Look. Most communications professionals have the best intentions and behave in an honest and ethical way.
But there are some less than scrupulous PR fooks whose approach and choices reflect badly on the industry.
Now, it’s not just communicators who are guilty of this. Certain journalists, media outlets, bloggers and influencers are also not as honest or transparent as they could be when it comes to conflicts of interest.
And because social media has given us all a voice, we need to make sure we think through the consequences of how we use it.
That’s what we talk about for this week’s podcast.
We got the idea from a Washington Post story about a site that bills itself as an investigative blog. Turns out, it has financial ties to a PR firm and seems to focus on stories where the agency’s clients have a vested interest.
Have a listen and let us know what you think.
And if you want to dig deeper, check out Gini’s Spin Sucks post on the subject.
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Inside PR 548: What I want isn’t important. It’s about what you want by Joseph Thornley, Gini Dietrich, Martin Waxman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.