Does your company have a process to shift gears quickly on its web site when a crisis hits? If not, during a grave incident or crisis your site might continue doing business as usual, loaded with upbeat content and imagery.
just when you thought cyber would recede from the news cycle after it dominated the June Summit between President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Russian hacking returned it to the headlines.
Each year, the Institute for Crisis Management (ICM) tracks crisis-related news stories, classifying them as “sudden” or “smoldering” and putting them into one of 16 categories for its annual report.
One organization remains top of mind when it comes to disaster response—the Red Cross. If anything, these disasters showcase how essential communications are to a crisis.
Ken Fields, SVP and senior partner, Americas crisis lead, at FleishmanHillard, and Ben LaBolt, partner, Bully Pulpit Interactive, often ‘parachute’ into a crisis. We asked them what they like to see when they get there. In short, the answer was preparation. Companies with a crisis infrastructure, a set of plans and procedures and a well-practiced team will be several steps ahead when outside crisis pros arrive.
After a beloved staple of New York City wildlife was killed, online responses ranged from grief to outright ire at the Central Park Conservancy for not taking responsibility. Emotional tone and accountability are key in moments like these, as PR pros know.
Disney attacked popular actress Scarlett Johansson as money-hungry during a pandemic. Instead, Disney ended up hurting its reputation.
During these tense times, employee communication remains a top priority for communicators. Whether it’s discussing changes to ever-evolving COVID protocols or delivering clear, consistent communication regarding procedures for employee safety, public relations professionals need to be prepared with a lot more words than “thoughts and prayers.”
PRNEWS Live welcomed Lindsay Swanson, Communications Director at Visit Anaheim. Swanson will discuss PR efforts surrounding tourism and reopening and how the industry has endured in light of the pandemic.