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Flailing Crisis Management – NAB & Talkers Trade Shows Cancelled.
 
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FLASH -----  *Talk Radio News 

Broadcasting Conferences Postponed/Cancelled; 
 
1) TALKERS Conference NYC June 5 cancelled.
 
2) Radio industry watchers are by now aware that the National Association of Broadcasters has cancelled April's NAB Show in Las Vegas. 
 
http://www.NewsReleaseWire.com/228974
 
Michael Harrison  -- Talkers Magazine   413-565-5413   Michael@talkers.com
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Crisis Management Expert Gives Trump Failing Grades in Coronavirus Public Health Emergency

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Crisis management expert and author Edward Segal today gave President Trump failing grades for his handling of the coronavirus crisis. "The President of the United States is going against important and proven best practices for responding to and managing a crisis, disaster, or other emergency," Segal said.
"From blaming others to making matters worse, Trump is doing and saying things that he should not be doing or saying. His report card for managing the COVID-19 crisis is full of Fs," Segal said. 
 
"Trump's management of this rapidly developing and steadily worsening public health emergency is providing a textbook example for CEOs, senior staff, boards of directors, and managers at companies and organizations what they should not do when — not if — they have to face their own crisis," he said.  
 
"It is unfortunate that, by his own actions and words, Trump is making the crisis worse. He is helping to spread anxiety and misinformation faster than the disease is infecting people," Segal said.
Edward Segal     415-218-8600    EdwardSegalCommunications@gmail.com
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The disruption to the live events industry due to the Pandemic COVID-19 is unprecedented and impossible to escape.

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The disruption to the live events industry due to the Pandemic COVID-19 is unprecedented and impossible to escape. With the mixed messages coming at us from so many different perspectives, it is difficult to gain clarity. What we may believe personally is sometimes in conflict with the practices organization and business leaders decide to follow. So what is the right path?
The answer: There isn't a simple one. Many industry organizations and business leaders have taken the position that shows, events and business must go on with appropriate precautions. Global, national and local governments are all over the board on prescribed actions, from declaring states of emergency to barring travel. Many organizations are banning business travel altogether, with large companies mandating that employees work virtually and educational institutions closing campuses to students and staff. Event organizers are in regular communication with their members, exhibitors, boards, internal leaders, venues and all event-related vendors. There is no question that this is a time of high stress.
 
It's Time to Step Up
As indicated in a recent PCMA Convene article, Bill Reed, chief event strategy officer at the American Society of Hematology, encouraged event organizers to step up to the table, take command of the facts and help make the most informed and timely decisions for their individual organizations. Organizations should understand the worse-case scenarios of cancellation by reviewing all contracts and monitoring the essential information coming out from the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and other government agencies.
Communicate regularly with your members and key stakeholders. Your website should be updated regularly (best practice is at least once a week, more regularly if your event is within a month), and should indicate that the organization is actively monitoring the situation and that a decision will be made by a certain date as to whether the event will be held, rescheduled or canceled. There are many examples of strong and clear messages posted on association and event websites that include steps being taken to keep the event as safe as possible.
 
Appropriate Grieving and What If's
Many in my network are taking to social media to express a great sense of loss that accompanies event cancellation. I can relate. I'd be extremely disappointed if my favorite event was cancelled. I would miss that tangible sense of affiliation and reunion as well the content, connections and inspiration one can only experience in a live setting.
Putting on my association event organizer hat, my bottom-line advice is:
 
1. Step up to the plate and embrace your leadership opportunity.
2. Understand and share contractual obligations related to possible cancellation.
3. Ensure that your team, colleagues, venues and partners are in the loop on any and all decisions.
4. Communicate with members, exhibitors and sponsors on a regular basis and develop FAQs pertinent to all sectors.
5. Develop scenarios for go-forward/cancellation/postponement and virtual delivery options, and devise game plans for all scenarios.
6. Be transparent and empathetic. Coach your teams and colleagues through the process.
7. Reach out to your networks for information, advice and understanding.
This is what we do … we plan, we adjust, we adapt and we move forward.
What has been the most difficult part of making a decision to cancel, postpone or move forward with a live event? What kind of contingency plans were or are in place?
Jeff Hurt -- Velvet Chainsaw Newsletter    jhurt@velvetchainsaw.com   330.474.1047
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Why Did Chelsea Manning Want to Kill Herself -- Answer May Surprise

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Depression and Suicide runs in my family. My grandmother died by suicide, my mother found her. My great aunt died by sucide, my mother and I found her. I was four years old, and I screamed for days. And I came close enough to dying by suicide that I can tell you what the barrel of my gun tastes like. Spoiler alert, I did not pull the trigger.
I've been asked more than once, why did I want to die. The fact is, that I did not want to die, I just wanted to end the pain. Chances are, most people who are circling up on suicide don't want to die, they just want to end the pain. If they could pull the trigger, and wake up the next day, pain free, that would be ideal, but it doesn't work that way.
My guess is, Chelsea Mannings attempt, wasn't a suicide attempt, it was simply an attempt to end the pain. She'd been held in contempt of court for several months, released and free for a little over a week, and then went back on a contempt charge last May, and couldn't see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Depression and thoughts of suicide are often the result of a hopelessness. A why bother. And she had the three legs of the thoughts of suicide stool. She was socially isolated, she'd given voice to avoiding testifying to the grand jury by starving herself, rather than comply, and I'd wager she had probably thought, as many people do, as I did, that the world would be better place without her. It's called burdensomeness. 
So, I do not believe that she wanted to die, she just wanted to end the pain.
Frank King   858.405.5653      frank@thementalhealthcomedian.com
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*5 Steps the Ad Industry is Taking Against the Coronavirus

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From its negative effect on the stock market to employers rethinking the way we work to the mad dash at the grocery store for toilet paper, coronavirus is changing how our world functions. But all hope is not lost.
The advertising and marketing industries are doing their part to stop the spread of the virus and help keep Americans healthy. Read on to see the five ways the industry is addressing the virus and encourage your team to adopt similar policies.
 
Reviewing content, avoiding insensitivities
With more people working remotely and social distancing, ads that were once perceived as humorous no longer feel appropriate. Hershey just pulled an ad showing strangers hugging and shaking hands after receiving chocolate, while Coors will no longer launch their spot called "Official Beer of 'Working' Remotely" around March Madness. After coronavirus-related complaints, KFC suspended its "Finger Lickin Good" campaign in the United Kingdom.
Over the coming weeks and months, it will be important for brands to avoid any insensitivities associated with COVID-19.
 
Allowing employees to work from home
To reduce person-to-person transmission, companies across the country are encouraging employees to work from home. Most notably, Google North America, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft have all encouraged employees to work remotely.
 
Live streaming events
With a virus that's so contagious, large gatherings of people could be dangerous. As a result, numerous large-scale events have either been cancelled (SXSW Festival, Google's I/O conference, E3 and more) or postponed (Coachella, TED).
Media brands and award shows, like A+E Networks and The One Show, are turning their internal and external events into remote affairs and offering live streams of their speakers. IAB has recommended that NewFront presenters stream their events instead of hosting in-person gatherings, and Snapchat will stream their Partners Summit due to coronavirus concerns.
 
Delaying Shoots
Across the industry, we or our clients are halting video shoots to avoid further contact. It may feel like our business is at a standstill when this happens, but it's an opportunity for us to flex our creative muscles and explore other strategies for conveying our messages in the meantime.
 
Stopping the Spread of Misinformation
Social media has become a breeding ground for misinformation and myths about the coronavirus. Brands are helping to combat this by consistently referring audiences to the two leading healthcare organizations that know the virus the best: the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Facebook has provided free ads to the WHO so they can keep the world properly informed, and the SOS Alert in Google Search is connecting people to news and tips from the WHO. In addition, YouTube and Instagram (via COVID-19 or coronavirus hashtags) are directing users to the WHO, CDC and other local authoritative organizations. Twitter released a blog post outlining how brands should communicate about the virus with examples of brands with appropriate tweets, and LinkedIn's editors are populating an official coronavirus feed with reliable information.
Panicking about the coronavirus will not do us any good but limiting exposure and following proper protocols from health officials will ensure we come out on the other side.
The post 5 Steps the Ad Industry is Taking Against the Coronavirus appeared first on AdLibbing.org.
 
The Advertising Council
New York, NY
(212) 922-1500
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Growing Your Business in These Tough Times

Some ideas not just to sustain, but to grow your business, during the restrictions caused by the coronavirus:
• Reach out by phone to every buyer and ask what help you can provide. Don't talk about projects or fees or anything other than, "How can I best help you?"
• Suggest to business and trade publications articles on remote client service and support.
• Set up a "hot line" phone or email protocol where clients can call or write you for quick advice with a guarantee response time during business hours.
• Ask local clients if they would like to meet to discuss special needs.
• Offer to host an informal meeting of local buyers and prospects to discuss business contingency plans.
• Advertise and provide a teleconference, podcast, or video for free on conducting business in these times.
• If you have livestream capability or can get it, start offering both free and paid livestream sessions.
• If you are a speaker, offer livestream substitution for your appearance at events that are being otherwise cancelled.
• Use what colleges are now using, which are online courses for your workshops.
• Share best practices from your professional community with clients and prospects.
• Begin a regular five minute "report" by video or podcast every week at the same time.
• Go to work on the book, or video series, or new IP that you've never quite been able to get to
Alan Weiss --- alan@summitconsulting.com  401-884-2778
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