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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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10 Commandments for Media Relations During a Crisis

Here’s a 10-rule primer on how to deal with the press during a crisis situation: 1.    Have a plan in place: Don’t learn on the job. 2.    Have a team in place: Assign duties before … | MORE »

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More Internet Users Reading Online Newspapers

In a year when the woes of newspapers — layoffs, consolidations, and outright closings — are more extensive than in any period in memory, strong evidence of the changing nature of media use in America … | MORE »

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Private Giving to Developing Country Has Been Recession-Proof

Despite the global recession, private giving and remittances are expected to be lifelines to help developing countries weather the economic storm, according to the new 2009 Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances published by Hudson … | MORE »

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Domino’s YouTube Crisis Response: Interview with Tim McIntyre

Crisis communications for large global companies like Domino’s still requires a considered response—especially in today’s tweeting, blogging and Facebook-saturated PR environment. After a Web video showing Domino’s employees tainting food products went live on YouTube, … | MORE »

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Case Study: Metrics Make the World Go ’Round: How One Nonprofit Measures the Impact of Its Social Media Marketing

When your PR efforts create a measurable impact on your organization’s goals, you will be at the head of the line for budget and staff. If you can’t measure your contributions to the organization’s goals, then you are at risk of being thought of as “one those communications people we have to keep around” by senior management. | MORE »

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Digital Crisis Management Strategies

Whether or not a crisis originated in an online channel, a la YouTube or Twitter, ultimately has no bearing on digital platforms’ role in the subsequent management and recovery strategies. Larry Smith, president of the … | MORE »

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Prevent, Manage, Recover, Repeat: 3 Stages of Crisis Communications

What began as a tasteless prank quickly snowballed into a monumental reputational crisis for Domino’s in mid-April. The scene: One pizza-chain employee prepares sandwiches in the most unsanitary manner imaginable (think snot, flatulence…enough said) while … | MORE »

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Two New Tools of the Trade

As part of New York’s first (and hopefully annual) Social Media Week, I had the pleasure of sitting on a panel titled “When Social Media Becomes Unsociable” alongside some of the movers & shakers driving … | MORE »

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Three Ways to Conduct a Successful Media Training Session

In this 24/7 media world, knowing how to present oneself on camera, radio, in print or a social media platform, has never been more important. In this vein, media training for execs is critical. Following … | MORE »

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