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Welcome! The Crisis Insights blog was created for professionals who deal with crises—even if that's not in their job description. Each week, you'll find fresh insights, resources and news on a range of topics.

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Tuesday
Mar042014

See Groundbreaking Mobile Apps at the Spring World Conference

We'll be exhibiting in booth 406 at Disaster Recovery Journal's Spring World 2014, the world's largest conference dedicated to business continuity and disaster recovery. Visit us to see the new, groundbreaking mobile apps that are changing the game for Business Continuity and crisis management professionals. And enter to win an iPad Mini.

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Tuesday
Feb252014

6 Ways to Get Your Emergency Alerts Noticed

How do we get people to realize a situation is urgent? Many of us experience information overload—phone calls, texts, email and social media. It’s a challenge to get your alert noticed, let alone to convey a sense of urgency.

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Tuesday
Feb182014

Why Crises Should Make Executives Feel Insecure

It’s no surprise that crises can have a dramatic and prolonged effect on organizational reputation and share value. But new research now documents what we have known intuitively for a long time – that crises cost executives their jobs, and the stock market is brutally unforgiving of poor management performance.

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Tuesday
Feb112014

Infographic: Using Social Media as a Crisis Management Tool

To reach the broadest audience possible during a PR crisis, corporations and other organizations are turning to social media. This infographic shows some of the ways in which organizations have benefited from using social media.

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Tuesday
Feb042014

Best Practices for Emergency Notification Messages

When sending an alert through an emergency notification system, it’s important to have the best possible message for each type of communication channel. This presentation gives you a variety of best practices for each communication channel. Follow these guidelines and your alert will be more successful.

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Tuesday
Jan282014

Risky Business at the Olympics

The Winter Olympic Games begin soon in Sochi, and there has been a good deal of news about the risk of terrorism. Risk management has become an essential part of preparing for the Games. Several recent articles examine the role of risk management at the Olympics.

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Tuesday
Jan212014

How Can You Get Employees to Care about Business Continuity?

A problem plagues business continuity efforts around the globe – the average employee simply does not care. If employees don’t care, the best-laid business continuity plans will be difficult to fully implement. Learn five reasons that they don't care and ideas for how to counter that problem.

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Tuesday
Jan142014

New eBook: The Best of Crisis Insights

There have been more than 100 articles on a wide range of crisis-related topics since the blog was founded. We have collected the 13 most popular articles in an eBook, "The Best of Crisis Insights". eBook topics range from crisis management and crisis communications to organizational resilience.

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Tuesday
Jan072014

How to Increase Notification Response Rates

When you use your emergency notification system, simply sending an alert should not be the end goal. You should be striving to have the greatest number of people receiving the message and responding to confirm receipt. Fortunately, there are some simple measures you can take that will increase your response rates.

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Tuesday
Dec312013

8 New Year's Resolutions for Crisis and BC Managers

If you deal with organizational crises in any way, or are involved with Business Continuity Management, here are 8 resolutions that will lead to more effective crisis management. They’ll also help protect your organization’s reputation.

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