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Does your franchise have a crisis plan?

Posted on: May 10th, 2018 by JD Sizemore, Account Supervisor No Comments

At Ripley PR, we’ve spilled a lot of ink on the subject of crisis public relations. As franchise public relations experts, one of the biggest issues we see time and time again is franchise locations that don’t have a crisis plan in place for their specific location. Or if they do, it’s tucked away on a bookshelf […]

Is your manufacturing company ready for a cybersecurity crisis?

Posted on: April 30th, 2018 by JD Sizemore, Account Supervisor No Comments

It doesn’t take much digging to uncover the monetary impact of cybercrime. Everything from the cost of damages, to training and hiring qualified personnel, to budgets for products and services, are all expected climb over the next five years. Boardrooms across the world are working with their insurance providers to write in coverage for cyber […]

Crisis PR: Six things you should do if your company is hit with sexual misconduct allegations

Posted on: January 12th, 2018 by Thomas Fraser, Senior Content Specialist No Comments

Sexual harassment or misconduct allegations have felled figures ranging from a U.S. senator and a hip-hop mogul to a folksy radio host in recent memory. Some crisis-management firms are reaping the benefits as people – some not even yet accused of misconduct — sign up for reputation-management services to keep their names out of the […]

How You Respond During a Crisis Says a Lot

Posted on: January 4th, 2018 by Heather Ripley, Founder/CEO No Comments

Every home service business owner would love it if every day were filled with service calls and positive customer interactions. However, sometimes a crisis may arise that puts a stop to everything you had planned for the day. But, how do you prepare something like that? How should you respond? A home service public relations agency […]

Franchisors: What is better than having a crisis plan? Having a crisis partner!

Posted on: December 12th, 2017 by Heather Ripley, Founder/CEO No Comments

If you work for a franchisor and are responsible for marketing for franchise sales or providing materials and training for franchisees, you no doubt know how important it is to have a crisis communications plan. Having worked internally for a nationally-recognized franchisor myself, I understand how many hats you wear and how very important your […]

Is Your Construction Company Prepared for a Crisis?

Posted on: November 25th, 2017 by Bill Mattern No Comments

As the owner or manager of a construction company, whether in the residential or commercial side of things, it’s absolutely critical that you have a crisis management plan in place before a crisis occurs. Even for the most successful of construction companies, a crisis could occur at any time. If you don’t have a plan […]

Escaping the Hall of Shame: Protect Your Health IT Business with a Cybercrisis PR Plan

Posted on: October 4th, 2017 by Joel Davis, Senior Content Specialist No Comments

So, your health technology company is about to hit the big time, but with scale comes the potential for devastating data breaches. Do you have a healthcare IT public relations plan in place to help you recover if the worst happens? In an article about how companies can rebuild trust after a security breach, Forbes […]

5 Tips to Prepare for a Crisis

Posted on: September 26th, 2017 by Heather Ripley, Founder/CEO No Comments

Advice to get a crisis communication blueprint in place for your manufacturing business Having a crisis communication plan is an unfortunate necessity for any business, especially manufacturing companies. The manufacturing public relations professionals at Ripley PR compiled a list of five things to keep in mind for your crisis communication plan. 1. Define what “crisis” […]

Don’t Wait for a Crisis to Think About Preparing for a Crisis

Posted on: June 16th, 2017 by Heather Ripley, Founder/CEO No Comments

There’s one phone call every CEO or company president never wants to hear no matter if you are an automotive parts supplier or manufacturer of major components. It’s a phone call from the chief of security or the assembly line foreman…maybe it’s a call from local law enforcement or other civil authority. It’s the phone […]

5 Reasons why your Construction Company needs a Crisis Communication Plan

Posted on: May 25th, 2017 by Heather Ripley, Founder/CEO No Comments

Prepare your business for an unforeseen crisis situation with construction public relations A crisis is any situation that threatens the integrity or reputation of your construction business. It is usually brought on by adverse or negative media attention. Five examples of potential crisis situations that could damage your reputation if it is not handled correctly […]

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