Crisis Management

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Why You Should Include a Crisis Communication Plan in Your 2022 Budget

October 19th, 2021 by

Making crisis communication part of 2022 planning and strategy is critical. Effective planning, including an evaluation of a company’s crisis process, team, tools and resources, ensures organizations are prepared to respond in a timely, effective and responsible manner.

Urban Meyer Gets First NFL Win, But the League’s Potential Crises Loom

October 19th, 2021 by

The National Football League has endured a slew of issues and crises in the past five years. This month’s Crisis Averted takes a look at the most recent issues.

Taking Crisis Out of the Boardroom and Giving It a Human Face

October 19th, 2021 by

We provide a book review of Evan Nierman’s new book., which contains mostly standard crisis advice, though the novelty is whom he’s attempting to reach and how his insights are presented. This book’s main beneficiaries are owners of small businesses, with limited or no background in PR or media relations.

What to Do When You Find Yourself Advising a Company That Lacks a Crisis Plan, PR or Media Relations Pros

October 19th, 2021 by

This month’s question stems from a scenario we heard about recently. A crisis communicator entered a potential crisis situation. The crisis pro didn’t know the company. He discovered it lacked a crisis communication plan. In addition, it did not have PR pros or media relations personnel on staff.

Toss Your Involved Crisis Plan, But Ensure You Lead with Internal Communication

October 18th, 2021 by

This month, we discuss in-crisis moments, after you’ve determined you’re in a crisis. Our dialoguers are veteran communicators and authors Eric Dezenhall, co-founder and president of DC-based Dezenhall Resources, and Chris Rosica, president of Rosica Communications of NJ. Both whack at a few sacred cows in this dialogue.

Former Raiders coach Jon Gruden on a Raiders billboard

Gruden, Raiders and the NFL Have Some Explaining to Do

October 12th, 2021 by

When The New York Times released a report on Friday (Oct. 8) regarding a racist email sent by now former Las Vegas Raiders coach, Jon Gruden, the clock began to tick concerning the team’s response. 

Urban Meyer and Facebook Seeking Trust

October 7th, 2021 by

Jaguars coach Urban Meyer and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have plenty in common. Both should heed the advice of Shad Khan, the Jaguars’ owner.

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California Oil Spill Is a PR Crisis in Dire Need of Cleanup

October 4th, 2021 by

Southern California is reeling after a pipeline failure dumped 126,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific three miles from the Orange County coast. The pipeline company’s crisis communications response thus far has been underwhelming.

Behind Every Good Crisis There’s Usually an Oversized Ego or Two

October 1st, 2021 by

We’ve written about how founders’ personalities contributed to the downfall of Theranos, WeWork and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” And recently, we saw a similar pattern with the now-defunct media conglomerate Ozy and iconic game show “Jeopardy!.”

Feds Get Serious About How and When Companies Communicate Cyber Incidents

October 1st, 2021 by

The ubiquity of cybercrime has made communication about it a subspecialty that PR pros need to acquire. Or they must hire communicators and lawyers with knowledge of cyber jargon, technology, rules and regulations.