Crisis Management: 8 Characteristics of a Crisis Ad Agencies Need to Know

 Burson-Marsteller identifies 8 characteristics of a crisis:

  1. Surprise
  2. Insufficient information
  3. Escalating flow of events
  4. Loss of control
  5. Intense scrutiny from the outside
  6. Siege mentality
  7. Panic
  8. Short-term focus

 (Source: Burson-Marsteller)

Don Beehler provides public relations consulting services to small- and medium-sized advertising agencies and businesses.


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