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Crisis Management Today

November 1, 2023
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How Utility Firms Can Power Up With Effective Crisis Communications
Introduction by Thom Fladung, Hennes Communications
Effective communications are vital for utilities – to share important information on an ongoing basis, to keep the public informed about road closures related to repair and construction and, especially, during the tough times, such as outages, when customers are demanding updates and reliable information. Ongoing, consistent communications during the good times also can help build goodwill among customers – a critical factor should the bad times hit.
Map of Israel & Gaza
Israel-Hamas War Puts Pressure on Companies to Speak Up
Since the tragic events of October 7, when innocent Israeli civilians were victims of Hamas terrorists’ actions, senior executives have faced the challenge of whether to remain mute or instead say something on behalf of their organizations – and then what to say.  There are no easy answers.  
School Board Meeting
The Role of School Boards and Superintendents in Crisis Management
Introduction by Bruce Hennes, Hennes Communications
Every decision and action in a K-12 system is magnified, and the stakes are high. The lasting consequences of mishandling a crisis, including loss of life, lost trust, litigation, and legislative repercussions, can impact a district for years to come. To navigate the complex landscape of crisis management, school boards and superintendents must be well-versed in effective strategies and proactive communications.

In the News

Corporate crisis
Once Reputation is at Risk, So is Money. That’s When Companies Turn to Crisis PR
From celebrity scandals to business blunders, crisis communication is a cornerstone of public relations. It’s a specialty of PR dealing with protecting reputation, because a blow to the image of a business or public figure often has real financial implications on the bottom line.
Communicators Need an Arsenal of Tools to Combat Disinformation
As disinformation becomes rampant, communicators and brands need an arsenal of tools to combat it effectively. These could range from social listening tools to media intelligence tools that aid in identifying emerging threats and, at times, even mitigating them, helping you to stay prepared.
reputation management
Why Investing in Reputation Management is Crucial for Your Business Strategy
Business reputation is the public perception of the brand, its products or services and its treatment of employees and customers. A good reputation serves a company well, but a lousy reputation inflicts damage and potential ruin.
company layoff
Why Recent Layoffs and Unaddressed Employee Grief are Hurting Your Company's Bottom Line
It's no mystery that continued major waves of layoffs in the tech industry are causing suffering for those who are being laid off. But a major elephant in the room is overlooked among remaining employees: grief. Ignoring the grief that the remaining workers are experiencing threatens to impact the remaining workers' well-being and companies' bottom lines negatively.
workplace communication
The 4 Types of Communication Styles
Understanding and communicating effectively with your team can help you better work with your direct reports or teammates to achieve your goals.
corporate crisis
When One Company’s Crisis Becomes Your Company’s Problem
Even with long-standing, trusted partners, you need to remember that their problems can become your own. In order to protect their reputations and businesses, founders and their communications teams must prepare for the right response when third-party risk becomes a firsthand problem.
Scripps College of Communications & Hennes Communications
Interested in Crisis Communications? If You Attended One of Our Seminars in the Last Few Years, We Can Help Arrange for You to Receive One Free Credit Hour Towards a Graduate Certificate in Crisis Comm’s.
INSERT NEW ARTICLE to boost your career prospects and make a real impact in the world of crisis communication? Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication has an exciting opportunity that could transform your future. In partnership with Hennes Communications, they’re offering a unique chance to earn a graduate certificate in crisis communication.
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Our Upcoming Seminars

11/7/23      Ohio Assisted Living Association
11/13/23    Ohio School Boards Association
11/14/23    North Carolina School Boards Assoc.
11/14/23    Ohio Recorders Association
11/17/23    Title IX Symposium
12/3/23      National Association of Temple Admins.
12/11/23    Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
12/14/23    Meyers, Roman LLP
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1/26/24      Texas Association of Community College
3/18/24       Case Western Reserve Univ Law School
3/28/24       CDC Leadership Academy
4/13/24       Neighborhood Leadership Academy
6/4/24         International Town & Gown Association
7/19/24       College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland

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10/28/24      Massillon Chamber of Commerce
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