Crisis Communications

Crisis communication is sometimes considered a sub-specialty of the public relations profession that is designed to protect and defend an individual, company, or organization facing a public challenge to its reputation. Communication scholars define crisis communication as "the perception of an unpredictable event that threatens important expectancies of stakeholders and can seriously impact an organization's performance and generate negative outcomes."Meaning is a socially constructed thing; because of this, the way that the stakeholders of an organization view an event (positively, neutrally, or negatively) is a major contributing factor to whether the event will become a crisis.
Posts about Crisis Communications
  • Can PR Keep Up With The Future?

    … of them onto relevant screens or display panels with the wave of a hand or voice command.” Richard’s post focuses on the challenges in marketing and in creating content for this brave new world, but his concerns extend to the public relations industry. Are we ready for this? Imagine the challenges inherent in crisis communications and reputation…

    Allen Mireles/ Vocus Blogin Social Google- 11 readers -
  • 10 Ways to Improve Your Crisis Communications

    “Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just, do things.” – The Joker (from the movie “The Dark Knight”) Pearson describes damage limitation as “all efforts made to minimize the negative effects of a crisis on reputation and/or business.

    Jim Dougherty/ Vocus Blog- 10 readers -
  • Managing Reputation When Everything Leaks

    …-standing part of crisis communications. Own what you did in a factual manner, take responsibility, and clean it up. Facebook recently had to do this with its A/B test issue. While people were not necessarily happy with the company, Facebook owned its actions and pointed to its user policy. More than anything, a crisis is usually the result…

    Geoff Livingston/ Vocus Blogin Social Facebook- 14 readers -
  • 3 Questions to Ask to Prepare Yourself for a PR Crisis

    … and further refine and establish your story. Maybe, too, you’ll be able to take a short pause from your branded story and support that dog shelter you still love so very much. Want to know more about crisis communications? Get advice from Judy Smith, the inspiration for the hit show “Scandal,” here! Images: Dan Goodwin, Steven Depolo, Pascal, Andrea (Creative Commons) …

    Erin Feldman/ Vocus Blog- 11 readers -
  • How to Survive a Social Media Crisis

    Hacked Twitter accounts. Capitalizing on a national or international tragedy or historical event. Disgruntled employees on a rampage. Automated replies. All factors in social media crises. How to survive when one occurs? As with any kind of literal storm, preparation is the first line of defense. Brands have to understand they are in the publishing space.

    Erin Feldman/ Vocus Blog- 2 readers -
  • Where Does Social Fit In Crisis Communications Planning?

    … “You need to be prepared for today’s media culture, in which a tweet can become newsworthy and a news interview can become tweet-worthy.” – Brad Phillips of Phillips Media Relations, a.k.a Mr Media Training Crisis communications planning continues to serve a critical role in corporate and organizational communications. Where does social fit…

    Allen Mireles/ Vocus Blog- 13 readers -
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