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The Bottomless News Hole and You

By Howard Fencl, Hennes Communications It’s everywhere. You check your Twitter feed. Read a news website or the daily paper. Turn on Nightly News or NPR. It’s an unrelenting and punishing tidal wave of political news pounding us over and over again. The slightest new wrinkle in a political drama, the smallest blip on Wall […]

Will Legal Sports Betting Be The Next Communications Challenge for Businesses? Bet On It

By Thom Fladung, Hennes Communications On January 1, sports gambling became legal in Ohio. The ringing of virtual cash registers has been deafening. Ohio led the nation on opening weekend, with 11.3 million online sports wagering transactions – 2 million more than New York, the nation’s top market, according to Bet Ohio. Axios Columbus, citing […]

Oscar Ceremony Team on High Alert With a Crisis Communications Plan for This Sunday’s Broadcast

By Bruce Hennes, Hennes Communications The Academy Awards ceremony is one of the most high-profile events in the entertainment industry, drawing millions of viewers from around the world. With a large audience and so many moving parts, it’s no surprise that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has created a “crisis team” to […]

How to Communicate Before, During and After Layoffs

By Sean Devlin for PR Daily With all the news of economic turmoil and layoffs at major companies in the news lately, it’s hard not to think of how these job cuts were communicated to employees. According to recent reports, Google employees were told via email, with some getting the news at 3 a.m. local time, that […]

When Crisis Threatens an Influencer-Deal Partnership

By Eric Yaverbaum for O’Dwyer’s 2022 brought no shortage of high-profile crises for brands and celebrities alike. Under Elon Musk’s thumb, Twitter has been marred by continual controversy, including imposter Twitter accounts buying verified status and pretending to be brands—a subscription service that later relaunched with a higher price tag—and at one point, Musk even mentioning bankruptcy. From an […]

Companies Aren’t Prepared for Today’s Crisis Landscape

By Dave Fleet for PR Daily Businesses are navigating an unprecedented set of business and societal challenges. From the lingering impacts of the global pandemic to supply chain disruptions, the rippling effect of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the energy crisis, rising costs of living, to new expectations around racial justice and diversity and debates on […]

Elon Musk Has Broken Disaster-Response Twitter

By Juliette Kayyem for The Atlantic For years, Twitter was at its best when bad things happened. Before Elon Musk bought it last fall, before it was overrun with scammy ads, before it amplified fake personas, and before its engineers were told to get more eyeballs on the owner’s tweets, Twitter was useful in saving lives during natural […]

How Companies Can Find Their Authentic Voice Amid Crisis

By Kristi Knight for Ragan A few short years ago, sending a corporate communication to our employees about personal and political issues such as women’s reproductive rights, gun control, police violence, or other culturally and emotionally charged topics felt taboo. Now, it’s not only normal — it’s expected. The workforce is changing. It’s younger and […]

Speak First or Forever Lose your Crisis Message

By Katie Paine for PRNEWS Anyone who has studied crisis communications knows, “he/she who speaks first owns the narrative.” Once bad news breaks, whether it is a self-inflicted crisis, accident or natural disaster, there’s a sequence that all crises follow. Something happens, the news media finds out about it and starts asking questions, and whoever […]

3 Traits Successful Entrepreneurs Rely On During Times of Crisis

By Nick Sonnenberg for Inc. It’s no secret that we’re currently facing the possibility of an economic downturn. And the reality is that business leaders need to be resilient if they want to make it through unscathed. There are plenty of ways to prepare for situations like these, but shifting your mindset can be just as powerful as any business […]

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