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Posts Tagged: crisis communications

Timing Isn’t Everything, But It Counts For A Lot

The Rev. Pat Robertson, one of America’s best-known evangelist broadcasters, created a firestorm Wednesday night even as he was busy soliciting donations for earthquake-ravaged Haiti on his Christian Broadcasting Network’s flagship show, “700 Club.” Robertson intimated that Haiti had been cursed by God for making a pact with the Devil to kick out the country’s former French colonial masters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXiyceNZmiU

“You know … something happened a long time ago in Haiti….They were under the heel of the French…They got together and swore a pact to the Devil. Read more

When Tweet Time Becomes Jail Time

It’s probably a first, getting arrested for NOT tweeting. This also falls into the category of: be careful what you wish for, especially if it’s on a social network.

Last week Def Jam record label executive James Roppo tweeted that 15-year-old Canadian pop singer sensation Justin Bieber would be signing autographs at a Long Island, NY mall clothing store. Read more

SARS vs. SWINE FLU – Comparisons and Differences

As I’m writing, the European Health Commissioner has recommended that unless it is “essential,” that Europeans should avoid traveling to Mexico or the US.

Not since SARS have we seen a public health concern and watch that matches the focus on Swine Flu. Read more

Social Media Immediacy

As bloggers, we know that social media is a fluid environment. When attacked, companies and organizations must decide whether to respond quickly to negative sentiment, or wait to assess their response. Read more