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
  • BNR 172: How to survive a tough media interview

    … Something terrible has happened and you’re in the press for all the wrong reasons. How do you survive a tough interview with the media? Brand Newsroom is a marketing podcast for anyone who has a say in how companies are communicating — covering marketing, content marketing, public relations, media, branding and advertising. On My Desk Sarah…

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  • Brand Newsroom 130: How to communicate bad news well

    … What’s best practice when it comes to sharing bad or difficult news? What are the strategies to employ? Is honesty always the best policy? What do you do if you’re caught unawares by circumstance? Here are some key take-outs: People try to avoid making bad news public in case it does damage, but bad news will almost always find its way out…

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  • Brand Newsroom 101: Dealing with PR Disasters (Lessons from Trump, Rio and Delta)

    … PR disasters happen: Have a crisis management plan ready to go. You can lose trust with your public quickly if you do something blatantly wrong. “Trump’s ratings are plummeting, so it’s no longer just ‘crooked Hillary’ we’re hearing about, it’s ‘crooked media’.” — Sarah on Donald Trump’s Second Amendment comments “A person seeking…

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