Episode 6

September 22, 2022


Monsanto 6: PR and Philanthropy

Hosted by

Christian Borkey
Monsanto 6: PR and Philanthropy
Busted Business Bureau
Monsanto 6: PR and Philanthropy

Sep 22 2022 | 00:58:18


Show Notes

What would you say the work-life balance is on the Death Star? This episode follows a path down the Monsanto communications rabbit hole. PRAD majors, get your forks! Come eat! Blender Bluid, Amy Do and I try to answer a key question throughout the episode: do the entry/mid-level Monsanto employees....know? Do they know the vibe? To answer that question, we talk about intra-company communication, PR strategies, and track a story straight out of an episode of a Nev Schulman TV show. Oh, we also break into a lengthy discussion on that Lockheed Martin twitter drama discourse; how much ire is appropriate to direct at somebody who works at an evil mega-company? 

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  1. Missouri business groups divided on LGBT-discrimination ban, Summer Ballentine, Fulton Sun 2016
  2. Gay? Transgender? Why You Might Want to Work for Monsanto, Lindsay Toler, RiverFront Times 2018
  3. Monsanto Leading the Way for Women in Leadership, Sara Miller, LinkedIn 2018
  4. The Competitive Advantage of Corporate Philanthropy, Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer, Harvard Business Review 2002
  5. Monsanto Discovers a New Social Media, Wilhelm Peekhaus, International Journal of Communications 2010
  6. Monsanto archived website links: 
    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20100205155240/http://www.monsanto.com/monsanto_today/for_the_record/default.asp
    2. https://web.archive.org/web/20091224173230/http://www.monsanto.com/monsanto_today/for_the_record/monsanto_business_practice_indonesia.asp
    3. https://web.archive.org/web/20100524063155/http://www.monsanto.com/monsanto_today/for_the_record/india_farmer_suicides.asp
    4. https://web.archive.org/web/20100113105313/http://www.monsanto.com/monsanto_today/for_the_record/agent_orange.asp
    5. https://web.archive.org/web/20100605174450/http://www.monsanto.com/who_we_are/history.asp

7. Haiti GM Food Aid is a ‘Trojan Horse’, Kristina Sorbach, The Epoch Times 2010

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