Crisis Response

    • Providing support to those affected by Hurricane Maria

      Hurricane Maria recently made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane, killing at least 10 people and leaving much of the island without power or water. Elsewhere in the Caribbean, millions more are looking to rebuild—the storm destroyed the island of Dominica, killing at least 15 people, and devastated the Dominican Republic, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Turks and Caicos.

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    • Supporting those affected by the California fires

      Fueled by high winds, fast-moving wildfires in the California wine country and the Anaheim Hills have spread quickly—killing dozens, damaging tens of thousands of acres, destroying infrastructure, forcing evacuations, and leaving hundreds of people unaccounted for. Like many people in the Bay Area, my first news of the North Bay fires was the smell of smoke Monday morning.

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  • Continuing to support hurricane relief efforts

    … donations, for relief efforts in the areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Crisis Response and SOS Alerts Ensuring people have access to timely, official information in a time of crisis is crucial. To help, ahead of the storm, our Crisis Response team launched an SOS Alert in Search for the Caribbean, Florida and Georgia in English, Spanish…

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  • Social Listening Is Key, but What Should Brands Be Listening for?

    … “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen R. Covey, the brains behind The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, was spot-on. Many marketing leaders and teams make this mistake when approaching social programs. As both a chief marketing officer and a leader at a social software…

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  • Helping people stay informed and connected in Japan and Ecuador

    … and Japanese. We’re also offering free calls via Hangouts, Hangouts Dialer or Google Voice in Ecuador to help people communicate with loved ones. Learn more on the ground For people in and around the affected areas, we have Google Now cards with critical crisis-related information like missing person resources, safety zones, and aftershock safety tips…

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