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The Rev. Paul Fazio stood before his congregation in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Feb. 21, and studied the emotions brimming in expectant eyes: shock, sadness, anger, fear. The previous night, a lone gunman cruised the city and randomly shot eight people, killing six. The congregants indeed, the whole community were stunned, desperate for a comforting word.
Hamilton, the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, is a huge hit on Broadway, earning millions in ticket sales. In a June 10 post on Fortune, the shows creator, composer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda shared some insights on the creative process.
When a crisis occurs due to a product recall; alleged unethical, negligent or criminal behavior; or the loss of life all hands are on deck, but not necessarily working in harmony. As the legal and communications departments are first responders, they often bring very different approaches, sometimes resulting in an inability to reach consensus and to provide a timely response in the fast-paced world of traditional, digital, mobile and social media channels.
Your crisis communications wont have an impact if youre just distributing press releases or releasing statements through the media. With nearly two-thirds of American adults on social networking sites, your brand needs to cast a wider net with its communication or risk being swallowed whole by a crisis.
Fox News Channels Response to Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Breaks from Standard Protocol
A wide-ranging report by the USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations finds that PR executives around the world are optimistic about the professions future, with growth in budgets and staffing expected over the next five years. In addition, the respondents believe that they will be expected to deliver more from strategy and content to creativity and measurement.
It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime: three childhood friends traipsing through Europe on summer vacation. And it was certainly memorable, just not for the intended, carefree reason.
When you Google top crises of 2015, included in the top-10 of nearly every list are one or more of the high-profile data breaches of 2015. Chick-Fil-A, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Harvard University, American Airlines and dating service Ashley Madison are just a few of the organizations that fulfilled the prophecy of former FBI director Robert Mueller III, who said at a 2012 RSA cybersecurity conference, There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be hacked.
It does not matter how much time passes or how intimately familiar we are with what occurred on Dec. 2, 2015 it will always seem unbelievable that our agency was the victim of the second-deadliest terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11.
The last two decades have seen the advent of websites, email, social media, marketing automation, mobile phones and technologies that let consumers avoid marketing messages, such as digital video recorders and ad blockers.
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Doctors who take free meals from the pharmaceutical industry are more likely to prescribe branded drugs to Medicare patients than generics, according to a study published on June 20 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.