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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. Reassure customers, employees, suppliers and other stakeholders. 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.

Why you should address the coronavirus with employees

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The global health concern is driving lots of conversations online, and employers and communications teams should have a plan to address their colleagues’ worries. Employees are a company’s No. for our Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference ].


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

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restrict employee travel. Business Insider reported : “While we have no information indicating any exposure to Nike employees, out of an abundance of caution, we are conducting a deep cleaning of campus,” a Nike spokesperson told KGW , the Portland, Oregon, NBC-affiliated station.

Turning a negative perception issue into an opportunity

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How the Entertainment Software Association’s “Game Generation” campaign helped the gaming industry shift the public narrative around video games. 8 for our Crisis Communications Virtual Conference ].

Why COVID-19 should prompt questions about cybersecurity

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Here’s what communicators should be sharing with their networks. For many employees, telework is not a new concept, but for entire organizations, this level of remote work is unprecedented. Advise your employees to secure their at-home internet connection.

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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Can corporate communications stay in the spotlight post-COVID?

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Will the gains remain once the crisis fades? Corporate affairs became fashionable again. Someone had to reassure the employees. Someone needed to communicate what to do in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak.

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

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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. CRISIS DAILY NEWSLETTER.

7 PR trends to follow for 2021

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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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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

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Employees want to work for a company with a positive workplace culture. Money is great, but for many employees, the workplace culture is equally—if not more—important than their salary. A positive culture can be incredibly important for employee retention and morale —but a negative environment can quickly become a PR nightmare. Employees have spoken, and Glassdoor used their reviews to compile its “ 2019 Best Places to Work ” list.

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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The risks and rewards of pursuing ESG priorities

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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. Your employees care.

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Incoming! How to handle media requests in a crisis

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Here are some tips and best practices for when and how to respond to crisis inquiries and keep your head on straight. It’s one of the greatest challenges any media relations professional will face: A crisis hits your organization out of the blue. In crisis comms, silence is not golden.

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

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For communicators looking to push for change on inclusion and equity, here’s why the experts argue that attention must be turned inward. Equity is really how a company is going to treat its employees,” explains Noerdlinger.

Why and how companies are turning to brand journalism

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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.

Crucial messaging advice to consider ahead of an unprecedented holiday season

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With both customers and employees trying to navigate a resurging pandemic and holiday plans, how should organizations craft messages to keep all stakeholders safe? What are the key messages that both consumers and employees need to hear during this time?

The 3 biggest mistakes organizations make on day one of a crisis

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Every day, communication professionals go to work with a rough idea of how the day will unfold. But on any given day, a crisis could blow your schedule to smithereens. Day one of this crisis will go much more smoothly if you’ve prepared for it. Every crisis is unique.

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Keep communicators calm during their next organizational crisis

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Communicators need help navigating stormy situations. From negative news and social media coverage to natural disasters, it’s essential that employees have the right tools to stay properly informed and connected. If you have the perfect solution, join us as a sponsor at Ragan’s Crisis Communications Conference. Reserve your spot at this event to: Show how your product helps communicators tackle organizational crises.

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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

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Also: More than half of all employees are preparing for job cuts, a PR agency offers its wire service for free, the importance of executive communication, and more. How are you addressing COVID-19 crisis communications within your organization and with your employees?

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10 imminent changes and challenges for communicators to anticipate

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What will the communications challenges of 2020 and beyond bring? 10-11 to find out what the future of communications holds ]. There will be a public relations backlash to the #MeToo movement. LGBTQ employees will be filing more charges against executives for bias.

How short-term and long-term crisis responses require different mindsets

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Modern crisis management and mitigation have become exceedingly complex. When I started in this business in 2000, after practicing law for nine years, crisis was purely reactive,” says Harlan Loeb, chair for crisis and reputation risk advisory services at Edelman.

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

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What organizations do employees love working for? The environment in which employees work is worth more to them than the salary they earn. Workplace culture is crucial to attracting and retaining the best and brightest employees and fostering long and productive careers (within your organization). A study conducted by BetterUp found that employees will work harder and stay with organizations longer if they find their jobs meaningful.

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Can your communication solution quell chaos during a crisis?

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Communicators need help navigating stormy situations. From negative news and social media coverage to natural disasters, it’s essential that employees have the right tools to stay properly informed and connected. If you have the perfect solution, join us as a sponsor at Ragan’s Crisis Communications Conference. Reserve your spot at this event to: Show how your product helps communicators tackle organizational crises.

An inside look at AARP’s rapid response team

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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

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

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.

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

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Hello, communicators: The Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks have joined forces with Microsoft to create the Equity League, which the organizations call “a new impact investment division of venture capital fund TitletownTech”: . CRISIS LEADERSHIP NETWORK.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

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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 (New York). Communications manager—Revlon Inc.

Crisis Management Lessons From Boeing’s 737 Max Disasters


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

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

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Krispy Kreme is giving health care employees a free dozen doughnuts each Monday through May 11: Hey healthcare pros! Inspired by the generosity of our partners (employees), we are offering all front-line responders a free tall brewed coffee at participating stores in the US.

6 lessons from a never-delivered Apollo 11 disaster statement

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How prepared are you for a fatal crisis? Still, Safire’s undelivered eulogy holds lessons for communicators today. When preparing your crisis playbook, are you readying to communicate—both internally and externally—in case of tragedies that involve loss of life? NASA public affairs people prepared. Put together various crisis scenarios and related press releases, some of which deal with tragedies, adds Gil Rudawsky, vice president of GroundFloor Media.

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

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for our Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference ]. Consider that as you map out your corporate social responsibility strategies for the year and update your crisis response plans. However, only 32% of employees think their organizations’ leaders can be trusted.

Pepsi’s new catchphrase, TikTok’s transparency report, and the best times to post on social media

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Also: Amazon employees lash out at company policy restricting climate change protests, secrets to making a splash with Facebook videos, PR pros and lunchtime, and more. for our Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference ].

5 PR lessons from CES 2020

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Tech fans readily embraced the more than 4,400 organizations exhibiting and speaking, but communicators might easily dismiss the show as outside their wheelhouse. Here are five lessons for any communicator to consider: 1. for our Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference ].

Brands can no longer be neutral

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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.

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Popeye’s chicken sandwich returns, Adobe breach hits 7.5M, and rushing to measure ROI won’t produce results

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Also: Juul to lay off 500 employees, Apple debuts more-inclusive emojis, Walgreens pivots from clinics to Jenny Craig partnership, and PR pros’ greatest fears. At Adobe, we believe transparency with our customers is important,” the company’s communications team said in a blog post. FREE DOWNLOAD: 8 Tips on How to Manage a PR Crisis Effectively ]. Related reading: 4 crisis management keys. Timing is everything: When to issue your crisis response.

What Is Public Relations (PR)?

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What is public relations (PR)? To add to this already long list, I’ve created a definition which I think work well today: PR (public relations) = strategic communication via owned and earned channels to establish and maintain beneficial relationships with influencers and publics. Here goes: Marketing vs. Communications Large companies often have a Marketing Department and a Communications Department 1. Communication is about two-way communication.

Robinhood scrambles after outage; Amazon, Walmart fight COVID-19 price hikes and bogus info; and it’s National Grammar Day

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Good morning, PR pros: Today is National Grammar Day, and communicators and organizations alike are joining the conversation on Twitter. What’s the career path of a social media communicator? EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS.

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6 takeaways from the crises of 2020

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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.

5 essential tools and trends for communications pros

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For internal and external communicators alike, the workweek is jammed with an array of challenges and responsibilities. Communicators are using project management tools to plan content, assign writers and editors and get approvals.

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Q&A with Kivvit CIO Zach Silber on distilling data for their clients


Zach is the Chief Innovation Officer at Kivvit, a national data-driven public affairs & strategic communications agency. Kivvit specializes in data-driven public affairs work, reputation management, and crisis communications.

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