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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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Ranger Scott Gediman on the Ferguson Fire and 22 Years as Yosemite Park’s Public Affairs Officer

PRSay

Over his 22 years as public affairs officer at Yosemite National Park , Scott Gediman has experienced a myriad of crises on the job, from floods and rock falls to hantavirus outbreaks. “It It seems like my life here is a perpetual crisis,” said Gediman, a longtime PRSA member. Here in the public affairs office there are just two of us — there used to be five, and then there were four, and then three. They help reinforce our messages with the public.

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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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 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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Keep communicators calm during their next organizational crisis

PR Daily

If you have the perfect solution, join us as a sponsor at Ragan’s Crisis Communications Conference. Tour Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Unit, one of only three facilities in the United States equipped to handle an Ebola medical crisis. Connect with 80+ professionals in PR, media relations, internal communications, public affairs and more. The post Keep communicators calm during their next organizational crisis appeared first on PR Daily.

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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. Safeguard international relations.

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.

Crisis Management Lessons From Boeing’s 737 Max Disasters

PRSay

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

The Chief Reputation Officer (CRO): A New Seat At The C-Suite Table

Reputation Us

A reputation risk that is not properly managed can quickly escalate into a major crisis or lead a company into obscurity. A Chief Reputation Officer is deputized within your organization to oversee the important responsibility of safeguarding your reputation through internal and external strategies, and ongoing communications. Managing your reputation crosses over communications, public affairs and public relations.

Can your communication solution quell chaos during a crisis?

PR Daily

If you have the perfect solution, join us as a sponsor at Ragan’s Crisis Communications Conference. Tour Nebraska Medicine’s Biocontainment Unit, one of only three facilities in the United States equipped to handle an Ebola medical crisis. Connect with 80+ professionals in PR, media relations, internal communications, public affairs and more. The post Can your communication solution quell chaos during a crisis?

Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce Livecast talking Crisis PR

The Stalwart Blog

What do you do when you’re embroiled in a crisis that maybe wasn’t of your making? He is a crisis PR expert, a friend of mine for many years. I started actually as a Navy officer, turned Navy public affairs officer.

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.

International Conference Preview: Frank X. Shaw Talks Diversity, Disruption and 10 Years at Microsoft

PRSay

In anticipation of his keynote address at PRSA’s 2019 International Conference in San Diego on Oct. I worked for my school newspaper, and when I joined the Marines I was a public affairs officer. Then there’s the specific technical skills of media relations and internal communications. As a public affairs officer, you’re working to make sure that people understand the implications of the decisions that they’re making.

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. Congressional Relations Specialist , US Commission on International Religious Freedom, Washington, DC – apply by May 26. Senior Specialist, Public Relations , American Bar Association, Washington, DC. Press Officer (pdf), Public Citizen, Washington, DC.

45 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Public Affairs Specialist , Administrative Office of the US Courts, Washington, DC – apply by Sept. Designer, University Publications , American University, Washington, DC. Public Safety Information Officer , Fairfax County, Fairfax, VA – apply by Sept. Assistant Director, Communications with Wagner School of Public Service , New York University, New York, NY.

Why COVID-19 should prompt questions about cybersecurity

PR Daily

During this crisis, it’s essential that organizations do not overlook the importance of cybersecurity when establishing business continuity measures. Bad actors are also using the increase in HR email traffic regarding the virus to impersonate internal employee communications.

Why can’t employee communications be exciting?

PR Daily

PepsiCo Foods’ Joan Cetera chips away at outdated notions of internal comms. It was about 365 days ago that Joan Cetera was called into the first of what would be hundreds of COVID-19 team calls among the designated crisis chiefs of staff across PepsiCo’s global footprint.

When the Ebola crisis hit Texas, calm heads prevailed

PR Daily

Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Soon, attention focused on the nation’s airports, particularly Dallas Fort/Worth International, with panicked calls for changes to airport operations. Airport officials took a proactive stance in managing public concerns about airport safety through open communication and by steering media queries to the appropriate health and government experts.

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. While gaining FAA approval marks a significant milestone in the journey to recovery, Boeing must now convince airlines and the public that the planes safe.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

On top of all that, they love to promote internally, compensation and benefits are amazing, and you get free lunch 4 times a week!”. See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Senior manager of executive and internal communications—GitHub (California). Senior vice president of marketing and communications—Pittsburgh International Airport (Pennsylvania). External communications and public relations manager—American Red Cross (Utah).

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.

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. But instead of talking with what marketers classify as target groups, in communications, we talk to stakeholders and publics. So, What Is Public Relations?

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

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. Global senior internal communications manager—International Rescue Committee (New York). Public relations manager—Amazon (California).

Can corporate communications stay in the spotlight post-COVID?

PR Daily

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.

Leading With Ethics During COVID-19

PRSay

When the word coronavirus first came on the scene at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) earlier this year, we did what most hospitals do in a time of crisis, we stood up the Office of Emergency Response (OEM) and went to work.

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

Internal communications manager—NetApp (California). Public affairs director—WeWork (Texas). Public relations coordinator—Baptist Memorial Health Care (Tennessee). Public relations manager—Lands’ End (Wisconsin). Communications and public relations associate—Eataly (Canada). Public relations graduate internship—Golin (Illinois). Internal communications manager—Microsoft (Washington). Public affairs specialist—U.S.

7 PR trends to follow for 2021

PR Daily

Take a look under the hood and rework your entire internal and external communications strategy to focus on the individuals you’re trying to reach, whether it be customers or employees. RELATED: Join us for our Speechwriters & Public Affairs Virtual Conference ].

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

General manager, public affairs—Edelman (Washington, D.C.). Public relations specialist—The University of Georgia (Georgia). Assistant account executive, health care public relations—Ogilvy (New York). UK and Ireland PR executive—Marriott Hotels International (United Kingdom). Assistant director of external communications and public relations—University of Michigan (Michigan). Public relations coordinator—Victoria’s Secret (Ohio).

Announcing Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards finalists

PR Daily

This past year has had its share of crises and obstacles—and internal communications was not spared. We received a flurry of incredible internal communications work from the past year. Blueprint Medicines: Internal Communications. Aflac: Social Good in a 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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Maximising resilience of health and well-being assets in crisis situations

PR Conversations

The following is the result of our subsequent shared musings concerning the impact of crisis situations on the health and well-being of public relations practitioners. Catherine: We do a great deal to educate practitioners on the practical aspects of managing a crisis but rarely do you encounter a crisis plan which addresses the need for support for people involved with crisis communication.

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

PR Daily

Rachel Noerdlinger, managing director at Mercury Public Affairs , offers “equity” as an example of a word that must be clearly defined to ensure progress in the workplace. And how are you doing things internally, not just externally?”. The internal work is harder.

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

Good morning, PR pros: If you’re struggling to communicate your crisis response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 3BL Media is offering the use of its newswire service for free. Marriott International said it is furloughing tens of thousands of its workers, some who will be laid off.

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An inside look at AARP’s rapid response team

PR Daily

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.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

Public relations manager—Amazon (California). Public relations and marketing director—Volunteers of America, Colorado (Colorado). Public relations director—Water Mission (South Carolina). Sports marketing intern—Nike (Germany). Public affairs specialist—US Department of Defense (Ohio). Public relations account director, B2B technology—5W Public Relations (New York). Public relations director—Sunday Riley (Texas).

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

It summarizes the purpose of the position: To create, deliver and manage outstanding and profitable marketing campaigns and strategies for UK and international releases. Public relations specialist—Project Management Institute (Pennsylvania). Public affairs manager—WeWork (Florida). Internal communications manager—Umpqua Bank (Oregon). Public engagement communications manager—University of Michigan (Michigan).

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

Public affairs manager—Advocate Health Care (Illinois). Director of public affairs and communications—American Express (New York). Senior manager of brand public relations—The Coca-Cola Co. Public relations director—Western Governors University (Utah). Director of external affairs—One Earth Future Foundation (Colorado). Marketing and sponsorship specialist – international marketing place—The Taubman Co.