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Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Crisis Communications as Damage Control’

Tips from a communications Pro.

Watching organizations and individuals play “damage control” is almost a national sport. Someone is always having to deal with unfavorable news coming to light. In recent months the Boeing Company has had its share of unfavorable news. At other times it can be a railroad and a prominent train derailment that draws national attention. Then, there are individuals in sports, the media or emergency managers who get a negative spotlight shone on their actions.

This Disaster Zone podcast, “Crisis Communications as Damage Control,” provides information for people who are concerned about how to handle bad news when it comes looking for them. The guest is a crisis communications expert and you will enjoy the conversation and what he has to share.

Podcast Description:

“One only has to watch or read the national news to see crisis communications being practiced. It could be a train derailment, a poor response by a government to a disaster, or a politician or well-known personality being pilloried in the press for something they are accused of saying or doing. In those situations you need to know something about crisis communications, the topic of this podcast.

“This episode’s guest is the CEO and Founder of Miller Ink, a full-service, award-winning strategic communications firm in Los Angeles. He is a communications strategist who brings novel insights into the burgeoning crisis management field. Nathan’s services are sought out by executives at the highest levels of business, government, and the nonprofit world. He has helped hundreds of organizations tell their stories better and navigate complex issues and crises around the globe. Throughout the years, Nathan has worked to steer clients through difficult situations and educate attorneys and business professionals on crisis management techniques and best practices.”
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.