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Research: Thanks to Politics, Society is More Brutish

Weber Shandwick, Powell Tate, and KRC Research have released the results of the third annual “Civility in America: A Nationwide Survey,” finding that people believe incivility is running rampant across society, fueled by politics, government, and political campaigning.

This online survey of 1,000 Americans was conducted in April.

Nearly three quarters of respondents (71 percent) say we’ve become less civil in the last three years, and 63 percent say incivility is a “major problem.” About 80 percent say politics is uncivil and becoming more so, with 69 percent saying the rude behavior caused the breakdown of the budget talks last year.

However, both Presidential candidates were given higher marks for civil behavior over uncivil behavior. Still, more than half of respondents say they aren’t paying attention to political ads, election coverage, or politics in general because of the harsh tone.

After the jump, we’ve got an infographic with details. For more on the survey, click here.

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Spin the Agencies of Record

Avigilon, a Canadian video surveillance solutions company, has chosen Ogilvy PR as its AOR in the U.S. after a competitive search. The firm’s work will focus on corporate communications, thought leadership, media relations targeting business and tech trade publications, and promotions for Avigilon products. The company also has plans to go public in the U.S. (It already trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange.) The goal is to raise awareness among decision makers, including those at the C-level, and prospective investors.

Buy.com has chosen Hotwire (the PR agency, not the travel site) for a branding campaign that will emphasize the company’s “friendly, transparent and honest” value proposition and to raise awareness of the e-commerce site. Hotwire launched in 2000 and has offices across Europe and Australia. The firm came to the U.S. in 2011 and now has offices in New York and San Francisco.

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Former JPMorgan Chase Exec Joins H+K in D.C.

Howard Opinsky has been named EVP and GM of Hill + Knowlton Strategies in Washington D.C., starting March 1.

Opinsky was previously MD of global corporate communications at JPMorgan Chase & Company, handling public affairs related to legislative and regulatory issues and comms surrounding company performance and programs. He joined the financial company in January 2011. Prior to that, he was an EVP with Weber Shandwick’s D.C. division Powell Tate. He was there for a decade.

Research: Consumers Won’t Spend Money With Rude Companies

The second annual “Civility in America” poll, conducted by Weber Shandwick, Powell Tate, and KRC Research, found that 69 percent of respondents have decided not to shop again with a company because of  ”uncivil” treatment. This is up from 56 percent last year. Moreover, 58 percent said they’re spreading negative word-of-mouth to friends and family about those companies.

The agencies polled 1,000 American adults online during the month of May. For the second time, about two-thirds of respondents said that rudeness is a big problem.

The survey also found that 67 percent have decided against voting for a politician because they seemed rude, and respondents are taking action when they think there’s incivility on a website or in an online forum. Forty-nine percent said they’ve unfriended someone because of comments or behavior online, and 38 percent said they’ve stopped going to a site because of the content or tone of the site.