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How Do Employees Rate Their Company’s Communication in COVID-19?

Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., APR, President and CEO, Institute for Public Relations Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Institute for Public Relations has conducted four studies, with partners such as Peppercomm, Harris Insights, and Leger, to determine how communication departments and agencies are handling the COVID-19 pandemic internally. The fifth study, an e-book featuring exclusive in-depth…

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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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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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TriviaMatic Launches Free Virtual Trivia Happy Hour During the COVID-19 Crisis

Social Connectedness with Physical Distance – #AloneTogether CommPRO Editorial Staff Stuck at home? Feeling alone and isolated? TriviaMatic, a New York City start-up, has decided to provide all of their online trivia games for FREE during this international crisis. TriviaMatic will be hosting a Virtual Trivia Happy Hour every night at 8:00pm EST, beginning  Monday,…

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New Study Finds 81% of Communication Functions are “Important” or “Very Important” to Company’s COVID-19 Response

  The Institute for Public Relations and Peppercomm survey finds health-related agencies are top sources for COVID-19 information CommPRO Editorial Staff Editor’s Note: Learn more about the study and be part of the conversation during our FREE webcast on Thursday, March 19th @ 1 p.m. ET.  Register here. More than three-quarters of communication executives (81%)…

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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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