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Crisis Social Media

Crisis Social Media



Created for the BC Food & Beverage Marketers and Laurie Daschuk to present to the BC Food Processors Association Marketing Committee on July 19, 2011. Copyright belongs to 'Stop the Presses'.

Created for the BC Food & Beverage Marketers and Laurie Daschuk to present to the BC Food Processors Association Marketing Committee on July 19, 2011. Copyright belongs to 'Stop the Presses'.



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  • What we will cover in brief – How important is social Media?
  • Now if I show you this slide……And tell you that Social media is really about communicationHow do you feel?Your are right – you don’t have time for this…
  • Combining new tools in social media and the pressure of a PR crisis – can make you feel like this!
  • Let’s get back to the familiarWe work online and that is increasingly where business is happening
  • Location, Location, LocationBe where your customers are going
  • How are you going to get the word out to customers?Murphy’s Law – turkeys recalled at ThanksgivingDo you have a draft press release ready to go?
  • Chain of Communication at Health CanadaPress Release, phone calls, email, fax, newspaper ads
  • What is your database like? Suitable for accounting?If sales people have the info – is it accessible during a crisis?Costco used automated phone system to contact Maui Onion Chip purchasers
  • An informed customer is a relieved customerMedia enquiries require direct action – you can take name number and email for a reply in a stated time frameMay be asked to be recordedHave all staff empowered to release approved info and take name/number for call backs when information becomes available
  • This could be an opportunity to get room in your budget for making changes.
  • Let’s review
  • Here is an example of a recall notice on Facebook
  • A Facebook page could be a website
  • A media saavy choiceNot for explainations but for updates
  • Communicating is a box of chocolatesYou don’t have to do it all – probably shouldn’tYou can pick what works best for you
  • Can be a website or part of a websiteInteractive – viewers leave comments and can follow you or forward to othersIncreases your ranking if linked to your website or other social media tools
  • Top Sites are Blogger & WordpressCan be a great source of feedback/listeningGives you a chance to show off with super customer service
  • You are in the tornadoLike a geyser of action and communication
  • Customer responses are valuable in planning communication once the crisis has passed
  • New social media tools gives you a chance to keep updates fresh
  • Media Monitoring
  • 3 “C”s for Crisis planning
  • Reduce confusion- Customers in other countries or language barriers – some customers may not understand terms like barcode
  • Use real-life examples in your mock scenario
  • Large list of recalled productsResulted in deaths 9-20President appeared on TV
  • Contamination, employee illness, packaging, input ingredients, environmental hazards
  • Opportunity to promote other products, change packaging/artwork, fast-track new promotions
  • BooksSocial media 101 by Chris Brogan

Crisis Social Media Crisis Social Media Presentation Transcript

  • Using Social MediaDuring a PR Crisis
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  • Planning
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  • Canadians surf the web, watch YouTube, consult Wikipedia more than any other users - Yahoo! News
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  • What is your Communication Plan?
  • Traditional Approach
  • How easy is it to reach your customers?Do you have a list of who buys what?
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  • Be Available – don’t hideAnswer all media enquiries promptly
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  • Using your website is the first choice.Do you have the ability to make quick updates?
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  • Facebook
    Updates are quick and easy
    Gets high search engine results
    Allows customers to comment or ask questions
  • Twitter
    Short, 140 character updates
    Quick to set up
    Used by Media
    Great for developing stories
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  • Plan Ahead
    Set up online tools so they are ready
    Ask or Answer Customer Questions
    Improve visibility for your company
    Post after-Crisis events
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  • Blogs-blend of the term web/log
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  • 3 Questions:
    How do we get the message out to the targeted people that have to take action to remove the recalled product or other actions as quickly as possible?

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How do we track the responses from our targeted people (for example, store managers), including not only acknowledgement of the response but compliance to the directions?

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How do we maintain an on-going emergency dialogue (outstanding issues, new information) that doesn't get lost in the day-to-day volumes of email and voicemail?

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  • Powerful Application:Google Alerts
    -set daily or weekly notifications
    -search for company or product names
    -search for competition
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Jay Conrad Levinson
    Guerrilla Social Media Marketing
    20 Types of ROI
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  • Reputation
    Risk Reduction
    Client Retention
    Business Intelligence
    Brand Association
    PR and Exposure
    Immediate Revenue
    Long-Term Revenue
    Supplier Capacity
    Perception Shifting
    Better Recruits
    Client Education
    Staff Capacity Building
    Network Growth
    Opportunity Creation
    Job Satisfaction
    Trust Building
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  • Chain of CommandContentCommunication Tools
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  • Whenever Possible use Pictures
  • What are some possible PR crisis situations?
  • Making Positive Changes
  • Social Media In A CrisisThank you
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