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Arctic winds offer a Texas-sized lesson in crisis communications

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An agency leader reflects on the takeaways from the crisis that left thousands of Texans without power as cold temperatures shut down power plants and compromised water treatment facilities. This recent crisis was no different. You want to be empathetic in a time of a crisis.

5 crisis comms essentials

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The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the value of simplicity, consistency and honesty in communications. RELATED: Join Ragan's Communications Leadership Council, exclusively for leaders in employee and internal communications ]. Communication channels.

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Ragan survey: Brand storytelling increases in importance

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And communicators are doing a lot more of it, too. Brand storytelling has dramatically increased in both importance and volume over the last three months, likely driven by the communications urgency of the pandemic and associated crises of 2020.

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Anatomy of a leadership video

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There’s a lot of talk about the need for leadership right now, and not just in political circles. Getting your own organization’s leaders talking—to employees, customers, media and the general public—has moved to the top of communicators’ to-do lists.

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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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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The importance of solid messaging and storytelling

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, being able to deliver on communications goals has been a matter of life and death. In a morbid way, the pandemic has been a communicator’s dream. These messages are PR works of art and will surely be staples of communication study in future.

Trust crisis: 5 changes you must embrace for 2021

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For communicators, the pandemic has elevated their role while also making the challenges they face more difficult than ever before. Communicators can no longer rely on what worked before. Communicators who recognize this will be ahead of the curve.

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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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For better crisis responses, follow the 3 C’s

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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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The current crisis demands more external communication

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Often it is the difficult and brave decisions which come with the biggest reward—which means that external communication is a necessity during the COVID-19 crisis. For example, you might serve one particular market segment which is booming in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

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Why a rapid-response website is essential in a crisis

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It was not only the biggest challenge the Nashville Electric Service (NES) had ever faced, it was the biggest communications challenge it had ever faced. 10-11 to find out what the future of communications holds ].

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5 ways to get purposeful communication right during the COVID crisis

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Invest in clear, consistent, integrated communications as an essential part of your social purpose plan. Transparency is important, and your messages should be aligned across departments and driven from your senior leadership team. 8 for our Crisis Communications Virtual Conference ].

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How to create a crisis plan in less than 30 minutes

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22 for our Change Communications Virtual Workshop ]. Engage the 30-minute crisis plan. We had 30 minutes to create a crisis plan. You’ll need to monitor the situation, and respond if more complaints come in, but you can be ready for a crisis in about 30 minutes.

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Why you should lead with values in COVID-19 crisis

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How can communicators protect reputations and preserve their stature amid the current health and economic crisis? The world is full of communications around COVID-19, the official name for the novel strain of coronavirus that has been labeled a “pandemic.”.

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How offering historical context helps in a crisis

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Your crisis communications should be able to lean on your past record. Context proves an organization’s resilience, its ability to navigate rough seas and manage through a crisis. In short, there was a crisis of faith.

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Thousands of brands’ ads found on sites with COVID-19 misinformation, Facebook labels UK climate change posts, and job listing language leads to museum’s leadership change

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Hello, communicators: The Aquarium of the Pacific racked up views on TikTok and Twitter recently with its interview of Magellanic penguin Admiral Fancy Pants for Fashion Week: @aquariumpacific Admiral Fancy Pants is interviewed for ##Penguin ##FashionWeek ‍ ‍ ##aquariumofthepacific. ?

How to adapt your crisis response for COVID-19 and beyond

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Though this crisis might feel different, traditional crisis communications best practices, like the TACOS method, are how communicators can best serve their communities. The definition of a crisis is a time of intense difficulty or trouble. Over-communicative.

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5 tips for identifying—and avoiding—cognitive bias during a crisis

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It’s also important in internal and external communications to recognize that cognitive bias may also be interfering with your ability to communicate with your target audiences. Here are five ways to mitigate and avoid cognitive bias in times of crisis: 1.

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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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In a crisis, use the language of empathy, not legalese

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When communicating in a crisis, ask: Who says what, when and how?

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Crisis communication is different from any other type of communication due to the urgency of the situation. There are three crucial aspects of crisis communication: Who sends and receives the messages. Consider the origin and intent of the communication.

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6 ways to up your storytelling game

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You’ve transformed your communication department into a modern, digital newsroom, and your team is acting like the reporters they should be. Here are six reasons to take your storytelling to the next level—or maybe the one above that. This is a roundtable discussion among communicators who are doing brand journalism, or thinking about how to get started. We hear about thought leadership all the time, to the point where everyone is starting to hate the term.

Offense or defense in the current crisis? Both, advises Stagwell’s Ray Day

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The agency head urges all communicators to have one eye on the future as you manage the day-to-day crisis if you want staying power long past the current pandemic. As the chief communications officer at Ford during the 2008 financial crisis and a leader on the frontline during the Sept.

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How crisis comms fits into the business continuity plan

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When crisis strikes, communicators are responsible for being connectors and helping to keep stakeholders in the loop about response actions. For many communicators around the country, the business continuity plan has been activated in the face of COVID-19.

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Incoming! How to handle media requests in a crisis

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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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4 ways to prepare for a crisis—and respond where it counts

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Control the narrative” is advice often heard in PR circles when the conversation turns to crisis communication. What is within the communicator’s control are preparation, knowledge of one’s systems and points of contact, and redundancies within those systems.

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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.

6 tips for crisis comms strategy in the post-election period

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How can crisis communicators respond? A panel of communications experts tried to answer that question at Ragan’s Future of Communications Conference on Nov. It’s really hard for communicators to find a shared connection across all audiences, she says.

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5 proven ways to boost creativity to solve tough problems

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The most important PR plan Is the backup plan

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Here’s how PR pros should consider building in contingencies when thinking through their campaigns and crisis strategies. During every race, they air the radio communications between the drivers and their crew, and you’ll inevitably hear one or both say, “We need to move to Plan B.”.

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Astellas Pharma’s strong employee culture an antidote to the current crisis

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Communications Moyra Knight says, “We have an opportunity to set the tone for how our companies will emerge.”. It’s a formidable responsibility that brings its own rewards and unique challenges amid this crisis. It’s helpful and makes us stronger as a communications community.

APCO Worldwide’s Margery Kraus: ‘This crisis will expose what’s no longer relevant’

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That underlying philosophy has guided Kraus throughout her career as the founder and executive chairman of APCO Worldwide , a global advisory and advocacy communications consultancy with more than 800 employees based in more than 30 global markets.

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How to build a stronger brand to withstand the social media haters

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These trends are great for crisis communications firms and political activists, but they portend disaster for small businesses which don’t have the time or money to respond to social media trolls and rebuild reputations. Priority 3: Prepare crisis communications plans.

How are brands defining employee experience in core values statements?

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The COVID-19 crisis has led many to claim that 2021 is the year of empathy and the employee experience is under more scrutiny than ever. Managers are the bridge between leadership’s vision and the hard realities of the front line,” explains Gallup.

McKinsey apologizes for role in opioid crisis, Redbox launches streaming service, and Google’s Year in Search

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Hello, communicators: Universal Orlando Resort is racking up engagement and kudos on Twitter for a tweet poking fun at a message from January that proclaimed 2020 would be a “wild ride”: This did not age well. CRISIS LEADERSHIP NETWORK.

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Crucial crisis plan elements, how leaders can stay positive, the secret to sustaining remote work, and more

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Here’s a roundup of the week’s crisis communication news for communicators. Here are the top 10 tips and takeaways from the week ending May 8 taken from our Crisis Communications Daily newsletter. Make sure these essentials are in your crisis plan.

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Taking a stand against Asian hate

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How to turn virtual teams into real communities

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We’re introducing a new digital newsletter—the Crisis Communication Daily—a rundown of the top tips, best practices and headlines on crisis management to help guide communicators through COVID-19 and future crises. These are the times where communicators’ value couldn’t be more apparent. In the depths of the worst health care crisis in over 100 years, and the economic shockwave that accompanies it, many are turning to their employers for information.