PR Discussion Question: How fast do you need to release a public statement in a crisis?


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For the most effective crisis communications and employee communications, how fast should a company release a public statement in a crisis?

We pose this PR discussion question this week because public relations and corporate communications professionals often spend hours writing press releases and public statements and reviewing them with their executives and legal teams before they are ever presented to the media. This slow process only allows the media to become impatient and frustrated and eyewitnesses to begin speculating. What kind of process does your organization go through in order to get a timely statement to the media? What is your professional opinion on this question?

This question is one of a series of debates in the media relations, crisis communications, public relations, and social media industries where you and your colleagues can share observations with each other. Yes, YOU are invited to share your bite size bits of best practices. Here is how:

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Step 2: You will see a short video that poses a new question every Monday. You then post your best practices and observations on The BraudCast YouTube channel.

3: Once your opinion is shared, you can follow the discussion online so you can compare your best practices to those of your professional colleagues.

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