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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PR Crisis Response is Much More Than Trusting Yourself, But It Begins There

By Seth Arenstein for PRNEWS Editor’s Note: One of the memorable lines in the new “Top Gun: Maverick” film is a variation on Nike’s “Just Do It.” In the film, pilots are reminded their training is excellent, rely on it, trust yourself. “Don’t think, just do,” Tom Cruise’s character tells pilots as a confidence boost. Similarly, Bridget […]

Exclusive: Academy of Motion Pictures CEO Says New ‘Crisis Team’ Will Handle Future Fiascos Like the ‘Slap’

By Eliana Dockterman for TIME Since taking over the position of CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last July, Bill Kramer has spent a lot of time putting out fires. In the past two years, the Oscars ratings sank to their lowest in the show’s history. The Academy has tasked Kramer […]

Workers Fault Their Company’s Internal Comms

By Steve Barnes for O’Dwyers   Most company leaders feel that they’re doing a good job when it comes to internal comms, according to communications management platform Axios HQ. Employees, however, aren’t quite so sure. Out of the more than 1,000 leaders that Axios polled last November, 77 percent said that essential communications at their organizations […]

How to…Cope with the Press

By Charles Gary for Police Mag Less than a month into her job as director of public information, Capt. Nancy Demme of the Montgomery County (Md.) Police Department was looking forward to attending a media training program in neighboring Arlington. Demme never got to attend a single session. Instead, a deadly shooting spree began, and—ready […]

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