Emory’s Excellent Crisis Communication on Facebook

Melissa Agnes

As you probably know, I’ve been having an interesting debate with a fellow crisis professional on whether or not to shut social media down in a crisis. Listen: TCIP #012 – The Leader’s Role in Crisis Management with Jane Jordan-Meier. Case Studies Crisis Communications

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.

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6 Social Media “Musts” for Crisis Communication

Cision

The airline continued to communicate via social media throughout the ordeal and was universally lauded for its social media response to this crisis. Social media adds an overwhelming complexity to crisis communication. You must remember communication basics.

WhatsApp As An Ebola Crisis Communication Strategy

Melissa Agnes

I’m always on the look out for new ways to leverage social media and mobile technology for crisis management. Listen: TCIP #020 – Managing The Ebola Crisis With Bill Boyd. How to determine what social channels to use for crisis communication.

What is Crisis Communications?

Shift Communications

Crisis communications in the public relations world can have many different interpretations depending on who you ask, but here’s the fundamental definition: you’re trying to mitigate damage to your company’s reputation by third party sources.

Teaching Crisis Communication: Embracing the Research to Practice Model

Melissa Agnes

I had a chance to be on Melissa’s podcast a few weeks ago to talk about some of the trends and challenges professors who are teaching crisis communications are facing today. Just look at this past year alone when we are looking at crisis situations. Post by Karen Freberg.

Digital Crisis Communications: When to Shut Up

Waxing UnLyrical

The moon must be in the seventh house, or something, because all of a sudden all I see and hear is about digital crisis communications. Among other storied clients, Andy worked with Tylenol during its 1982 crisis , now a classic case study for communicators of all ages and stages.

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?

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

PRSay

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.

6 Tips to DIYing Your Own Crisis Communication

Cision

Not every company needs to hire a PR firm to manage its crisis communication. Tip 1: Understand What a Communication Crisis Is. Tip 4: Assemble Your Crisis Team. If you’ve had even a tiny crisis, like a critical post on Facebook, learn from how your team handled it.

Crisis Communication Strategy: Take a Cue from BBC

Melissa Agnes

I’ve written in the past about BBC’s Ebola crisis communication strategy to help educate West Africans and keep them healthy and Ebola-free. But it’s not just in communicating and educating about Ebola that BBC is excelling.

Facebook Changes That May Impact Your Crisis Communication Reach

Melissa Agnes

Though Facebook isn’t a leading source of information dissemination in a crisis , it is an important channel to communicate on if your organization has a strong Facebook following that will turn to your fan page for updates and to express themselves and communicate with you and others.

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? 2) Lack of crisis hashtags.

3 Lessons From the A-Team in Crisis Communication Planning

Cision

They can be relied upon to carry out their duties, which leads to the first point about crisis communication planning: 1. Identify communication crisis responders. A crisis communication vulnerability audit does the same thing.

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. Read: Emory’s Excellent Crisis Communication on Facebook. Their communications are easy to find, informative and reassuring. In this type of crisis two things are drastically important.

Crisis Communications - Uber Style

The Stalwart Blog

See what Stalwart Communications Founder David Oates says companies can learn from it Whether you're a fan or not, Uber employed the right plan for their recent sexual harassment scandal.

Google May Penalize Your Crisis Communications If Your Website Is Not Mobile-Friendly

Melissa Agnes

I speak and often write about the use of mobile technology for crisis communication and crisis management. We know that, in most cases, your organization’s website should be the official home base for your crisis communications. Crisis Management

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. Consider the recent crisis that Volkswagen faced. Proactive enterprises have planned ahead by creating comprehensive crisis communications plans.

Twitter, Photos and Your Crisis Communications

Melissa Agnes

But what does it mean for your crisis communications and overall risk? So, what does this mean for your organization in terms or risk and crisis communications opportunities? The post Twitter, Photos and Your Crisis Communications appeared first on Agnes + Day.

PR Warfare: Social Media, Crisis Communications, and You

Social PR Chat

Merry Morud and Kevin Watterson from Aimclear talk crisis communications and community management in our digital world. Brands and Crisis Communications Plans: How Important Is It? Hello crisis communications. I Don’t Have a Plan and a Crisis Occurs.

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. To be considered a crisis comms pro, you need to prove that you are a crisis comms pro!

Twitter’s Growth Rate is Diminishing. What Does this Mean for your Crisis Communications?

Melissa Agnes

Twitter is the social media platform that dominates the dissemination of news, updates and discussions in a crisis. So what does this mean for your crisis communications? What does it mean to make your crisis communications Twitter-friendly? Crisis Communications

A guide to crisis communications

PR Daily

When crisis hits a brand, the first 48 hours are crucial. Every crisis will have its own set of challenges and specific requirements for navigating it. It lays out exactly what must occur within your internal and external communications teams—and how to prioritize.

Five Ways to Optimize Your Social Networks for Crisis Communication

Cision

you can expect only a small fraction of your potential audience will ever receive your communication, much less act upon it. The purpose of this post is to talk about optimizing your social networks so that stakeholders can effectively pull messages from them in a crisis.

TCIP #002 – Strategizing Social Media for Crisis Communications with Isaac Griberg

Melissa Agnes

Welcome to episode #002 of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast with Melissa Agnes and Isaac Griberg of the ICRC. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is doing ground-breaking things when it comes to leveraging social media for crisis communications and emergency management.

State of Crisis Communications and Social Media from a Professor’s Perspective

Waxing UnLyrical

Social media and crisis communications has become one of the fastest growing areas of both practice and research for today’s communication landscape. Go to the International Risk and Crisis Communication Conference ( ICRC ). Guest Post by Karen Freberg.

5 crisis communications lessons from Kellogg

PR Daily

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.

The Most Common Systematic Failure In Crisis Communication – And Odds Are, You’re Vulnerable To It

Melissa Agnes

One important aspect of your organization’s successful crisis management, is being able to reach out to, and communicate with, all impacted and relevant stakeholders, in a timely and efficient fashion. Who’s responsible for these communications? Crisis Preparedness

Why Your Event Needs a Crisis Communications Plan

Cision

Without a crisis communications plan in place, no one will know what to do when problems arise during your event,” says Cision Content Strategist James Rubec, one of the speakers during next week’s Managing Communication Challenges webinar. “No Events equal opportunity.

TCIP #007 – Overcoming Legal Challenges in Crisis Communication with Sara Hawkins

Melissa Agnes

Welcome to episode #007 of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast, with Melissa Agnes and Sara Hawkins. In this episode, Sara and I discuss: How to deal with today’s demand for real-time communications in a crisis – without putting your organization at legal risk.

Apple’s Huge Security Breach and Lack of Proper Crisis Communications

Melissa Agnes

This is a major potential crisis for Apple. A serious crisis that would even hurt the beloved Apple brand. The post Apple’s Huge Security Breach and Lack of Proper Crisis Communications appeared first on Agnes + Day.

Why HR Should Have a Seat at the Crisis Management Table

Melissa Agnes

A couple weeks back, I published an article that discussed best practices for communicating with your key stakeholders in a crisis. In fact, it’s one of the most frequent mistakes that I see made, in my work as a crisis management consultant.

TCIP #001 – Doing Crisis Communications Right with the Mountain View Police Department

Melissa Agnes

Welcome to episode #001 of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast with Captain Chris Hsiung and Shino Tanaka. When I think “crisis intelligence” I immediately think of the Mountain View Police Department in Silicon Valley. What this police department is doing to engage with their community on social media and how they’ve integrated social media as a core part of their crisis communications and emergency management plan is simply inspiring.

PR using owned media for modernised crisis communications rebuttal

Stuart Bruce

Amazon is the latest big company to use modernised crisis communications to rebut attacks in mainstream media. Historically, crisis communicators only had two levers to pull. corporate communications Crisis Communications public relations

5 steps to craft a crisis communications plan

PR Daily

After the initial disaster, the focus quickly becomes, “How is the company handling post-crisis communication?” Manage a crisis without a plan. Fifty-nine percent of business decision-makers have experienced a crisis in their current or previous company, and 79 percent believe they could suffer one in the next 12 months,according to ODM Group. RELATED: Keep your cool in a crisis with these tips.]. Identify the crisis communications team.

TCIP #005 – Teaching Crisis Communication in Higher Education with Karen Freberg

Melissa Agnes

Welcome to episode #005 of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast, with Melissa Agnes and Karen Freberg. She’s an engaging professor at the University of Louisville, in Kentucky, who teaches and researches on subjects like social media for PR and crisis communication – and she’s about to take this semester’s crisis communications grad class to a whole new level. Put it this way: her midterm exam is going to be an actual crisis simulation!

The Truth Prevails: Transparency in Crisis Communications

PR 20/20

This means learning the art of transparent communication that addresses issues, and defuses the situation with an action plan. “ Tell the truth.”. “ Say you’re sorry.”.

Are you the Olivia Pope of crisis communication?

PR Daily

Doing Crisis Communications Right – Your Follow Up Questions Answered

Melissa Agnes

Since the podcast on “ doing crisis communications right “, with Captain Chris Hsiung and Shino Tanaka, aired last week, I’ve received some really great follow up questions from listeners. Your follow up questions answered: Doing crisis communications right.

How to Create a Best-Laid Crisis Communication Plan

Cision

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make them, particularly when it comes to crisis management. Crisis communication pros use the term “vulnerability audit.” Are you ready for a crisis? Click here to get Cision’s free crisis communication tip sheet!