Crisis Management

Food Fight: Macy’s Gets Egg on Face in Beef Over Turkey Day Float

November 19th, 2013 by

Macy’s found itself in a viral nightmare this week, when the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association objected to Joan Jett appearing on their state float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

McDonald’s Makes Point of Repairing Its Service Issues in Public

November 15th, 2013 by

The solution McDonald’s crafted to its customer service problem is a great example of effective communications.

A Message to Ford Motor Co.: Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid

November 14th, 2013 by

By commenting on the mayor, the company is essentially fostering a connection between itself and the scandal.

What’s Your CEO’s Media Relations Persona?

November 12th, 2013 by

Chip Wilson, founder of yoga apparel and accessories company, Lululemon found himself in an unfortunate situation after being ill prepared for a Bloomberg TV interview. In case you missed it, the company had to recall its yoga pants after it became quite obvious that its signature product was severely flawed.

When The Crisis Is A Slow Burn, PR Has to Light A Fire With the Media

November 11th, 2013 by

What do you do when your CEO is under siege, the media smell blood and the story you’re trying to control takes on a life of its own?

PR Needs to Master The Art of the Public Apology

November 8th, 2013 by

Americans are a forgiving lot. But you already knew that. Nevertheless, making a public apology is an art form, and something that communicators need to be well-versed for those times when there is a screw up and the only solution is to say you’re sorry.

PR News Announces Winners of 2013 Digital PR Awards

November 6th, 2013 by

Engagement and ingenuity ruled the day at PR News’ 2013 Digital PR Awards luncheon, as more than 200 agency and in-house PR executives gathered to celebrate the top digital campaigns of the past year at New York’s Grand Hyatt on Nov. 5, 2013.

2013 Digital PR Awards: Crisis Management

November 5th, 2013 by

Royal Caribbean’s response following the Grandeur of the Seas fire—which included leveraging social media— kept media coverage balanced during the incident. For a week following the fire, there were more than 950 mainstream media pieces, 58.6 million impressions from Twitter and more than 3,375 Facebook posts—with 93% of the media coverage of the fire being either neutral or positive.

Major Food Brands are Spending Millions to Avoid Transparency

November 4th, 2013 by

A consortium of several major food and chemical companies have spent more than $22 million to combat legislative action aimed at forcing companies to label genetically modified food (GMOs).

Sandy Revisited: 3 Essential Crisis Management Steps for Natural Disasters

October 29th, 2013 by

On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, we can all agree that natural disasters of all sorts have slammed us before, and will slam us again in the future. That’s a fact of life, and one that communicators must be prepared to respond to, as a part of their overall crisis management planning.