One of the best-known PR lessons for brands is that it’s a good idea to have a crisis plan in place since no organization is immune to a crisis situation, as PR pros have argued repeatedly in these pages. But what can and should brands do when they find themselves in the crosshairs of someone else’s crisis or in a crisis not directly related to them?
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