Published: Jun 22, 2005
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2020

Crisis communications is PR playing defense. I've worked crises ranging from workplace shootings to scandalous lawsuits and more, and the stakes are never higher when it comes to a brand preserving buyer trust. 

This article on managing media crises from offers some good advice on how marketing and public relations teams should work together in crisis management situations.

Some other resources on crisis communications:

The 10 Steps of Crisis Communications

Crisis Communications Planning Template

13 Rules of PR Crisis Management




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Scott Baradell
Scott Baradell
Trust expert Scott Baradell is CEO and founder of Idea Grove. Idea Grove helps its clients secure trust at scale through its unique Grow With TRUST approach. Scott is an established authority on trust and editor of the online publication Trust Signals, as well as author of the upcoming book Trust Signals: Brand Building in a Post-Truth World. Idea Grove celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020, earning honors including the 2020 Pegasus Award for Small Agency of the Year, being named a Top 200 B2B service provider by Clutch, and ranking in the top 25 tech agencies in the U.S. by O'Dwyer's. Scott has an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America and speaks on PR and marketing topics at industry events nationwide.

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