Tags: crisis communications
APACD joins HBM in Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2020
Hong Bao Media (HBM) is thrilled to announce that the Asia Pacific Association of Communications Directors (APACD) is supporting the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards this year.
2020 Foresight: New threats make crises inevitable
Seriously now, how many companies understand the new risks they face, much less how to communicate when crisis strikes? In the 2020s, all companies will be at risk, not just oil and gas, transport, food and pharmaceuticals. Companies which are not naturally exposed have a massive blind spot to these.
Seven earnest observations in crisis communications
In this guest blog, Hong Bao Media's crisis communications expert Patrick Nathan says reflects on seven observations worth sharing from meetings these past few months with a number of organisations, to talk about crisis management and crisis communications.
Can you tell what is wrong with this interview?
In sifting through dozens of media interviews to find candidates for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards, we see both good media appearances, and those where there is room for improvement. Like this one.
Karim Raslan shines in election night media appearance
Karim Raslan explains why he was being so candid on LIVE television, and shares his view on the recent General Election in Malaysia.
David Koh: Cybersecurity chief gives locked-down on-camera presentation
CSA Chief David Koh shows 'em how it's done when you're asked to give a few comments to camera on the sidelines of a conference.
Henry Chu: BreadTalk CEO on a roll in CNBC interview
BreadTalk Group CEO Henry Chu serves up strong responses to difficult questions on live TV
Kurt Wee: you don't need to be big to be media savvy
Small & Medium Enterprises are by definition small, but ASME President Kurt Wee demonstrates in a TV interview that that shouldn't stop you from appearing competently in media interviews. As a role model for the 214,000 SMEs in Singapore, his post-budget interview is a very worthwhile shortlisted candidate for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018.
Budget 2018: Iswaran balances selling it, and explaining it
Singapore Trade & Industry Minister S Iswaran strikes a balance between responding credibly to difficult questions and selling the just-announced Budget 2018.
Star Alliance CEO: Local business leader is a star media performer
The Singapore Airshow, which ended yesterday, brought the who's who of the aviation industry to town – among them this week's shortlisted candidate for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018.
Are you a demanding boss, Lee Lik Hsin?
He probably is, but when your boss exudes authenticity and empathy on camera like he does, it's difficult to be angry. A worthy candidate for the Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018.
Desmond Kuek: Will you resign?
This is among the toughest questions a corporate chief can be asked. But SMRT Chief Executive Officer Desmond Kuek did very well in responding to it, and so I am nominating him for the inaugural Hong Bao Media Savvy Awards 2018.
Comms directors conclude: it can be okay to leverage a crisis for marketing
"When is it ever okay to leverage a crisis for marketing?" - this is the questions members of the Asia Pacific Association of Communications Directors (APACD) debated at Hong Bao Media's Kuala Lumpur studio for the APACD Coaching Day. By consensus we concluded that it can be okay to do so, but under very specific circumstances.
Media Savvy: What communicators can learn from Donald Trump's election victory
By winning the US presidency, Donald Trump has clearly recorded a measure of success through the way he communicated with voters. Senior business leaders ignore this at their peril (just ask Hillary Clinton). We draw lessons from Trump's surprising election victory.
Five lessons the new George Clooney movie Money Monster teaches us about crisis communications
In the movie Money Monster, a corporate spokesperson is under intense pressure to deliver answers live on television, while the TV anchor she is speaking to is being held hostage by a gunman. How would you react in such a situation?
What is your crisis management mantra?
Senior leaders correctly point out that "preparation" is key. Sounds obvious, right? So, why does it need to be repeated?
Hong Bao Media launches "Media Savvy" YouTube series to help executives perform better in media interviews
In HBM's "Media Savvy" YouTube series, ex-CNBC anchor Mark Laudi discusses contemporary media issues and investigates what senior executives and government officials can take away from them for their own media strategies and appearances.