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July 2018

Webinar: Proactive Crisis Management Part 1, Activism

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Proactive Crisis Management: Activism: Part 1 Presented by John Deveney In 2018, brands are witnessing a wave of a new consumer activism. Since the beginning of 2016, one in five Americans has participated in some form of activist involvement. And many of them claim they plan on getting more active. Make sure that your brand is ready for whatever may come and tune in for part one of our two-part series on activist crisis management. An engaging introduction to preparing your…

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Webinar: The 9 Rules of Crisis Communication

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The 9 Rules of Crisis Communication Presented by Lane Kasselman Bad things happen on weekends, holidays and when the weather is nice—learn how to always be prepared for a crisis and the rules for communicating through it. Lane Kasselman, former Uber and AT&T communication and public affairs executive, will share his experience in navigating crisis and upholding an organization’s trust, credibility and reputation in the process. Presenter Lane Kasselman is a nationally recognized expert in crisis and public affairs. He led communications…

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Webinar: Reactive Crisis Management Part 2, Activism

July 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Presented by John Deveney A progressively energized community of activists is part of a new reality for brands and businesses, that calls for new rules of engagement for brands when it comes to their reputation. This rise in consumer activism brings a new host of risks and challenges that brand managers often ignore at their detriment. Make sure that your brand is ready for to react to activists engagement. Tune in for part two of our two-part series on activist…

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IABC Chicago 2018 Bronze Quill Awards Submission Deadline

July 23

Download the 2018 Call for Entries brochure and submit your entry. Chicago communicators can now enter the 2018 Bronze Quill Awards sponsored by the Chicago chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). As ‘the Oscar’ for Chicago-area communications professionals, the contest recognizes the best and brightest work from all communications disciplines completed during 2018 – from marketing and public relations to writers and digital media experts. Previous winners represent companies large and small, including Allstate, Boeing, ComEd, McDonald’s, Sprint,…

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Webinar: The 9 Rules of Crisis Communication

July 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Presented by Lane Kasselman Bad things happen on weekends, holidays and when the weather is nice—learn how to always be prepared for a crisis and the rules for communicating through it. Lane Kasselman, former Uber and AT&T communication and public affairs executive, will share his experience in navigating crisis and upholding an organization’s trust, credibility and reputation in the process. Presenter Lane Kasselman is a nationally recognized expert in crisis and public affairs. He led communications and public affairs for both…

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August 2018

Webinar: Take Control with Media Monitoring

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Presented by Dawn Smeaton PR and communication professionals do not like surprises. The last thing they want is to be in the dark when it comes to news—good or bad—affecting their organization. The answer to avoiding surprises? Knowing, before the other guys, everything there is to know about your world. What trends or opportunities are coming your way, what your competition is doing and where your industry is going. Media monitoring gives you that knowledge. In this webinar, you’ll: Learn…

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September 2018

Webinar: Collaboration to Improve Department Communication

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Collaboration to Improve Department Communication Presented by Shahara Wright Most department leaders will say that the C Suite doesn’t care if departments work together. However, managers know that it is necessary to complete the work that needs to be done. It often seems like it is impossible because of distrust and suspicion between departments. However, a company can only survive if a culture of communication, transparency and collaboration is embraced. Departments that struggle (or make no attempt) to cooperate with each…

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November 2018

Webinar: Preparing for Cyber Security and a Data Breach

November 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Presented by John Deveney Cyber-attacks have become a destructive and common problem. From compromised point-of-sale transactions to personal information security breaches, cyber-attacks can debilitate a business in the short-term and cause reputation damage in the long-term. What was previously considered an IT issue is elevated to the boardroom. Join John Deveney for a lesson in how to navigate a difficult media landscape post-crisis to improve public image, brand reputation and reinstate consumer confidence. Understand what vulnerabilities lurk behind every corner,…

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Webinar: How to Manage Fake News in the Real World 

November 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by John Deveney No matter your industry, the fake news hysteria should not be taken lightly. As consumers become more empowered by social media, brand reputations lie in the hands of anyone with an internet connection and malicious intent. Companies that are proactive in crisis management are more likely to minimize damage and maintain good standing. Join John Deveney as he uncovers the approach brands must take to keep viral storms from escalating in the face of fake news, featuring…

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