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Let’s Talk Crisis.

Melanie Santostefano B&W HeadshotMelanie Santostefano, Founder/President of marketing communications firm, Vicarious Multimedia, and St. Steven Public Relations, a firm that specializes in crisis communications, will present a free workshop on crisis preparedness from a communications standpoint. During this upcoming event, local government and other organizational leaders, along with communications professionals, will learn strategies on how to lead through, and weather the storms of crisis – and establish, control and maintain the crisis narrative.

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

10am – Noon

Wildey Theater, Marquee Room
252 N Main Street, Edwardsville

Please RSVP by January 24

The workshop will include:

  • Guidance/techniques to establish a united communications strategy.
  • Strategies to cast the widest net for communications through a process-driven, multimedia, multi-channel approach.
  • How to communicate directly/indirectly with the news media to keep them “at bay.”
  • Three case studies that demonstrate/educate on crisis communications best practices, including the tornado that hit the Amazon facility in the City Edwardsville, a tense NIMBY challenge to a proposed development in the City of Carpentersville, and warring taxing bodies related to the safety of children in the Village of Buffalo Grove.
  • A “press conference check list” to refer to if one is necessary during a crisis.

Questions? Email or call/text 312-719-2332