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Redmond, We Have A Problem: 5 Tips On Breaking Bad News To IT Clients

Redmond, We Have A Problem: 5 Tips On Breaking Bad News To IT Clients

Unwelcome news can be nerve wracking all around. When something happens that compromises the service you provide to a client, there’s anxiety about losing the relationship and losing the business.... read more

Rumination: The First Step in Crisis Recovery is an Honest Attempt to Change

Rumination: The First Step in Crisis Recovery is an Honest Attempt to Change

“What exactly does the NFL stand for?” The question came from ESPN anchor and life-long football fan Hannah Storm who deplored the league’s recent abuse cases in an emotional sign-off... read more

Twitter Fail: When Being Trendy is Dangerous for Your Brand

Twitter Fail: When Being Trendy is Dangerous for Your Brand

I love watching trending topics on Twitter. I find “in the moment” dialogue of world events fascinating. Though I am not a regular tweeter, you can bet I’m reading when... read more

8 Tips for Managing a Social Media Crisis

8 Tips for Managing a Social Media Crisis

How in the world could this have happened?! It’s the middle of the night where you are but it’s early afternoon someplace else, where a group of angry customers is... read more

Responding to Negative Criticism

Responding to Negative Criticism

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Every company will, at some point, run into negative criticism, especially in the world of social media. Negative criticism happens to everyone, and how you deal with it is actually... read more

7 Lessons for Managing Social Media Crises

7 Lessons for Managing Social Media Crises

Social media crises are the angry birds of crisis management.  On one hand, they unfold before your very eyes and you just can’t look away.  On the other, they keep... read more

How to Prepare Your Small Business in the Event of a Personal Crisis

How to Prepare Your Small Business in the Event of a Personal Crisis

We never think it will happen to us. We’re entrepreneurs, after all, and somehow that makes us infallible. With little thought of a personal crisis and its impact on our... read more

Crisis Management: An Opportunity For Your Brand To Shine

Crisis Management: An Opportunity For Your Brand To Shine

With the rising health trend in the last couple of years, increasing numbers of consumers have started looking for new ways of getting and staying healthy. Gradually, people have incorporated... read more

Creating a Crisis Communications Plan: It’s NOT Over When It’s Over

Creating a Crisis Communications Plan: It’s NOT Over When It’s Over

If you listen very carefully chances are you’ll hear the sound of a company executive letting out his or her breath after a crisis. That rush of air is coming... read more

5 Steps to Preparing Your Business for a Natural Disaster

5 Steps to Preparing Your Business for a Natural Disaster

When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in the summer of 2012, its forces were strong enough to shake seemingly indestructible businesses. Take NYU Langone Medical Center, for example. Power... read more

Use Your Employees as Community Ambassadors During Crisis Recovery

Use Your Employees as Community Ambassadors During Crisis Recovery

When crisis hits, your employees suffer.  When it’s time for recovery they are your most powerful weapon.  The LA Clippers provided us with the most recent and dramatic proof of... read more

An American Train Wreck

An American Train Wreck

I’m going to miss Dov Charney. For much of the time he was American Apparel’s president and CEO Charney owned the title of “Sleaziest Man in Retail.” American Apparel’s Board... read more

During a Crisis, Use One Hashtag to Unify All Tweets

During a Crisis, Use One Hashtag to Unify All Tweets

#AllForOneAndOneForAll Twitter hashtags are powerful tools in crisis communications.  When used correctly, hashtags, unify all communications during a crisis and position a company as the true source of accurate information.... read more

It’s NOT Over When It’s Over

It’s NOT Over When It’s Over

If you listen very carefully chances are you’ll hear the sound of a company executive letting out his or her breath after a crisis.  That rush of air is coming... read more

Drugs,  JetBlue and a Very Battered Reputation

Drugs, JetBlue and a Very Battered Reputation

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Your employees ARE your company to most of your customers.  They are your brand ambassadors.  They represent your brand every day and when they behave badly they undo every marketing... read more