Category Archives: Corporate Communications

Is Your Company Culture Killing Employee Engagement and Advocacy?

I recently attended a Page Up regional meeting on the topic of Employee Engagement, and found myself surrounded by senior communications leaders who were passionate about Internal Communications. The conversation was robust, lively and centered on the shift from employee communications to cultivation of employee engagement and advocacy. We all agreed that for too long, internal communications…

Is the Rainbow-ing of Everything: a Sign of Inclusion, or “Good-Washing”? Brands Taking Inauthentic Stands Put Their Reputations at Risk.

As Pride Month draws to a close it would be easy to observe the abundance of rainbows in all forms as a sign that we’ve finally cracked the code on inclusion in our society. In many ways we have made great progress; businesses, communities, schools and churches have used June and Pride month to express…

The Wayfair Walkout’s Reminders: Employees are not Owned or Paid Media, and Their Advocacy is a Two-Way Street

Employee advocacy is a popular topic among executives and communications leaders alike. The increased recognition that employees are a powerful force in shaping conversations about your brand, and ultimately a huge factor in your reputation, has created a wave of initiatives and campaigns designed to unlock the potential of employees as advocates. In many industries, restrictive…

When it comes to holiday shopping is brand purpose more important than discounts and deals? 93% of CorpSumers™ say yes

As we head into the holiday season and the flurry of Black Friday sales, many brands are focused on maximizing their end-of-year profits and drawing in consumers by offering major discounts to the anticipated 180 million people who will shop online or in-store over Thanksgiving weekend alone. But a number of brands are standing out…

CEOs take note: In the current political climate CorpSumers™ expect you take a stand

As we stare down the barrel of the midterms, many of us face the political uncertainty with an uneasy mix of hope and skepticism. But whatever the result of Tuesday’s vote, one thing is certain, corporations will face continued pressure to take a stand on societal issues, in a country that is increasingly polarized. MWWPR’s…

CorpSumers™ Seek Authenticity in the New ‘Brandscape’

Savvy consumers easily discern brand bravery from bravado In today’s volatile and polarizing environment, brands often find themselves in the crosshairs.  Whether victim of an errant tweet or called to the carpet for a POV on any number of current events, CEO’s and their organizations are facing a new level of scrutiny.  Expectations of speed,…

Why Nike sees its Colin Kaepernick ad as a win

Most advertisers try to avoid controversy, but Nike welcomes it. Look no further than the sporting goods giant’s decision to feature former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the 30th anniversary version of its “Just Do It” ad campaign. The company seems unconcerned that the move is angering some consumers so much that they’re posting videos of themselves…