There’s a lot of things that can go horribly wrong with PR when you’re in the middle of a crisis. Communications messaging and the fine nuances around what spokespeople say in times of crisis for a company, brand, or event matter. That’s why we recommend that all companies put together a very basic crisis communications plan – it can be as simple as a few key messages on a piece of paper.
We have been reaching out to notable communications professionals to ask them a few questions about their experiences and interests, with the goal of providing some insights to others in the industry. For the April edition of ‘Questions for the PR Industry’ we chatted with Krystal Covington, Director of PR at Natural Grocers and Founder and CEO of Women of Denver. Krystal is an expert in the art of influence, and personal branding. She has led the launch of multi-million dollar projects and worked directly with CEOs of small and large businesses. She is also a TEDx presenter, national speaker and trainer.
Any good public relations campaign must start with a plan. With this in mind, how do you go about making “a plan”? At The Agency we have system (as most PR cohorts do). So what’s our plan? After getting to know a new client and identifying their PR needs, we formulate a step-by-step guide that serves as a roadmap for the campaign roll-out. Here are some of the components that we use for our public relations strategies – our “plans”.
We have been reaching out to notable communications professionals to ask them a few questions about their experiences and interests, with the goal of providing some insights to others in the industry. For the February edition of ‘Questions for the PR Industry’ we chatted with Grace Garland,Head of PR at MVF, a leading international customer generation company which combines cross-channel marketing with technology to provide a scalable source of new customers to businesses all over the world. They have several in-house brands including Expert Market, MoveHub and The Eco Experts.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – for spectators like us to check out what advertisers have come up with for one of the most viewed sporting events in the world. (Okay, the football game this year was actually pretty epic too…)
This year, as we all know, the Super Bowl took place during a particularly divisive time in US history, and we were curious to see if brands would choose to make political statements with their ads. In the past, brands have stumbled when they waded into political commentary, so it’s interesting to see how they chose to walk this fine line, if they acknowledged it at all.