Crisis Management


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Dealing With Rumors: The Best Defense Is a Smart Offense

Rumors have the potential to ruin an organization from both financial and reputational standpoints. PR crisis experts weigh in on strategies to squelch rumors. | MORE »

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Case Study: After the BP Oil Spill, a Single Voice Helps Inform Public That the State of Louisiana Is Open for Business

After an oil disaster, how do you alter the public’s perception that your state is unfit to visit? For starters, Deveney Communication and the Lousiana Office of Tourism rallied more than 1,100 tourism-related partners to get the positive word out. | MORE »

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Is Panetta’s Terror Message the Right One?

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says that while we’ve killed a number of terrorist leaders, including Osama Bin Laden, a real threat to the U.S. remains. | MORE »

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Case Study: Transparency and Proactive PR Create a Viable Lifeline for a LGBTQ Health Center in Crisis

Rocked by financial mismanagement and subsequent loss of trust in the community, Howard Brown Health Center needed a comeback, and quick. | MORE »

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Tip Sheet: Beyond the Crisis—Rebuilding and Rebranding

Once a crisis is over, take a deep breath and relax for one minute—then begin reaching out to stakeholders and reestablishing your brand. | MORE »

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Quick Study: Financial Sector Dominates ‘Black List’ Transparency Ranking; E-Mail Delivery Rates Up, Open Rates Are Down

â–¶ In the Black: Corporate Responsibility Magazine announced its annual Black List, the Russell 1000 large-cap companies that tie for the bottom ranking in transparency and corporate citizenship. The list features 58 dimly lit companies, … | MORE »

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Public Relations in the Age of the Mega-Crisis: Real-Life Strategies That Work

Conventional wisdom says B2B communicators are behind the curve when it comes to crisis response—here are four examples of enterprise crisis comms that disprove that theory. | MORE »

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Charting the Industry: Online Incivility Tunes Site Visitors Out

Incivility has increased in politics, the workplace, the classroom, businesses and online, prompting PR pros to learn how to keep their Web offerings devoid of hostility and keep users returning. | MORE »

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Charting the Industry: PR and Corporate Boards—A Critical Link

Corporate board members have cited reputational risk as a company’s biggest threat, which should put communicators in the thick of C-suite strategies. | MORE »

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For Optimal PR Punch, Be a Counselor First, Tactician Second

While it’s great to know all the latest PR tools and tactics, being a strategic counselor is what keeps clients and aligns communications with business goals. | MORE »

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