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The most effective conduit for a corporation to get its message across is probably
Nike began to work in earnest on its sweatshop crisis after ______ became involved.
Which of the following is not one of the three actions American businesses were asked to undertake in the white paper Restoring Trust in Business?
a. Adopt ethical principles
b. Pursue philanthropic ventures and publicize them to key publics
c. Pursue transparency and disclosure
d. Make trust a fundamental precept of cororate governance
Approximately one-quarter of Americans believe that US corporations are
Corporate sponsorship is a form of
Which of the following is not a key factor in Americans' distrust of corporations?
b. corporate misdeeds
Which of the following is not a reason why corporations seek better reputations?
a. Responsible business practices ward off increased government regulation
b. Companies with good policies/reputations have less employee turnover
c. Corporate reputation affects the bottom line
d. A good reputation curries favor with longtime stockholders
Which factor is not inherent to an effective boycott?
a. good organization
b. media attention
c. damage to the bottom line of the offending organization
d. inclusion of high profile boycotters
Employees are considered the organization's
The large number of FedEx script references and signage in the movie Cast Away is one example of
Which of the following questions is not central to a company's decision to sponsor an event?
a. Is the event/organization compatible with company values?
b. Will the event be televised?
c. Is there an opportunity for employee involvement?
d. Does the event include local celebrities?
The front line of public relations is
Which corporate sponsorship pairing is incorrect?
b. Minute Maid/Wrigley Field
c. Lincoln Financial Group/Phil Eagles
Which of the following is not one of the steps McDonald's took in reaction to the documentary Super Size Me?
a. It made its global nutritionist available to media outlets
b. It distributed ANRs/VNRs about diet/exercise
c. It discouraged top-level employees from talking about the "misrepresentation" of the film
d. It sent briefing materials to its 2,700 franchises so that employees could be informed during media inquiries
The refusal to buy the products or services of an offending company is a
Publicity hype and verbal sleight-of-hand is especially discouraged in
This corporation was damaged by a recent racial discrimination scandal involving recorded tapes of company executives
This 1986 Supreme Court case revolved around sexual harassment issues
Monitor Saving Bank v. Vinson
Major problems with toys manufactured by Chinese subcontractors resulted in a(n) _______, often used in the automobile industry.
The definite benchmark of how buyers feel about products is
American Customer Satisfaction Index
In the Dell/Sony laptop crisis, Dell resisted the inclination to
ignore the problem or shift blame to Sony
The primary PR function of human resources is
Corporate-sponsored events are popular because they
give product brands high visibility
According to PR Week, which of the following is a proactive step for an organization trying to manage its reputation?
Work with groups that want solutions, not publicity
The highest paid professionals in the public relations field are
investor relations personnel
The outsourcing of white-collar jobs to other countries is known as
Dannon's partnership with the National Wildlife Federation is an example of
Which of the following is a potential downside to corporate philanthropy
backlash from special-interest groups against the sponsored cause
Making a claim to an environmental conscience without the actions to back it up is derisively called
Which policy is not typical among the best companies for working mothers?
stock options geared solely to those with families