At the end of 2015, Arby’s same-store sales increased 8.1%, outpacing a comparable set of Quick-service restaurants (QSR) by an estimated 5.5% during the same period. While it might seem that this happened overnight, several elements were in place that helped prompt the brand find its voice.
Stories by Christopher Fuller, VP, Corporate Communications, Arby’s and Brendan Streich, SVP, Edelman
It’s important for communicators to remain calm and collect the facts. In a situation where the CEO is the focus of media scrutiny, one way to do that is for communicators to play journalist and literally interview the CEO. Senior communicators should have the kind of relationship with the CEO where he or she can discuss things with communicators and confide in them.
With the plethora of tools available and an abundance of social metrics crying out for attention, what are the best metrics to measure?
Nearly half of the communicators surveyed in a poll conducted earlier this month said their organizations lack a crisis communication playbook.
C-level execs, especially board members, rightfully are becoming more concerned and aware. The rivers of data flowing underneath businesses they run are at legitimate risk. The damage from breaches can run into the hundreds of millions of dollars when totaling the financial impact of what comes with a breach today: customer and activist investor lawsuits, initial and ongoing investigations and the strain on technological and human capital.
Editor’s Note: We thought the story of Emily Lenzner, VP, global communications, Atlantic Media, was such a fine case study of PR and media cooperation that we wanted to share it with you.
Everyone in PR knows about the five W’s of journalism—the questions reporters ask to gather information for a story. According to the principle of the five W’s, a news story is considered complete only if these W questions are answered.
This principle applies also to the many M’s of measurement. While the M’s are not questions, they provide a list to guide you when designing and executing a media analysis program that can be considered complete.