Surprise! – Its Hurricane Season

Surprise! – Its Hurricane Season

“With every mistake, we must surely be learning.” ~ George Harrison (While My Guitar Gently Weeps) The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is becoming one of the most active seasons on record, thanks to a stretch of long-lived, destructive hurricanes over the past five...
While Rome is burning… Are you Nero?

While Rome is burning… Are you Nero?

Guest blogger: Brad Cole, CFE & LPI, Executive Director & Senior Coordinator, K9 First Responders, Inc. (K9FR)   A crisis unfolds. A hurricane hits your facility. You prepare and respond.   So far… under control. A natural gas line ruptures, fire starts...
VW and United Airlines: Lessons for Crisis Communicators

VW and United Airlines: Lessons for Crisis Communicators

They’ve weathered the storms, but could their crises have been avoided altogether? What lessons can crisis communicators draw from the recent VW “dieselgate” crisis and United Airlines’ spate of public relations disasters, most notably its violent removal of a...
Social Media – A Double-Edged Sword

Social Media – A Double-Edged Sword

How will your organization handle social media during a crisis? David Kalson of PreparedEx recently presented, “The Internet, Social Media, and Crisis Communications”, at the International Crisis Management Conference in Boston this past April. During his...
The 3 Year Crisis Management Exercise Program

The 3 Year Crisis Management Exercise Program

A Three-Year Crisis Simulation Exercise Program That Validates Preparedness is an Approach Every Organization Should Take   Does your organization just “check the box” when it comes to conducting crisis simulation exercises? Do you really understand the true...