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A Post from My Colleague Andrew Walls: The New Normal: Social Media for Corporate Communications

by Roberta J. Witty  |  November 16, 2012  |  Comments Off

Over the last five years considerable attention has been paid to the rise of public social media as the dominant tool for communications during large scale disasters. In major crises such as the Queensland floods, Christchurch earthquake, Haitian earthquake, and the tsunami destruction of the Fukushima nuclear failures, individuals and organizations have leveraged a variety of social […]

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A Post from My Colleague Jay Heiser: How much emergency power does your home phone have? #Sandy #HurricaneSandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  November 2, 2012  |  2 Comments

How much emergency power does your home phone have? by Jay Heiser  |  November 2, 2012  |  Submit a Comment Our home telephone is totally dependent upon the electrical power grid, and a lead acid battery of unknown age is all that stands between us and total loss of external connectivity. Fiber to the home, which we’ve now had in […]

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Superstorm Sandy: November 1, 2012 Gartner Blog Post Summary #Sandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  November 1, 2012  |  Comments Off

One of the things I take seriously as a part of my job is making it easy for Gartner clients to get access to our research in a timely manner. So here is the list of Gartner BCM Blog posts related to Cyclone/Hurricane Sandy. I’ll compile a list every day so that you can easily […]

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Superstorm Sandy: October 31, 2012 Gartner Blog Post Summary #Sandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  October 31, 2012  |  4 Comments

One of the things I take seriously as a part of my job is making it easy for Gartner clients to get access to our research in a timely manner. So here is the list of Gartner BCM Blog posts related to Cyclone/Hurricane Sandy. I’ll compile a list every day so that you can easily […]

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A Post from My Colleague Allen Weiner: Lack of Social Media May Foil Free Taco Marketing Plan (this is about Hurricane Sandy) #Sandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  October 31, 2012  |  3 Comments

Lack of Social Media May Foil Free Taco Marketing Plan by Allen Weiner  |  October 29, 2012  |  Submit a Comment Smart digital marketers take into account many contingencies, and often even plan for the unexpected, but a World Series promotion shows the importance of including a social component in a major campaign just in case. Thanks to the heroics […]

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A Post from My Colleague Andrea DiMaio: Hurricane Sandy Confirms the Tactical Nature of Social Media #Sandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  October 31, 2012  |  2 Comments

Hurricane Sandy Confirms the Tactical Nature of Social Media by Andrea Di Maio  |  October 31, 2012  |  2 Comments Like many natural and man-made disasters before it, Hurricane Sandy has shown once again thepower of social media to keep people informed, to coordinate rescue efforts and ultimately save lives. There are countless stories already about how Facebook, Twitter and other […]

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A Post from My Colleague French Caldwell: Expect to Hear About How Social Tech Enabled Self Relief in Sandy #HurricaneSandy #Sandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  October 31, 2012  |  Comments Off

Expect to Hear About How Social Tech Enabled Self Relief in Sandy by French Caldwell  |  October 31, 2012  |  Submit a Comment I expect to hear a lot of stories about social technology keeping people connected in the aftermath of Sandy — just as after Katrina.  However, I am also expecting these stories to take a twist — we […]

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September is National Preparedness Month in the U.S.: Take Advantage of It

by Roberta J. Witty  |  September 4, 2012  |  3 Comments

It’s September. Kids are back to school and we adults have an internal clock driving us to start something new. BCM professionals can take advantage of this quest by leveraging the annual U.S. National Preparedness Month – Presidential Proclamation — National Preparedness Month, 2012. If you haven’t done so already, schedule an event at work […]

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Gartner’s Emergency/Mass Notification Market Analysis Reports Are Published!

by Roberta J. Witty  |  March 27, 2012  |  1 Comment

It took some time, but we published four new notes regarding the emergency/mass notification market. Magic Quadrant for U.S. Emergency/Mass Notification Services Published: 8 March 2012 ID:G00217610   Analyst(s): Roberta J. Witty | John Girard | Jeff Vining | Catherine H. Goldstein The emergency/mass notification services market continues to grow, and supports more than 50 vendors […]

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Attend Your Local ACP Tabletop Exercise! You Will Learn A Lot (and in the safety of a non-workplace environment)

by Roberta J. Witty  |  September 28, 2011  |  5 Comments

On Tuesday September 20, 2011, I attended my local CT ACP chapter’s annual tabletop exercise. Hosted at Northeast Utilities, the ACP management team in conjunction with NU’s BCM team, conducted a great two hour exercise that was filled with lots of changing conditions, misinformation, and even an Elvis impersonator! Also in attendance were an EMNS […]

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