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 Apple prepares to roll out some new products the computer giant needs to try and alter the media narrative now taking shape that the company may be losing its mojo.
Some PR executives move to the competition for a better price and more responsibility, while other communicators want to move from the client side to the agency side, or vice versa. And then there are those cases where the job is just not the right fit and you have to move on.
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.
Nobody wants to work with someone who is always too busy for a quick informal chat or who appears to have little interest in helping out with any aspect of the business that doesn’t make his/her job easier.
The life and career of Joan Rivers offers a number of lessons for people working in PR.
Perhaps as a result of the concurrent changes in personal technology habits and decline of traditional news organizations, it’s become harder to perceive where marketing ends and PR begins.
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.”