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Facebook launches ‘Privacy Checkup,’ most agencies offer social media services, and Starbucks closes 2,000 stores in China

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We wanted this year’s Super Bowl effort to not only raise awareness, but also financial support for the incredible research and innovative treatments happening at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, where Scout is still a patient.

Zoom criticized for privacy and data concerns, Airbnb apologizes and pledges $250M to hosts, and NPR skips April Fools’ Day

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Also: Influencers’ communities ask how they can help, Uber offers free rides for frontline health care workers, how communicators are sharing information during the pandemic, and more. Here are today’s top stories: Zoom slammed for privacy concerns and data sharing. As the virtual conference platform’s membership and meeting numbers are sharply rising, so are privacy concerns. However, convenience doesn’t negate people’s right to privacy. CRISIS DAILY NEWSLETTER.

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Future of PR and social media for International Air Transport Association crisis communications conference

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Stuart Bruce speaking at the IATA Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age conference. (c) This morning I gave a keynote at the global ‘Crisis Communications in the Social Media Age’ conference in Istanbul. But why be afraid of big government when we freely provide our life story to social networks and give up our privacy to airlines in return for a bribe of a few more air miles. Our notions of privacy and confidentiality will be challenged.

Zoom chief focuses on winning back trust, Hobby Lobby closes and furloughs most employees, and Apple makes COVID-19 face shields

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Good morning, communicators: Agency Berlin Cameron launched an effort to help small business owners struggling to stay afloat during the current crisis. How can you share your skills and expertise to help those struggling with their crisis responses? CRISIS LEADERSHIP BOARD.

Addressing media inquiries when an employee has coronavirus

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They want to be communicated with on a frequent basis so that they know what’s going on at all times, whether the news is good or bad. If there was ever a time to demonstrate leadership, now is that time. See what you can personally do to help them or their families during this time of crisis. All companies should have a crisis communications policy in place. Think now of a strategy about what you might want to communicate to the public.

Google, Microsoft and Verizon challenge Zoom, retail sales decline to new low, and PlayStation launches ‘Play at Home’ campaign

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Hello, communicators: Ahead of its 100 th birtrhday, Land O’Lakes removed the “butter maiden” from its packaging—an image that Eater described as “a non-specific American Indian woman with a feather in her hair, kneeling and presenting the consumer with a container of butter.”.

Instagram offers ‘Product Launch’ stickers, Credit Suisse’s COO departs over spying scandal, and how communicators will use email in 2020

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The IPO market has tightened, and communicators will have their hands full trying to convince skeptical investors that they’re offering the next Facebook or Google. When you are ready to woo investors, don’t overpromise, and make sure you have the right leadership team in place to project stability and long-term profitability. The invasion of Khan’s privacy along with other mysterious aspects of the incident have caused a scandal prompting Bouée’s departure.

How Your CEO Can Save Your Company?s Image

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When a company faces a crisis, its CEO must step up and restore his or her organization’s PR image in a crisis. Strong leadership and a carefully-crafted crisis communications strategy can help a company recover its image and earn back its audience’s trust.

Avast scrambles after data-collection reports, Boston Market’s bawdy Twitter fail, and emoji become more inclusive

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I firmly believe it will help Avast focus on and unlock its full potential to deliver on its promise of security and privacy. Also: Google turns data into storytelling for Black History Month, how to extend your video’s shelf life, backlash over Aldi UK’s ‘poverty porn,’ and more.

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Walmart garners backlash for pro-gun shirts, Olive Garden offers lifetime pasta pass, and 70% of employees want job training

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Related reading: In a crisis, beware the false memory phenomenon. Why you should not avoid confrontation in a crisis. Walmart KOs violent-video displays but keeps guns, Uber spins bad financials, and blackface at Belgium’s Africa Museum draws ire. RELATED: Deliver powerful leadership messaging in a digital landscape ]. Here’s a caption courtesy of Ragan Communications’ executive editor: "This will take two phone calls.