With backlash against California almonds—and their high water consumption during a period of drought—reaching a crescendo, two almond industry trade groups have been boosting their messaging in recent months. The groups say they're doing what they can to reduce water consumption, and they note that almonds are far from the thirstiest crop on the farm.
A simple question spurs new considerations about engagement. Plus: How to cope with Tax Day stress.
Emphasizing differences between illegal gambling and his own highly regulated industry, the head of the American Gaming Association went to the National Association of Attorneys General offering a plan for the two groups to work together on to fight something that "preys on the vulnerable."
The American Hotel and Lodging Association is joining together with the National Restaurant Association to lobby Congress this week on issues affecting the hospitality industry.
While the comedian and entrepreneur has gained a reputation as a prominent legalization advocate, the National Cannabis Industry Association noted that the message Tommy Chong could send to Washington could be the wrong one for its legislative fly-in. While frustrated, Chong says he understands.
Future employees want a clear sense of your association’s mission. So do those who work with you now. So how are you delivering it?
The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, which represents tech corporations around the world, says that its members will work to end the practice of recruitment fees in the supply chain. Advocacy groups note the fees amount to forced labor for low-paid workers.
In a complaint, Comcast argued that DirecTV's popular (but creepy) ads featuring Rob Lowe were inaccurate and unfair—and the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus agreed with the cable giant.
One of the minds behind Yammer follows up the launch of that company by starting his own business-minded tribe with a flexible goal. Also: The CEO of the National Automatic Merchandising Association offers some messaging tips.
The Society of Professional Journalists is encouraging staff at Rolling Stone magazine to consult SPJ’s Code of Ethics in the future to avoid mistakes it made in the reporting and editing of its controversial and now discredited article on an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia.