How to React to Controversial Topics

Copper State of Mind: public relations, media, and marketing in Arizona

Jul 5 2022 • 34 mins

When the whole world seems to be taking sides and voicing opinions on controversial issues, should your organization stay silent? Topics like abortion, gun legislation, or climate change may not be a "PR issue" for your company, but does that mean silence is an appropriate option?

In this episode, Abbie Fink and Dr. Adrian McIntyre talk about when and how to take a stand in a contentious media environment, including how to talk to your internal teams about challenging topics.

If you enjoyed this episode, check out the PRGN Presents podcast, hosted by Abbie Fink, featuring conversations about PR, marketing, and communications with members of the Public Relations Global Network, "the world’s local public relations agency.”

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