In this video, Mandy Huth discusses public relations firms. Learn about the importance of reputation, communication including social media, and how a public relations firm can assist during crisis.
- [Narrator] Although a public relations firm is not required by GDPR, organizations should consider their use to protect the business and the brand. How stakeholders, including customers, perceive an organization, is a core component of their business valuation. In such an interconnected world, maintaining that relationship, that connection, is vital to an organization's business interests. Information travels globally in microseconds.
It doesn't take long for everyone to know what is happening. An organization should prepare communication proactively so they can respond almost immediately to serious situations. Consider social media. Despite its benefits of connectedness, customers can get the wrong idea if these channels are not accurately provided information in a very timely fashion, or if they're not actively monitored. A recent survey stated that almost one-third of customers would stop working with a business after a data breach.
This type of repercussion could be terminal to an organization's livelihood. A public relations firm can assist an organization by preparing them for crisis situations. Having pre-canned statements that can be altered to specific circumstances, is a strong tool to have in place during these times. Knowing how to restore trust and manage confidence with the right messaging, can save a business and a public relations firm can offer those types of services. Many PR firms work on retainer and can assist with data breaches.
If prepared proactively, a public relations firm can come in warm to a business, understanding the reputational objectives during a crisis situation. Using an external outsourced team also helps a business with some neutrality during highly-emotional situations. When an organization can respond quickly and assure their customers they are under control, a public relations firm can prove to be a very valuable asset.
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- Compliance deadlines and penalties
- Data controllers and data processors under GDPR
- Exploring the role of the data protection office
- Technical measures outlined in the GDPR
- Reviewing the right to be forgotten and the situations that allow erasure
- Rules for children under the age of 16
- Breach notification