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Volume XIX
JUST A THOUGHT 

"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble."


- William Shakespeare


 
 
From the Editor

BOO! 

Halloween is a time for some fun scares, dressing up as our favorite characters, and apparently sending Jimmy Kimmel videos of some of you traumatizing your children by telling them you ate all of their candy. We're not here to talk about the good times, though. Crisis management can be a grim business, but if someone's not thinking about what could go wrong with your organization in connection to any major holidays or events, then you're inviting a great deal of risk.

While many good times are had, Halloween comes with a special set of risks to many different types of organizations, especially if you're in an industry like retail, hospitality, or amusement. Even those you might not consider - schools for example - encounter many issues related to Halloween. After all, practically everyone is in some sort of disguise, many are carrying what could be construed as weapons, and while all of this is happening you're dealing with extra crowds, extra noise, and the always-present segment that comes out with their trouble meter cranked to 11 for any major public event.

Let me ask you two important questions:

  • Has your organization have made specific plans to deal with costumes, whether worn by employees, customers, or other visitors?
  • Do you know (in advance!) what you'll say if there is an incident at a venue you're responsible for?

If you don't have good answers to those two questions then you're woefully underprepared. It's been a wild year thus far folks, don't let a lack of foresight make you tomorrow's headline. Plan, prepare, then enjoy the holiday.

Erik Bernstein
 
 
 
 


Musings on Measuring Corporate Reputation


 


Is There a Loose Cannon on Your Deck?


 
 
 

When Will CEOs Make Proper Use of Social Media?





 
 

How Do Celebrities Like Kanye West Survive Controversy?



 
 

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