This episode delves into a discussion on good public and media relations during a crisis with Bill Akerley. Bill Akerley is an organizer for Ottawa’s National Capital Airshow who has worked in media and public relations for decades. Special emphasis is placed on PR responses in a crisis situation involving airshows.
If you like what you hear, be sure to stay tuned for more episodes coming within the next few weeks. Also be sure to check out our first long talk, also hosted by Dr. Bonner on the topics of risk communication, quantitative risk analysis and threat analysis.
Dr. Bonner, BA, BEAD, MA, MSc, DBA, LLM, MScPI, MPPA(Cand.), is the founder of Allan Bonner Communications Management Inc., which is a communications company that has helped clients on five continents face some of the most contentious issues of our times. For 30 years he has taught regularly at the post-graduate level, as a sessional, contract, and intensive one-day instructor across Canada, and as a guess lecturer around the world. He has worked with the military, including Peacekeepers, the Provost Marshall, the Judge Advocate General (JAG), and the Military Complaints Commissioner. He has helped international diplomats; domestic, central, and offshore banks; 11 oil, gas, and chemical companies; and other blue-chip clients on five continents. His political work includes helping heads of government, cabinet ministers, G7, G8 and UN delegations, the WTO, NATO, IAEA, and many others. He has worked in Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Bangkok, Beijing, Singapore, Canberra, Budapest, Geneva, Bled, Vienna, Kuwait City, Nairobi, most American States, Mexico, and all Canadian provinces.
Allan was the first North American, and still only Canadian, to be awarded a post-graduate degree in risk, crisis, and disaster management. He taught on most Canadian military bases, the Canadian Police College, and worked with security and intelligence officials. At the international level, Allan has worked with several UN and international entities with security responsibilities.
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