Month: March 2014
The Dark Web or Deep Web
It’s another part of crisis communication’s plan, the online proactive plan.
When bad news or an emergency suddenly strikes an organization, its website is ordinarily the first place the outside world turns to for information. Given the extreme time pressure inherent in crisis management today, there is just no time to construct a new crisis site from scratch. Instead, a prebuilt dark site can be quickly “turned on” as needed during a crisis management situation.
2008 was a really interesting year for me, professionally, as I was exposed to a tonne of new stuff including online crisis communications. As a result, I wrote the following briefing note for existing and potential clients which I am delighted to share with you. I can in no means call this my own work as with all pieces that go to clients, this was proofed and improved on by another team member – in this case the inimitable Brandy Fleming.
It’s on something that is becoming increasingly important from a communications and crisis preparedness perspective: dark sites.
What is a “dark site”?
A dark site is a pre-developed, non-public Web site that can be published to the live Web in the event of a crisis.
Why develop a dark site?
Online, it is vital to maintain a positive and accurate perception of an organization, especially in the face of…
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Fast Company Names Top 10 Robotics Innovators?
Robotics is the fastest growing industry in the world, poised to become the largest in the next decade. This according a recent report by Littler Mendelson, a large global labor and employment law firm.
Robotic systems, artificial intelligence, and automation are developing at an exponential rate, infiltrating almost every industry and driving cost and resource efficiencies far beyond what can be achieved by humans alone.
Robots are becoming the tool of choice in healthcare, where they are independently performing surgeries and helping to cure cancer with minimal side effects. Robots are autonomously driving cars and even serving us drinks. And they are considered the next “big disruptive technology” in manufacturing as they assemble, machine, and handle all sorts of shop-floor tasks.
The publication’s editor and managing director, Robert Safian, notes…
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Martin Luther King’s dream ” a dream where one day black and white kids could hold hands”. In my point of view this dream unfortunatly has not been realized integrally and perfectly till now.
Michael Jackson sang that it didn’t.
Yet again there are those who argue that it did actually matter to him. Percolate on that one.
There is something peculiar about the need for various countries, cultures and economies around the globe to classify citizens or groups by race categories. In doing so these categorisations have an impact how such groups are perceived whether through education, employment opportunities, law and order and mass media.
To be fair it is not so peculiar when you realise the link between race and economics.
Most of the imperial or colonial juggernauts that cut a swathe of exploratory and economic dominance over the last few centuries did so with a race superiority complex. The effects of which are still being felt in a post colonial world. Regardless of independence.
I am still perplexed why there really has to be racial groupings. Well actually I think I…
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Build My Tech Companie in 72 Hours? that’s good!!!
If you think it’s impossible to build and launch a technology company in just 72 hours, you’d be wrong.
Young entrepreneurs from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico set out earlier this week on buses bound for San Antonio, Texas where they’ll pitch their new business plans to judges and potential investors.
The StartupBus—founded in 2010—brings together promising entrepreneurs, coops them up on a bus for three days and tasks them with building a business from the ground up – all while traveling 70 mph down the highway.
Competitors from New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Nashville, Kansas City, Florida, Canada, and Mexico must form teams on their buses and turn ideas into actionable items.
The “buspreneurs” are mostly techies – software engineers and web designers, with a few marketers thrown in for good measure. The buses stop in cities along the way so competitors can meet up with mentors…
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Can we say that “CCDVTP” is a new Marketing Theory ( Philip Kotler)?
Philip Kotler is a well known marketer and professor at Northwestern University in Chicago. He has written and co-written multiple books and textbooks for thousands of students. I personally have two and let’s just say, he is credible.
The Strategic Marketing mantra that Kotler talks about is “CCDVTP”:
C: COMMUNICATE AND
V: THE VALUE.
T: TO THE TARGET MARKET.
P: AT A PROFIT.
Three basic activities required for a SUCCESSFUL FIRM.
CREATING VALUE = PRODUCT MANAGEMENT.
COMMUNICATE VALUE = BRAND MANAGEMENT.
DELIVER VALUE = CUSTOMER MANAGEMENT.
Product Management: It’s is an OPEN technology,
outsource the best technology from outside open
technology or open technology.
Brand Management: Brand management is Packaging. It’s a
PROMISE. It’s all about MIND share,
HEART share and now
it’s SPIRIT share.
Customer Management: Have a database of Customers.
It’s just dealing with the date base, a database
management. But according to the GURU,
you have to meet with the Customers
and share his thoughts and CO-CREATE
new value to your product.
There is a radical change in the thought process of marketing; a
new evolution of thought process has come along this new
So you, what do you think and say about that?