Five thoughts on the debut Asia-Pacific PR and Communications Census

I’ve enjoyed being a PRCA Southeast Asia member since it launched in the region last year, and I was pleased to be asked to provide comments for its new regional…

[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…

[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,…

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…

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…

5 reasons why Vietnamese companies should use social media in a crisis

Doing public relations in times of stability is one thing, but what do you do when something goes wrong? Crisis communication as a subset of public relations is a fairly…

How to handle a crisis scenario, according to Vietnamese PR experts

As part of my doctoral dissertation, I interviewed several public relations experts in Vietnam on the subject of crisis communication. My work focuses on social media, but the insights expressed…