Are you crisis ready in the digital world?                                                                                ...
What you will learn    •  In 15 minutes from now everyone in this room will know how to respond to a       media call duri...
Key points    •  Crises are not an aberration, they are part of our business    •  The community now have a voice    •  Th...
Traditional complaint process    •  Write a letter    •  Email company    •  Call the company    •  Call radio station, pr...
Digital complaint process    •  Email your contacts/post on social media site    •  Create Facebook group    •  Tweet    •...
So, what do you do with negative online comments?    •  You need to be part of the conversation    •  Remove any threateni...
What you can do now   •  Start building the ‘good will’ bank     Talent | Training | Crisis     Suite 5, Level 10, 118 Que...
Foundation for crisis ready    •  Audit your organisation, ‘what could possibly go wrong’    •  Mitigation process in plac...
Five key points    •  Establish the facts    •  What we know    •  What we don’t know    •  What we are doing    •  What w...
In summary   •  New landscape, we must adapt   •  Be part of the conversation   •  Remain professional   •  Have a plan   ...
QuestionsTalent | Training | CrisisSuite 5, Level 10, 118 Queens Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 T: 03 9602 4310 W: briggscommu...
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Servcorp Business Shorts networking event. Held at Southbank 22Nov12. Guest speaker: Allan Briggs, Briggs Communications on "Are You Crisis Ready in the Digital World?"

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Briggs Communication presentation for Servcorp Business Shorts Event "Are You Crisis Ready in the Digital World?"

  1. 1. Are you crisis ready in the digital world? Allan Briggs Managing Director Briggs Communications Talent | Training | Crisis Suite 5, Level 10, 118 Queens Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 T: 03 9602 4310 W: briggscommunications.com.au
  2. 2. What you will learn •  In 15 minutes from now everyone in this room will know how to respond to a media call during a crisis situation •  Often titled the ‘Golden Hour’ •  How to make your company crisis robust in the digital world Talent | Training | Crisis Suite 5, Level 10, 118 Queens Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 T: 03 9602 4310 W: briggscommunications.com.au 2
  3. 3. Key points •  Crises are not an aberration, they are part of our business •  The community now have a voice •  The community will judge on what they find •  The landscape has changed •  Management requires a new approach •  A solid foundation is required •  Reputation is part of your brand, and it’s not made overnight. Talent | Training | Crisis Suite 5, Level 10, 118 Queens Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 T: 03 9602 4310 W: briggscommunications.com.au 3
  4. 4. Traditional complaint process •  Write a letter •  Email company •  Call the company •  Call radio station, print or TV (Current Affair etc) •  Protest out the front •  Approach the company directly All require you to identify yourself Talent | Training | Crisis Suite 5, Level 10, 118 Queens Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 T: 03 9602 4310 W: briggscommunications.com.au 4
  5. 5. Digital complaint process •  Email your contacts/post on social media site •  Create Facebook group •  Tweet •  Blog •  Post of Forum Can identify yourself or be anonymous Traditional media are monitoring, if issue has a following or their interest they will engage You can’t stop online complaints, but you can manage them. Talent | Training | Crisis Suite 5, Level 10, 118 Queens Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 T: 03 9602 4310 W: briggscommunications.com.au 5
  6. 6. So, what do you do with negative online comments? •  You need to be part of the conversation •  Remove any threatening, racist, obscene •  Offer the complainant to discuss/rectify off-line •  Post positive material about your company, link to third party validation where possible •  Be professional at all times •  Link/direct to off-line number, email for follow up. Talent | Training | Crisis Suite 5, Level 10, 118 Queens Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 T: 03 9602 4310 W: briggscommunications.com.au 6
  7. 7. What you can do now •  Start building the ‘good will’ bank Talent | Training | Crisis Suite 5, Level 10, 118 Queens Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 T: 03 9602 4310 W: briggscommunications.com.au 7
  8. 8. Foundation for crisis ready •  Audit your organisation, ‘what could possibly go wrong’ •  Mitigation process in place •  Have a position •  Policy and training •  Rehearsal •  Annual review Talent | Training | Crisis Suite 5, Level 10, 118 Queens Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 T: 03 9602 4310 W: briggscommunications.com.au 8
  9. 9. Five key points •  Establish the facts •  What we know •  What we don’t know •  What we are doing •  What we want you (the community) to do Talent | Training | Crisis Suite 5, Level 10, 118 Queens Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 T: 03 9602 4310 W: briggscommunications.com.au 9
  10. 10. In summary •  New landscape, we must adapt •  Be part of the conversation •  Remain professional •  Have a plan •  Have a position •  Ongoing review and rehearsal Talent | Training | Crisis Suite 5, Level 10, 118 Queens Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 T: 03 9602 4310 W: briggscommunications.com.au 10
  11. 11. QuestionsTalent | Training | CrisisSuite 5, Level 10, 118 Queens Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 T: 03 9602 4310 W: briggscommunications.com.au 11

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