NEW YORK — Weber Shandwick’s annual poll that tracks the state of civility in the US once again finds that the vast majority of Americans – 93% – identify a civility problem in society, with most (69%) classifying it as a “major” problem. Despite this unwavering sentiment since 2010, the general level of civility in the workplace is considered strong. More than nine in 10 Americans who work with others (92%) describe their place of employment as very or somewhat civil. Civility in America 2018: Civility at Work and In Our Public Squares by Weber Shandwick and Powell Tate was conducted in 2018 with KRC Research.

“Given that nearly all survey respondents consider incivility to be a problem in our country – a number that has not budged since the inception of the study – the fact that a similar proportion finds civility in their workplaces offers a ray of hope for this seemingly intractable social issue,” said Andy Polansky, CEO of Weber Shandwick. “Companies should build on the important safe haven they provide employees and activate strategies that nurture even greater collegiality and respect around the organizational purpose, which, in turn, can deepen stakeholder relationships.”

NEW YORK — Relevance International, which specializes in real estate, hospitality, corporate and luxury goods, has officially launched its digital media arm, Relevance Digital. The division is spearheaded by Liz Chambers, the digital strategist behind campaigns for brands including Laura Mercier, Frédéric Fekkai and Shiseido Cosmetics. Relevance Digital will provide strategies across a multitude of social platforms that will cover social media management, online reputation management and other digital services.

ATLANTA – Beck Media & Marketing, the Santa Monica-based entertainment and technology PR and marketing firm, has established an office in Atlanta. Stephanie Booker, a Georgia native and nine-year veteran of the agency, will lead the new office. The Atlanta operation will represent a mix of local clients as well as national entertainment companies.