The 205 Edelman Trust Barometer shows that many people feel the pace of change in business is moving too fast. Conversely, nearly one-third of respondents believe the pace of change to be too slow. It’s a fine line that corporate communications navigate.
Think about the characteristics people often attribute to great leaders: being visionary, intelligent, empathetic and passionate. But it is none of those. Rather, it’s intentional. The intentional leader uses purposeful decisions, language and actions to advance the organization and his/her individual aims.
A major complication arose when, on the eve of an important press announcement, a Chicago Sun-Times columnist reported incorrectly that Navy Pier would “sell naming rights” to redevelopment project which had been sponsored by a legacy gift.
Parody can help companies cut through the proverbial clutter and humanize their message. Using parody plays into social channels and can appeal to millennials, who were raised on irreverence and now are starting to enter the management ranks. Has the cold-sober approach to branding run its course?
PR pros can no longer assume their company or organization is immune to trauma. As a crisis communicator, when something horrible happen are you prepared for an immediate response? Do you have a recovery plan for your brand? A crisis plan that you test, and update annually?
You would think that the proliferation of social platforms and mobile devices would spell doom for email marketing/campaigns. Not so. Get reacquainted with an enduring PR tool—email.
From our vantage point at PR News, we have seen the best-of-the-best in PR for years, from those in agency, corporate and nonprofit settings. And the best keeps getting better and better, which is why we hope you’ll join us at PR News’ PR People & Rising PR Stars Awards Luncheon on Dec. 9 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
In addition to rethinking how (and how often) we monitor for potential issues, how we organize to effectively manage crisis situations must also evolve. Issues management expertise is no longer sufficient to succeed in this environment.