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Journalistic Ethics: What Every PR Pro Needs to Know

December 9, 2013 by Gini Dietrich

PR and Ethics

We received a phone call from the editor of one of our client's biggest trade publications. She wanted to write a story about the client’s organization and pull in interviews from the executives and people on the manufacturing floor. The catch? The client had to buy a year’s worth of advertising.[read more]

Business Ethics: An Oxymoron?

August 19, 2008 by Harry Hoover

Why do I believe good PR and business ethics are inextricably linked? It comes down to definitions. Ethics is learning what is right and what is wrong and then doing the “right thing.” PR involves providing counsel on the “right thing” to do and then helping the organization get credit for it. The business and...[read more]

McClellan Comes Clean

May 28, 2008 by Peter Himler

In what can only be characterized as a cleansing of his soul, Politico today broke the exclusive that former Bush mouthpiece Scott McClellan, a once-frequent subject of this blog, has penned a tell-all. And we hear it won't be pretty for his former puppeteers. "The eagerly awaited book, while recounting many fond memories of Bush and...[read more]