Crisis Communications Foundation for Crisis PR Campaigns

Ronn Torossian

The top priority for every crisis communication strategy is to allow for seamless communication during a company crisis. The most common crisis communication situations include data breaches, workplace […].

Why can’t employee communications be exciting?

PR Daily

It was about 365 days ago that Joan Cetera was called into the first of what would be hundreds of COVID-19 team calls among the designated crisis chiefs of staff across PepsiCo’s global footprint. The pandemic has permeated everything we do in the communications department.”.

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How crisis communications has changed

PR Daily

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.

Announcing Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards finalists

PR Daily

This past year has had its share of crises and obstacles—and internal communications was not spared. Entrants in Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards never cease to amaze, though. We received a flurry of incredible internal communications work from the past year.

How transparent leaders empower employees

PR Daily

Communication. Outstanding corporate cultures are led and nurtured by executives who engage and inspire employees during times of crisis. Nayar also advocates empowering employees to problem-solve so that they experience firsthand what it’s like to have “skin in the game.”

How employee communications technologies are enabling ‘continuous listening’

PR Daily

Dramatically increased interaction on real-time connectivity platforms lets communicators collect vital data on the workforce’s state of mind. This kind of constant engagement has become even more important in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Continuous employee feedback.

Arctic winds offer a Texas-sized lesson in crisis communications

PR Daily

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.

What COVID-19 taught us about empowering frontline employees

PR Daily

The lessons of 2020 have been profound as leaders have found new connections with essential, deskless employees, according to experts at Workplace from Facebook. Frontline managers thought the communications gap between headquarters and C-suite leaders and their in-the-field teams shrunk.

Guidance for managing employee relations during COVID-19

PR Daily

A lawyer shares advice for engaging employees and protecting your business during these difficult days. When crisis strikes, such as a pandemic, the most important thing employers can do is to plan for employee and customer safety and operational continuity.

5 crisis comms essentials

PR Daily

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the value of simplicity, consistency and honesty in communications. RELATED: Join Ragan's Communications Leadership Council, exclusively for leaders in employee and internal communications ]. Communication channels.

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Employee engagement takes a hit after months of crisis

PR Daily

Employee engagement was at a historic high in May. However, the drop does not correspond to the percentage of employees who are “actively disengaged.” The top piece of advice from the data, per Gallup, is an emphasis on clear communication of expectations.

Engaging employees during extraordinary times

PR Daily

Learn how to preserve your workplace culture, keep stakeholders engaged in a time of crisis and craft messaging that inspires trust in leadership, all of which will make the difference in the months ahead. Has there ever been a more crucial time for internal communicators? In recent weeks, the business world has been upended by COVID-19, many workers have become remote employees overnight and other industries have struggled to stay afloat.

What can data predict about employee engagement in 2021?

PR Daily

A recent report from Staffbase dives into some major trends that internal communicators should know as they plan for the year ahead. While 2020 posed plenty of challenges to internal communicators, it also presented a huge opportunity to earn a seat at the table with senior leadership.

5 ways to unleash your employees’ inner rock stars

PR Daily

Consider these takeaways from the chief communications officer for National DCP, the supply chain for Dunkin’. America might run on Dunkin’, but Dunkin’ runs on us,” says Shira Miller, chief communications officer at National DCP.

3 ways to keep employees connected during a crisis

PR Daily

At a time of uncertainty, people want to feel connected to their peers—and your employees are no exception. FREE DOWNLOAD: Employee pulse survey template ]. When the COVID-19 pandemic physically separated employees, all organizations had to rethink how they could foster connections in such unique circumstances. The post 3 ways to keep employees connected during a crisis appeared first on PR Daily. COVID-19 Employee Engagement

5 ways to communicate calm in a crisis

PR Daily

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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Report: How the COVID-19 crisis shines a spotlight on communications

PR Daily

Many communicators say they are getting newfound respect in their organizations, but the crisis is also adding to heavy workloads and complicating workflows with remote collaboration. Organizations are leaning heavily on their communicators. Whether its an external or internal message—and in today’s world there’s often not much difference—the communications team is crucial for engaging key audiences and honing messages for appropriate tone and cadence.

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Crisis Communications: 10 Steps for Building an Effective Plan

Onclusive

Social media has fundamentally changed how people communicate in times of crisis. Just this month, victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma used social media to communicate with first responders, know where gas was available and follow emergency updates. This month, the Wall Street Journal outlined dozens of ways social sites and apps are being utilized during a crisis. Here are 10 steps for building an effective crisis communications plan: Watch & Listen to Trends.

Incorporate the crisis lifecycle into your communications

PR Daily

Whether it’s engaging with employees throughout layoffs or preparing for and responding to reporters’ and consumers’ requests, plan your messages stage by stage. recommended setting your messages to match the crisis communications life cycle. Whether your crisis communications life cycle is brief or lengthy, you should focus on what matters most in the current moment. The post Incorporate the crisis lifecycle into your communications appeared first on PR Daily.

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The current crisis demands more external communication

PR Daily

Often it is the difficult and brave decisions which come with the biggest reward—which means that external communication is a necessity during the COVID-19 crisis. VIRTUAL EVENT: Keep employees informed, engaged and inspired ]. For example, you might serve one particular market segment which is booming in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. The post The current crisis demands more external communication appeared first on PR Daily.

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2021 resolutions for internal communicators

PR Daily

RELATED: Join us for our Social Media & Digital Communications Virtual Conference ]. Internal communication is ultimately about building genuine relationships and understanding. In 2021, what’s stopping you from facilitating more consistent employee recognition?

Astellas Pharma’s strong employee culture an antidote to the current crisis

PR Daily

Communications Moyra Knight says, “We have an opportunity to set the tone for how our companies will emerge.”. As vice president of communications for Astellas US, Moyra Knight’s team is helping to get the word out to employees, plus the patients, partners and other stakeholders, that Astellas is committed to their health and safety. It’s a formidable responsibility that brings its own rewards and unique challenges amid this crisis. The company’s vice president of U.S.

Elements of an Employee Social Media Policy

Glean.info Blog

Employee social media posting remains a perplexing issue for many organizations. Some fear their employees may post ill-advised, embarrassing, or confidential information. Private organizations attempting to develop social media policies for employees face a balancing act.

3 key takeaways from COVID-19 crisis communications

PR Daily

Be transparent, focus on the facts and be kind to the reporters trying to cover a once-in-a-generation crisis. The most unique aspect of crisis communication during COVID-19 is that it’s a shared experience. I’ve dealt with crises throughout my entire career, first as a reporter and then as a communications professional. When I was a newspaper reporter and covering a crisis, my readers might have been completely unaffected or completely consumed by it.

Technology special feature for communicators

PR Daily

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.

5 ways to get purposeful communication right during the COVID crisis

PR Daily

These days employees, customers and clients demand that brands have a narrative with a central purpose around contributing to societal good. Invest in clear, consistent, integrated communications as an essential part of your social purpose plan.

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Report: Employees want to hear from leaders as election remains undecided

PR Daily

What’s your message to employees while the election results hang in the balance? According to a report from Zeno Group , you should prioritize communication with employees right now. employees with the subject line “U.S. Know what your employees want from you.

Report: 72% of communicators had a crisis plan before COVID—but was it enough?

PR Daily

Respondents to a recent Ragan survey shared their evaluation of their crisis response, how they’re preparing for 2021 and what has employees worried. Most organizations had some form of a crisis communications plan in place before the COVID-19 crisis upended the world economy.

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5 ways to build a partnership with IT to improve employee experience

PR Daily

Rachel Williams and Lisa LaVan from Social Chorus discussed how internal communicators and IT professionals can break down barriers during a recent Ragan webinar. Understand that employee experience is critical to IT, too.

The Capitol Riots: A Crisis Communication Retrospect

PRSay

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.

5 Crisis Communications Takeaways From Levi Strauss’s Corporate Affairs Team

PR Daily

Discover how executives at the iconic clothing brand reached employees after the COVID-19 pandemic began and what they learned in the process. With 2,800 retail locations globally and over 15,000 employees, Levi Strauss & Co. Like execs at countless other organizations, company leaders had to think fast to protect their employees, customers and their business. The post 5 Crisis Communications Takeaways From Levi Strauss’s Corporate Affairs Team appeared first on PR Daily.

How internal communications will change again in 2021

PR Daily

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.

PR And Communications Trends For 2021

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The year of COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, assorted climate disasters, and a historically divisive presidential contest has accelerated existing trends and opened up new ones for professional communicators. The stakes rise for employee engagement.

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Employee trust is changing during the COVID crisis—how communications can help

Agility PR Solutions

employees say their level of trust in their organizations has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, with equal levels reporting gains in trust (17 percent) as reductions in trust (17 percent) as the public health response to the novel coronavirus continues to impact organizations across the […]. The post Employee trust is changing during the COVID crisis—how communications can help appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

Why employee preparedness is essential for engagement

PR Daily

There might be a kernel of truth in there somewhere, but neglecting preparation and inconsistent communication can devastate employee morale. employees and managers are about 20% less likely than they were in May 2020 to strongly agree that: They feel well prepared to do their job.

How isolation could be affecting your employees during the COVID-19 pandemic

PR Daily

During a recent Workplace Wellness Insider webinar , Dr. David Batman, a member of the Science Advisory Board for Virgin Pulse , explored the impact of isolation on health outcomes—and some steps that wellness professionals can take to protect employees.

Report: 36% of employees would take a huge paycut for better work/life balance

PR Daily

At least in terms of employee engagement, morale and retention, that is. A Comcast employee sums up the problems of poor work/life balance thusly: “Nobody wants to acknowledge that having poor work/life balance is expensive….

Tips to Create a Crisis Communications Plan

Axia PR

A crisis communications plan protects and defends companies and organizations from a fallout in the public eye. Developing a crisis communications plan can help companies maintain their reputation. public relations PR tips crisis communications

What communicators know, and what they must teach

PR Daily

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.

Keys to a successful global crisis communications response

PR Daily

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?