PR professionals more likely to suffer from poor mental health compared to other UK workers

PR practitioners are significantly more likely to suffer from poor mental health compared to other UK workers, according to new research carried out by the PRCA and CIPR. The research – conducted by Opinium – found nine in ten (90%) PR professionals have struggled with their mental wellbeing to an extent over the past 12 months, compared to 65% of UK workers. PR professionals are also less likely to take time off from work for mental wellbeing reasons than other UK workers; one in four PR practitioners took leave for mental health,…

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Trick or treat… or just a misleading ad?! Avoid being hit by a frightening ASA ruling this Halloween

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: Trick or treat… or just a misleading ad?! Avoid being hit by a frightening ASA ruling this Halloween. I have enclosed the text of the link below, but please have a look at the ASA/CAP site as there are lots of things of interest to anyone with an interest in Ethical Marketing. It might not be scary to you, but it could be to children It’s understandable that Halloween-themed ads, especially ones promoting a horror game or film, might have elements which are…

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‘Artivists’ create giant murals around the world as part of Greenpeace’s 50th anniversary

Influential Swiss artist duo Queen Kong kicked off a six month international art project with Greenpeace, Hope through Action, which will see giant murals painted in 12 countries around the world. The murals are part of Greenpeace’s 50th anniversary commemoration, which on 15 September 2021 marked five decades of campaigning, creative activism and nonviolent direct action. The first mural appeared this month in Zürich. “‘Artivism’ was a presence in the first ever Greenpeace voyage in 1971, when the crew painted a banner combining both the ecology and peace symbols onto…

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Costa Coffee trials innovative reusable cup scheme powered by blockchain

Costa Coffee,  has launched a trial of a new blockchain technology-powered reusable cup scheme called BURT. BURT – which stands for ‘Borrow, Use, Reuse, Take Back’ – builds on Costa Coffee’s work to improve the sustainability of its cups and packaging by utilising innovative digital technology, seeking to shift consumer behaviour towards reuse. The trial launches today across 14 stores in Glasgow, the home of COP26, and will last for six months. Costa Coffee will be using the trial to gain feedback from customers and learn about uptake and behaviour…

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Diageo opens its first carbon neutral whiskey distillery in North America

Global beverage leader Diageo has opened its first carbon neutral distillery in Lebanon, Kentucky.  The site will support the local community with 30 full-time jobs while also sourcing 100% non-GMO corn locally. The 72,000 square-foot facility has the capacity to produce up to 10 million proof gallons per year and has begun distilling Bulleit Bourbon using electrode boilers that are powered by 100% renewable electricity throughout the cooking, distillation, and dry house processes. Bulleit is the first and lead brand being produced at the Diageo Lebanon Distillery –and supplements existing…

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