And the Crisis Goes to…

An interesting PR take on the #OscarsSoWhite crisis. Have a read and let us know what you think

michelehinespr

When I think of public relations conflict/crisis management, an image of Kerry Washington playing the character Olivia Pope comes to mind.  However, public relations crisis happen everyday and not just at a dramatized level that concerns national security. Conflict management involves monitoring the image of a person or organization in the public and then working to change their image if it is unfavorable.  Once conflicts arise it is important that someone skilled in crisis management be present to help the organization or person muddle through and restore a positive public image.

The conflict I chose to cover is the recent Academy Awards scandal.  When the Oscars nominations were released it became overwhelmingly obvious that the work and performances of people of color were once again being overlooked and excluded from the ceremony.  This led to public backlash coming from members of the black community, celebrities, and people that care about…

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