3 key takeaways from COVID-19 crisis communications

PR Daily

Be transparent, focus on the facts and be kind to the reporters trying to cover a once-in-a-generation crisis. The most unique aspect of crisis communication during COVID-19 is that it’s a shared experience. We’re all living through the same crisis at the same time.

Crisis communication takeaways from Andrew Cuomo

PR Daily

Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 communications as an example of how leaders should speak to the public during a crisis. The governor lacks flowery language and eloquent public speaking abilities, but his communication style helps calm the public and accurately inform audiences.

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Crisis Communications: 10 Steps for Building an Effective Plan

Onclusive

Social media has fundamentally changed how people communicate in times of crisis. Just this month, victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma used social media to communicate with first responders, know where gas was available and follow emergency updates.

COVID 19 and Crisis Communications

Solo PR Pro

Stock markets have plunged, entire cities have been quarantined, companies have halted travel and international conferences have been cancelled. It’s full-on Crisis Communications mode for those of us who specialize in such things.

Keys to a successful global crisis communications response

PR Daily

Communicators should bear in mind key cultural differences and adapt their crisis messages accordingly to engage a worldwide workforce. The need for speed is ever present in the midst of a crisis. The keys to success of any crisis response?

Internal vs. External Crisis Communications

HMA Public Relations

“In a crisis, what is external is internal and what is internal is external?” At first the answer to this question might seem easy, internal would be to employees and stakeholders of the organization and external would be to the consumers and/or potential consumers and the media.

5 Crisis Communications Takeaways From Levi Strauss’s Corporate Affairs Team

PR Daily

Furthermore, they had no set of rules to dictate the path forward due to the unprecedented nature of the crisis, said Elizabeth Owen, global head of employee communications at Levi Strauss.

PR and the International Crisis: 3 Lessons from the Smolensk Crash

Cision

What happens when two countries in an international crisis present to the world two drastically different versions of the same event placing blame on one another? crisis communication

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.

Team Crisis Communications

PRSay

The one big element which is incorporated in PR, regardless of the specific industry is crisis management and communications. In fact, as a former head of pro sports team PR department, you are always interested in discerning how a particular organization handles crisis situations.

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. First, audit internal risks.

COVID-19: What?s changed (and has not) about internal communication

PR Daily

More people than ever are working from home, which is profoundly altering the business landscape for communication professionals and the audiences with whom we communicate. Many of us have never had to tap these sources before this crisis.

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.” Basically, you consider all the internal and external factors that could lead to bad publicity.

8 Steps to Create the Ultimate Crisis Communication Plan

Cision

Without a crisis communication plan in place to stop threats from escalating to crises, brands often fail to save their reputations from becoming tarnished. Peter LaMotte’s recent “Crush Crises Before They Spread” webinar provided attendees with examples of internal and external threats, explored how to incorporate influencers into a strategy and outlined eight steps to prepare for digital crises. Want to learn how to crush a crisis before it begins?

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.

5 crisis communications lessons from horror movies

PR Daily

Silence does not bode well in a crisis, either. that the first 48 hours of a crisis are crucial in determining whether the company will survive. There will be “High Tension,” but a communication plan must be executed within 24-48 hours of the crisis onset.

Creating an internal task force around return to the workplace

PR Daily

A look at how communicators are navigating this complex issue. Back-to-the-workplace planning teams should represent diverse internal demographics as well, says Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.

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.

How video bolsters your internal communications

PR Daily

With more employees working from home due to COVID-19 concerns, video is becoming increasingly valuable for internal communications. Video offers many benefits for internal communications, even in ordinary times–and these are anything but. Team communications.

“Hell-on-Wheels” Crisis Communication Strategies

Reputation Us

Communications Tools Crisis Pay Attention PR Best Practices Public Relations Reputation business communications crisis communication crisis communications crisis management internal communications public relations reputation reputation managementThree Strategies For Moving Forward I just returned from my fourth annual Cycle Oregon trip last week. If you are not familiar with Cycle Oregon, you should be.

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

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.

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.

Become your organization’s go-to crisis communicator

PR Daily

The right response to a crisis? When faced with a crisis, the tendency is to focus on external media," she explains. You should instead focus on internal audiences because they''ll help spread your message.". Avoid the 10 most common crisis mistakes PR pros make.

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.

TrendKite’s Comprehensive Guide to Crisis Communications

TrendKite

" Sound like the crisis strategy you know you should have in place? Maybe your team hasn't run through it in a while or discussed the chain of command for approving messaging around a crisis during a holiday when people are harder to reach. Communicate as necessary.

TrendKite’s Comprehensive Guide to Crisis Communications

TrendKite

" Sound like the crisis strategy you know you should have in place? Maybe your team hasn't run through it in a while or discussed the chain of command for approving messaging around a crisis during a holiday when people are harder to reach. Communicate as necessary.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why You Should Put Internal Communications First During a Crisis

Meltwater - PR

As brands navigate their way through a crisis, communications teams take center stage. When organizations have to figure out what to say—and fast—they call upon their communicators to help them… Read More >>>.

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.

How to measure the efficacy of your channels

PR Daily

Orangefiery’s Mike Kuczkowski shares how his team worked with a client to quantify the success of various communications channels for messages to employees. His model of communications includes a source, a transmitter, a message, a channel, noise, a receiver and a destination.

Delta’s anti-union campaign draws ire, as internal messaging goes public

PR Daily

Union representatives from the International Association of Machinists (IAM) have been circulating materials to call for a vote to unionize, but Delta is pushing back. RELATED: Join us at Facebook for our Internal Communications and Employee Engagement Summit. ].

How COVID-19 has taught comms pros to lean into their strengths

PR Daily

The top communicator for FIS shares how her team has adapted during the current crisis and offers lessons for others. I never thought coordinating communication with the Indian government would be at the top of our daily agenda—but so it was for several days in late March.

COVID communication—5 tips for handling internal dialogue during the coronavirus

Agility PR Solutions

The coronavirus is officially a global crisis, and it seems like its spread and ripple effects are becoming more concerning by the hour. As a business-owner myself and a crisis communications […]. Analysis Public Relations crisis

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.

Register now for Thursday’s FREE PR crisis communications webinar

PR Daily

Plenty of PR and communications pros live with the nagging feeling that their crisis plans aren’t up to date nor technologically savvy enough for today’s world. In 2014, Emory University communications executives Vincent Dollard and Nancy Seideman made industry headlines for their stellar work in handling the news frenzy surrounding Emory’s treatment of Ebola patients—the nation’s first-ever cases of the disease. A number of tips for internal communications and collaboration.