Every election cycle October is known as the month of ‘the October Surprise’ designed to upend the polls and change the election dynamics. This year, ‘the October Surprise’ came on October 28th for the Hillary Clinton campaign when FBI Director James Comey informed Congressional leaders that the FBI was reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s ..
Samsung is in need of immediate crisis management as the damage from the Galaxy 7 Note and its burning battery escalates. It is the ultimate nightmare for any company in the smartphone industry – exploding phones. All of this comes at a time, when Samsung and its phones were seen as cutting into Apple’s iPhone ..
The first night at the Republican Presidential Convention was supposed to highlight Melania Trump, Donald Trump’s wife and introduce the next potential First Lady to millions of Americans. Also it was hoped that Melania’s speech would start to soften the image of Donald Trump and allow voters a glimpse of the private man. With polls ..
Determine who will be company spokesperson/people. Develop a comprehensive crisis communications kit: A list of the members of the crisis management team, which should include, at minimum the CEO a trusted assistant/top manager from the CEO’s office heads of each department public relations and marketing team members legal and security. In case of actual crisis, ..
What is Crisis Communications? Is designed to protect and defend the reputation of a company, individual or organization that is facing a challenge to its reputation Crisis communications arises from an investigation, lawsuit, scandal, blog attack, or any number of scenarios involving legal, ethical, and personal allegations Most Common Mistakes in Crisis Communications Not having ..
Social media drives narratives and brands react to the social media narrative. This means that many of the old rules of crisis communications no longer apply as social media drives a crisis regardless if everything was handled correctly or not in addressing the situation with the media and key stakeholders. We saw this happen this ..
Usually the Super Bowl brings out the best in coaches and players on both teams. While nobody likes losing, the losing coaches and players show grace after the game is over congratulating the victors (regardless of what they may be thinking inside). That is the usual case but Sunday, after Super Bowl 50, Cam Newton, ..
Sometimes a public relations crisis can also be an opportunity if managed correctly. The fast food chain, Arby’s has been presented with such a situation. But so far, Arby’s has failed to turn a public relations crisis into a gain. Arby’s has been under attack ever since the story of how one of their employees ..
One can win in the court of law but still lose in the court of public opinion. We have just seen this with New England Quarterback Tom Brady. A federal judge threw out the NFL’s four game suspension of Brady for his involvement in ‘deflategate’ last season during the playoffs. In case you forgot, ‘deflatgate; ..
Racial relations have been one of the most polarizing issues in American history. This has especially been true in the past year following events in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City. Many believe that the nation is more racially divided now than anytime in the last 20 years. As a rule businesses try to stay ..