Crisis Management


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Reality Check: Should PR Ever Get in a Public Dispute With a Reporter?

Does it ever advance your communications mission to get into a public dispute that attacks journalists? | MORE »

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PR News Announces 2013 Platinum PR Award Winners

More than 300 communications professionals packed the Manhattan Ballroom in New York’s Grand Hyatt on Oct. 15, 2013 to celebrate the winners and honorable mentions of PR News’ Platinum PR Awards. | MORE »

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2013 Platinum PR Awards: Crisis Management

Winner: LIVESTRONG Foundation – From the Crisis Trenches: Blazing a New Trail in Communications In 2012 and early 2013, the world watched as Lance Armstrong’s fabled cycling career crashed. Caught in the crossfire was the … | MORE »

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Recognizing the Seven Stages of Crisis Communication

Immediately following the tsunami that hit Japan in January of 2011, with more than 10,000 deaths and two nuclear plants disabled, Japanese authorities were initially reluctant to act for fear of damaging expensive nuclear equipment and possibly causing wider harm than what had already occurred. Yet this is how almost all corporate crisis responses begin. | MORE »

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PR Insider: The Executive Apology, Avoid Making It Worse Once You’ve Already Screwed Up

All corporate executives have one thing in common; at some point, they or their company will screw up. | MORE »

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Some Government Communicators Will Be Silenced During Shutdown

Today’s government shutdown is on most people’s minds. And a question that several people are asking is: What’s at stake? | MORE »

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Breaking PR: The Essential Elements of PR

Breaking Bad aired its eagerly anticipated finale on Sunday. And whether or not you are a fan of the show, it’s hard to argue that its impact on television has been significant and undeniable. | MORE »

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Fresh Approaches to Media Training Offer C-Level Execs Better Results

Rodale may have calculated that she’s the boss and needed to communicate her message regarding the use of chemicals in the U.S. Fair enough. But the letter was not so well-received. A writer at Discover.com, for example, called it “insensitive crack-pottery.” | MORE »

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Esquire’s Snarky Apology: A Case Study in What Not to Do

Men’s lifestyle magazine, Esquire, had an unfortunate technical glitch with its website on Sept. 11 and responded with a disingenuous tweet that sent some people reeling.  | MORE »

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PR News Announces Winners of PR Agency Elite Awards

PR News on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, celebrated the winners and honorable mentions of its PR Agency Elite Awards at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. | MORE »

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