You might not think so, but your organization is probably vulnerable—to varying degrees—to nearly every type of crisis imaginable, except for Martian invasion. And don’t count that out, either.
In this case, the top leader of an organization proved himself up to the task of being the face and voice in a crisis response across all channels. This is just the beginning of response that will likely occupy the rest of David Boren’s tenure as president of the University of Oklahoma.
‘Embracing the Hate’ as the latest marketing tool, stepping on a positive message and Amazon’s new senior VP for worldwide corporate affairs (via the White House).
Swift’s donation should create goodwill and turn the criticism of her being a naïve New Yorker into a distant memory.
During her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress (“Boyhood”), Patricia Arquette made an impassioned plea for women’s right’s and wage equality. But her follow-up comments may have compromised the initial message.
When you or your client is hit with a crisis, perhaps the most important thing you can do is keep your message focused.
Brian Williams is being lambasted for falsely claiming he was aboard a helicopter that was “hit and crippled” by enemy fire during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Even 12 years later, a lie, mistruth or “misremembered” incident can and will come back to haunt you.