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3 ‘firefighting’ lessons for public affairs pros

PR Daily

Here’s a peek at how public affairs pros can keep pace with change—courtesy of Scott Thomsen, who will share more insights in Ragan’s March 4 Speechwriters & Public Affairs Conference. Public affairs pros need to prepare the same way.”. “It’s

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. Establish an internal management working group supported by the appropriate professional advisers as required. Failure to address these issues puts your business or organisation at risk and could even precipitate a crisis.

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Sweden’s Communication Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Doctor Spin

Yesterday, I held a Covid-19 webinar on crisis communications hosted by data insights company, Whispr Group. After the webinar, I was asked which nations I thought had done a good job communicating with their publics during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sweden’s response to the coronavirus pandemic

Doctor Spin

Yesterday, I held a Covid-19 webinar on crisis communications hosted by data insights company, Whispr Group. After the webinar, I was asked which nations I thought had done a good job communicating with their publics during the pandemic. Safeguard international relations.

PR rising in Africa rising

Stuart Bruce

Stuart Bruce speaking on digital and social media in PR at the World Conference on PR in Emerging Economies at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Those were just some of the amazing statistics I learned when I spoke about digital and social media in PR at the first ever World Conference on PR in Emerging Economies held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

Why COVID-19 should prompt questions about cybersecurity

PR Daily

Here’s what communicators should be sharing with their networks. During this crisis, it’s essential that organizations do not overlook the importance of cybersecurity when establishing business continuity measures.

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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Can corporate communications stay in the spotlight post-COVID?

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After a year of intense disruption, engagement with brands from both internal and external audiences has risen dramatically. Will the gains remain once the crisis fades? Corporate affairs became fashionable again.

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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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

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Zoom Video Communications. “… I am happy to come into work every day and work with people that have quickly become friends. On top of all that, they love to promote internally, compensation and benefits are amazing, and you get free lunch 4 times a week!”. Procore truly lives its values of Ownership, Optimism, and Openness—visible in everything from the frequent and authentic communication from our executives to the positive and supportive attitudes of our employees.

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.

Incoming! How to handle media requests in a crisis

PR Daily

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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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.

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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. And how are you doing things internally, not just externally?”. The internal work is harder.

Keep communicators calm during their next organizational crisis

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Communicators need help navigating stormy situations. 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. Tour Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Unit, one of only three facilities in the United States equipped to handle an Ebola medical crisis. Crisis Communications Ragan Conference Ragan sponsorship

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

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See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Marketing and communications manager—Palladium (New York). Internal communications manager—NetApp (California). Corporate communications director—Entercomm, parent company of Radio.com (New York). Public affairs director—WeWork (Texas). Corporate communications associate—General Mills (Minnesota). Public relations coordinator—Baptist Memorial Health Care (Tennessee).

58 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

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Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist , DC Dept. Manager, Operations Communications , DC Public Schools, Washington, DC. Communications Specialist with Center for Immunization Research , Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Associate Director of Strategic Communications , Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Communications/ PR /Other Consulting Firms.

The 3 biggest mistakes in most crisis comms plans

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I’ve seen a lot of crisis communications plans. Ninety percent of them get a couple of things right: They have a list of their comms team contacts, often with a phone tree so everyone gets called promptly when a crisis hits. They also lay out at least a few specific roles for the first comms team members who start working on the crisis. In a real crisis, time gets compressed. A crisis is a tough climate in which to operate. Crisis Communications

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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. Marriott International said it is furloughing tens of thousands of its workers, some who will be laid off.

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

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which is headquartered there, seeks a marketing communications specialist. It summarizes the position: The Marketing Communications Specialist interfaces with key leaders and the sales force to ensure assigned projects and deliverables are executed seamlessly and on time. See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Assistant dean of marketing and communications—University of California, Riverside (California). Before you jump at an offer to work in a major U.S.

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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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 Here are a few steps Mehta discussed: Create a rapid response team and internal protocol.

Can your communication solution quell chaos during a crisis?

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Communicators need help navigating stormy situations. 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. Tour Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Unit, one of only three facilities in the United States equipped to handle an Ebola medical crisis. Crisis Communications Media Relations PR Ragan sponsorship

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

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RELATED: Join us for our Leadership and Executive Communications Conference ]. Cisco is seeking a communications manager for Japan in Tokyo. See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Corporate communications director—Entercom, parent company of Radio.com (New York). Public relations manager—Amazon (California). Communications director—City of Austin (Texas). Public relations and marketing director—Volunteers of America, Colorado (Colorado).

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

Glean.info 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.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

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It summarizes the purpose of the position: To create, deliver and manage outstanding and profitable marketing campaigns and strategies for UK and international releases. See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Social media communications specialist—Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (North Carolina). Corporate communications director—Entercomm, parent company of Radio.com (New York). Public affairs manager—WeWork (Florida).

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.

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 Radio.com (New York). Communications manager—Revlon Inc.

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.

Crisis Management Lessons From Boeing’s 737 Max Disasters

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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

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. for our Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference ].

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. The idea is to have at least a starting point to work from when a crisis hits. FREE DOWNLOAD: Keep your cool in a crisis with these 13 tips ].

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

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Why it matters: You might think an idea is outstanding, but you still should vet potential pitfalls and ramifications with your communications team. Charitable actions can be greatly appreciated during this crisis, but make sure those efforts don’t come at the cost of privacy and autonomy.

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

PR Daily

The organizations have also limited nonessential travel both domestically and internationally. If your organization is taking similar precautions, communicate the developments with as much information as you can to lower the potential for panic while increasing trust.

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

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for our Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference ]. Why you should care: Social media and technology platforms are struggling to maintain trust as privacy and cybersecurity concerns grow, but communicators don’t have to work for these companies to be affected.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

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Scores of music lovers will flock to Chicago this weekend for Lollapalooza, and you could intern for the organization behind the festival, if you land this week’s featured position. C3 Presents, the Texas-based company behind the festival, is looking for a digital marketing intern in Austin, Texas. See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Director of communications, employee experience and community engagement—Transamerica (Colorado).

What Is Public Relations (PR)?

Doctor Spin

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

PR Daily

Good morning, PR pros: Today is National Grammar Day, and communicators and organizations alike are joining the conversation on Twitter. Well, our wonderful intern made this great @Spotify podcast playlist to get you started! What’s the career path of a social media communicator?

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How every communicator can deliver authentic, powerful messaging that resonates

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The main factor that determines whether communication fails or succeeds often boils down to trust. Riselli and other panelists then shared their top tips for speechwriters and communicators: Strive to keep execs in their comfort zone, but push them to share more personal stories.

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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