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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.

The current crisis demands more external communication

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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. For example, you might serve one particular market segment which is booming in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

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Ragan survey: Brand storytelling increases in importance

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And communicators are doing a lot more of it, too. Brand storytelling has dramatically increased in both importance and volume over the last three months, likely driven by the communications urgency of the pandemic and associated crises of 2020.

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5 crisis comms essentials

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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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10 Top Media Trends for 2021

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The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis changed how people live and how industries operate. Leadership Communications Media Relations PR Industry Storytelling Visual & Video Communications

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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.

6 bedrock principles of crisis response

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Tulane crisis instructor Barbara Reynolds shares essential elements of an effective response to a crisis. These days, all communicators are crisis communicators. The six elements of an effective crisis response are: Be first.

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5 stories to tell before a crisis strikes

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What isn’t talked about as frequently is the role it can play in blunting attacks on your brand and reputation when crisis hits. RELATED: Join us for our Clubhouse for Communicators Webinar ]. Leadership profiles.

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The importance of solid messaging and storytelling

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, being able to deliver on communications goals has been a matter of life and death. In a morbid way, the pandemic has been a communicator’s dream. These messages are PR works of art and will surely be staples of communication study in future.

Trust crisis: 5 changes you must embrace for 2021

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For communicators, the pandemic has elevated their role while also making the challenges they face more difficult than ever before. Communicators can no longer rely on what worked before. Communicators who recognize this will be ahead of the curve.

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6 ways to fortify your crisis response for 2021

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Here’s how to ramp up crisis plans with P2P, purpose and empathy. The pandemic has broken down silos between external and internal communications—with crisis communications now part of the job no matter where you sit on the org chart. Prepping for 2021?

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When communicating in a crisis, ask: Who says what, when and how?

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Crisis communication is different from any other type of communication due to the urgency of the situation. There are three crucial aspects of crisis communication: Who sends and receives the messages. Consider the origin and intent of the communication.

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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.

Why the old crisis comms playbook should be thrown out

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Here’s why one crisis communications expert says there’s no going back to the old way of brand reputation management and crisis response. For crisis communications, it’s a data obsession that will deliver results in the future. Holistic crisis comms.

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Why a rapid-response website is essential in a crisis

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It was not only the biggest challenge the Nashville Electric Service (NES) had ever faced, it was the biggest communications challenge it had ever faced. 10-11 to find out what the future of communications holds ].

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For better crisis responses, follow the 3 C’s

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How do you manage a communication plan for a crisis with no end in sight? Ragan Consulting Group has a new video featuring guidance from crisis communication expert Nick Lanyi, which touches on questions every communicator should be considering right now.

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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. ?

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. The post Are we over-communicating COVID-19?

Why you should lead with values in COVID-19 crisis

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How can communicators protect reputations and preserve their stature amid the current health and economic crisis? The world is full of communications around COVID-19, the official name for the novel strain of coronavirus that has been labeled a “pandemic.”.

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How offering historical context helps in a crisis

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Your crisis communications should be able to lean on your past record. Context proves an organization’s resilience, its ability to navigate rough seas and manage through a crisis. In short, there was a crisis of faith.

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How to create a crisis plan in less than 30 minutes

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22 for our Change Communications Virtual Workshop ]. Engage the 30-minute crisis plan. We had 30 minutes to create a crisis plan. You’ll need to monitor the situation, and respond if more complaints come in, but you can be ready for a crisis in about 30 minutes.

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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.

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?

Addressing diversity through mentorship and better communication

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Communicators can help their organizations have difficult conversations by being facilitators, creating safe forums, and by investing in mentorship programs. Courtney Newell, founder and CEO of Crowned Marketing and Communication s, says that the first step is owning past missteps.

6 ways to up your storytelling game

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You’ve transformed your communication department into a modern, digital newsroom, and your team is acting like the reporters they should be. Here are six reasons to take your storytelling to the next level—or maybe the one above that. This is a roundtable discussion among communicators who are doing brand journalism, or thinking about how to get started. We hear about thought leadership all the time, to the point where everyone is starting to hate the term.

5 tips for identifying—and avoiding—cognitive bias during a crisis

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It’s also important in internal and external communications to recognize that cognitive bias may also be interfering with your ability to communicate with your target audiences. Here are five ways to mitigate and avoid cognitive bias in times of crisis: 1.

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Post-pandemic, communicators must integrate the online and offline experiences

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In a report from G&S Business Communications, the digital transformation of the past year shows up in all kinds of ways, from trade shows to customer service. It’s this hopeful backdrop that underpins a dire warning in G&S Business Communications’ report “The Future is Loading.”

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.

A venerated communicator shares hard-won wisdom from a remarkable career

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Peter Woolfolk drops his best tips on media relations, crisis comms and delivering meaningful messages amid turmoil. Before founding Communications Strategies in 2004, Woolfolk served as a Clinton White House appointee in the U.S. Crisis communication guidance.

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.

How to adapt your crisis response for COVID-19 and beyond

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Though this crisis might feel different, traditional crisis communications best practices, like the TACOS method, are how communicators can best serve their communities. The definition of a crisis is a time of intense difficulty or trouble. Over-communicative.

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3 essential lessons from health communicators to keep you going after COVID-19

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PR pros reflect on the big moments of the crisis and what takeaways can be used to inform strategy in the months ahead. We launched the crisis plans we’d been preparing as incident response centers were set up, and employees were sent to work from home. Focus on internal communications.

10 tips for helpful, comforting COVID-19 communications

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How you engage your employees during this crisis could set the stage for your relationship with these key stakeholders for years, and control how quickly your organization can bounce back. Your employees will have long memories about how they’re treated during this crisis.

How communicators can push for change on racial inequality

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Communicators may not be the most visible members of an organization, but deft hands can elicit extraordinary change. These are very different times,” says Danielle Veira, director of communications and engagement at A Better Chicago and executive director for ColorComm’s Chicago chapter.

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.

Offense or defense in the current crisis? Both, advises Stagwell’s Ray Day

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The agency head urges all communicators to have one eye on the future as you manage the day-to-day crisis if you want staying power long past the current pandemic. As the chief communications officer at Ford during the 2008 financial crisis and a leader on the frontline during the Sept.

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From crisis to hope: Marriott’s journey through COVID-19

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At the beginning of the pandemic, CEO Arne Sorenson shared a powerful video message with stakeholders as the company stared down the worst public health crisis in a generation—events that would lead to layoffs and massive global disruption. RELATED: Showcase your crisis comms work ].

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In a crisis, use the language of empathy, not legalese

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The post In a crisis, use the language of empathy, not legalese appeared first on PR Daily. COVID-19 Crisis Communications External Communications Leadership Communications Marketing Media Relations Storytelling The Workplace Writing & Editing

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How crisis comms fits into the business continuity plan

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When crisis strikes, communicators are responsible for being connectors and helping to keep stakeholders in the loop about response actions. For many communicators around the country, the business continuity plan has been activated in the face of COVID-19.

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Why and how to embrace multimedia storytelling

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Storytelling is also a growing trend within the communications discipline. In our Future of the PR Pro Report , 73% said storytelling was the No. And in the modern media landscape, storytelling is visual.