwork has been fashioned, I can’t wait to see where the road leads.


Defining the Future of PR Where are we h

Defining the Future of PR
Where are we headed?

6 Ways Social Media has Changed PR For b

6 Ways Social Media has Changed PR
For better or for worse?

How PR Has Evolved- A look at the last 5

How PR Has Evolved-
A look at the last 50 years, and where the industry might be going

Five Ways To Be A Smart PR Person http:/

Five Ways To Be A Smart PR Person

Why Are There So Many Women in Pr? http:

Why Are There So Many Women in Pr?

15 Tips For A Successful PR Career http:

Double Standards on Women in the Public Sphere

Two powerful women in today’s world, Hillary Clinton and Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund Managing Director, discuss the role of women in politics and how the media creates a double standard on women in the public sphere.

Watch this excerpt posted by Women In the World (YouTube) where Hillary Clinton specifically talks about the double standards she has experienced as a woman in politics.

Video: How The Media Fails Women

From Jennifer Lawrence’s strong female protagonist taking Hunger Games: Catching Fire to the top of the box office, to the first female anchor team on Newshour, women continue to reach new heights in today’s media. However, despite the more and more individuals breaking records and setting positive examples for other girls, we still see an inequality within the way media treats women.

The following video is an excellent and relevant collection of reasons why the media is still not quite there with equally portraying individual women and the female population in general.

VIDEO: How the media failed women in 2013

Progress is promising. The best way to make change is to call attention to the issue at hand and make sure the media recognizes the way in which they portray women.

– Quinn Miller

New Up-and-Commer in Silicon Valley: Elizabeth Holmes

San Jose Mercury News recently wrote an article about a new up-and-commer in Silicon Valley: Elizabeth Holmes. This Stanford drop out has been working for the last 11 years on her start up company, Theranos. Theranos, backed by some big names including former Secretaries of State, Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, and former Defense Secretary Bill Perry, aims to make blood tests easier, cheaper and more convenient so that people can “take multiple tests over time and see signs of a disease or condition before it’s too late.”

(Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

(Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

     Theranos and Walgreens announced a deal in September to open a Theranos “wellness center” in Palo Alto as well as 20 stores in Phoenix and have plans for many more to come. Holmes says, “Here in California, I can go and buy a gun and shoot myself but I can’t order a vitamin D test because I might do something quote ‘clinically dangerous. We feel strongly over time that this has to change.” San Jose Mercury News reports that, “Holmes has raised $400 million, valuing the entire company at $9 billion. She has a 50 percent stake, leading Forbes to call her the youngest woman to become a self-made billionaire.”

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