crisis communication Tag

Crisis Management: Working with Bees

I’m a beekeeper so I’m very comfortable around bees, and I’ve proudly managed to (mostly) avoid getting stung from the two hives in our yard. I attribute this to having a plan and a sense of steadiness around the bees that works the majority of...

“Hell-on-Wheels” Crisis Communication Strategies

Three Strategies For Moving Forward I just returned from my fourth annual Cycle Oregon trip last week.  If you are not familiar with Cycle Oregon, you should be. The organization coordinates a week-long trip for more than 2,000 bicyclists each September through a different region of Oregon (often...

How Sweet is PR? Baking and PR Are More Similar Than You Think

Baking from scratch is one of my favorite hobbies. I love testing out new recipes for cupcakes and trying new ingredient combinations. While concocting a recipe for cinnamon and vanilla cupcakes this past weekend, I started to notice  similarities between my two passions: baking and...

Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!

Most of us probably think of films about a sinking ship or dire situation for an airplane that’s losing altitude when we hear the word Mayday. Regardless of what you associate it with, Mayday is the simplest form of communicating a crisis. One word delivers an...

Don’t Get Burned: Crisis Management via a Four-Year-Old

One recently chilly Saturday morning, I found myself heating up my famous chocolate pancakes with my four-year-old daughter. As we waited with anticipation for our tasty treats, my young chef asked if she could touch the light under the pan. “What light?” I said somewhat...

The Unique Challenge of Crisis Management for Nonprofits

Crisis preparation is essential for any business looking to protect their reputation, brand identity and bottom line. For a nonprofit, being prepared for a crisis can be even more essential as most nonprofits are mission driven, typically with a mission that’s designed to help people,...

Who Can You Rely On in a Crisis?

I recently attended a crisis communication seminar where the guest speakers discussed their experience dealing with a local crisis that made international news. It’s interesting to me when I encounter people who have faced significant crisis situations. I always go into these seminars half expecting...