Whether the damage is self-inflicted or the result of a difficult topic resurfacing, professional crisis communicators argue that the success or failure of a crisis response depends on the preparation done before the crisis actually occurred.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
There are certain qualities that should stand out among candidates when assembling a crisis communications team.
The Internet lost its collective mind this weekend, when a massive cache of celebrity nude photos was leaked.
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.
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.