Crisis Management


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Lessons From the Apple/Jobs Controversy

Apple has always prided itself on “thinking different.” While scores of companies are working to rebuild obliterated consumer trust in the wake of the financial crisis, Apple has gone against the grain, stirring up a … | MORE »

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ASSESSING YOUR ORGANIZATION’S RISKS

There are a number of factors that come together to turn a potential issue into an actual risk. Linda Locke, group head of reputation and issues management for MasterCard, points out the following components in … | MORE »

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Risky Business: Managing Issues to Protect Reputation & Build Brand Equity

Recent research studies and industry reports haven’t had much good news to report regarding reputation and trust in business. Here is a quick glimpse of some damning stats: • The 2009 Edelman Trust Barometer revealed … | MORE »

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Crafting Compelling Messages That Resonate

One of the most important roles PR professionals play is that of chief architect of the organizational message. Never has this role been more important than today, as issues have become more intense and the … | MORE »

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WITH MEDIA RELATIONS, TRANSPARENCY IS EVERYTHING

Since taking office, President Obama has made transparency the backbone of his communications efforts. According to Sherry Goldman, president of Goldman Communications Group, PRprofessionals must also follow this mandate when dealing with the media, particularly … | MORE »

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Case Study: Writers Guild of America East Strikes Back With Communications

In the Hollywood hierarchy, it has been a historical reality that very often the content creators—the writers—wield the least amount of power when it comes to protecting both their intellectual property and accrued benefits. | MORE »

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Top Guns: Reputation Management Strategies From CorpComm Elite

On May 14, 2009, pharmaceutical manufacturing giant Pfizer announced a program that would provide newly unemployed individuals and their families with free medications for up to one year. It’s a public relations coup by any … | MORE »

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Insomnia in the C-Suite: Comms Key to Mitigating Risks in Turbulent Economy

The current financial crisis is a mixed bag for communications executives, according to a slew of recent industry reports. On the one hand, their value quotient seems to have increased exponentially in the eyes of … | MORE »

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Domino’s Crisis Revisited

Domino’s Pizza’s recent image crisis, courtesy of two now-former employees and YouTube, is still in an early stage of recovery, but enough time has passed for Tim McIntyre, the company’s VP of corporate communications, to … | MORE »

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Social Media Meltdown: Tweeting Your Way Into and Out of a Crisis

Crisis communications was never black and white, but the proliferation of social media platforms has caused the shades of gray to get even hazier—so much so, in fact, that it can be difficult to distinguish … | MORE »

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