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Meeting Planners Responds to Crisis Communications Simulations

Crisis Communications

Meeting Planner Organization Responds to CommCore’s Crisis Communications Simulations

 (Washington, DC, Dec 11, 2014) – Members of the Senior Planners Industry Networks (SPiN) had to think fast during a recent crisis communications simulation workshop by specialty communications firm CommCore. Scenarios included a sudden hotel worker strike due to fears of Ebola contagion from an international event’s keynote speaker, and industry responses to published articles about a District Attorney probe into caterer kickbacks to meeting planners.


“The participants quickly grasped that effective crisis communications was both in their interest and that of their clients,” said CommCore Senior Vice President Nicholas F. Peters who conducted the program. “They immediately recognized that planning and preparedness are the keys to proper execution when things go wrong.” SPiN attendees represented independent meeting planning firms as well as in-house association planners.

About SPiN

Founded in October 2008, SPiN is the largest association of senior-level planners. The group continues to evolve organically from word-of-mouth. The group consists of senior-level planners that have worked as a planner for over 10 years. Founded by Shawn Suckow.

About CommCore

CommCore Consulting Group is a privately held specialty communications firm serving businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations around the worldsince 1985. The company specializes in strategic and tactical communications development and implementation across all industry sectors, organizational crisis planning and response, executive media and presentation training, message development, C Suite leadership and staff internal communications skills development. CommCore is led by its president and CEO, Andrew D. Gilman – a lawyer, award-winning journalist, and co-author of the best-selling book Get To The Point. CommCore is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has offices in New York City, Los Angeles, & Dallas.

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