[Crisis 101 – Part 3] More manage, less respond

The role of social media in crisis communication Organizations often confuse between two concepts: crisis management and crisis response. Many clients came to me asking to “manage” their crisis, but at that moment many problems had arised, therefore what they Read More …

[Crisis 101 – Part 2] Advantages and disadvantages of social media in crisis communication

Social media channels offer both advantages and limitations for crisis communication compared to using traditional media channels alone, such as holding press conference or releasing a correction press release. Advantages of social media channels are their speed, ease-of-reach, and interactivity, Read More …

[Crisis 101 – Part 1] How to develop a social media crisis management plan

Many corporations have very strong social media presence, with high volume of engagement between the company and its audience; but engaging widely does not mean engaging wisely. Especially during crises, a good social media crisis management plan directs the company’s Read More …

An overview of how Vietnamese and American PR practitioners perceive the use of social media in crisis communication

In Vietnam, social media has become one of the most popular communication platforms. Despite the powerful effect of social media in conditioning a crisis, and the trend to integrate social media into crisis management strategies in many countries, Vietnamese companies Read More …

Why don’t Vietnamese companies use social media in a crisis?

A previous article talked about why Vietnamese companies should use social media more for crisis communication. Now we’ll explore some reasons why they don’t, and why most of those are mistaken.   1. They want to distance themselves from the Read More …

5 social media lessons for ASEAN airlines from the United saga

Most frequent fliers recognize that service quality among ASEAN airlines generally surpasses the service quality of U.S. Airlines. Nonetheless, there are several lessons we can take from the recent social media fiasco sparked by the shockingly abrasive service given to Read More …