On April 15 Google is giving consumers a chance to buy Google Glass for one day only. The tech giant is betting that people not only will shell out $1500 for Google Glass, but build buzz about the wearable technology. However, the product rollout could be marred by what may be a brewing crisis for Google.
The Heartbleed bug reminds us of 3 key points to keep in mind when communicating publicly about a data security failure.
Here is a case study of how a company handled a crisis by putting customers first and empowering them with information via several channels of communication.
Sure, we now live a digital age, but we thought the expression, “Never argue with a man who buys ink by the barrel” was still apt for the latest PR debacle at Rutgers University: Rutgers University Athletic Director Julie Hermann saying to a journalism class, “That’d be great” about the prospect of The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger dying. PR pros can commence wincing.
Good advice for those, like Esiason and Francesa, who have a voice with any sort of reach: stay out of family matters and don’t tell women what to do with their bodies.
If you are a communicator for a consumer brand, then you need to recognize the power that online reviews can have on the success or failure of a product.
Things for GM are likely to get worse before they get better, but the company’s CEO offers a lesson on what a manager can do to mitigate crisis damage.
The International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC), better known as “The Miami Conference,” gathers academics and PR professionals for three intense days that offer the opportunity to hear more than 100 research papers presented by the world’s leading thinkers in public relations.
General Motors’ chief executive Mary T. Barra explained the company’s second massive round of recalls in as many months, saying, “Something went very wrong in our processes in this instance, and terrible things happened.”