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Ranger Scott Gediman on the Ferguson Fire and 22 Years as Yosemite Park’s Public Affairs Officer

PRSay

Over his 22 years as public affairs officer at Yosemite National Park , Scott Gediman has experienced a myriad of crises on the job, from floods and rock falls to hantavirus outbreaks. “It It seems like my life here is a perpetual crisis,” said Gediman, a longtime PRSA member. The closure affected both the park and the surrounding communities during the height of the summer visitor season. We always attract a lot of local, regional, national and international press.

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How governments use social media tools in times of crisis

PR Daily

Speaking at Ragan’s recent Speechwriters and Public Affairs Virtual Conference, City of Kansas City, Missouri’s April Leonard offered essential tips. Handling that responsibly was her topic for Ragan’s Speechwriters and Public Affairs Virtual Conference on March 31.

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Controlled Chaos: 86 Comms Pros Explain How Communications Work Has Changed

Sword and the Script

More crisis work. “A A lot more crisis work in addition to more duties usually shared between departments. considering international relations, have caused Communications professionals to be evermore careful with comms content. Actual and perceived crisis 24/7. “A

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The 3 biggest mistakes in most crisis comms plans

PR Daily

I’ve seen a lot of crisis communications plans. Ninety percent of them get a couple of things right: They have a list of their comms team contacts, often with a phone tree so everyone gets called promptly when a crisis hits. They also lay out at least a few specific roles for the first comms team members who start working on the crisis. In a real crisis, time gets compressed. A crisis is a tough climate in which to operate. Crisis Communications

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Announcing Ragan’s Crisis Communications Awards finalists

PR Daily

This past year has not lacked in the crisis department. Congratulations to our list of finalists in this year’s Crisis Communications Awards! Orleans Parish Communication District: OPCD Public Engagement Team, Marcus Creel (Manager), Chelsea Porché (Specialist).

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Crisis Management Lessons From Boeing’s 737 Max Disasters

PRSay

When two of Boeing’s new 737 MAX passenger jets crashed within five months of each other in late 2018 and early 2019, killing a total of 346 people in Ethiopia and Indonesia, the company faced the worst crisis in its 100-year history. Thought Leadership Crisis Communications crisis managemen

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Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce Livecast talking Crisis PR

The Stalwart Blog

This show is basically focused on providing a voice to the small business community. What do you do when you’re embroiled in a crisis that maybe wasn’t of your making? He is a crisis PR expert, a friend of mine for many years.

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‘A threat to the whole world’: CEO of Ukrainian PR firm fights on the front lines

PR Daily

In July, after four months of war, I was assigned to the Public Affairs Unit of the Command of Territorial Defense Forces in Kyiv. We report directly to the chief of staff and chief commanders of the Territorial Defense Forces, who are very involved with the publicity efforts.

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Maximising resilience of health and well-being assets in crisis situations

PR Conversations

The following is the result of our subsequent shared musings concerning the impact of crisis situations on the health and well-being of public relations practitioners. Catherine: We do a great deal to educate practitioners on the practical aspects of managing a crisis but rarely do you encounter a crisis plan which addresses the need for support for people involved with crisis communication.

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Why can’t employee communications be exciting?

PR Daily

PepsiCo Foods’ Joan Cetera chips away at outdated notions of internal comms. 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.

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What inclusive language looks like for modern speechwriters

PR Daily

It’s also what happens when you successfully build community, or as Michael Franklin puts it, “a sense of belonging.” RELATED: Ragan’s Crisis Leadership Network is your go-to source before, during and post-crisis ].

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The value of the communications role: ‘We can either stoke a fire—or put it out’

PR Daily

As senior director of public affairs and brand communications for Kaiser Permanente, John Stratman is accustomed to constant change. As you communicate to internal and external stakeholders, you have to have a good amount of empathy to succeed.”.

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

Internal communications manager—NetApp (California). Public affairs director—WeWork (Texas). Public relations coordinator—Baptist Memorial Health Care (Tennessee). Public relations manager—Lands’ End (Wisconsin). Communications and public relations associate—Eataly (Canada). Public relations graduate internship—Golin (Illinois). Internal communications manager—Microsoft (Washington). Public affairs specialist—U.S.

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

Scores of music lovers will flock to Chicago this weekend for Lollapalooza, and you could intern for the organization behind the festival, if you land this week’s featured position. C3 Presents, the Texas-based company behind the festival, is looking for a digital marketing intern in Austin, Texas. See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Director of communications, employee experience and community engagement—Transamerica (Colorado).

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Comms pros’ predictions for 2023: Purpose, people and the future of PR

PR Daily

It’s cliché but true to say at this point: The last three years have led to seismic shifts in the way all communications functions are viewed, especially internal comms. RELATED: Enter your crisis comms efforts by Dec. We asked PR pros what they see for the year ahead.

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List of winners: PR Daily’s Media Relations Awards

PR Daily

Winner: Gillian Small Public Relations: TWIX® Shakers Seasoning Blend Launches with Viral Chicken Wings Recipe. Honorable mentions: Marsha Archer: M-Squared Public Relations. Tommaso Di Giovanni: Philip Morris International. UScellular: Cause Marketing & Community Relations.

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Ragan and PR Daily announce Media Relations Awards finalists

PR Daily

Endo International, plc: Launching the First and Only FDA-Approved Injectable for Cellulite. Gillian Small Public Relations: TWIX® Shakers Seasoning Blend Launches with Viral Chicken Wings Recipe. Marsha Archer: M-Squared Public Relations. Community Relations Campaign.

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7 PR trends to follow for 2021

PR Daily

When it comes to content and building community, its essential to emphasize humanity, produce authentic video assets and lean on core values. RELATED: Join us for our Speechwriters & Public Affairs Virtual Conference ].

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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. We received a flurry of incredible internal communications work from the past year. Blueprint Medicines: Internal Communications. Community Relations. Crisis Response.

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Why and how companies are turning to brand journalism

PR Daily

TAP , the digital publication produced by a team at Denver Water, did. “I I get what you are saying,” wrote Steve Snyder, the public utility’s head of communications, in an open letter to Jay-Z. As a public utility, Denver Water did not need more customers.

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

It used data from the latest version of the 2018 Cost of Living Index from The Council for Community and Economic Research to compare the cost of goods and services in different cities across the U.S. General manager, public affairs—Edelman (Washington, D.C.). Public relations specialist—The University of Georgia (Georgia). Assistant account executive, health care public relations—Ogilvy (New York). Public relations coordinator—Victoria’s Secret (Ohio).

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Exploring the modern corporate communication function

Stephen Waddington

The Institute for Public Relations and PR NEWS have published a study of corporate communication teams and their contribution to organisations. The corporate communication or public relations function is underserved an area of study, in contrast with other areas of management.

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Enter to win one of Ragan’s Top Agencies Awards

PR Daily

Community Champion. Crisis Management. Internal/Employee Communications. Public Affairs/Government. Get the plaudits, recognition and hardware your team deserves.

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How PR pros see 2021 as a year of opportunity for DE&I

PR Daily

Rachel Noerdlinger, managing director at Mercury Public Affairs , offers “equity” as an example of a word that must be clearly defined to ensure progress in the workplace. And how are you doing things internally, not just externally?”. The internal work is harder.

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Marriott, Norwegian Air and more announce layoffs; Target, other chains offer special hours for at-risk shoppers, and EU asks Netflix to slow streaming

PR Daily

Good morning, PR pros: If you’re struggling to communicate your crisis response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 3BL Media is offering the use of its newswire service for free. Marriott International said it is furloughing tens of thousands of its workers, some who will be laid off.

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

Public relations manager—Amazon (California). Public relations and marketing director—Volunteers of America, Colorado (Colorado). Public relations director—Water Mission (South Carolina). Sports marketing intern—Nike (Germany). Public affairs specialist—US Department of Defense (Ohio). Public relations account director, B2B technology—5W Public Relations (New York). Public relations director—Sunday Riley (Texas).

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An inside look at AARP’s rapid response team

PR Daily

It’s a great unknown that we’re all dealing with,” said Reshma Mehta, director of grassroots advocacy at AARP, at Ragan’s Speechwriting and Public Affairs Virtual Conference on March 25. “It’s Focus on your people and community first before anything else.”.

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Announcing PR Daily’s 2021 Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards finalists

PR Daily

Community Engagement. Crisis Management. RIESTER Public Affairs: Cancer Buzz Podcast. RIESTER Public Affairs: Public Health Review Podcast. Public Affairs Campaign. Public Relations Campaign.

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Mars Wrigley’s Allyson Park shares top skills for rising comms pros

PR Daily

I believe careers are a bit like a chess game,” Allyson Park, global vice president of corporate affairs for Mars Wrigley, shared in an interview with our DePaul University graduate class. She explained that, especially in a crisis, it’s important to write quickly and clearly.

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Pornhub donates 50k masks and offers free subscriptions, digital platforms and tech partner to share COVID-19 information, and Tony Awards postponed

PR Daily

It’s a good example of appropriate marketing during the crisis: Focus on your audience and their needs, and marry your marketing message with a CSR effort. When a global human crisis happens, it is up to everyone to work together to help support the community.

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Ragan celebrates its Top Women in Communications honorees for 2022 in NYC

PR Daily

Ria Carlson brings more than 20 years of experience as a top communications officer at publicly traded corporations to her work in higher education. Judy Clayton Sanchez, Senior Director Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, U.S. Community Givers.

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The risks and rewards of pursuing ESG priorities

PR Daily

Jessie Sitnick , VP of corporate and public affairs at Toronto-based Argyle , shared a wealth of tremendous guidance with Ragan’s Crisis Leadership Network members on the perils and benefits of pursuing an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) plan.

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Ragan and PR Daily honor the 2021 top women in communications

PR Daily

The list of honorees includes leaders in the profession who are working to build bridges and support communities, mentor young pros and champion DE&I, as well as facilitate innovation and trust. Community Giver’ – Niki Lim, Director of Business Development, Big Communications.

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Announcing Ragan’s PR Daily Awards finalists

PR Daily

Community Relations Campaign. Nickerson: Weston Community Relations. Otis Worldwide Corporation: Made to Move Communities. UC Davis Health: Public Affairs & Marketing Response to COVID-19. Yale School of Public Health: 2020 Year in Review.

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Facebook bets on video with new tools, Twitter to shut down Periscope, and Ally Bank offers New Year’s babies $250

PR Daily

The effort highlights the power of partnerships to create meaningful change within communities and drive purpose-led communications. But each video that’s created is also posted to a public “Collab” feed, where people can view and play along with it if they choose.

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Top Women in Communications honorees for 2022 announced by Ragan, PR Daily

PR Daily

Honorees include PR and communications veterans, rising stars of the profession, mentors and superstars that hold the community together. Ria Carlson brings more than 20 years of experience as a top communications officer at publicly traded corporations to her work in higher education.

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Announcing PR Daily’s 2020 Nonprofit PR Awards finalists

PR Daily

Children’s Health 2019 Beyond ABC Campaign Builds Critical Dialogue to Addresses Mental Health Crisis, Children’s Health. Community-Nonprofit Partnership. Crisis Communications Campaign. Public Affairs, Washington University in St. Digital Publication.

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13 Fortunate Truths about PR

PR Matters

Because reputation impacts―and is influenced by―many different factors, PR’s relationship-building must be multiple, inclusive and comprehensive [ Tweet Quote ] These include―but are not limited to―the media, employees, communities (on and offline), customers, investors, potential clients, government bodies, and institutions. A crisis is, by default, a reputation issue. Guiding HR and Internal Comms on steps and actions for company-wide communications activities.

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Communications Week welcomes comms leaders to advisory board

PR Daily

She is a former national president of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and is a social media co-chair for the PRSA Technology Section. Andrew Bowins, SVP of Communications & Public Affairs, Entertainment Software Association.

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Communications Week welcomes comms leaders to 2022 Advisory Board

PR Daily

A former journalist, Schwartz is a frequent guest lecturer at universities nationwide and a board member of the Institute for Public Relations. Andrew Bowins, SVP of Communications & Public Affairs, Entertainment Software Association.