Tag Archives: social justice

Gallup investigated how Americans feel about businesses taking a stance on public issues and current events. An online survey of 5,458 U.S. adults was conducted from May 8-15, 2023. Key findings include: 1.) 59% of respondents think businesses should not take a public stance on current events. 2.) 62% of Democrats thought businesses should take … Continue reading Do Americans Think Businesses Should Take Stances on Current Events?

IPR is featuring some of the many AAPI pioneers who impacted the field of public relations in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month. Yuji Ichioka was born in San Francisco in 1936. During World War II, Ichioka and his family were incarcerated in a Japanese internment camp. After the war ended, Ichioka attended the University of California, … Continue reading Yuji Ichioka (1936-2002)

This blog is based on the original study in the Public Relations Journal. When events of societal injustice occur and governmental responses appear inadequate, citizens often turn their focus to the leaders of companies they buy from, work for, and trust. Whether they want a void to be filled, a right to be wronged, or simply to have … Continue reading Words, Money, or Action? How Corporate Social Advocacy Drove Media Coverage of Black Lives Matter

IPR is featuring some of the many Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) pioneers who had an impact on the field of public relations in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month.  Philip Vera Cruz (1904-1994) was a Filipino American who advocated for labor rights and led several social justice initiatives for agricultural workers. After immigrating to America … Continue reading Pioneer Philip Vera Cruz (1904-1994)

Emily Graham and Dr. Natalie Tindall are co-directors of the IPR Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  As 2021 begins, the work of the communicator remains front and center. Brands should be prepared to point to the specific actions taken to address systemic racism and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a focus on increased … Continue reading The Role of the Communicator – Navigating Social Unrest