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Staying afloat in turbulent times with Dan Jasper | On Top of PR podcast

Ready to find out how Mall of America, as a major retail destination consistently providing first-class experiences, while dealing with different COVID-19 challenges?

 

Guest:

Dan Jasper has served as the director of public relations at Mall of America for 17 years and has more than 20 years of PR and communications experience prior to that. Dan leads public relations, community relations, social media, storytelling, tourism, and the advanced service portal at the Mall of America. He is a key national spokesperson for the mall and also manages crisis communications and government affairs.


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Topics: crisis communications, On Top of PR

One year later: Crisis communications tips for companies that failed to honor their equality and diversity pledges upon George Floyd’s death

Some companies are under fire for failing to keep their promises to uphold racial equality and diversity

 

A year ago, the world burned with protests and cries over the gruesome murder of George Floyd by police officers in broad daylight. Corporate America made quite a spectacle by pledging to support black businesses with grants, improve diversity in their companies, donate to Black nonprofits, and more.

 

However, one year later, it appears that the flame of corporate commitments to social justice died just as quickly as it started.


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Topics: crisis communications

Colonial Pipeline’s cyberattacks: A lesson in crisis communications management

Company responses to cyberattacks dictate public perception.

 

With Colonial Pipeline recovering from a cyberattack organized by a cybercriminal gang, the encounter has left the industry a number of lessons regarding cybersecurity. Here are some tips for crisis communication management in the event of a cyberattack:


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Topics: PR tips, crisis communications

SolarWinds’ cyberattacks: A lesson in crisis communications management

Company responses to cyberattacks dictate public perception.

 

After a major breach of SolarWinds’ network management software, various entities, including companies and government agencies, had various reactions in order to manage the crisis. This post discusses the cybersecurity saga and how companies can implement efficient crisis communications management.


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Topics: PR tips, crisis communications

Elevating a brand with Mark Sherwood | On Top of PR podcast

Learn how to build a team that will improve a brand’s damaged reputation with our guest Mark Sherwood.

 

Guest:

Our episode guest is Mark Sherwood, Deputy Executive Director of Marketing at Detroit Public Schools Community. He develops and manages annual marketing and communication strategies, staff, budgets, research, competitive analysis and surveys.


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Topics: crisis communications, On Top of PR, podcasting

Axia CEO Jason Mudd shares crisis communications and diversity thoughts

Reputation management relies on strong inclusion efforts.

 

An organization’s reputation doesn’t just depend on provided services, customer relations, and public communications. Diversity and inclusion, both within the organization’s workforce and in the work it does, is an integral part of a company’s image. 


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Topics: reputation management, crisis communications

Why is crisis communications training so vital to success?

Find out the top traits and tips for successful crisis communications leaders.

 

Every team is going through some level of crisis or disruption right now considering we’re in month 13 of living through a global pandemic. If you have the honor to lead your company, you must improve your emotional intelligence and increase your transparency. This is especially true during a crisis. 

 

A crisis situation is overwhelmingly stressful, and that’s why we plan and practice for these moments so we don’t lose our cool, snap at someone, or say something inappropriate or insensitive. 


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Topics: crisis communications

How To Use Emails for Effective Crisis Communication

Although business and life seem to be gradually returning to a state of sanity, at this time last year, there was the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The coronavirus forced all businesses to take a second look at their crisis communications plans. Thus, here are five essential pointers on how businesses should use emails for effective crisis communications, whether the crisis is internal or external.

 

These hints are worth their weight in gold. Regardless of your industry, people pay attention to your actions, particularly in distraught times. And their reviews immensely impact your business.


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Topics: crisis communications

Is ‘bad PR’ always detrimental?

When handled appropriately, PR crises can help your company in the long run.

 

There’s a cliché that “there’s no such thing as bad publicity.”

 

While I’m not a fan of that statement nor that corporate communications strategists are the same as publicists, here’s some proof that (even bad) PR works.


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Topics: PR tips, crisis communications

Eight Ways a Construction Company Can Manage Damage to its Reputation

Construction companies are only as good as their last mistake. This applies to their reputation as well. While unfortunate to note, many clients can remember mistakes, and very few can recall successful projects and excellent work done. Most clients also remember mistakes long after they have been addressed.

 

Clients can be very unforgiving. A bad reputation can undo thousands of hours of hard work. Just like getting contractor insurance to safeguard your construction business, you also need to protect your company’s reputation at all times if you want to stay competitive. 

 

So how do you manage damage to your construction company’s reputation?

 

To repair any damage to your construction company’s reputation, you need to create a plan of action. This is important, so any issues are addressed right away before they cause irreparable damage. 


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Topics: crisis communications, construction

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