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. Failure to address these issues puts your business or organisation at risk and could even precipitate a crisis. corporate communications Crisis Communications Politics Public Affairs public relations Reputation Management Brexit EU European Union


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How Big Data Will Modernize Your Crisis Communications Plan


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.

3 Lessons In Crisis Communications - Vegas Style

The Stalwart Blog

Leadership soon set up the mobile incident command center that included a communications team. The circumstances surrounding the mass shooting were impossible to predict, but it became very apparent early on that the public affairs team trained for things like this. 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.

So what do you do for a job Stuart?

Stuart Bruce

First Paul Sutton wrote ‘Painting yourself into a corner’ about pivoting his business and following the advice “Carve yourself… Continue Reading → Conference Speaking corporate communications Crisis Communications Measurement and Evaluation PR strategy Public Affairs public relations Reputation ManagementA couple of recent blog posts by people who I admire and respect have made me think about my own career.

Why tax-funded media training is a bad idea in Scandinavia

Doctor Spin

But as the Finnish finance minister’s resignation shows , getting media training as a public official isn’t without its concerns. For a busy public official, this can’t be something that just flickers by in the calendar along with everything else.

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.

PR and social media set for continued growth

Stuart Bruce

Lots of new research around at the moment that point to a positive future for the public relations business. Yesterday, the Financial Times published the fifth FTSE350 Boardroom Bellwether survey which revealed that almost half the boards of the UK’s largest public companies have not discussed their social media strategies in the past 12 months.

The value of the communications role: ‘We can either stoke a fire—or put it out’

PR Daily

As senior director of public affairs and brand communications for Kaiser Permanente, John Stratman is accustomed to constant change. Stratman manages six communicators and is responsible for Kaiser’s corporate communications serving the 3.3

PR rising in Africa rising

Stuart Bruce

After a week in Nairobi meeting African PR professionals I believe that Africa can be the next big growth area for public relations. Paul Holmes, founder and CEO of the eponymous Holmes Report, the news, research and insight resource for global public relations, said: “Your ambition shouldn’t be to catch up with the US. The African PR sector consists of six main elements: In-house public relations teams in government and public sector organisations.

For better crisis responses, follow the 3 C’s

PR Daily

How do you manage a communication plan for a crisis with no end in sight? Ragan Consulting Group has a new video featuring guidance from crisis communication expert Nick Lanyi, which touches on questions every communicator should be considering right now.

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How speechwriters can humanize execs—and help deliver key messages

PR Daily

Joanne Callahan, speechwriter and corporate communicator with Con Edison in New York, shares tips on finding the story and honing a message to fit your audience. That leads to an important question for any communicator: Who is the audience?

What inclusive language looks like for modern speechwriters

PR Daily

Franklin is co-founder of Speechwriters of Color , an organization seeking to improve representation and reach for diverse communicators, and will lead a session on inclusive language in speechwriting at Ragan’s Speechwriting and Public Affairs Virtual Conference March 4.

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. UW Medicine, “Best Crisis Communications Campaign”. Havas Formula, “Best Integrated Marketing Communications Campaign”.

7 PR trends to follow for 2021

PR Daily

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?

PR Daily

Will the gains remain once the crisis fades? Corporate affairs became fashionable again. Someone needed to communicate what to do in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak. And someone had to expedite the cadence of communications to public officials to near real time.

5 PR takeaways from Inauguration Day

PR Daily

Here are the lessons that stood out from the many public speeches of the solemn occasion held every four years to mark the beginning of a new presidential term. RELATED: Join us for our Social Media & Digital Communications Virtual Conference ].

A shortcut to story structure: ‘And, but, therefore’ offers a speechwriting roadmap

PR Daily

The one thing every good speech has got to have is story structure,” says Douglass Hatcher , founder of Communicate4impact and a former vice president of executive communications for Mastercard.

The 3 biggest mistakes organizations make on day one of a crisis

PR Daily

Every day, communication professionals go to work with a rough idea of how the day will unfold. But on any given day, a crisis could blow your schedule to smithereens. Day one of this crisis will go much more smoothly if you’ve prepared for it. Every crisis is unique.

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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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From crisis to hope: Marriott’s journey through COVID-19

PR Daily

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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Turning a negative perception issue into an opportunity

PR Daily

How the Entertainment Software Association’s “Game Generation” campaign helped the gaming industry shift the public narrative around video games. 8 for our Crisis Communications Virtual Conference ].

3 comms lessons from GameStop’s wild ride

PR Daily

The public is getting a crash course on stock market strategy this week. RELATED: Join us for our Speechwriters & Public Affairs Virtual Conference ]. Either public discussion of public stocks is legal, or it isn't.

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Why and how companies are turning to brand journalism

PR Daily

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.

How the COVID-19 virus sparked panic

PR Daily

A plethora of misinformation has exacerbated anxiety about this global health crisis. Edelman draws on the spread of the disease in Singapore to deliver takeaways for communicators. for our Speechwriting & Public Affairs Conference ].

How to measure the impact of communications during COVID-19

PR Daily

Many organizations have overhauled their master plans for outreach and engagement because of the crisis. It enables an organization to stay in touch with community stakeholders and participate in the conversation around an all-consuming crisis.

The risks and rewards of pursuing ESG priorities

PR Daily

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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Keep communicators calm during their next organizational crisis

PR Daily

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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Purdah communication and resource rules

Stephen Waddington

Purdah places restrictions on government and public bodies during elections. There have already been two claims over the misuse of communication and resources. In a case last week the Government came under fire for spending public money on Facebook ads targeted at voters in marginal constitutions announced in September. Purdah covers civil servants of Government departments, local government, and the board members and staff of public bodies, and arm’s length organisations.

58 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

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.

10 imminent changes and challenges for communicators to anticipate

PR Daily

What will the communications challenges of 2020 and beyond bring? 10-11 to find out what the future of communications holds ]. There will be a public relations backlash to the #MeToo movement.

Crucial messaging advice to consider ahead of an unprecedented holiday season

PR Daily

What are the risk factors, and how can communicators help plan for the unexpected? 8 for our Crisis Communications Virtual Conference ]. The resurgent crisis has many organizations considering how to encourage employees to forgo the usual holiday festivities. “We’re

How PR pros see 2021 as a year of opportunity for DE&I

PR Daily

For communicators looking to push for change on inclusion and equity, here’s why the experts argue that attention must be turned inward. Crisis Communications Diversity and inclusion Leadership Communications PR Industry Storytelling The Workplace

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

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).

Marriott, Norwegian Air and more announce layoffs; Target, other chains offer special hours for at-risk shoppers, and EU asks Netflix to slow streaming

PR Daily

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. How are you addressing COVID-19 crisis communications within your organization and with your employees?

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The 3 biggest mistakes in most crisis comms plans

PR Daily

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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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.

How short-term and long-term crisis responses require different mindsets

PR Daily

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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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

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.