Crisis Management

5 Keys to Successful Workplace Crisis Communications

September 9th, 2014 by

Whether an organization is confronting a difficult contract negotiation, planning a large-scale cutback in staff and managerial positions, or revamping its benefits programs, here are critical steps to take in advance to ensure successful message management.


Racist Email Comments Force Atlanta Hawks Owner to Sell Team

September 8th, 2014 by

As the NBA tries to move past the embarrassing episode of ex-Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the majority owner of the Atlanta Hawks, Bruce Levenson, announced Sunday that he is selling his stake in the team after the league became aware of racist comments he made via email.

PR Insider: 8 Tips for Effective Crisis Planning

September 8th, 2014 by

You have to think about and plan for the possibilities of what could happen to your organization—those big, scary and hard to talk about possibilities that are beyond your control.

Malaysia Airlines Apologizes for Ill-Advised ‘Bucket List’ Promo

September 4th, 2014 by

This week, Malaysia Airlines brought on one of the most baffling bad PR stories in recent memory when it launched the “My Ultimate Bucket List Campaign.”

4 Key Elements of a Crisis Communications Team

September 3rd, 2014 by

There are certain qualities that should stand out among candidates when assembling a crisis communications team.

Is Your Cloud Safe? Celebrity Nude Photo Hack Prompts Security Worries

September 2nd, 2014 by

The Internet lost its collective mind this weekend, when a massive cache of celebrity nude photos was leaked.

NFL’s New Domestic Violence Policy: From Bad PR, a Second Try

August 29th, 2014 by

The NFL’s new policy calling for stiff sanctions against players who commit domestic violence marks a big change for the league and for commissioner Roger Goodell.

Don’t Avoid Activists on Social Media, Join the Conversation

August 28th, 2014 by

When consumer activists come knocking, it doesn’t have to unfold into a full-blown crisis. There are ways to work with them on social media that can be beneficial.

3 Ways to Mitigate a Crisis

August 26th, 2014 by

Smart PR managers know that it’s not a matter of if their company will incur a crisis, but when. They don’t call them crisis for nothing, of course. That’s why they’re so bloody difficult to prepare for.

When a Crisis Eats Your Credibility

August 25th, 2014 by

DeMoulas Market Basket, Amazon and Hachette fare poorly in their handling of PR crises.