When Designing Controls Around Your Crisis Communications, Don’t Do This!

Melissa Agnes

One of the challenges of communicating effectively in times of viral issue and crisis management is ensuring that your brand’s communications are consistent across every stakeholder group, region and department. Crisis Communication: Balancing Consistency with Delivery. *

Repairing Trust: Reputation Management and Crisis Communications

Shift Communications

How do we know what to fix in a PR crisis? In previous posts, we’ve shared the basic crisis triangle : Respond with knowledge, speed, and ownership. To develop a more effective crisis communications strategy, we need to understand trust. When a crisis occurs, it’s generally because of two very broad reasons: something we’ve said, or something we’ve done. What constitutes a crisis in each branch of trust, in each of the cores?

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5 PR tips from Queen Elizabeth’s regal crisis communications plan

Agility PR Solutions

In case you haven’t heard, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have stepped down as senior royals, hope to become financially independent, and will be spending lots more time in Canada. The post 5 PR tips from Queen Elizabeth’s regal crisis communications plan appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Public Relations crisisI’m glued to my TV following all things Sussex.

Kraft Heinz grapples with botched financial results and CMO departure

PR Daily

The company recently admitted in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that some of its employees fabricated transactions surrounding procurement and suppliers, which will cause Kraft to resubmit its financial results for 2016 and 2017 and reevaluate its 2018 numbers.

3 crisis communications lessons from Southwest’s intrepid pilot

PR Daily

Communicators can learn a thing or two from airline pilots. Navy fighter pilot who safely landed a Boeing 737 in Philadelphia after a mid-air explosion took out one of its engines—also gave a master class in crisis communications at 190 mph.

#measurePR Recap (April 2017): Measuring Financial Communications

Waxing UnLyrical

The April #measurePR chat fell the Thursday before Tax Day, so Shonali invited some of PR’s best financial communications pros with measurement advice for everyone—from those just starting out to seasoned pros. ” In times of crisis, this is more important than ever…and fin.

Walmart KOs violent-video displays but keeps guns, Uber spins bad financials, and blackface at Belgium’s Africa Museum draws ire

PR Daily

RELATED: Join us for our Leadership and Executive Communications Conference ]. billion during this year’s second quarter—which, besides Kraft Heinz, General Electric and Newell Brands—is more than the remaining S&P 500 companies lost within their entire 2018 financial year reporting.

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

Melissa Agnes

Apple is in the process of fixing what The Globe and Mail has called a “gaping hole” within their security software, “which gave spies and hackers the ability to grab e-mail, financial information and other sensitive data.” This is a major potential crisis for Apple.

2014: Year of the data breach

Reputation Us

Communication is crucial throughout any crisis – including data breaches. Data breaches were an unfortunate theme of 2014. Target, Home Depot and a dozen other companies are just a drop in the bucket, all of whom are likely looking forward to putting this year in the rearview mirror.

Welcome Kevin Gaboury: LTPR’s New Intern

Reputation Us

Kevin will support us with our public relations efforts as he finishes up his master’s degree in strategic communication at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. […]. It’s the New Year and that can only mean one thing: A new intern!

3 steps for protecting your organization from a crisis

PR Daily

It might feel like tired advice to exhort brand managers to prepare for a PR nightmare, but with so many communicators getting it wrong, it’s time to take another look at the basics. Both Volkswagen and Enron have been on the receiving end of a public relations crisis.

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PR and social media set for continued growth

Stuart Bruce

Yesterday, the Financial Times published the fifth FTSE350 Boardroom Bellwether survey which revealed that almost half the boards of the UK’s largest public companies have not discussed their social media strategies in the past 12 months.

Dogs drive online engagement for UPS, Girl Scouts offer cookies with a message, and Facebook defends stance on political ads

PR Daily

Girls learn about entrepreneurship as they run their own cookie businesses,” she said in a press release. … “The important business and financial literacy skills girls learn through the program are proven to build their leadership skills and position them for success in the future,” added Acevedo.

J&J disputes investigation into asbestos in its baby powder

PR Daily

RELATED: Take the first step in achieving corporate communications excellence ]. What do you think of Johnson and Johnson’s crisis response, PR Daily readers? A blockbuster Reuters report says Johnson & Johnson has long hidden knowledge that its talc contained the carcinogen.

PR crises that have defined 2019

PR Daily

There are four months left in 2019, but it already feels like we’ve witnessed a year’s worth of scandal and crisis. Have a crisis communications plan. Boeing and the 737 Max crisis. Crisis Communications Media Relations PR Industry Social Media Storytelling

3 ways PR pros can weather a crisis and come out on top

PR Daily

These takeaways from a chief communications officer can help you respond to a negative situation in a way that quickly boosts your brand and can get you through the storm. An employee should never learn about a crisis by seeing it in the media before they hear it from you,” Alderman says.

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4 steps to reduce a hospital social media crisis

PR Daily

Altimeter defines a social media crisis as “a crisis issue that arises in or is amplified by social media and results in negative mainstream media coverage, a change in business processes, or financial loss.” Crisis Communications Health Care PR Social Media

How communicators can change their organization’s objectives

PR Daily

However, it’s just a footnote in the decades-long battle communicators have been fighting to address the complexity of the American economy. The communicator’s role. This is familiar ground for communicators in many organizations. . “In

7 ways to wrangle an unpredictable leader

PR Daily

Prepare a crisis plan, seize control of media relations, and, if necessary, develop a new public face. FREE GUIDE: 3 helpful tips for your crisis comms prep ]. What can communicators do when the CEO is a walking PR disaster? Find confidence in your communication expertise.

In a crisis, beware the false memory phenomenon

PR Daily

When responding to a crisis event, PR pros must be careful to avoid mental mistakes. This is an important question for brand managers to consider, particularly those weathering a crisis. RELATED: Boost your employee communications, PR and social media prowess at Microsoft HQ ].

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Boy Scouts stresses youths’ safety amid vast sexual misconduct crisis

PR Daily

RELATED: Join us May 9–10 for our Crisis Communications Conference. ]. ” Financial protection. The post Boy Scouts stresses youths’ safety amid vast sexual misconduct crisis appeared first on PR Daily. Crisis Communications Boy Scouts of America

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LVMH buys Tiffany as Charles Schwab snaps up TD Ameritrade, Tesla’s smashing PR stunt mishap, and T-Mobile data breach hits 1M

PR Daily

Charles Schwab’s chief executive, Walt Bettinger, said the transaction will help the companies “capitalize on the unique opportunity to build a firm with the soul of a challenger and the resources of a large financial services institution.”.

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Insights into impulse purchases, Twitter’s new reply filters, and ‘Royal Sussex’ Instagram bombshell rattles the Palace

PR Daily

We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. Remember, social media involves two-way communication, and listening is a crucial element to successful online strategies.

As courtroom losses mount, J&J seeks to limit reputational damage

PR Daily

The company faces more than 13,000 lawsuits claiming there’s asbestos in its talcum powder, posing serious risk to its image and financial future. RELATED: Join us May 9–10 for our Crisis Communications Conference. ].

Report: How to respond when a celebrity endorser missteps

PR Daily

At last, the data supports what PR pros have known all along: A quick crisis response is essential in preserving support for your organization. It can feel like there is little in the way of real, substantive data to support or dispute what many consider to be crisis management best practices.

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Delta and Coke apologize for flirtatious napkins

PR Daily

FREE DOWNLOAD: 13 tips for preparing for a crisis ]. Crisis Communications Marketing PR Social Media Coca-Cola DeltaThe airline and beverage company teamed up for a campaign that encouraged passengers to give their phone number to their airplane ‘crush.’ Some found it ‘creepy.’.

How to stay apolitical in our polarized era

PR Daily

However, the PR crisis has prompted many high-profile celebrities to cancel their memberships, and the trust between the companies and their consumers has been damaged. Kwittken looks at companies like Aspiration, a financial services firm that focuses on investing a social conscience.

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When responding to allegations of racism, you’re already behind

PR Daily

RELATED: Join us May 9–10 for our Crisis Communications Conference. ]. When you fail to answer that question accurately, there can be serious financial consequences. Crisis Communications Marketing Gucci Prada racism response

Mattel’s gender-neutral dolls celebrate inclusivity, seniors stereotyped in ads, and eBay and WeWork execs depart

PR Daily

CEO departures in 2019, according to Challenger, more than at the same point in 2008 when the economy was embroiled in the financial crisis. Related reading: 5 common missteps in crisis communication. 3 steps for protecting your organization from a crisis.

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Kroger joins push for tougher gun laws, consumers readily change brands, and WeWork’s founder walks back trademark sale

PR Daily

Also: Nissan’s leadership crisis escalates, MillerCoors wins an injunction over corn syrup messaging, and Vienna reigns as the world’s most livable city. What are the best cities for communicators and PR pros to live and work—and why?

Slammed in op-ed over maternity policy, Nike stands its ground

PR Daily

FREE DOWNLOAD: 13 tips for preparing for a crisis ]. We recognized that there was inconsistency in our approach across different sports and in 2018 we standardized our approach across all sports so that no female athlete is penalized financially for pregnancy.”.

Google ordered to let employees speak out, how PR pros feel about the future of influencer marketing, and WeWork loses comms chief before IPO

PR Daily

Communicators have a role to play in making the workplace better for everyone. Highlight the women who make your organization thrive by entering our Top Women in Communications awards program. WeWork loses communications chief before IPO.

Walmart walks back guns stance, content marketers stay loyal to text, and Forever 21 sued over Ariana Grande ‘lookalike’

PR Daily

When it comes time to close shop, it is important for communicators to share the news and be transparent , but to take care of stakeholders like employees first. RELATED: Join us in Chicago for our Future Of Communications Conference. ].

Toys ‘R’ Us partners with Target, Uber tests pet-friendly rides, and 25% of women have never asked for a raise

PR Daily

Ensure your communications are transparent and proactive about upcoming changes, especially with your employees. The 3 biggest mistakes in most crisis comms plans.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

The social networking site has a slew of communications-related job openings. See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Senior manager of executive and internal communications—GitHub (California). Junior web developer—Ragan Communications (Illinois).

Citigroup discloses it pays women 29 percent less than their male counterparts

PR Daily

Last year, Citi was the first financial institution to publicly release the results of a pay equity review comparing compensation of women to men, and U.S. RELATED: Join us for our 31st Annual Speechwriters and Executive Communicators Conference. ].

Walmart pushes back on gender bias claims, digital marketing is rising, and WeWork’s CEO apologizes for IPO debacle

PR Daily

For communicators who want to be supportive, adding pronouns to your email signature is a great place to start. How communicators can learn to speak ‘CEO’. So far, Walmart’s crisis response has failed to wow the critics. What has been the top crisis in 2019?

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How Carnival Cruise Lines Built a Resilient Brand After Crisis

Cision

Carnival’s strategy centered on four key components: addressing the incident, showing how they are addressing the incident, adding financial commitment to the incident and showing the changes to the media so they could see for themselves. Read the crisis communications white paper!

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Coca-Cola revives the CMO role, Goldman Sachs vows eco-friendly investment, and Starbucks apologizes to law enforcement (again)

PR Daily

That had many asking what the future was for the CMO, and for communications more broadly, as top communicators have been responsible for much more than ad placements and marketing messages. How are you structuring the leadership of your communications operations?

Nissan lays out case against Ghosn amid merger talks

PR Daily

First, however, communicators must close the book on Ghosn. RELATED: Learn how to prepare, defend and promote your organization during a crisis. ]. Representatives for Renault and Nissan declined to comment to the Financial Times. Crisis Communications PR Carlos Ghosn Nissan