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22/03/2017: Where’s the chronology?

24 March 2017 by Kate Rawlins

It was my colleague who first broke the news to me. “Apparently there’s been shots fired outside parliament,” he said. As much as I live and breathe social media, a few tweets reporting loud noises wasn’t enough for me. The ex-reporter in me believes in verification. Then the BBC notification…

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Government

How should Government Ministers determine a media crisis?

9 January 2017 by Tim Lloyd

The UK Institute for Government have published a series of interviews with former Ministers, reflecting on the crises they faced during their time in office. It’s an interesting read, because most interviewees are no longer shackled by a need to protect their future career. Nonetheless, n their time they were accountable during some serious events. These include…

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It’s not a sprint, but it is a race

16 November 2016 by Kate Rawlins

There is something about a breaking crisis that’s thrilling. Perhaps it’s the mystery of the unknown which keeps us intrigued, thirsty for more details. Or maybe the initial state of shock keeps us hungry for answers and information. Whatever it is, when an issue breaks it’s consuming for everyone –…

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Chinook helicopter and a sea bird

What’s a crisis exercise really like?

1 November 2016 by Tim Lloyd

We can’t always say much about the crisis simulations that we run for clients. Understandably, companies don’t want to reveal the problems they face and how they plan to deal with them. What we can say with confidence, is that more and more organisations are including online engagement when they…

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#boycottbyron: reputation management once social takes hold

3 August 2016 by Kate Rawlins

Social media is instantaneous. It connects us and keeps us informed in real time. It’s a sea of networks that feed off each other for information. It has the ability to create a viral sensation quickly – sometimes too fast. In an age where social media is interwoven into the…

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#can I say that?

1 August 2016 by Kate Rawlins

Many of the graphics, colour schemes and phrases we see on a daily basis are owned. Trademarking the features that make a brand unique is a way of preserving its identity and giving it an edge of exclusivity. A successful trademark is recognisable, relatable and for want of a better…

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Hello!

19 July 2016 by Kate Rawlins

I’m Kate, and as the newest member of the Social Simulator team, I thought I’d take this opportunity to introduce myself and share my experience with you all. I have joined the team after moving to London from Australia. The motivation to move to the UK was sparked by my…

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