How crisis communications has changed

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After a year of disruption and chaos, what about the practice of crisis communications is new and what’s the same as it ever was? After months of a global pandemic, racial justice protests and heaps of economic uncertainty, crisis communications has taken on new meaning.

Arctic winds offer a Texas-sized lesson in crisis communications

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An agency leader reflects on the takeaways from the crisis that left thousands of Texans without power as cold temperatures shut down power plants and compromised water treatment facilities. This recent crisis was no different. You want to be empathetic in a time of a crisis.

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Crisis communication takeaways from Andrew Cuomo

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New York’s governor has earned plaudits for his leadership amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 communications as an example of how leaders should speak to the public during a crisis. The governor lacks flowery language and eloquent public speaking abilities, but his communication style helps calm the public and accurately inform audiences. Here are five keys to his communication success: Start with data.

The Capitol Riots: A Crisis Communication Retrospect

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The concept of crisis communications can elicit images of Olivia Pope on the ABC series “ Scandal ” rattling off a monologue to a slew of reporters. While not quite as cinematic in reality, crisis communications is at the heart of any professional communication enterprise.

10 crisis communications steps when you don’t have a plan

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In the midst of COVID-19, every organization has become a crisis communicator. Sure, some organizations have crisis communication plans or PR agencies they can turn to when the unexpected happens. Follow this 10-step process below to meet any crisis head on, and, when the crisis is over, take the knowledge you gained and create your own fool-proof plan. What impact could the crisis have on your organization’s operations, brand and reputation?

Keys to a successful global crisis communications response

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Communicators should bear in mind key cultural differences and adapt their crisis messages accordingly to engage a worldwide workforce. The need for speed is ever present in the midst of a crisis. But when executing crisis communications plans globally, a blanket approach and rushed messaging can do more harm than good. The keys to success of any crisis response?

Three Steps to Successful Crisis Communication

Melissa Agnes

Crisis communication is one of the most important aspects of your crisis management. In fact, whom you communicate with in a crisis, along with when and how you communicate with them, can mean the difference between successful crisis management and crisis management failure. So if this is the case, how can you ensure effective and successful communication with your stakeholders in a crisis?

Crisis Communications & Social Media When “It” Hits the Fan

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To be an expert in crisis communications you have to move your organization at the speed of Twitter when “it” hits the fan. Do you really want someone known as @shroomy0021 managing your corporate communications? How long does it take your organization to send out your first official public statement or news release when a crisis happens? With greater frequency, they are also broadcasting your crisis live on Facebook or Periscope. It’s time to face the music.

Anatomy of a leadership video

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There’s a lot of talk about the need for leadership right now, and not just in political circles. Getting your own organization’s leaders talking—to employees, customers, media and the general public—has moved to the top of communicators’ to-do lists. Video is not always the best way to get out a leadership message, and it can backfire if your executive is uncomfortable in front of the camera. She’s what you want for a leadership video, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

When Designing Controls Around Your Crisis Communications, Don’t Do This!

Melissa Agnes

One of the challenges of communicating effectively in times of viral issue and crisis management is ensuring that your brand’s communications are consistent across every stakeholder group, region and department. Depending on the size and structure of your organization, this can be a challenge that leads to leadership strategizing ways by which they can add a security measure of ‘control’ to the message’s delivery. Crisis Ready Issue Management

3 crisis communications lessons from Southwest’s intrepid pilot

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Communicators can learn a thing or two from airline pilots. Navy fighter pilot who safely landed a Boeing 737 in Philadelphia after a mid-air explosion took out one of its engines—also gave a master class in crisis communications at 190 mph. It’s crucial for communicators to do the same—even those used to rapidly responding every day. Having a clear protocol in place when a crisis hits saves valuable time and allows practitioners to focus on the issue at hand.

How Big Data Will Modernize Your Crisis Communications Plan

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For every enterprise, brand or organization, a crisis always looms as a persistent — yet inevitable — threat on the horizon. In today’s digitally-fueled world, the tiny spark of a crisis can erupt into a massive fire overnight, leaving a corporate brand and reputation in a heap of smoldering ashes. Consider the recent crisis that Volkswagen faced. Proactive enterprises have planned ahead by creating comprehensive crisis communications plans.

The Role of The Social CEO in Your Crisis Communications

Melissa Agnes

As my mind continually wraps around risk and crisis communications (I can’t help it, it just works that way), this study leaves me with a question of concern: If trust in executives is at an all-time low, how can this work against your organization in a crisis? In a crisis, you need your stakeholders to trust your spokesperson and, thus, your organization. Would this be beneficial to your organization in and out of a crisis?

Technology special feature for communicators

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Communicators must continue to adapt to the changing needs of the workplace—from communicating to a dispersed workforce to fostering collaboration—and measuring your efforts. Arm yourself with the most effective technology suited to your needs to reach your communications goals in 2021.

Thousands of brands’ ads found on sites with COVID-19 misinformation, Facebook labels UK climate change posts, and job listing language leads to museum’s leadership change

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Hello, communicators: The Aquarium of the Pacific racked up views on TikTok and Twitter recently with its interview of Magellanic penguin Admiral Fancy Pants for Fashion Week: @aquariumpacific Admiral Fancy Pants is interviewed for ##Penguin ##FashionWeek ‍ ‍ ##aquariumofthepacific. ?

5 crisis communications lessons from Kellogg

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The way an organization reacts in the first hours of a crisis will probably determine whether it succeeds or fails in regaining public trust. responded to the release of a video depicting a disgruntled employee should serve as a model for handling a PR crisis. When crisis strikes, here are five best practices to adopt—as exemplified by Kellogg: 1. Kellogg’s crisis managers could not have seen this damaging situation coming.

3 Lessons In Crisis Communications - Vegas Style

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Leadership soon set up the mobile incident command center that included a communications team. Untrained departments frequently stumble out of the gate during a crisis, much to the detriment of their ability to stay ahead of the news cycle. Rule Number One in any crisis is the initial reports are, at best, incomplete or, at worst, wrong. I saw real professionals at work in communicating much-needed information to the public.

6 crisis communications lessons from the #YourTaxis failure

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VTA leadership shuttered the campaign after one week. As the Victorian Taxi Association collects its thoughts and works to move beyond this mess, there are lessons communicators can learn from these events. What other crisis communications lessons can brand managers learn from this fiasco, PR Daily readers? Australia’s Victorian Taxi Association recently learned it takes more than a hashtag campaign to repair a battered reputation.

3 keys to sparking better manager communication

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Most communication departments excel at delivering content : strong messages and good materials a company’s managers can share with their teams. The best manager-communicators have a level of confidence that’s just right.

The office is still important for professional communicators

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While not a repudiation of remote work, here are three reasons to build a case on the importance of the office for communicators: 1. Communication is easier in-person. Let’s face it: Humans are uniquely designed to communicate with other humans.

How internal communications will change again in 2021

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Given the trends, we may expect more weirdness and continued challenges for corporate communicators and employees alike. Evolving crises, changing plans, and executive decisions will have to be made, coordinated and communicated quickly. Think multi-channel and measured.

Analyzing the CDC’s Crisis Communication In U.S. Ebola Outbreak

Melissa Agnes

A look at CDC’s crisis communication in the initial hours of the U.S. During the press conference, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC, was a brilliant example of how to communicate effectively while positioning himself (the CDC) as the voice of calm and authority in this highly emotionally impacting crisis. Read: Emory’s Excellent Crisis Communication on Facebook. Their communications are easy to find, informative and reassuring.

2021 resolutions for internal communicators

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RELATED: Join us for our Social Media & Digital Communications Virtual Conference ]. Internal communication is ultimately about building genuine relationships and understanding. Is your leadership team reflective of your public commitments?

Can corporate communications stay in the spotlight post-COVID?

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Will the gains remain once the crisis fades? Someone needed to communicate what to do in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak. And someone had to expedite the cadence of communications to public officials to near real time.

How the pandemic is revealing the indispensable value of employee communication

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An Italian study shows that communicators are poised to assume greater roles and responsibilities moving forward. Like all crises affecting companies, the COVID-19 emergency brought employee communication to the forefront — this time even more than usual.

How internal communicators can manage and mitigate bad company reviews

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Just as marketers know that consumer reviews will not always be all goodness and light, communicators, recruiters and executives have to accept that sometimes, despite all good intentions and efforts, employees have a lousy work experience.

Ragan launches The Crisis Leadership Board

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As the world is faced with a public health crisis of epic proportions, communications and human resource leaders find themselves in need of practical, real-time advice, best practices, sharing, networking and training for themselves and their teams. Ragan Communications’ new Crisis Leadership Board is designed for executives and their teams who must respond swiftly and effectively when a critical event impacts their employees, customers and brand reputation.

3 communications lessons from viral ‘Gorilla Glue’ videos

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Social media has dramatically shortened crisis response times, so communicators should be consistently monitoring brand mentions and emerging trends or news stories that could affect their organizations.

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5 ways to get purposeful communication right during the COVID crisis

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Invest in clear, consistent, integrated communications as an essential part of your social purpose plan. Transparency is important, and your messages should be aligned across departments and driven from your senior leadership team. 8 for our Crisis Communications Virtual Conference ].

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Carve Communications’ David Barkoe on staying positive for 2021

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This agency co-founder and CEO argues that while it might feel like the world has stopped spinning, communicators should look for the big opportunities that are just around the corner. Many organizations have struggled to preserve work culture amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Communicating with weary workers amid election aftermath

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Your leadership is important here, because everyone may not be comfortable asking for what they need or have the ability to shift their calendar as easily as you can. Great leaders know their words matter, especially during times of crisis.

Leadership Communications Lessons Of COVID-19

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It’s said that a crisis brings out the best and worst in us — and in our leaders. In the three long weeks since the Coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic, Americans have experienced a crazy-quilt of messages from leadership at federal, state, and local governments. There are leadership communications lessons about crisis management in nearly every example. Here’s how the best communicators are navigating the crisis.

Future of PR and social media for International Air Transport Association crisis communications conference

Stuart Bruce

Stuart Bruce speaking at the IATA Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age conference. (c) This morning I gave a keynote at the global ‘Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age’ conference in Istanbul. Their sensor technology and ability to communicate will accelerate and magnify the changes we are already seeing. Today he’s one of the world’s foremost thinkers on the future of media, journalism and communications.

5 Steps to Becoming a Crisis Communication Pro

Melissa Agnes

Can any organization be a crisis communication pro? Being crisis-ready, crisis-intelligent, isn’t a mysterious quality that only a few people or organizations possess. So what would it take for your organization, your team, to be considered a crisis communication pro? To be considered a crisis comms pro, you need to prove that you are a crisis comms pro! You wanna know what real crisis communication pros do?

5 ways to communicate calm in a crisis

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A McKesson comms exec shares her crisis tips during pandemic and beyond. Thanks to COVID-19, social justice issues and even new WFH realities, communicators of all stripes are thrust into the roles of problem solver and crisis planner.

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How to move from communications firefighting to futuring

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For me, it was the moment I transformed from being a “communications firefighter” to a “communications futurist”—and never looked back. The Great Recession was upon us, and being in communications in the auto industry was not for the faint of heart.

Ink Communications’ Starr Million Baker: ‘We need more transparency’

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What is the secret juice that PR pros and communicators can offer clients and organizations in 2021? After the lessons of 2020, some communicators are making big bets on transparency, reputation and trust. Starr Million Baker, CEO and co-founder at Ink Communications Co.,

What communicators know, and what they must teach

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What I learned from Larry Ragan and a thousand other communicators is what I hope to teach the world. When it became available for pre-order a year and a half ago, the topic was topical and relevant: communication lessons for tense times.

Are we over-communicating COVID-19?

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My own time doing hundreds of focus groups and surveys reveals this simple truth: For all the employees who say please stop, you’re communicating too much, there are others who say they’re in the dark and complain they don’t know what’s going on. RELATED: Stream our Crisis Communications Virtual Conference on March 31—without leaving your desk ]. Managers really need support from communicators in this area.) The post Are we over-communicating COVID-19?

A Look at Malaysia Airlines’s Crisis Communications During the Crisis of Flight MH370

Melissa Agnes

By now, we’ve all heard of the terrible crisis Malaysia Airlines is facing with flight MH370 appearing to have vanished out of thin air with over 200 passengers and crew members aboard. So how is Malaysia Airlines handling this crisis? A Look at Malaysia Airlines’s Crisis Communications. Malaysia airlines has demonstrated compassion, honesty and competence while handling this crisis. Learn more about dark websites as a crisis communications strategy.