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Risky Business

According to Aon’s first Global Risk Management survey, the increasingly diverse, complex and exotic risks faced by multinational corporations make risk management difficult and ineffective. The results reveal that: The top five risk concerns were: … | MORE »

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Crisis Communications: Made in China

The wave of Chinese-made product recalls, including those of toxic pet food and faulty or lead-contaminated toys, may spell trouble for consumer packaged goods companies worldwide. According to an extensive investigation into blog responses to … | MORE »

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IT Risks are CEOs’ Worst Fear

According to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, nearly a third of the 145 international senior executives surveyed listed IT systems collapse as their company’s greatest risk, ranked above natural disasters and terrorism. Only … | MORE »

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Managing Countries and Companies

Representing a multinational corporation is hard work, but according to a survey from Weber Shandwick, most business leaders believe that heads of state have a tougher job when it comes to managing their country’s reputation. … | MORE »

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Technology 101

PR pros have an increasingly important role in incorporating technology – blogs, podcasts, videos – into their communications portfolios, so they should be aware of the need to integrate that knowledge with the C-suite to … | MORE »

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Internal CEOs Win Popularity Contest

When it comes to replacing executives who have departed – an activity communications executives should be integrated into as it relates to succession planning – a Hay Group study of Fortune magazine’s list of America’s … | MORE »

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CEOs Are In The Dark When It Comes To Corporate Health

There’s some unsettling news on the corporate front when it comes to CEOs’ knowledge of the inner workings of their own organizations. According to a Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu survey, "In the Dark: What many boards … | MORE »

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Management Roadblocks

A survey released by Attunity and London-based research firm Loudhouse reveals startling results concerning senior management’s effectiveness in the workplace, which in turn imply integration needs that should be addressed by communications professionals. The survey … | MORE »

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Chew On This: Online Video Platforms Are The New Watercooler

If you thought primetime television fell between the evening hours of 7 and 10, think again. Judging from the "video snacking" trend that’s sweeping through offices across the country, lunchtime is the new primetime, so … | MORE »

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Digital Dangers

When walking the digital line, consider the following five threats to be the biggest dangers to your business: 1. Transaction fraud 2. Hackers 3. Rogue employees 4. Sloppy software 5. Easy-to-steal portable electronics such as … | MORE »

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