The trust in mainstream media regained since the COVID-19 crisis

As a routine, every morning Ms. Tran Minh Thu, director of a leading travel agency in Vietnam, starts her day by reading news on her Facebook Newsfeed. Posts and articles covering the impact of COVID-19 on Vietnam’s tourism industry appear Read More …

How to use social media the ‘right way’ during COVID-19 crisis

Nowadays, social media have become primary sources of information. During a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, how should social media be mastered and employed in a responsible way? I have some recommendations that will help marketers utilize social media in Read More …

[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 …

Vietnam’s social media landscape – 3 key platforms and how brands can get the most out of each

Digital literacy has exploded among the Vietnamese populace in the last decade, and social media has naturally followed. With 57 percent of the country now active on social media, there is unprecedented opportunity for brands entering Vietnam to reach their 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 …