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RedFlag Mass Notification for Microsoft Teams is now available on Microsoft AppSource

January 13, 2022 Posted by in Pockestop News, Business Continuity, Crisis Communications

DALLAS, Jan. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/  In the event of a critical situation, communicating quickly and effectively to the desired recipients via a multi-channel communication approach is necessary. Within the US, over 700,000 companies use Microsoft 365 which includes Teams as part of its suite of products. Pocketstop is excited to announce the RedFlag + Microsoft Teams integration and a fourth main channel …

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Improve Your Emergency Preparedness Plan with a Mass Notification System

September 26, 2021 Posted by in Pockestop News, Mass Notification

No matter where you work or live a disaster can strike anywhere. Naturally occurring hazards, such as a hurricane or severe thunderstorm, and human-caused hazards, like a fire or civil disturbance, can cause equal opportunity disasters. They don’t judge, they are not bias and they could be coming for you next. Three words. Emergency Preparedness Plan. Three more words. Mass …

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Make Emergency Preparedness a Priority: September Is National Preparedness Month

September 15, 2021 Posted by in Pockestop News, Mass Notification

Don’t wait to make it a New Year’s resolution, make emergency preparedness a priority today Football season, cooler weather, and the holidays are right around the corner. Lots of things to look forward to! Before you start looking forward, however, take a look back and ask yourself “were we prepared?”

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Expert Advice for Crisis Communications

April 2, 2018 Posted by in Pockestop News, Crisis Communications, Mass Notification

The JLL Retail Division recently gathered a panel of experts, partners and members of corporate to discuss crisis communications in the retail context, and our very own Daniel Wagstaff joined the panel.

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A Lesson Learned from Workplace Harassment Scandals: Have Good Policies Before a Problem Arises

March 23, 2018 Posted by in Pockestop News, Crisis Communications, Mass Notification

Is your company reviewing your harassment policy? Recently, the #MeToo movement and surrounding stories of workplace harassment left many HR departments scrambling to update harassment policies. Even though the law and sound corporate management have mandated good workplace harassment policies for decades, some companies just didn’t pay enough attention – until now, when workplace harassment has become a hot-button cultural …

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If an emergency happens, who is in control of your story?

March 22, 2018 Posted by in Pockestop News, Mass Notification

Many government agencies and high-profile businesses tell their employees to follow “the New York Times rule” when sending emails, drafting documents, and making business decisions. The rule is simple: if you would be embarrassed to see your conduct reported (or your email quoted) on the front page of the newspaper, think twice!

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Internal Communications During Cyber Attacks, a Major Threat to Businesses in 2018

March 21, 2018 Posted by in Pockestop News, Mass Notification

In 2017, several major cyber attacks affected large businesses. Some affected millions of people: for example, the Equifax and Uber breaches compromised millions of people’s information. Beyond the high-profile attacks affecting millions of consumers, many small businesses faced the constant threat of falling victim to one of many malware attacks on corporate systems.

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Four characteristics of effective messages

February 5, 2018 Posted by in Pockestop News, Crisis Communications, Mass Notification

This blog originated from The Crisis Communicator by Paul Rhynard. See the original post here.

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Hawaii Crisis Communication Case Study: What We Can Learn from the Hawaii Missile False Alarm

January 15, 2018 Posted by in Pockestop News, Mass Notification

On Saturday, January 13th, the Hawaii State government faced a difficult crisis communication mishap. A mass emergency alert was broadcast to everyone in the state saying a nuclear missile was inbound toward Hawaii. Residents and visitors sought out shelter. The problem was that the message turned out to be a false alarm. A state agency was doing an internal drill …

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Using Technology to Effectively Respond to Inclement Weather: What Harvey Taught Us About Hurricane Communication

September 19, 2017 Posted by in Pockestop News, Mass Notification

Hurricane season is here, and it is important to be prepared to respond effectively if bad weather hits your area. The forecast for the 2017’s hurricane season has been updated with more active storms predicted; the NOAA now expects 14-19 total named storms in the Atlantic. We’ve already had more than a year’s worth of named storms when you look …

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