Some Quick, Practical Tips for Organizations on Communicating During the COVID-19 Crisis

Without a doubt, this is one of the most significant crises that many of us will experience in our lifetimes. Its unprecedented nature, the risks to health and economic well-being,… Read More

The ReLaunching of Conversations in Crisis

Conversations in Crisis is back! We are kickstarting a new chapter in the dialogue around crisis communications. We hope that this can be your go-to resource for insights, opinions, and… Read More

Getting to ‘Yes’ With Closer Legal-Communications Coordination in the Crisis Situation Room

Getting to ‘Yes’ With Closer Legal-Communications Coordination in the Crisis Situation Room

In a crisis situation, the tension between communication and legal advisors is often at the expense of client needs. This tension can lead to conditional apologies and non-denial denials. More… Read More

Commissioner Got It Half Right, But Mostly Wrong

Commissioner Got It Half Right, But Mostly Wrong

The Houston Astros are one victory away from winning their first World Series in franchise history, and it’s been a crazy ride. Unfortunately, not everyone has been able to enjoy… Read More

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Crisis Preparedness Includes Communications Preparedness: Lessons From the Arkema Experience

First of a series on crisis communications surrounding Hurricanes Harvey and Irma   As everyone now knows, Hurricane Harvey dealt record-setting blows, with devastating winds and floods, to coastal Texas,… Read More

When Crisis Strikes On Everest

When Crisis Strikes On Everest – How Do You Respond? Dr. Ken Kamler’s response to a brutal storm that hit Mt. Everest, the world’s most forbidding peak, in May 1996,… Read More

What We Can Learn From The Korean Dilemma

Fortunately, few of us will have to deal personally with the hard decisions posed by the increasingly tense standoff on the Korean Peninsula. Most corporate decisions, thankfully, don’t involve nuclear… Read More

Your Values Should Inform Crisis Response

It’s very important that a company have a clear understanding of its culture before a crisis occurs. We recently led a crisis simulation at a major international corporation. Afterward, the… Read More

Terrorism and Crisis Planning

The tragic and heartless Manchester bombing that took so many innocent lives reminds us all that terrorism has become almost commonplace around the world. While the attacks have often occurred… Read More

Crisis at The University of Texas

I was proud of my alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin, when recently it was forced to deal with the first homicide on campus in nearly 50 years…. Read More