From a local incident to a national emergency! Thousands of homes and businesses flooded, power failures, people forced to flee their homes. Coping with the death of a colleague in the line of duty.
What really happens when it all goes wrong? How do you effectively integrate communications when the “crisis” is already all over the news? How do you avoid feeling overwhelmed, and what should you prioritise in those first precious moments?
Hear two of the North-West’s leading PR professionals share their stories and knowledge at the MMU Business School in Manchester.
Jon Baker is the Environment Agency’s Communications Manager for the North and East. When most of us were pulling crackers and eating mince-pies he spent Christmas in the Agency’s Penrith communications bunker. As Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire experienced “biblical” flooding, Jon was managing the EA’s vital communication functions.
Kath Stacey is Head of Corporate Communications for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and has experienced some of the region’s worst fire disasters. Kathy will give an account of how a robust crisis communications plan can prepare an organisation and the first critical comms actions when lives are endangered or lost.
This event is aimed at CIPR members and non-members alike. If you work in PR, be it in-house or agency, this event offers a great opportunity not only to hear from experienced PR professionals, but also to meet other PRs from the region and find out more about the work of the CIPR North West community. A limited number of free places are available for students attending CIPR registered courses.
At 6.00 pm light refreshments will be provided; the seminar will start at 6.30 pm. For directions see http://www.business.mmu.ac.uk/newlocation/location.php and for the nearest car park see https://www.totalcarparks.co.uk/carparks/manchester/oxford-road.
At the event, non members will have the opportunity to receive a special discount code that allows them to join the CIPR without paying the joining fee.
For any queries, please email Linda O’Neil, CIPR’s group administrator, at email@example.com or call 0845 331 2287.
Full payment must be received prior to the start of the event. No refunds or credit notes will be possible in the seven days prior to the event but you will be entitled to send a substitute.
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Events and training from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in the North West.