Brexit – 12 immediate actions for PR, corporate communications and public affairs professionals

Stuart Bruce

Public relations, corporate communications, public affairs and corporate affairs professionals will have an essential role in helping employers and clients to navigate this period of momentous change. Failure to address these issues puts your business or organisation at risk and could even precipitate a crisis. The UK has voted to leave the European Union.

Can corporate communications stay in the spotlight post-COVID?

PR Daily

Will the gains remain once the crisis fades? Corporate affairs became fashionable again. 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.

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How Big Data Will Modernize Your Crisis Communications Plan

PRSay

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.

So what do you do for a job Stuart?

Stuart Bruce

First Paul Sutton wrote ‘Painting yourself into a corner’ about pivoting his business and following the advice “Carve yourself… Continue Reading → Conference Speaking corporate communications Crisis Communications Measurement and Evaluation PR strategy Public Affairs public relations Reputation ManagementA couple of recent blog posts by people who I admire and respect have made me think about my own career.

New research on corporate communications in an integrated world

Stuart Bruce

PR and corporate communications recruitment firm VMA Group today published a new research report on ‘communicating in an integrated world’. How important it is, how it’s the future, it’s one of the biggest challenges facing corporate communications, the difficulty of proving its ROI, lack of digital and social skills etc. Some of the key statistics include: 76% agree that ‘digital communications is the future of communications’.

Why tax-funded media training is a bad idea in Scandinavia

Doctor Spin

But as the Finnish finance minister’s resignation shows , getting media training as a public official isn’t without its concerns. For a busy public official, this can’t be something that just flickers by in the calendar along with everything else.

PR rising in Africa rising

Stuart Bruce

After a week in Nairobi meeting African PR professionals I believe that Africa can be the next big growth area for public relations. Paul Holmes, founder and CEO of the eponymous Holmes Report, the news, research and insight resource for global public relations, said: “Your ambition shouldn’t be to catch up with the US. The African PR sector consists of six main elements: In-house public relations teams in government and public sector organisations.

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. Stratman manages six communicators and is responsible for Kaiser’s corporate communications serving the 3.3

Sweden’s Communication Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Doctor Spin

Yesterday, I held a Covid-19 webinar on crisis communications hosted by data insights company, Whispr Group. After the webinar, I was asked which nations I thought had done a good job communicating with their publics during the coronavirus pandemic.

How speechwriters can humanize execs—and help deliver key messages

PR Daily

Joanne Callahan, speechwriter and corporate communicator with Con Edison in New York, shares tips on finding the story and honing a message to fit your audience. That leads to an important question for any communicator: Who is the audience?

7 PR trends to follow for 2021

PR Daily

million Americans unemployed and thousands more unable to work due to COVID-19, brands need to understand who they are communicating with on a human-to-human level. RELATED: Join us for our Speechwriters & Public Affairs Virtual Conference ].

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737 Max Flies Again – Will Boeing’s Reputation Follow?

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PR crisis experts criticized Boeing’s crisis communications response, saying it was slow to act and lacked transparency. Its communications about software problems behind the crashes and its work to develop fixes were opaque. Davis Public Relations, told Forbes.

How to measure the impact of communications during COVID-19

PR Daily

Many organizations have overhauled their master plans for outreach and engagement because of the crisis. It enables an organization to stay in touch with community stakeholders and participate in the conversation around an all-consuming crisis.

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

PR Daily

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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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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3 comms lessons from GameStop’s wild ride

PR Daily

The public is getting a crash course on stock market strategy this week. RELATED: Join us for our Speechwriters & Public Affairs Virtual Conference ]. Either public discussion of public stocks is legal, or it isn't.

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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. It differs from content marketing and a traditional corporate blog in several ways.

10 imminent changes and challenges for communicators to anticipate

PR Daily

Mr. Toffler’s prophecy continues to vex corporations battling to manage risk and compete in today’s hyper-charged marketplace. What will the communications challenges of 2020 and beyond bring? 10-11 to find out what the future of communications holds ].

Crucial messaging advice to consider ahead of an unprecedented holiday season

PR Daily

What are the risk factors, and how can communicators help plan for the unexpected? With the e-commerce boom comes an increased demand in shipping requirements,” says Renee Austin, executive vice president and global corporate lead for Current Global.

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

PR Daily

For communicators looking to push for change on inclusion and equity, here’s why the experts argue that attention must be turned inward. Crisis Communications Diversity and inclusion Leadership Communications PR Industry Storytelling The Workplace

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Marketing and communications manager—Palladium (New York). Internal communications manager—NetApp (California). Corporate communications director—Entercomm, parent company of Radio.com (New York). Public affairs director—WeWork (Texas). Corporate communications associate—General Mills (Minnesota). Public relations coordinator—Baptist Memorial Health Care (Tennessee).

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

which is headquartered there, seeks a marketing communications specialist. It summarizes the position: The Marketing Communications Specialist interfaces with key leaders and the sales force to ensure assigned projects and deliverables are executed seamlessly and on time. See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Assistant dean of marketing and communications—University of California, Riverside (California). Before you jump at an offer to work in a major U.S.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

RELATED: Join us for our Leadership and Executive Communications Conference ]. Cisco is seeking a communications manager for Japan in Tokyo. See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Corporate communications director—Entercom, parent company of Radio.com (New York). Public relations manager—Amazon (California). Communications director—City of Austin (Texas). Public relations director—Water Mission (South Carolina).

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Social media communications specialist—Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (North Carolina). Corporate communications director—Entercomm, parent company of Radio.com (New York). Account director, corporate communications—Weber Shandwick (Texas). Public relations specialist—Project Management Institute (Pennsylvania). Marketing communications manager—Loyola University Chicago (Illinois).

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

RELATED: Join us for our one-of-a-kind Measurement for Communicators Academy. ]. Social media juggernaut Instagram seeks a communications manager in Hamburg, Germany. It summarizes the position: Instagram is seeking an experienced Communications Manager to join our growing team in Germany. See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Corporate communications director—Entercomm, parent company of Radio.com (New York).

Brands donate to frontline workers, Yelp pauses GoFundMe effort after backlash, and Ralph Lauren to make 250k masks

PR Daily

Why it matters: You might think an idea is outstanding, but you still should vet potential pitfalls and ramifications with your communications team. Charitable actions can be greatly appreciated during this crisis, but make sure those efforts don’t come at the cost of privacy and autonomy.

Barbie grows more inclusive, Zuckerberg says Facebook needn’t be liked, and Popeyes Chicken debuts clothing line

PR Daily

As more newsrooms expand to contain videos, stories and other corporate content, don’t leave out a clear spot for your news releases. for our Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference ].

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

Amazon, others restrict employee travel, social media’s growing dominance for marketing, and airlines halt flights over coronavirus fears

PR Daily

Though McDonald’s didn’t respond to Wendy’s sassy campaign ( featuring McDonald’s former corporate chef ), the competitor sought to steal Wendy’s spotlight by offering free Egg McMuffins through its app: What’s better than breakfast? for our Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference ].

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

Zoom Video Communications. “… I am happy to come into work every day and work with people that have quickly become friends. You get to work with amazing people and you have great opportunities to advance both in store and corporate. Procore truly lives its values of Ownership, Optimism, and Openness—visible in everything from the frequent and authentic communication from our executives to the positive and supportive attitudes of our employees.

EKA: How Media Monitoring Aligns with Strategic Communications

Critical Mention

Englander Knabe & Allen (EKA) is a strategic communications firm in Southern California that specializes in assisting organizations with reputation issues, media strategy and implementation. EKA is a leader in providing public and private sector experience and assistance when making critical decisions. “EKA is a government relations and public affairs firm specializing in political consulting, government relations, policy issues, and crisis communications strategy.”

Hidden PR Tools In Top Movies

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The iconic publication sends a 15 year-old reporter to travel with the band on tour in order to write an in-depth piece. At the confluence of advertising, marketing, and public relations was the genius stunt by the fictional Wonka Corporation to release golden tickets hidden inside their popular candy bars throughout England. Crimson Tide (1995) — Crisis Planning. When it’s a crisis communications nightmare about the highest of high stakes: nuclear war.

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Brands can no longer be neutral

PR Daily

Pick almost any public affairs issue out of a hat and Richard Levick will not only share his unvarnished opinion but he will back it up with a passionate accounting of historical truths that make the listener a true believer.

6 takeaways from the crises of 2020

PR Daily

The usual roundup of crisis stories from the past year—something of a tradition at PR Daily—feels a bit superfluous this year. The COVID-19 crisis, the social justice movement in the wake of the George Floyd murder and the presidential election pretty much sum up the year.

58 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist , DC Dept. Manager, Operations Communications , DC Public Schools, Washington, DC. Communications Specialist with Center for Immunization Research , Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Associate Director of Strategic Communications , Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Communications/ PR /Other Consulting Firms.

Weighing the choice between grad school or entering the workforce

PR Daily

RELATED: Join us for our Speechwriters & Public Affairs Virtual Conference ]. I’ve been interning with Belle Communication, a digital public relations firm, since September, and I’ve been able to extensively grow my PR and communication skills.

Time for a Career Change

Doctor Spin

I believe that most businesses will communicate with their publics on a regular basis using video within 2-3 years from now. But great communication through video is an art form; it’s not like putting up a landing page or sending out a press release. It requires an aptitude for corporate visual storytelling paired with lean production processes and social media distribution skills. Video is a fascinating and demanding form of communication.

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How to benchmark storytelling, expertise and the latest digital media strategies

PR Daily

You’re a senior communications pro. You see conferences tailored towards pros just getting their feet wet or communicators with only a few years of experience under their belt. It’s time to attend a summit designed specifically for communication and PR leaders. SVPs, EVPs, VPs, and directors of: Public relations. External communications. Public affairs. Corporate communications. Digital communications.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

For recent college grads looking to move where opportunities flourish, here are openings in the top five cities: HCA Healthcare is looking for a communication marketing coordinator in Austin. Girl Scouts of America is in need of a communications specialist in Houston. Port San Antonio is on the lookout for a communications and events specialist. CoverMyMeds is searching for a public relations specialist in Columbus, Ohio.

How to use virtual reality for public relations

Stuart Bruce

I want to strip away the hype digital gurus and social media evangelists always attach to emerging technology and focus on what it actually means for professional public relations. Virtual reality isn’t going to have an immediate impact on professional public relations practice as user numbers will be so small initially. One of the potential uses of VR for PR is storytelling to put stakeholders inside a brand or corporate story.