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Protecting reputation during a crisis #6

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In the current global climate, crises are an inevitability for almost every organisation, let alone an inevitable part of a CEO or CCO's career. Joining Tony Langham in the Lansons studio is Rachel Atkins of Schillings and Lansons' Ralph Jackson. In this episode we hear from both a law and communication point of view in preparing, responding and recovering from a crisis.

Podcast Highlights:

  • The beginning of the COVID-19 health crisis
  • The common PR pitfalls for companies, boards and individuals in a crisis
  • How organisations should engage media during a crisis to protect reputation
  • How to prepare for a crisis, legally and from a crisis comms angle

Produced and engineered remotely by Lansons.


Podcasts Speakers

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Rachel Atkins

Partner at Schillings

Rachel Atkins is a partner at Schillings. A specialist in safeguarding the reputations of prominent individuals and businesses, Rachel couples her experience in media law with a detailed knowledge of reputation threats that emanate from non-media sources. With a wealth of experience in this area - from disgruntled employees to black swan.

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Ralph Jackson

Board Director at Lansons

Ralph is a Director and Partner at Lansons.  He has over 30 years consulting experience covering reputation management, corporate communications, and public policy advice in many business areas. His experience spans advice to Boards and senior teams in a variety of sectors including financial services, energy, pharmaceutical, chemicals, manufacturing, and retail.  In financial services alone he has advised clients in asset management, pensions, retail and commercial banking, private banking, and insurance.

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Tony Langham

Executive Chair and Co-Founder

Tony co-founded Lansons in 1989 and has advised Governments, organisations and companies on their image and reputation for over 35 years. He is acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading reputation management and public relations advisers and has been named by Debrett’s as one of the 500 most influential people in the UK. His first book Reputation Management : The Future of Corporate Communications and Public Relations was published by Emerald Publishing in December 2018. Outside Lansons he has an active non-executive career in horseracing, fintech and market research.