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Managing a PR Crisis on Social Media

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR  Plenty of companies still don’t have a crisis communication plan set in place, yet most customers are using social media when engaging with a company that’s going through a PR crisis. This means that not having a good PR crisis plan can prove detrimental to a company, especially in an age when people…

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PRSA To Honor Members For Their Service To Communications Profession At ICON 2020 

Awards To Be Presented Virtually During Annual Conference From Oct. 26-29  CommPRO Editorial Staff PRSA, the nation’s leading professional organization serving the communications community, will present seven individual awards during ICON 2020, honoring members who have served the organization with distinction and made a difference in the public relations profession. The individuals will be recognized…

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Former AP Chief for Europe, Africa and Middle East Named Managing Partner at Top NYC Communications Firm

Dan Perry Joins Thunder11 to Expand Firm’s Public Affairs, Technology, and Health Care Expertise, and to Tap Israel’s Pipeline of Pathbreaking Companies  CommPRO Editorial Staff Thunder11 has named Dan Perry, a longtime foreign correspondent for The Associated Press, as Managing Partner.  Perry will focus on expanding the C-level strategic communications firm’s expertise in public affairs, tech…

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Aviate, Navigate, Communicate: Lessons to Get Through the Crisis from an F-14 Pilot

Simon Erskine Locke, Founder & CEO of CommunicationsMatch™ The U.S. Navy’s first female F-14 Tomcat pilot, Carey Lohrenz, recently shared with the C-Suite Network’s Hero Club members the keys to flying through constantly changing conditions to complete a mission: Aviate, navigate, and communicate. Imagine you are flying a multi-million-dollar plane at Mach 2, landing at night…

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Good Crisis PR is Non-Negotiable

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR  While this particular period of economic uncertainty has a new face, there is comfort to be found in the fact that the implications are somewhat familiar: firms and consumers are reacting to changing circumstances, and those reactions are having a ripple effect on the rest of the economy. Marketing and advertising…

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9 Tips and Considerations for Conducting PR During the COVID-19 Crisis

Norman Birnbach, President, Birnbach Communications  For businesses and nonprofits, as for all of us, the world shifted dramatically with the arrival of COVID-19. It’s certainly far from business-as-usual. Yet business continues, and organizations need to continue to operate and keep in communication with their employees, customers, and other stakeholders. Here are some tip for how to…

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Survey Invitation: Internal Communications & COVID-19

The Institute for Public Relations and Peppercomm are conducting a follow-up survey of communication leaders from the recently released report, “COVID-19: How Businesses Are Handling the Crisis.” The follow-up report will determine how companies are communicating internally around COVID-19. The survey should take approximately 10 to 20 minutes to complete. Responses will remain confidential; participants…

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Twitter Rules to Always Follow…But Especially During a National Crisis

Kylie Kinnaman, Project Director, TVP Communications There’s a lot to consider when the world is in distress but there are still social media channels to run.  When the issue is affecting higher education as intimately as the coronavirus pandemic, there is a special level of gravitas that every social media post must reflect. While that…

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In Crisis Is Opportunity

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” – Helen Keller Richard S. Levick, Esq., Chairman & CEO, LEVICK The last few weeks have been difficult, made worse by the fact that we know it is all about to get much worse in April. “America First” now means we are first in number of coronavirus infections,…

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Leadership in Action in a Crisis: Governor Andrew Cuomo

Leslie Grossman,  The Voice for Courageous Collaborative Leadership Among Women and Men In the midst of a crisis, we look to our leaders to enable us to endure and persist. I have been listening to Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York State speak at his daily press conferences addressing the Covid-19 pandemic. I have been…

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Love and Internal Communications in the Time of Coronavirus

Linda Dunbar, Global PR and Corporate Communications Strategist It goes without saying that in a global pandemic, organizations need internal communications more than ever. Every crisis is different but there is commonality among crises. Unfortunately, this pandemic is a perfect example.  Just a short time ago, the coronavirus wasn’t on anyone’s radar. Now, it’s the…

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Now Isn’t the Time to Put Off Your Crisis Plan Review

Erin Hennessy, Vice President of TVP Communications As the coronavirus continues its spread, higher education is bracing for its possible impact. Institutions are pulling crisis management and communications plans off the shelves and some are finding that their plans aren’t providing the kind of guidance and support they were hoping for.   Instead of closing the cover, making a mental…

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Wear Masks for Protection, But Take Them Off Your Communications

  Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group Three things we crisis managers learn early on is the mantra: Tell It All, Tell It Early, Tell It Yourself, which has been repeated so often it’s almost a cliché, but it works! When a crisis rears its ugly head, like the humongous one in China now spreading…

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Communications Lessons From the Iowa Caucus 

Teresa Valerio Parrot, Principal, TVP Communications Hey Iowa! No pressure, but the whole world is watching. And unfortunately, the Iowa Democratic Party’s caucus blunder and necessary crisis communications have left many of us confused, disappointed, and frustrated at the kick-off of our presidential election season.   Many of the “morning after” conversations have focused on…

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