Is There a place for Ethics in Sports?

The following post is brought to you by Brandi Boatner, vice president of advocacy: The recent news stories involving ethical issues in the National Basketball Association, National Football League, Major League Baseball and professional cycling are threatening the reputation and integrity of their respective sports. The recent scandals have been ethical and moral nightmares for the commissioners and presidents of […]

Crisis Communications

Recent events have made crisis communications a hot topic. Wikipedia defines crisis communications as “a sub-specialty of the public relations profession that is designed to protect and defend an individual, company, or organization facing a public challenge to its reputation.” PRSA National Chair and CEO Rhoda Weiss recently added in an advocacy statement, ÔÇťOrganizations are on alert this week with […]

Recapping a Milestone

This weekend, PRSSA captured the knowledge of a true industry pioneer. Best of all, the interview with Lawrence G. Foster is captured entirely both on film and in print. Foster, the former Corporate Vice President of Johnson & Johnson, implemented a crisis plan during the 1982 Tylenol crisis that is viewed today as a benchmark in crisis communications. Nearly 25 […]