Managing a Crisis in a Minute-to-Minute Newscycle

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6-8PM 

When it came to dealing with a crisis, 60 Minutes legend Ed Bradley once said, “Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. The harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have.”
In today’s 15-minute news cycle, depending on luck isn’t an option. So what can brands, from the most established to the newly emerging, do to be prepared for when the moment matters most? And what steps should they take to manage crises most effectively to protect their brand reputation?
At this event, you will hear from corporate communications leaders and advisors who have successfully managed and navigated a host of corporate issues throughout their careers. The panel will focus on best practices in crisis communications, the importance of preparation, and the need for transparency and immediacy when we communicate.


  • Melissa Mahoney, Senior Vice President at Version 2.0 Communications
  • Gary Sheffer, Sandra R. Frazier Professor of Public Relations at Boston University. Former VP, Communications at GE
  • Dan O’Neill, Vice President and General Manager, Strategic Partnerships at Iron Mountain


Derek Delano, Senior Vice President at Tier One Partners


Boston University College of Communication
640 Commonwealth Ave.
2nd Fl, Room 209
Boston, MA

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