Tag Archives: Crisis

When disaster strikes what matters most?

I hope in the coming weeks this is something that the CIPR and PRCA take up to discuss with members. Continue reading

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When time stopped

There are some events and crises that are so huge they change life forever. This was one of those moments in time. Continue reading

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Be prepared, be crisis ready

Anyone who was in the brownies, guides or similar organisation will remember the motto ‘be prepared’. As a child it didn’t really mean a lot. Life just happened and with very few life experiences there was no concept of what … Continue reading

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When words are not enough

I have struggled with feeling unable to write a blog this week. There is so much pain and suffering whenever the TV is switched on. I can’t adequately find the words to capture the horrific scenes both in Haiti and … Continue reading

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Humanity in disaster response: book review and interview with author

“Writing this book has been a learning experience combined with an emotional toll as I have dived into a large number of disasters and scrutinized their aftermath.”
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Walk in the same footsteps

Whether it is double standards or not, the fact that it appears this way is incredibly damaging. Continue reading

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Uncovering the covered

Moving forward and into a possible recovery from Covid-19 should not be about a ‘return to normal’ or going backwards. Continue reading

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Banish the talk of reputation

But PR should never be about reputation alone. Doing this will lead to bad or perverse decision making where what is right is sacrificed to what is reputationally acceptable. The role of communication should be to manage the consequences of the actions that are taken. Continue reading

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Here we go again

There is concern or at the worst mistrust of announcements that are played out in Parliament, which for many is a world away from their daily lives. Continue reading

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The seeds of confusion

It may have been an oversight or a breakdown in communication but the confusion of the past 24 hours has the potential to damage confidence. Continue reading

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