What’s on your crisis communications checklist?

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Workshop’s free guide offers tips, templates and must-haves so you’ll never face a crisis unprepared. When the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States in March 2020, it quickly exposed cracks in many companies’ crisis communications plans—some of which hadn’t been updated in years.

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.

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Crisis communication takeaways from Andrew Cuomo

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Public relations experts and other commentators point to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 communications as an example of how leaders should speak to the public during a crisis. Here are five keys to his communication success: Start with data.

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. Restaurants are turning to social media to encourage customers to dine local. Sure, some organizations have crisis communication plans or PR agencies they can turn to when the unexpected happens.

Should media relations wait during election season?

PR Daily

Media relations is always challenging—but the 2020 fourth-quarter cycle may doom your client’s coverage. Building relationships with media gatekeepers. RELATED: Join us for our Writing & Content Creation for Communicators Virtual Workshop ].

How PR’s value transcends media relations

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Getting earned media hits is of great value to all organizations, but PR pros can do so much more to safeguard reputations and drive a conversation about their brand or client. You have to be a shrewd media manager—and show your value to the bottom line.

6 tips for better media relations during COVID-19

PR Daily

Here’s how you can turn yourself into a crucial resource for reporters during this global crisis. Media relations has become a pivotal part of communications during COVID-19. RELATED: Join us for PR Daily's can't-miss Media Relations & Measurement Virtual Conference ].

Trends and Best Practices for Media Relations

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In the PR strategies toolbox, the practice of media relations gives PR practitioners an opportunity to distinguish themselves while also giving their organizations an edge over the competition. As earned media, stories placed through media relations efforts are cost-effective.

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

PR Daily

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. When it came to the many media-relations honorees, there was much to be serious about. Aflac, “Best Media Pitch”.

Why You Should Hire a Crisis Communications Agency?

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Having a crisis communication plan in place ahead of time reduces confusion, ensures an effective communication flow, and improves messaging timeliness during or after a crisis. The basics of good crisis communications are the same for every company.

Your media relations strategy deserves recognition

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Enter your best pitch, media event strategy or campaign to PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards by the extended deadline on April 24. The post Your media relations strategy deserves recognition appeared first on PR Daily. Crisis Communications Media Relations PR PR Daily Awards media relations awards PR awards

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

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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. RELATED: Showcase your outstanding comms campaigns, events, publications and projects ].

What you should pack in your crisis communicator ‘go bag’?

PR Daily

Here are some things crisis communicators should never leave home without. PR pros should take a similar approach to crisis communications. A true company crisis is something that impedes an organization’s ability to conduct business. A crisis may be operational (your product malfunctions), but a crisis can also be reputational (a high-profile investor is named in a scandalous lawsuit).

5 keys to successful media relations right now

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The news media landscape remains in a state of flux, with the specter of COVID-19 still dominating coverage. RELATED: Learn how to plan and execute the communications needs that comprise the "next" normal ]. Think of your media relationships like you would your friendships.

4 ways OKCupid handles media relations during COVID-19

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Finding stories in your data can lead to big earned media wins. Michael Kaye, global communications manager for OKCupid, says the amount of the platform’s members reporting that they’ve gone on a virtual date rose 473% in April, compared with March—and the trend is still growing.

Announcing PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards

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Share your media relations strategy and the powerful stories you were able to tell. Enter PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards. The post Announcing PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards appeared first on PR Daily. Crisis Communications Media Relations PR PR Daily Awards media relations awards PR awards

3 reasons you should enter PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards

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Now they’re Media Relations Awards winners. You’ve brought ideas to life, gone beyond the press release and gained media attention. By entering PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards , you can do all of that and more. The post 3 reasons you should enter PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards appeared first on PR Daily. Crisis Communications Media Relations PR PR Daily Awards media relations awards PR awards

There’s still time to enter PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards

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The post There’s still time to enter PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards appeared first on PR Daily. Crisis Communications Media Relations PR PR Daily Awards media relations awards PR awardsEarn recognition for your powerful pitches, unforgettable campaigns and must-attend events. The late submission deadline is May 22.

This week is your last chance to enter PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards

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The post This week is your last chance to enter PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards appeared first on PR Daily. Crisis Communications Media Relations PR PR Daily Awards media relations awards PR awardsShare your best pitches, events and campaigns. Don’t miss the final extended deadline on May 10.

Don’t miss the PR Daily 2019 Media Relations Awards deadline

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Enter your best media pitches, campaigns and more. The post Don’t miss the PR Daily 2019 Media Relations Awards deadline appeared first on PR Daily. Crisis Communications Media Relations PR PR Daily Awards media relations awards PR awardsThe extended deadline is April 24.

There’s still time to enter PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards

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Categories include crisis management, thought leadership, cause marketing, media pitch and more. The post There’s still time to enter PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards appeared first on PR Daily. Crisis Communications Media Relations PR PR Daily Awards media relations awards PR awardsComplete your entry by the extended deadline on April 24.

There’s still time to enter PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards

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The post There’s still time to enter PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards appeared first on PR Daily. Crisis Communications Media Relations PR PR Daily AwardsThe late submission deadline is May 22. Start your entry today.

Don’t miss PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards’ early-bird deadline

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The post Don’t miss PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards’ early-bird deadline appeared first on PR Daily. Crisis Communications Media Relations PR PR Daily Awards Ragan Awards media relations awards PR awardsThe deadline is this Friday. Complete your entry by March 8 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time to save $50 per submission.

Learn how to come out on top in PR Daily’s Media Relations Awards

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Do you want to burnish your reputation for media relations expertise? You know that organizations face a variety of obstacles in getting their work covered by the news media. How can you capture an audience’s attention on social media when their feeds are oversaturated with ads? PR Daily’s Media Relations Award participants know the answers to these questions. Ludwig, vice president of communications and marketing at ASCO.

Become your organization’s go-to crisis communicator

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The right response to a crisis? Put down the phone , says Nancy Seideman , executive director of university media relations at Emory Hospital. When faced with a crisis, the tendency is to focus on external media," she explains. It saw 64,000 broadcast and one billion online media impressions related to its handling of the Ebola crisis—and most of the coverage has been overwhelmingly positive. Learn from Crisis PR Veterans.

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. And thank you Aaron for that fascinating insight into how social media has changed journalism. Before I start I just want to point out the Social Media Friendly logo on my one and only PowerPoint slide.

The Truth Prevails: Transparency in Crisis Communications

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This means learning the art of transparent communication that addresses issues, and defuses the situation with an action plan. PR / Media Relations “ Tell the truth.”. “ Say you’re sorry.”. They’re both lessons we’ve all been taught since a very young age—yet, they’re also lessons that are often forgotten as we get older. For PR and marketing professionals, transparency and accountability are not options; they are absolutes.

CSR Trends for PR and Media Relations Professionals

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Prepare in advance for crisis. Learn “How to Plan and Manage Crisis Communication in a Social World” today! In December, 2014, the European Union added a requirement for large enterprises (of 500 employees or more) to provide non-financial reports on board diversity, environmental impact, human rights and related corporate social responsibility matters, giving member nations two years to apply the ruling on a national basis.

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5 steps to craft a crisis communications plan

PR Daily

After the initial disaster, the focus quickly becomes, “How is the company handling post-crisis communication?” Manage a crisis without a plan. Fifty-nine percent of business decision-makers have experienced a crisis in their current or previous company, and 79 percent believe they could suffer one in the next 12 months,according to ODM Group. RELATED: Keep your cool in a crisis with these tips.]. Identify the crisis communications team.

8 rules to follow for media relations in 2021

PR Daily

Experts share their inspiration and advice for finding earned media success in the coming year. So, what will be the key to success for earned media in 2021? I think that brands are looking for a way to cut through in a more meaningful way to get media coverage,” she says. “We

How to plan for the unknown in 2022

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Here’s a look at how to refresh crisis communications plans for another year of uncertainty. RELATED: Join us for our Immersive Writing Course for Strategic Communicators ]. Here are some tips to get you started on refreshing your crisis planning: 1.

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What the Uvalde Shootings and Other Crises Reveal about Press Conferences

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A press conference can be a risky way to convey information to the media and the public, particularly during a crisis. According to media reports, authorities have repeatedly corrected official statements about the shooting after those statements were contradicted by new information.

3 PR lessons from the run up to the Tokyo Olympics

PR Daily

The media efforts and crisis comms around the big sports event reveal how the pandemic still drives important messages, even if parts of the globe are starting to make a return. When faced with a crisis, the clarity, consistency, accuracy, and speed of your messaging is paramount.

Peloton’s year of bad headlines didn’t faze its consumers

PR Daily

Sometimes, a media frenzy about a brand’s perceived missteps is just that: A frenzy. Peloton faced another public image crisis in May 2021 when the company issued a voluntary recall of one of its treadmill models following reports of safety issues and the death of a 6-year-old child.

Report: Communicators must embrace new skills for earned media success

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As the needs of increasingly digital-first media outlets change, PR pros must adapt to make their news releases relevant and effective. It has become much more difficult to snag high-quality media coverage. FREE DOWNLOAD: The Future of Media Relations Special Report ].

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Why PR people don’t like talking to reporters

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That seems to be the strategy at many companies’ media relations staff. FREE GUIDE: Crisis Communications Plan Template ]. If we want to influence media coverage, we need a strategy. Crisis Communications Media Relations The Consultant is In

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PR missteps accelerated the downfall of Elizabeth Holmes

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But a series of fatal errors in Holmes’ approach to corporate communications is also to blame. Theranos’ corporate communications team was either unaware or unconcerned about internal restlessness. RELATED: Join us Jan. 27 for our Tech Summit for Communicators ].

How social media teams can engage supporters to prevent a crisis

PR Daily

Kelly Stone, senior director of digital strategy at CompTIA shares tips for managing social media channels in tough times ahead of Ragan’s Crisis Communications Virtual Conference. With social media we can not only listen in on those chats, but participate in a meaningful way.

Why the old crisis comms playbook should be thrown out

PR Daily

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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PR exec draws ire over secret industry news site purchase, Black Americans want greater ESG effort and Abbott responds to recall of baby formula

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Also: Ulta Beauty shares partnership with Rihanna’s Fenty brand on social media, and more. Rather than a traditional press release, the beauty company took to social media to announce that Fenty products will be sold in its stores starting March 6.