Public speaking is an integral skill for leaders and a hugely important part of communicating in a crisis, and that is why our latest webinar installment focused on preparing both the voice and the mind for public speaking. During a crisis, people look to leaders to instill a sense of calm, build back trust, and […]
Battle lines are being drawn as the British public head to the polls for both a local and a general election in 2024.
Tensions always run high at election time, and most organisations will be understandably anxious to avoid getting caught in the campaigning crossfire.
The New Year has kicked off with a new Ofsted chief in town, promising that the inspectorate will show more “empathy” going forward.
Given the tragic suicide of primary school head Ruth Perry, it was the very least Sir Martyn Oliver could offer as he introduced himself in a round of media interviews.
Now is the time many businesses will be developing their 2024 business plans in anticipation for the new year ahead. Any solid business plan will assess areas for improvement and take steps to safeguard their reputation against the risks and unknowns that lie ahead. This year has seen scandals and the arrests of their own […]
September saw the latest instalment of the Alder Intelligence webinar series and the first of our termly education webinars, ‘Protecting your reputation: trends, best practice and lessons from recent cases’. Having advised on some of the most significant education news stories over the last year, Managing Director Tim Toulmin and Specialist Education Partner Sue Bishop […]
It must have seemed a good idea at the time. AJ Bell, the popular investment platform and lead sponsor of the Great North Run, gave out miniature bells to hundreds of spectators lining the last mile of last Sunday’s race. Doubtless the product of a marketing brainstorm, the idea was to have a visible and […]
The Nigel Farage Coutts banking battle has dominated headlines for the best part of a month and the former UKIP’s leader’s media-savvy approach has resulted in a full-blown crisis at the elite private bank. The closure of a single bank account has sparked debates in Westminster, government pressure, internal investigations, high-profile resignations and a public […]
The new crisis faced by the BBC is a particularly unusual one which has given rise to many questions. This is a fast-moving story and clearly many of the facts are unknown, but we know enough to identify the main areas of concern and to consider why the BBC has approached the matter in the […]
What is a crisis communications plan? A crisis communication plan is an important resource for any organisation. An Alder crisis communication plan is a bespoke manual which contains practical step-by-step guidance, media handling tips, valuable contact details and template communications that ensure organisations can deal with the communication demands of any crisis. At Alder we […]