Public Relations Question: Should Executives EVER Give Their Opinion on Politics?

To help out our corporate communications community and in order to share valuable media relations tips among one another, this week’s public relations discussion question is, “Is it ever appropriate for an executive to give their opinion about politics?”

You may have heard the rule not to talk politics at the dinner table or at family gatherings, but what about at work or with the media? What are the risks if an executive decides to share his or her opinion on a political matter? When they publicly comment on politics and share their stance, how does it affect their brand, reputation, and revenue? How may it affect their employees, their stakeholders, their customers, their clients, and their revenue?

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