USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations explored corporate reputation and the factors that impact it, including consumer and employee expectations. Four online surveys were conducted during February 2023. The surveys were conducted with the following groups:— 684 PR professionals.— 509 U.S. residents who work for companies with 1000+ employees.— 496 U.S.-based financial professionals.— 1,060 U.S.-based … Continue reading Corporate Reputation in 2023
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This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. PwC assessed the role and importance of trust in business. A survey of 500 business executives, 2,508 consumers, and 2,012 employees was conducted Feb.17-23, 2023. Key findings include: — 91% of business executives said their ability to build and maintain trust improves the bottom … Continue reading How Brand Trust Impacts the Bottom Line
MSL studied how traditional internal communication efforts impact employees’ perceptions of their employer. A survey of 2,300 U.S. adults was conducted from Sept. 29, 2021 – Oct. 14, 2021. The survey respondents included 1,198 employed respondents, with 738 of these respondents considered to be “desk-based employees” (people who spend the majority of their working time … Continue reading Where is Your Water Cooler?
This post summarizes a roundtable discussion by the IPR Measurement Commission. Recently, a dozen members of the IPR Measurement Commission participated in an online discussion about reputation measurement. In this conversation, each member offered their perspective on whether reputation measurement has changes as well as the opportunities and challenges of measuring reputation. Here is what … Continue reading How Measuring Reputation Management is Changing
Chung, Angie. (2018). Examining the effectiveness of using CSR communication in apology statements after bad publicity. Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 23(3), 357-376. Summary The purpose of this study is to contribute to understanding the effects of framing apology statements with corporate social responsibility (CSR) communications after a company has suffered negative publicity. Specifically, this … Continue reading Examining the Effectiveness of Using CSR Communication in Apology Statements After Bad Publicity
Wang, Ruoxu & Huang, Yan (2018). Communicating corporate social responsibility on social media: Effects of CSR strategy and source on stakeholders’ perceptions. Corporate Communications: An International Journal. 23(3), 326-341. Summary This study examined the effects of message source (CEO’s social media account vs. organization’s social media account) and different types of the corporate social responsibility … Continue reading Communicating Corporate Social Responsibility on Social Media
Lee, Nicole M. & Seltzer, Trent. C. (2018). Vicarious interaction: The role of observed online exchanges in fostering organization-public relationships. Journal of Communication Management, 22, 262-279. doi:10.1108/JCOM-11-2017-0129 Summary This study introduces the term ‘vicarious interaction’ and explores how online interaction with an organization affects not only those users participating in the exchange, but also those … Continue reading Vicarious Interaction: The Role of Observed Online Exchanges in Fostering Organization-Public Relationships
Hwang, Geumchan. (2017). An Examination of Crisis Response in Professional Athlete Scandals: A Sport Fan’s Perspective. International Journal of Crisis Communication, 1(2), 64-71. Summary This study investigated the influence of athlete celebrity scandals on a sport fan’s attitude and behavioral intention, and a sport fan’s reaction to athlete celebrity’s media response after the scandal. Athlete … Continue reading An Examination of Crisis Response in Professional Athlete Scandals
Author(s), Title and Publication Opitz, M., Chaudhri, V., & Wang, Y. (2018). Employee social-mediated crisis communication as opportunity or threat?. Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 23(1), 66. doi:10.1108/CCIJ-07-2017-0069. Summary The ubiquity of social media has given way to a marked paradigm shift in organizational crisis communication. Whether through LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook, employees of organizations … Continue reading Why Companies Should Enlist Employees in Crisis-Management Preparation
Citation Woods, Chelsea L. (2018). “Are your tanks filled with orca tears?”: Crisis frames and message convergence in SeaWorld’s tanked Twitter campaign. Corporate Reputation Review, 21(1), 9–21. doi:10.1057/s41299-017-0039-y Summary The death of a whale trainer at its Orlando park in 2010 and the subsequent 2013 documentary Blackfish incited a host of problems for SeaWorld, from … Continue reading Seaworld’s Tanked Twitter Campaign: How to Frame Messages During a Crisis
Schultza, Friederike; Utza, Sonja; & Göritzb, Anja. (2011). Is the medium the message? Perceptions of and reactions to crisis communication via Twitter, blogs and traditional media. Public Relations Review, 37(1), 20-27. Summary The value changes and the rapid emergence of media innovations (internet, social web) in society lead to an institutionalization of crisis communication, in … Continue reading Is the medium the message? Perceptions of and reactions to crisis communication via Twitter, blogs and traditional media
DiStaso, Marcia Watson (2012). Measuring public relations Wikipedia engagement: How bright is the rule? Public Relations Journal, 6(2), 1-22. Wikipedia has become almost a staple in society, and its prominence in search engines and frequency of use make it a very powerful website. This study explores the views, experiences and beliefs of public relations/communications professionals … Continue reading Measuring public relations Wikipedia engagement: How bright is the rule?