In times of crisis, especially deadly ones, having a strong leader is the best—perhaps the only—remedy for emotional deflation. In Virgin Galactic’s case, Richard Branson didn’t leave his company wanting.
When people are trying to sully your brand’s reputation without merit, keep a laser-like focus on the organization’s mission and vision.
Last night’s press conference to share information about New York City’s first Ebola case was a demonstration of crisis communications in action.
Dropbox says that stolen credentials posted to Pastebin on Monday were not taken from their servers but from an unspecified third-party. After last week’s Snapchat hack, there is reason to worry about the future safety of your information.
As fears of an Ebola epidemic rise in the U.S., politicians and journalists have been asking who exactly is in charge of fighting the disease here and communicating key messages.
The Secret Service has been hammered by the media since 2009 because of the string of embarrassing security breaches that have put the agency’s credibility in jeopardy. The latest episode happened September 19, when an armed intruder jumped over the White House fence and ran into the residence.
UPS and FedEx are trying to change the message to keep this holiday shopping season from turning into chaos. But will retailers go along?
“Keep Tracy Morgan’s name out of headlines,” would be one of the more blameless strategies Walmart could have adopted. But on Monday, the company filed federal court papers claiming that Morgan’s injuries were caused by his failure to wear a seatbelt.
Figuring out how to best handle a PR crisis depends in part on whether your client is a public company, private company or non-public organization like an NGO.
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.