Posts Categorized: Crisis Communications

Crisis Communications – Lessons Learned by a Nonprofit

By Brenda Thompson, Brenda Thompson Communications A nonprofit organization providing services to 32,000 children in Austin, Texas, imploded recently when it was discovered that the agency was more than $3 million in debt to the IRS, had “financial irregularities” in its audits, and had no money left to continue operating. Arrest warrants have been issued for the former executive director, accusing her of tampering with audits officials say were forged.  Since the Austin American-Statesman broke the story in April, there have been more scandalous revelations and accusations. The story isn’t over yet. But from a crisis communications perspective it is already providing... ⇢ read more

Toyota – Did they put the "brakes" on quickly enough?

Posted by Amy Kossoff Smith, Write Ideas, Inc., and PRCG Powerlines Editor. Fasten your seatbelts, publicists and marketers, because this is one crisis communications campaign that has got to be keeping some in our field in the fast lane this week! I read an article in Ragan's PR Daily News Feed about Toyota's sticky brakes, and the article poses the question, "Should Toyota change its name?" First, check out some excerpts from Ragan's article: The automaker continues to take a beating in the press over... ⇢ read more

Toyota – Did they put the “brakes” on quickly enough?

Posted by Amy Kossoff Smith, Write Ideas, Inc., and PRCG Powerlines Editor. Fasten your seatbelts, publicists and marketers, because this is one crisis communications campaign that has got to be keeping some in our field in the fast lane this week! I read an article in Ragan's PR Daily News Feed about Toyota's sticky brakes, and the article poses the question, "Should Toyota change its name?" First, check out some excerpts from Ragan's article: The automaker continues to take a beating in the press over... ⇢ read more