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Social Media Crisis

April 08, 2015
Though SXSW ended a couple of weeks ago, an event put on by Polpeo, a social management service, is still on my mind. They hosted a clinic that simulated brand crisis – a firm’s CEO is caught getting drunk, obnoxiously hitting on women, and doing drugs in a bar. Participants were then divided into teams, and then graded on how well they handled the crisis.
February 08, 2015
NBC Nightly News anchor, Brian Williams has become his own meme over the past 24-hours. What can NBC do to distance themselves from the issue?
November 07, 2014
Planning around internal communication helps keep a social media flashpoint from becoming a crisis.
July 30, 2014
Are you playing Russian Roulette with your social media practices? Maybe it's time for a social media crisis check-up to see if you're engaging in any risky behavior. Here are five red flags to get you started.
August 29, 2013
In a crisis, dissemination of information is a high priority. While social media strategy is vital in business, it is more important in crisis. Here are some principles to follow that will help you figure out how to plan for crisis communications using social media.
May 03, 2013
Large organisations' social media crises have become a daily part of the news. Whether it is an employee going rogue or a hacker taking over a corporate account, a lot of these social media crises can be avoided. Not by extensive (and expensive) security programs or banning the use of social media at work, but just by common sense. Here is a look at two specific social media crises which involved Burger King and HMV.
October 24, 2012
Normally, when an issue of religious censorship bubbles up online, all hell breaks loose. Here's how a student group at Louisiana State University responded to such an event with class and saved the university from a nasty PR mess.
August 21, 2012
It's time for a back-to-school quiz. How prepared are you for a social media crisis at your school? Here are five must-have tactics for you to implement now to face any crisis.
August 13, 2012
What would you do if your website had a catastrophic failure? Four crisis experts give their advice on what to do if your online presence goes down.
August 01, 2012
Social media isn't an emergency envelope we tear open to use when crisis strikes. Learn how to develop loyalty and advocacy now that can come to your aid later in a crisis...and build your business at the same time.

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