Compliance risks during the Holiday Season
Posted on 12-05-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

The holidays may be the season of goodwill, but companies must beware that it also brings a heightened risk of financial crime. These risks include bribery to secure more sales in the busy Holiday period, bribery masked as hospitality, and unethical sourcing... Read More

Black Friday Kicking Off Holiday Shopping: An Idea That's Going Global
Posted on 12-02-2016 by Megan Burnside

Coordinating a global PR strategy can sometimes seem like a Sisyphean struggle. When cornerstone ideas of your company's (or client's) brand don't cross international borders, there's a temptation to either limit your reach or cook up... Read More

Fact-Checking News Research in the ‘Onion’ Era
Posted on 12-02-2016 by Janelle Coates

It’s not unheard of for TV shows—like Saturday Night Live—or parody news sites—like The Onion—to bend the latest headlines to their will for the sake of comedy. But recently, headlines have trumpeted a disturbing trend: the... Read More

Dealing with Dramatic Changes to Sanctions Regimes
Posted on 11-23-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

Sanctions around the world have changed significantly in the last few months, according to a new eBook by LexisNexis. The eBook looks at how sanctions have changed in eight countries: the U.S., UK, Russia, Iran, Myanmar, Cuba, Democratic People’s... Read More

Top 10 Giving Tuesday Tips
Posted on 11-22-2016 by Janelle Coates

Many nonprofits, foundations and universities are readying to participate in Giving Tuesday , a global day of giving celebrated on November 29 this year. A 24-hour social media campaign to elicit end-of-year charitable donations, Giving Tuesday is timed... Read More

Missed Media Opportunity: The Presidential Debates Failed to Sway Millennials
Posted on 11-21-2016 by Megan Burnside

This post was guest written by Brandon Teeple, a junior at Wright State University. The Millennial Generation, those who are born between the early 1980s and early 2000s, have recently become the largest generation in the U.S. They range anywhere from... Read More

Unraveling the Results: What Media Monitoring Reveals Post-Election 2016
Posted on 11-18-2016 by Megan Burnside

The case could certainly be made that no other presidential race in memory or potentially history has received so much media attention—and, let’s face it, felt so much like a reality TV show—as this one. Now that the election is one... Read More

Why wealth screenings – and prospect researchers – are so reliant on real estate
Posted on 11-18-2016 by Kari Abitbol

Guest authored by Helen Brown, president of the Helen Brown Group Originally published via HelenBrownGroup.com Here’s the complaint I hear frequently about wealth screenings, prospect research, and real estate: Knowing what our prospect holds... Read More

Top 10 Tips for #GivingTuesday Success
Posted on 11-15-2016 by Janelle Coates

Guest written by: John Haydon Co-Authored by: Kari Abitbol #GivingTuesday , a global day of giving fueled by social media, is growing in popularity as a major opportunity for nonprofits to capitalize on the generous spirit of the holiday season... Read More

Here’s Why Your Due Diligence Needs to Encompass Forced Labor Risk
Posted on 11-14-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

Earlier this year, the BBC reported on the use of forced labor on construction projects as Qatar prepares to host the biggest soccer matches of 2022. Citing Amnesty International ‘s interviews with more than 200 migrant workers employed in and around... Read More

Creating a Sustainable PR Strategy
Posted on 11-11-2016 by Megan Burnside

It's not enough to only score Public Relations victories when there is a new product to promote or a major news event to link. Keeping excitement for a brand at a simmering level for a long time keeps companies in touch with news providers and the... Read More

Is Social Media Hinting at Who May Win the Presidential Election?
Posted on 11-07-2016 by Megan Burnside

The race is tight, so coloring in the electoral map has proven to be an arduous task. Media monitoring and social media analysis may help to color in some of those states by providing a glimpse into voter sentiment and enthusiasm that polls might not... Read More

3 Insights from Election 2016 Media Monitoring
Posted on 11-04-2016 by Megan Burnside

What a difference a year and even a week makes. When we started tracking the presidential election coverage a year and a half ago, we aimed to test a few theories: Higher media coverage would lead to better poll results Social media would play... Read More

Four Reasons to Embrace Anti-Bribery & Corruption Compliance Certification
Posted on 11-03-2016 by Ulyana Androsova

On October 14, the International Standards Organization published a new standard that companies and organizations can use to certify their anti-bribery and corruption compliance procedures. Companies can meet the ISO 37001 standard if they implement a... Read More

Tricks and Treats of Halloween-Based PR
Posted on 10-31-2016 by Megan Burnside

The temptation to use Halloween and the entire month of October as a tie-in to new product launches is great for brands, as the season's themes are wide-ranging, fun and unabashedly commercial. That said, PR firms and departments need to be careful... Read More