Are You Changing Your PR Plans This Week?

Last Updated Sep 27, 2008 12:37 AM EDT

This is a very strange time in public communications. On one hand, you've got a full-fledged Wall Street crisis and a contentious Presidential campaign dominating the news. But on the other, it feels mostly like business-as-usual. This crisis doesn't seem to be griping the business community as completely as, say, the 9/11 attacks did.

So my question to you today is this: are current events affecting your PR plans? Are you changing your messages, delaying your press releases, canceling special events? Or are you going ahead with your plans and essentially ignoring the tumult?

I'm prompted to ask this question because I spent yesterday helping my clients at Qualcomm prepare for the big unveiling today of the first cell phone based on the new Android open source operating system. There's a big press conference in New York today, and it doesn't appear that the news of the week is having any effect on the plans.

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  • Jon Greer

    Jon Greer has been analyzing media and PR for more than 25 years. He's been a journalist and a PR executive, and has been a featured speaker for many years at the Bulldog Reporter Media Relations Summit, and served as Bulldog's Editorial Director for their PR University series of weekly how-to audio conferences.

    Jon provides PR services including media relations and freelance writing to clients including start-ups, law firms, corporations, investment banks and venture capital firms. In addition, Jon provides spokesperson training. Learn more about Jon's training programs at The Media Bridge.