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

Remote lawmaking changes the game for public affairs pros

PR Daily

Reevaluating your public relations strategy and reallocating resources to account for this changing environment will set organizations apart as they seek to advance their policy agenda.”. The post Remote lawmaking changes the game for public affairs pros appeared first on PR Daily.


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EpiPen Reaction: How Digital Communications Impacts Advocacy and Public Affairs

Media Bullseye

This campaign illustrates the revolutionized relationship between technology and advocacy/public affairs. Public Reaction. The petition went live on July 11, and since Kantayya’s initial publication the petition has garnered some serious attention; as of publication time, 95,507 people have sent 143,743 letters and emails to challenge Mylan’s prices. Mylan’s loss of a celebrity partnership further illustrates the costs of a high-profile public campaign.

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

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


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.

10 Top Media Trends for 2021

PR Daily

The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis changed how people live and how industries operate. With social distancing in place, it was now necessary for all but rare exceptions, and for public relations professionals, this meant training clients to make skype interviews interesting.

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When The Crisis PR Guy Is The Crisis

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

That happened this week when the Campbell Soup Company found itself in hot water after a bizarre tweet from its own head of government affairs — an executive who ironically lists “crisis management” among his skills. Senate – not an unusual pedigree for a Public Affairs VP. But surely a top government relations officer should know better than to publicly dabble in conspiracies that simmer in the dark corners of the interwebs.

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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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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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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.

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.

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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Crisis lessons from MLB and the Astros

PR Daily

Jan Gusich, communications founder and senior strategist at akhia , says the league ignored two basic principles of crisis management: “accepting accountability and delivering a meaningful apology.”. FREE DOWNLOAD: Keep your cool in a crisis with these 13 tips ].

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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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Review — The Loudest Voice (TV Series)

Doctor Spin

Anyone interested in public affairs , crisis communication , and media logic will definitely gasp at the absurdity by which one single man can influence such a large numbers of people by using non-ethical propaganda techniques. PR Public Affairs Crisis Communication Crisis Management Leadership Psychology Persuasion Techniques Public Opinion ReviewsHow much can one single individual influence the political landscape?

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

PR Daily

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. That’s really the biggest mistake organizations make when it comes to crisis communications: thinking they won’t need a plan.)

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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.

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.

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. Managing your reputation crosses over communications, public affairs and public relations. Having a favorable reputation has been proven financially valuable and overall critical to an organization. Statistics from our 2019 survey on the Importance of Corporate Reputation quantify this.

Purdah communication and resource rules

Stephen Waddington

Purdah places restrictions on government and public bodies during elections. 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. Social media and blogs updating the public with essential information may continue.

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.

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?

Crisis Management Lessons From Boeing’s 737 Max Disasters


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

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.

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.

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. Senior Specialist, Public Relations , American Bar Association, Washington, DC. Program Officer, Trustee Affairs (scroll to find), American Council of Trustees & Alumni, Washington, DC. Coordinator, Public Affairs , American Wood Council, 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.

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

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. Rule Number One in any crisis is the initial reports are, at best, incomplete or, at worst, wrong.

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. During a crisis, communicators need to be the calm voice. “We Public affairs is a roller coaster ride.

The art of winning new business and crisis management: A Q&A with Clyde Group Partner Aubrey Quinn


Clyde Group is a high-growth, PR & Public Affairs firm with a tremendous track record of success in Washington. Clyde Group does a fair amount of crisis work. Success metrics can be a sensitive topic in times of crisis.

The Journey From Certificate in Principles of Public Relations to APR


The Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) is one of the highest distinctions a PR professional can earn today. My path to becoming an APR started when I was a senior studying public relations at Florida State University. FSU was one of the first universities to offer coursework that prepares PR students to take the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations exam. Accreditation in Public Relations Accreditation APR

US Navy In Crisis PR Mode: A Textbook Example

The Stalwart Blog

Forgive me if I boast about the US Navy Public Affairs community for a moment. Here’s where the Public Affairs team and senior leadership shined. 7th Fleet’s initial press release launched within hours of the incident, informing the public of the who, what, where and when. The Navy Public Affairs team also sent announcements of updates as required, not holding back any details despite the potential in putting the sea service in an unfavorable light.

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.

When the Ebola crisis hit Texas, calm heads prevailed

PR Daily

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. A mini emergency operations center was formed within the public affairs department and later expanded to an airport-wide emergency operations center, which monitored and gathered information regarding potential actions, risks, and operational considerations.

How speechwriters can humanize execs—and help deliver key messages

PR Daily

a decade ago, and now she is sharing her own wisdom ahead of her presentation for Ragan’s Speechwriters and Public Affairs Virtual Conference March 4. RELATED: Join us for our Speechwriters & Public Affairs Virtual Conference ].

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?