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  • Containing a crisis in a digital age
  • Containing a crisis in a digital age

    More than one-quarter of crises spread to international media within an hour and over two-thirds within 24hours. Despite six out of 10 cases providing days if not months of notice, it still takes an average of 21 hours for companies to respond, leaving them open to ‘trial by Twitter’.

  • To follow on from 'Knowing the risks, protecting your business'  we've interviewed over 100 PR professionals to find out how large organisations handle crisis management in traditional and online media.
  • Bad news travel fast… and far

    News about two-thirds of crises crossed international borders. In over a third of cases, social media played a major role in how the story spread globally.

    On average, information about corporate crises spreads to 11 countries.

    The cost of a crisis

  • Which crises spook the markets the most
  • In the majority of cases, two-thirds, the impact of the crisis was temporary, but for the remaining third, it caused long-term damage.

    Over half of the companies suffered a loss of revenue while over a quarter said they suffered a drop in share price.

    Forewarned should be forearmed

  • Notice of a crisis breaking in the media
  • Over 40 per cent had no contingency plan in place.

    A seamless response no matter where or when

    We work with our clients around the world to help them plan for and respond to major incidents.

    Our teams quickly understand and respond to the incident and work seamlessly across jurisdictions, business areas and time zones to reduce the potential impact. We help our clients employ best practice before and after a crisis.

    For more information

    To discuss the crisis management topic with one of the team please speak to your local Freshfields contact or email guardianangel@freshfields.com

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