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Proper Planning is the Key to Crisis Communications

The current spate of international and domestic crises is a stark reminder to all professional communicators: in Crisis Response there is no substitute for preparedness.

An enterprise paralyzed by a devastating earthquake or tsunami. Read more

BEING VISIBLE WHEN THE VISIBILITY IS ZERO

The powerful winter storms across much of the U.S. highlight the communication problems faced by government, utility company and transportation officials. Really bad weather always means trouble for communicators. Being visible when visibility is near zero is essential. Read more

Discovery Communications: Emergency Planning and Crisis Communications

The hostage taking incident last week at Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, MD, (less than 10 miles from the White House in Washington) has quickly faded from the news pages. Yet a couple of notes regarding new media and crisis planning and communications are worth making. Read more

Mea Culpas and Apologies Can Be Too Little, Too Late

Thomas H. Graham, regional president of Washington, DC region utility Pepco, has had a rough few days trying to restore power since a mammoth summer storm caused hundreds of thousands of electric outages on July 25. Read more

Does the picture tell the story?

Front page of USA Today this morning, and just about everywhere else in the media: a “before” and “after” photo or video clip of the oil well deep in the Gulf. Read more

War Rooms and Crisis Communications

Establishing a communications “war room” in a crisis is one of the first tactical steps to get on top of a fast breaking situation.
It’s essential to have a central place for a crisis team. Read more