Crisis Management


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Demonstrating PR’s Value to C-Suite Executives

In our hyperconnected world, little is hidden from the public view. Most CEOs understand this, but they may benefit from an update on how the scope of public relations has broadened to meet the new stakeholder reality. | MORE »

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Apple’s #Bendgate Response Holds Lesson PR Pros Should Keep in Back Pocket

Apple hit back hard against accusations that its iPhone 6 Plus bends. Perhaps too hard. How would you handle complaints against one of your products? | MORE »

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Recruiting the ‘Richmeister’ as Pitchman Backfires on State Farm

State Farm, which promotes immunizations awareness as a way of preventing the spread of viral diseases, probably should have been aware of Rob Schneider’s stance on vaccinations before they launched the ad campaign. | MORE »

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Hits Keep Coming for the NFL, Eroding Reputation

For senior PR managers, the NFL scandals (and the league’s bumbling responses) hold several lessons. Perhaps the biggest takeaway is the need to set new standards without concern “for the gate” and strongly communicate those standards to the public. | MORE »

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Managing Crises in a Ever-Chaotic World

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. | MORE »

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Apple’s HealthKit Delayed, and Communicators Are Left to Explain the Glitch

Just hours before the iOS 8 rollout began Wednesday night, Apple discovered a bug in HealthKit, forcing the company to pull third-party apps designed to sync with the new service from the App Store. | MORE »

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Management Control Seems to be Slipping as NFL Crises Accelerate

It’s getting worse. The various scandals now engulfing the National Football League are showing no signs of letting up. The league’s reactions to the scandals have been all over the map, and the damage to the heralded brand is exacting a serious toll. | MORE »

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What’s the Value of Shock PR? Urban Outfitters Appears to Mock Kent State Massacre

The conventional wisdom is that there’s no such thing as bad PR. If you’re being talked about, there’s business value. And anyway, you can always apologize for your transgressions later, right? When you write about … | MORE »

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PR Pros Need Better Strategies to Handle Crises

This year is no exception to the numerous PR crises that have been worsened by faulty actions of crises specialists and clients. | MORE »

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What Makes an Effective Crisis Spokesperson?

A good spokesperson will deliver corporate messages correctly. A great spokesperson will earn the public’s trust. During a crisis, which is usually where corporate spokespeople are introduced, being an effective spokesperson is a tremendous advantage. | MORE »

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