Tag Archives: Crisis

This blog is presented by the IPR Digital Media Research Center.  Lawmakers around the world are taking a severely keen interest in regulating data security and privacy. The #metoo movement created a collective realization that has empowered women everywhere to come forth and speak the truths that have been suppressed to the shadows for decades, … Continue reading The Impact of Societal Trends on Your Brand

Liu, Wenlin, Lai, Chih-Hui & Xu, Weiai (2018). Tweeting about emergency: A semantic network analysis of government organizations’ social media messaging during Hurricane Harvey. Public Relations Review, 41(5), 807-819. Summary The current study examined how government and emergency management organizations respond to the public on Twitter during a natural disaster, Hurricane Harvey. Across the three … Continue reading Tweeting about Emergency: Social Media Messaging during Hurricane Harvey

Chung, Angie. (2018). Examining the effectiveness of using CSR communication in apology statements after bad publicity. Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 23(3), 357-376. Summary The purpose of this study is to contribute to understanding the effects of framing apology statements with corporate social responsibility (CSR) communications after a company has suffered negative publicity. Specifically, this … Continue reading Examining the Effectiveness of Using CSR Communication in Apology Statements After Bad Publicity

Smith, Brian G., Smith, Staci, B., & Knighton, Devin (2018). Social media dialogues in a crisis: A mixed-methods approach to identifying publics on social media. Public Relations Review, 44, 562–573. Summary Despite the promise of social media to engender dialogue, research commonly prioritizes monologue—analyzing the strategies organizations use in targeting publics. This is especially the … Continue reading Social Media Dialogues in a Crisis: A Mixed-Methods Approach to Identifying Publics on Social Media

Citation Woods, Chelsea L. (2018). “Are your tanks filled with orca tears?”: Crisis frames and message convergence in SeaWorld’s tanked Twitter campaign. Corporate Reputation Review, 21(1), 9–21. doi:10.1057/s41299-017-0039-y Summary The death of a whale trainer at its Orlando park in 2010 and the subsequent 2013 documentary Blackfish incited a host of problems for SeaWorld, from … Continue reading Seaworld’s Tanked Twitter Campaign: How to Frame Messages During a Crisis

Johnson, Erika Katherine, & Hong, Seoyeon Celine (Winter 2015). Social Media as a Loudspeaker for Nike: Can Image Repair Communication on Facebook Impact Emotion and Responsibility Attribution? Public Relations Journal, 9(4). Summary This study analyzed comments in response to a corrective action statement from Nike on its Facebook page. The results revealed that effortful involvement … Continue reading Social Media as a Loudspeaker for Nike: Can Image Repair Communication on Facebook Impact Emotion and Responsibility Attribution?

Summary When Lowe’s pulled its advertising from the TLC program All-American Muslim, critics from both sides responded. Some organized a boycott of the home improvement giant, and others applauded the decision. Lowe’s posted a response and apology on Facebook to only step further into a heated controversy as thousands of comments, many vitriolic, were posted … Continue reading Pulling Ads, Making Apologies: Lowe’s Use of Facebook to Communicate with Stakeholders