May 24, 2023
More Want Executives to Listen and Lead
Modern media has elevated expectations for executives. From employee activism to social unrest, more people want leaders to listen and lead on issues that matter. Indeed, authentic executive communications are crucial for strengthening employee engagement.
A new report reveals a vast majority of workers want employers to call out racism. More leaders must understand diversity, equity, and inclusion work is essential for everyone—not just human resources. When speaking out, leaders should listen closely and convey appropriate empathy.
From Academia to Media, Data in High-Demand
Great stories and sound science need good data. A new survey from Cision shows more journalists want data insights and access to experts who can explain them. Still reeling from mass misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are finding new ways to leverage data for scientific consensus.
The data possibilities AI has unlocked are extraordinary, but people are needed to bring them to life. Although artificial intelligence has accelerated information, human communicators are still essential for contextualizing data. More agency leaders are embracing AI to better understand and disseminate data.
Digital and Social Media Norms Continue Evolving
Developments in digital and social media continue shaping new norms. Montana became the first U.S. state to ban TikTok, alarming businesses and marketers. The U.S. Supreme Court largely left social media liability unchanged by not ruling on Section 230, which provides immunity to platforms.
Meta is facing a record-breaking fine following Facebook’s violation of European user data. LinkedIn is stepping up security by implementing new verification features to fight fake accounts. More financial institutions are thinking strategically about social media following the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank.
Sequence Summaries is a weekly series summarizing the top news and takeaways in PR and strategic communications. Sign-up for direct delivery to your inbox.