For most PR pros, being prepared for crises is a major staple of the discipline. IR professionals, however, often don’t have an effective crisis management plan in place.
When a crisis strikes, an organization is confronted with a critical period in which it needs to respond quickly and appropriately. Todd Hansen of O’Malley Hansen Communications provides three vital steps to regain control during a crisis.
With consumers increasingly accessing the Web through sophisticated mobile devices, Google is helping communicators deliver targeted messaging to consumers where they are, both digitally and geographically.
In today’s world of shrunken budgets, journalists are often covering multiple beats and using new mediums to receive pitches. Southwest Airlines’ Whitney Eichinger lays out five strategies to make your pitch soar above the din.
Public affairs pros take note: More industries are banding together to protect their mutual interests, writes Derek M. LaVallee, making advocacy work more complicated yet ultimately more powerful.
Case Study: The Pop Heard Round the World: Global Media Pushâ€¨ Propels Bubble Wrap’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
How do you give proper props to packaging material? If it’s the iconic brand Bubble Wrap, you get the media’s attention through a clever press kit and knowledgeable spokespeople.
Case Study: Bay Area Nonprofit Bag Effort Is Anything But Static, Embracing Viral Video and Bloggers to Save S.F. Bay
In a quest to curb the use of plastic grocery bags, the Bay Area nonprofit group Save the Bay went mano y mano with the deep-pocketed plastics industry, and was successful in spurring action among the public and government officials.
Don’t wait until a nasty online post takes a bite out of your brand. Be proactive by creating and posting compelling content on varying domain names that will overwhelm the negative and accentuate the positive.
Case Study: Beverage Trade Organization Brings in Big Partners, Rallies Soft Drink Rivals in Sweeping School Drink Effort
Looking to deflect criticism that it’s member companies were contributing to child obesity, the American Beverage Association launched a massive initiative that reduced calories in drinks shipped to schools by nearly 90%.
In what could be your most critical pre-crisis decision, here are some important considerations when choosing the right crisis communications help.