How crisis communications has changed

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After a year of disruption and chaos, what about the practice of crisis communications is new and what’s the same as it ever was? After months of a global pandemic, racial justice protests and heaps of economic uncertainty, crisis communications has taken on new meaning.

Crisis communication takeaways from Andrew Cuomo

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New York’s governor has earned plaudits for his leadership amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 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. Here are five keys to his communication success: Start with data.

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10 crisis communications steps when you don’t have a plan

PR Daily

In the midst of COVID-19, every organization has become a crisis communicator. Sure, some organizations have crisis communication plans or PR agencies they can turn to when the unexpected happens. Follow this 10-step process below to meet any crisis head on, and, when the crisis is over, take the knowledge you gained and create your own fool-proof plan. What impact could the crisis have on your organization’s operations, brand and reputation?

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. But when executing crisis communications plans globally, a blanket approach and rushed messaging can do more harm than good. The keys to success of any crisis response?

How can communicators expand diversity in their thought leadership efforts?

PR Daily

Thought leadership can be a powerful tool for PR pros to earn media coverage, strengthen their corporate reputation and establish themselves as trusted industry sources. When it comes to thought leadership in the media, what disparities are seen when it comes to race and identity.

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. So if this is the case, how can you ensure effective and successful communication with your stakeholders in a crisis?

Crisis Communications & Social Media When “It” Hits the Fan

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To be an expert in crisis communications you have to move your organization at the speed of Twitter when “it” hits the fan. Do you really want someone known as @shroomy0021 managing your corporate communications? How long does it take your organization to send out your first official public statement or news release when a crisis happens? With greater frequency, they are also broadcasting your crisis live on Facebook or Periscope. It’s time to face the music.

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. Depending on the size and structure of your organization, this can be a challenge that leads to leadership strategizing ways by which they can add a security measure of ‘control’ to the message’s delivery. Crisis Ready Issue Management

How Big Data Will Modernize Your Crisis Communications Plan

PRSay

For every enterprise, brand or organization, a crisis always looms as a persistent — yet inevitable — threat on the horizon. In today’s digitally-fueled world, the tiny spark of a crisis can erupt into a massive fire overnight, leaving a corporate brand and reputation in a heap of smoldering ashes. Consider the recent crisis that Volkswagen faced. Proactive enterprises have planned ahead by creating comprehensive crisis communications plans.

The Role of The Social CEO in Your Crisis Communications

Melissa Agnes

As my mind continually wraps around risk and crisis communications (I can’t help it, it just works that way), this study leaves me with a question of concern: If trust in executives is at an all-time low, how can this work against your organization in a crisis? In a crisis, you need your stakeholders to trust your spokesperson and, thus, your organization. Would this be beneficial to your organization in and out of a crisis?

3 crisis communications lessons from Southwest’s intrepid pilot

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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. It’s crucial for communicators to do the same—even those used to rapidly responding every day. Having a clear protocol in place when a crisis hits saves valuable time and allows practitioners to focus on the issue at hand.

Ragan launches The Crisis Leadership Board

PR Daily

As the world is faced with a public health crisis of epic proportions, communications and human resource leaders find themselves in need of practical, real-time advice, best practices, sharing, networking and training for themselves and their teams. Ragan Communications’ new Crisis Leadership Board is designed for executives and their teams who must respond swiftly and effectively when a critical event impacts their employees, customers and brand reputation.

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. When crisis strikes, here are five best practices to adopt—as exemplified by Kellogg: 1. Kellogg’s crisis managers could not have seen this damaging situation coming.

3 Lessons In Crisis Communications - Vegas Style

The Stalwart Blog

Leadership soon set up the mobile incident command center that included a communications team. Untrained departments frequently stumble out of the gate during a crisis, much to the detriment of their ability to stay ahead of the news cycle. Rule Number One in any crisis is the initial reports are, at best, incomplete or, at worst, wrong. I saw real professionals at work in communicating much-needed information to the public.

Analyzing the CDC’s Crisis Communication In U.S. Ebola Outbreak

Melissa Agnes

A look at CDC’s crisis communication in the initial hours of the U.S. During the press conference, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC, was a brilliant example of how to communicate effectively while positioning himself (the CDC) as the voice of calm and authority in this highly emotionally impacting crisis. Read: Emory’s Excellent Crisis Communication on Facebook. Their communications are easy to find, informative and reassuring.

6 crisis communications lessons from the #YourTaxis failure

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VTA leadership shuttered the campaign after one week. As the Victorian Taxi Association collects its thoughts and works to move beyond this mess, there are lessons communicators can learn from these events. What other crisis communications lessons can brand managers learn from this fiasco, PR Daily readers? Australia’s Victorian Taxi Association recently learned it takes more than a hashtag campaign to repair a battered reputation.

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. Their sensor technology and ability to communicate will accelerate and magnify the changes we are already seeing. Today he’s one of the world’s foremost thinkers on the future of media, journalism and communications.

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. So what would it take for your organization, your team, to be considered a crisis communication pro? To be considered a crisis comms pro, you need to prove that you are a crisis comms pro! You wanna know what real crisis communication pros do?

Uber pledges to double Black leadership, Kroger releases COVID-19 comms ‘blueprint,’ and Trader Joe’s addresses ‘racist packaging’

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Hello, communicators: . As your organization navigates policies and procedures during COVID-19, make sure you frequently communicate both changes and updates to employees and customers. CRISIS LEADERSHIP BOARD.

Amid multiple crises, a California utility overhauls its leadership team

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That strategy is hardly novel: When a company hits rock bottom, a leadership change can demonstrate new practices and priorities. RELATED: Join us May 9–10 for our Crisis Communications Conference. ]. The former Duke chief executive Jim Rogers, who died in December, said at the time that Mr. Johnson had been fired because of his leadership style and a lack of transparency. Still, the leadership change was an essential move for the utility.

A Look at Malaysia Airlines’s Crisis Communications During the Crisis of Flight MH370

Melissa Agnes

By now, we’ve all heard of the terrible crisis Malaysia Airlines is facing with flight MH370 appearing to have vanished out of thin air with over 200 passengers and crew members aboard. So how is Malaysia Airlines handling this crisis? A Look at Malaysia Airlines’s Crisis Communications. Malaysia airlines has demonstrated compassion, honesty and competence while handling this crisis. Learn more about dark websites as a crisis communications strategy.

Have mercy: 5 hard-hitting PR tips from ‘Cobra Kai’

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When it comes to your crisis communications plan, should you “sweep the leg?” RELATED: Join us for our Social Media & Digital Communications Virtual Conference ]. Filomena Fanelli is the CEO and founder of Impact PR & Communications.

6 ways to fortify your crisis response for 2021

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Here’s how to ramp up crisis plans with P2P, purpose and empathy. The pandemic has broken down silos between external and internal communications—with crisis communications now part of the job no matter where you sit on the org chart. Prepping for 2021?

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Leadership Communications Lessons Of COVID-19

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It’s said that a crisis brings out the best and worst in us — and in our leaders. In the three long weeks since the Coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic, Americans have experienced a crazy-quilt of messages from leadership at federal, state, and local governments. There are leadership communications lessons about crisis management in nearly every example. Here’s how the best communicators are navigating the crisis.

6 bedrock principles of crisis response

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Tulane crisis instructor Barbara Reynolds shares essential elements of an effective response to a crisis. These days, all communicators are crisis communicators. The six elements of an effective crisis response are: Be first.

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PR Daily’s top stories of 2020: Nos. 1-10

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RELATED: Join us for our virtual Business Fluency Boot Camp for Communicators ]. 5 communication lessons from Dr. Anthony Fauci. The end of the year is finally upon us. Here are the most relished and shared stories from our site for 2020. via GIPHY.

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Lufthansa’s crisis communications approach to Germanwings disaster

Mark My Words

I would expect Lufthansa one of the largest airlines in Europe, both in terms of overall passengers carried and fleet size, to have invested in a substantial crisis provision. A multimillion pound crisis business has been built on this premise. So when Germanwings crashed into the Alps on Tuesday, Carsten Spohr – the head of Lufthansa, the German carrier that owns Germanwings flipped into crisis mode.

How your PR and customer service can—and must—work together

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RELATED: Attend our Internal Communications and Culture Next Practices Virtual Conference ]. The following communications plan fundamentals can be applied to any organization, helping you help your clients bring to the customer experience true satisfaction: 1.

Why the old crisis comms playbook should be thrown out

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Here’s why one crisis communications expert says there’s no going back to the old way of brand reputation management and crisis response. For crisis communications, it’s a data obsession that will deliver results in the future. Holistic crisis comms.

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5 proven strategies for making better decisions in stressful moments

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To craft better crisis messaging, bolster your emotional resilience and stay cool when the heat is on, follow this data-backed guidance from two distinguished psychologists. RELATED: Join us for our virtual Business Fluency Boot Camp for Communicators ].

How internal communications will change again in 2021

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Given the trends, we may expect more weirdness and continued challenges for corporate communicators and employees alike. Evolving crises, changing plans, and executive decisions will have to be made, coordinated and communicated quickly. Think multi-channel and measured.

The office is still important for professional communicators

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While not a repudiation of remote work, here are three reasons to build a case on the importance of the office for communicators: 1. Communication is easier in-person. Let’s face it: Humans are uniquely designed to communicate with other humans.

4 PR lessons from ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

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8 for our Crisis Communications Virtual Conference ]. Similarly, the communications field requires you to strategically plan your messaging, content and campaigns to ensure you’re reaching the right audience at the right time on the right channels—successfully persuading them to act.

2021 trends CMOs are watching

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RELATED: Showcase your crisis comms work ]. Crisis Communications Leadership Communications Marketing PR Industry Storytelling Visual & Video Communications Writing & Editing

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B2B Customers Want Thought Leadership

Sword and the Script

Thought leadership is usually associated with top-of-the-funnel as far as marketing outcomes are concerned, but there’s evidence to suggest it meets the needs of existing customers. According to an eMarketer report – Don’t Forget About B2B Tech Buyers Post-Purchase – some 80% of B2B survey respondents are looking for thought leadership content after a purchase. The post B2B Customers Want Thought Leadership appeared first on Sword and the Script.

11 predictions for 2021 from PR insiders

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Here are the some predictions that top communicators are sharing for the year ahead. In 2021, it will be critical for internal communicators to communicate benefits in a way that stresses their impact across the entire employee base, not just for a few particular groups,” she says.

3 keys to sparking better manager communication

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Most communication departments excel at delivering content : strong messages and good materials a company’s managers can share with their teams. The best manager-communicators have a level of confidence that’s just right.

Identify crisis response roles with ‘RASCI’

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The acronym provides a tool for identifying what roles will be filled by members of your crisis working group and clarifying essential workflows. How many people should be on your crisis response team and what roles should they have? RELATED: Showcase your crisis comms work ].

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How transparent leaders empower employees

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Communication. Outstanding corporate cultures are led and nurtured by executives who engage and inspire employees during times of crisis. We call it “If I Were the CEO” and it never fails to create more transparency in leadership communication and corporate culture. “If

Peppercomm, Intel, Haymaker and more honored at Ragan’s Media Relations Awards Gala

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The virtual gathering, hosted by Ginger Zee, chief meteorologist for ABC News, celebrated the best of the best in PR and external communications for 2020. UW Medicine, “Best Crisis Communications Campaign”. Havas Formula, “Best Integrated Marketing Communications Campaign”.