Monday 23 July 2018
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Editor’s Pick

Patty Harrison
Editor-in-Chief AdChat DFW

This month we feature an article that Amy Power with The Power Group, wrote for Forbes, addressing the tricky subject of balancing who does what in the event of a company crises. Does the HR department step in for damage control or is the PR team burdened with the task? This editorial dissects the natural inclinations of each and highlights their expertise, or lack of,  in handling a situation when a crisis erupts.

Although Human Resources may advocate for employee productivity, they may be unskilled to navigate what may become a legal issue for the company. The Public Relations team or external PR agency, is much better equipped to handle all channels of communication, has innate objectivity and the ability to respond very quickly where ever the crisis erupts.

Please take the time to read this month’s Editor’s Pick and remember it’s important to have a process for managing a crisis in place before it occurs.

Plan Ahead for a Crisis

Why Your HR Department Shouldn’t Handle Crisis Communications, But Your PR Team Should

By Amy Power | The Power Group In my 15 years of experience handling crisis communication for clients, I’ve identified the two things...

KFC’s Sincere “We’re Sorry” with FCK Ad Worked to Calm No Chicken Crisis

By Mark Sullivan, President Loomis Agency In the 1970 film “Love Story,” starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal, MacGraw’s character...

Diversity in Advertising and Production | “What Can I Do?”

By Apollo’s Jody Lauren Miller As a director, it’s pretty damn cool when someone asks you, “What can I do to help?” I get this...

Dieste’s Provoke Weekly | What Emerging Stars Program Taught me About Women and Healthcare

by Samantha Moeller, Account Supervisor, Dieste I recently had the privilege to participate in Omnicom’s Emerging Stars program, in...

Working Productively with Millennials in the Agency World

by Gary Hooker, CMO, Imaginuity There’s no question about it. Millennials are a new breed of employee. Some see managing them in the...