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.

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

Stuart Bruce

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.

Brand managers gird for Calif. privacy act, Blizzard backtracks after criticism, and women-led organizations earn more

PR Daily

Good morning, PR pros: The California Consumer Privacy Act will take effect Jan. Communicators will have to become more savvy about data collection in light of privacy concerns and restrictions to provide consumers with valuable content and offerings.

Addressing media inquiries when an employee has coronavirus

PR Daily

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. See what you can personally do to help them or their families during this time of crisis.

In earnings call, Facebook discloses $3-5B in fines—and Wall Street yawns

PR Daily

Facebook says it is preparing to pay a hefty fine to the Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations stemming from the Cambridge Analytica scandal. RELATED: Learn how to prepare, defend and promote your organization during a crisis. ]. Crisis Communications Social Media Facebook

Virgin Media, T-Mobile and more disclose data breaches; YouTube demonetizes ‘coronavirus’; and Tito’s Vodka corrects a COVID-19 fallacy

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Also: Free-doughnut Fridays for Dunkin’ loyalists, Google to index by mobile-friendly websites, most communicators don’t quite get SEO, and more. T-Mobile also announced a data breach that exposed customers’ financial and personal information.

Popeyes’ chicken sandwich gooses profits, Google’s HR exec steps aside, and Tyson lays off 500

PR Daily

These numbers are especially useful for communicators working with global teams and clients, and it can serve as a reminder to anticipate and provide flexibility with meetings and other workforce activities.

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

PR Daily

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.”.

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

PR Daily

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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What You Don’t Know About Malaysia Airlines and How They’ve Handled the Crisis of Flight MH370

Melissa Agnes

By Judith Delaney, Attorney and member of Agnes + Day’s Crisis Intelligence Team. Non-compliance with the Act may result in penalties to an organization ranging from financial to legal criminal liabilities, inclusive of incarceration.

Tips for Pitching to the Media

Critical Mention

They’re capitalizing on being extraordinarily relevant and piggybacking on the data privacy lawsuit Facebook is currently facing. Blog Communications Crisis Communications PRIn business, there’re amazing, good, bad and terrible product and service pitches.

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

PR Daily

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. Why it matters: When addressing a crisis, it can help to acknowledge the problem in plain terms.

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.

Should the U.S. have Google’s “Right to be Forgotten” too?

David PR Group

“Initially what we are seeing is the right to correct outdated personal records such as private information, phone numbers, financial details, address, current employment, etc.

Learning From Past Crises to Navigate Post-COVID-19

Reputation Us

When it comes to navigating crisis, I have been in the eye of many storms. As the president of ReputationUs and with 28 years of experience behind me, I have been striving to refine the art of managing corporate reputations during a crisis into a well-honed specialty.

Google races to shutter Google+ after huge second data breach

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FREE GUIDE: 3 things you (probably) didn't know about crisis communications ]. We will never stop our work to build privacy protections that work for everyone. What do you think of Google’s crisis response efforts, PR Daily.

Lawyering up on Data Protection and Cybersecurity

The Stalwart Blog

Dave Oates: Hey, thanks for joining us for another edition of the Public Relations Security video cast where we talk to experts in all facets of crisis events and crisis management. An interview with Lily Li, Principal of Metaverse Law. .

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5 Strategies to Prevent Security Breaches

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Meanwhile, “Healthcare executives must consider another potent, and often more far-reaching risk of suffering a mega-breach,” explains Casey Boggs, president of LT Public Relations, a communications firm that specializes in healthcare, legal and crisis communications.

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

PR Daily

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.