Handling the hostile media:

When a crisis breaks that threatens your business’s reputation, it is how you handle the early stages that really matters – get this wrong and initial negative headlines set the tone throughout.

Crisis and litigation PR specialist Tim Toulmin will set out the steps businesses need to take in advance to ensure they are not wrong-footed by sudden developments nor unprepared Handling the hostile media seminarwhen the sudden glare of media scrutiny falls on their business

Social media is largely seen as a threat by firms, yet it can be used proactively to refute hostile and inaccurate coverage.  Leading PR academic Quentin Langley will share examples of businesses that have used the power of social media to their benefit, protecting their reputations through rebutting inaccurate reporting.


Who should attend:

  • CEOs and managing partners

  • Communication directors at professional and business service firms

  •  Partners involved in high profile appointments (litigation, insolvencies, investigations)

Attendees leave with:

  • A firm understanding of what to expect when you are suddenly in the media spotlight

  • The key steps you need to undertake to make sure you and your organization are not damaged through being unprepared for national media attention

  • An understanding of the impact of social media when a business is suddenly in the news, and how organisations have deftly used this to their advantage to protect their reputation

Book nowDate and timings: 
The presentation will be 12.15 until 2pm on Friday 21 October in central London. 

About our speakers:
Tim Toulmin is the managing director of specialist litigation and crisis management firm AlderMedia, and was formerly  the Director of the Press Complaints Commission.  Tim has a long track record in advising businesses and people from all different walks of life – from the internationally famous to those only briefly in the public eye.   He has given reputation protection advice to numerous organizations, ranging from law firms and barristers to the MoD, BBC, and NHS.


Quentin Langley is a leading academic in the PR and social media field, teaching on the MA at London Metropolitan University, having previously worked in international PR roles at organisations including Shell and Knight Frank.  He is the editor of blog site  BrandJack News and has a forthcoming book looking at how organisations have suffered from their brands being hi-jacked, and can prevent or even benefit from this phenomena. 

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