Crisis Communication

Author: Peter Anthonissen
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749455535
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Senior management and leaders within companies embroiled in crisis, have learned the hard way what happens when the unthinkable becomes a reality - an accident results in death or injury; a failed company takeover causes share prices to plummet; or toxic food, medicines and drinks leads to mass hysteria. All attention focuses on the guilty parties - and the media can be expected to make this crisis headline news within a matter of hours. No company or organisation is immune to crisis. Everyday, organisations run the risk of being affected. However, a crisis does not necessarily have to turn into a disaster for the business or organisation involved. Crisis Communication provides readers with advice on how to limit damage effectively by acting quickly and positively. Moreover, it explains how to turn a crisis into an opportunity by communicating efficiently, through the use of successful public relations strategies. Providing information on accountability; crisis communication planning; building your corporate image; natural disasters; accidents; financial crises; legal issues; corporate re-organisation; food crises; dealing with negative press; media training; and risk managers, Crisis Communication is a thorough guide to help prepare your organisation for any future calamities. Including international case studies, crisis communication checklists and sample crisis preparation documents, this book ensures that you are fully prepared for the absolute necessity of proactive crisis communication and proper planning, should you be confronted with a crisis.

Ongoing Crisis Communication

Author: W. Timothy Coombs
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 148332267X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ongoing Crisis Communication: Planning, Managing, and Responding provides an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to the entire crisis communication process. Drawing on his extensive firsthand experience, Dr. Timothy Coombs uses a three-staged approach to crisis management (pre-crisis, crisis, and post-crisis), explains how crisis management can prevent or reduce the threats of a crisis, and provides guidelines for how best to act and react in an emergency situation. The book includes new coverage of social media, social networking sites, and terrorist threats while drawing from recent works in management, public relations, organizational psychology, marketing, organizational communication, and computer-mediated communication research.

Social Media and Crisis Communication

Author: Lucinda L. Austin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131760797X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Social Media and Crisis Communication provides a unique and timely contribution to the field of crisis communication by addressing how social media are influencing the practice of crisis communication. The book, with a collection of chapters contributed by leading communication researchers, covers the current and emerging interplay of social media and crisis communication, recent theories and frameworks, overviews of dominant research streams, applications in specific crisis areas, and future directions. Both the theoretical and the practical are discussed, providing a volume that appeals to both academic-minded readers as well as professionals at the managerial, decision-making level. The audience includes public relations and corporate communication scholars, graduate students studying social media and crisis communication, researchers, crisis managers working in communication departments, and business leaders who make strategic business communication planning. No other volume has provided the overarching synthesis of information regarding the field of crisis communication and social media that this book contains. Incorporated in this volume is the recent Social-mediated Crisis Communication Model developed by the editors and their co-authors, which serves as a framework for crisis and issues management in a rapidly evolving media landscape.

New Strategies for Reputation Management

Author: Andrew Griffin
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749452935
Format: PDF
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Only 31% of people trust business leaders to tell the truth according to a survey conducted by the Institute of Business Ethics. A damaged reputation can have severe knock-on effects on the bottom line, and most corporates value their reputations accordingly. New Strategies For Reputation Management shows you how to take the initiative and ensure your company's reputation can withstand the major crises and unforeseen events which may try to engulf it. Author Andrew Griffin shows that standard thinking on reputation management is often inadequate for today's information age. With international case studies and hundreds of examples drawn from the author's extensive experience in the field, New Strategies For Reputation Management will demonstrate how you can deal effectively with unexpected crises, and what strategies you should be implementing to build your company's good reputation at other times.

Communicating Climate Change and Natural Hazard Risk and Cultivating Resilience

Author: Jeanette L. Drake
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319201611
Format: PDF
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This edited volume emphasizes risk and crisis communication principles and practices within the up-to the minute context of new technologies, a new focus on resiliency, and global environmental change. It includes contributions from experts from around the globe whose research, advocacy, teaching, work, or service in the natural or social sciences deals with risk communication and/or management surrounding natural and technological disasters, with a particular focus on climate change-related phenomena. Resilience and good communication are intimately linked and with climate change precipitating more numerous and onerous weather-related catastrophes, a conversation on resilience is timely and necessary. The goal is robust communities that are able to withstand the shock of disaster. Communicating well under ordinary circumstances is challenging; communicating during a crisis is extraordinarily difficult. This book is dedicated to all those who have directly or indirectly suffered the effects of climate change end extreme events with the hope that the advance of knowledge, implementation of sound science and appropriate policies and use of effective communication will help in reducing their vulnerability while also improving resilience in the face of often devastating natural and technological disasters.

Reputation Management

Author: Andrew Hiles
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1849300569
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Managing and understanding the value of an organization's reputation is essential in the digital age, where the slightest negative incident can go "viral" and quickly become a major PR containment exercise. Reputation management is an integrated part of any organization's risk management plan, so this intangible yet vital asset has to be assessed, managed, and protected. Reputation Management provides advice on how to define and value your organization's reputation and techniques for maintaining and protecting it from risks that may arise on a daily basis. This book also covers where the responsibility for reputation management lies, risk identification, governance aspects, and containment and mitigation of a negative event. Aimed at the risk manager, corporate communicator, business strategist, auditor, and senior manager, Reputation Management covers: * The governance of reputation * Measuring and managing reputation * Managing and monitoring external perceptions * Reputation crisis management * Strategic planning and reputation * Reputation and investors

Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication

Author: James Lukaszewski
Publisher: Rothstein Publishing
ISBN: 1931332649
Format: PDF
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Masterwork on Crisis Communication and Reputation Risk Selected as One of "30 Best Business Books of 2013" Jim Lukaszewski -- nationally recognized PR expert, executive coach, often called America's Crisis Guru, and noted by Corporate Legal Times as one of "28 experts to call when all hell breaks loose" -- advises exactly what to do, what to say, when to say it, and when to do it, while the whole world is watching.The book is endorsed by the Business Continuity Institute. In this industry-defining book on crisis management and leadership recovery, Lukaszewski jump-starts the discussion by clearly differentiating a crisis from other business interruptions and introduces a concept rarely dealt with in crisis communication and operational response planning: managing the victim dimension of crisis. Delivered in his straight-talking style and backed with compelling case studies, Lukaszewski On Crisis Communication is your guide to preparing for a crisis and the explosive visibility that comes with it. Using case studies, examples and templates, he explains how to build a crisis management plan and how to put it into action in the real world of media scrutiny, social media, activists, and litigation. Lukaszewski distills four decades of experience into 10 chapters of field-tested how-to's, practical tools, tips, charts, checklists, forms, and templates and teaches you:How crises create victims;To avoid the toxicity of silence;To overcome the abusive, intrusive and coercive behavior of bloviators, bellyachers, back-bench bitchers, the media, activists and critics;To drive attorneys to settle instead of litigate;Apology is the atomic energy of empathy;Simple, sensible, sincere, constructive, positive techniques to reduce contention and to succeed!Chapter learning objectives; discussion questions; case studies; real-life examples; and glossary facilitate college and professional development classroom use.

Critical Moments

Author: Bill Coletti
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781619617421
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A company owns its brand; the public owns its reputation. The words of communities, customers, and critics can help or harm your business's standing with the public. While not all crises can be avoided, your company's reputation can be managed with an empowering, strategic framework designed to proactively maintain your image before disaster occurs. In Critical Moments, corporate communications expert Bill Coletti reveals how you can build reputational excellence by meeting the needs and expectations of the public. He takes you step-by- step through his Four A's--Awareness, Assessment, Authority, and Action--that will help you develop your company's situational understanding, research agenda, operational risks, and action plan to recover and grow your reputation. Missed customer expectations can seriously damage a company. Bill Coletti provides a logical management framework for the least manageable aspects of corporations.

Crisis Issues and Reputation Management

Author: Andrew Griffin
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749469935
Format: PDF, ePub
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Crisis, Issues and Reputation Management defines reputation, explores how to value it and provides practical guidelines for effective reputation management, including how to approach issues of Corporate Social Responsibility. Practical and accessible, it outlines a comprehensive approach to managing situations that may turn into crises and handling crises once they occur. Featuring a wide range of international case studies of brands who have had to respond to a variety of crises including Nestle, Unilever, General Electric, McDonald's, Coca-cola, Cadbury, Tesco, Pan Am, RBS and more, Crisis, Issues and Reputation Management demonstrates how organizations have to understand and respond rapidly to shifting public values, rising expectations, demands for public consultation and increasingly intrusive news media. As such, it provides a new and broader perspective on the topic for new and seasoned practitioners alike.