Corporate Social Responsibility – Wise PR

Growth in Media Coverage of Green and CSR

In past entries we have spoken of “real deal” Green PR vs. Greenwashing. Our research presented to public relations professionals on the subject shows a 400 percent increase in press stories around green and social responsibility in the past three years.  This trend will continue to grow.

An example of this type of story follows in this request to PilmerPR for a CSR oriented company: 

Corporate Social ResponsibilityXYZ magazine is looking to speak to corporations that have recently instituted a CSR program and is willing to speak about the reasons for doing so and give full details of the program, including how the company is engaging its employee base to get involved.” 

When considering future public relations strategies, corporate leaders will do well to “seize the day” with real deal sustainable processes and strategies. The press wants to cover the good news, and they will spotlight negligence for companies treating these areas lightly.  

CSR strategies should be articulated on the company website and appropriate press outreach with successes has the potential for depositing serious goodwill into the goodwill piggy bank against which to draw when public perception may turn negative.

About the Author:

As founder of PilmerPR, John Pilmer, APR serves as a PR and marketing communications advisor for both emerging and established companies. He offers customers more than 20 years of results-driven business PR and marketing experience. John and the firm have provided PR consultation and campaigns for clients such as Mozy, Novell, AdvancedMD, Certiport, NextPage, ElectraTherm, Altiris, Avamar, EmergeCore Networks, FSLogic, INVISUS, 10x Marketing, MWI, Project Insight, REIC, Seastone, US Synthetic and Funding Universe (now Lendio), among others.


  1. citibank online banking  April 9, 2010

    @Markus I get your drift on where you were going there. I often think of my past and use it as a means to analyze where I am and where I want to get to. Where I struggel is balancing it all out. How do you guys balance things out?


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