McDonald’s stumbled badly in its employee communications again, and unfortunately for Mayor McCheese and his cohorts their internal communications have become external. This time, the fast food giant apparently issued guidelines on thrifty living, which has been exposed by advocacy group Low Pay Is Not Okay.
“Did this change behavior?” As data becomes integral to public relations, the question may be the new mantra for marketing communications professionals.
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
When your company opens up a public Twitter Q&A, first ask if it’s really a good idea, and then insure your communicators are ready to field any questions or comments — especially the negative comments that may be hurled in from left field.
The solution McDonald’s crafted to its customer service problem is a great example of effective communications.