When a crisis breaks, an Indian tribe’s state of preparedness makes the difference between survival and catastrophic loss.
Crisis management is an essential and absolutely critical organizational function in today’s frenzied storm of politics, media biases, commercial business, big data breaches, finance, Coronavirus (covid-19) and other public health emergencies (disease outbreaks, emergency relief, etc.) and so much more. Failure to professionally plan for the occurrence of—and proactively manage—crises typically results in significant monetary losses for a company, while destroying its Tribal Council / Business Committee leadership’s reputation and credibility.
Overwhelmingly, most traditional Public Relations professionals, agencies, and especially in-house departments or personnel lack the wholistic expertise, experience, and methodology necessary to best prepare and effectively manage a comprehensive crisis communications plan. While Public Relations professionals are the paramount leadership component to all crisis communications teams, most have never been “in the trenches” with hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, complex legal situations, and negative media coverage riding on their decisions, or worse yet— never actually trained to do so.
WE KNOW INDIAN COUNTRY
Native American-owned and operated, 1680PR is the only national agency that deeply understands the many organizational facets and operational complexities which are unique to sovereign Native American tribes, tribal enterprises, and tribal leaders. In fact, there is no other agency in the world that equals 1680PR’s full suite of capabilities, depth of expertise, and experience in Indian Country—period.
1680PR has provided insightful, effective communications counsel to Native American tribes and enterprises, Law Firms and Legal professionals, US Presidential Candidates, State Governors and Cabinets, international companies, Fortune 500s, Feature Film studios and Entertainment executives, and many other industries, so let’s discuss how we may best protect YOUR personal / corporate brand reputation and stakeholders’ interests—before it is too late.
SOME INDUSTRIES AND AREAS WE SERVE:
- Indian Casinos, Resorts, and other Entertainment enterprises
- Sovereign Affairs and Tribal Politics
- Corporate Executives
- Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities and tribal-managed care
- Public Health (Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak; Emergency Management / Natural Disasters; etc.)
- Insurance Companies
- Risk Management, Claims Management, Loss Adjusting, and Auditing
- Law Firms and Legal Professionals
- State Governments and Departments
- Political Campaigns
- Commercial entities at risk for Data Breach and Cybersecurity threats
- Tribal Councils and Native American government interests
- Reservation Business Committees and Corporations
ABOUT OUR CRISIS MANAGEMENT EXPERTS
Dr. W. Timothy Coombs — Crisis Communication Consultant, 1680PR
The preeminent authority on modern Crisis Communication, Dr. W. Timothy Coombs’ groundbreaking Situational Crisis Communication Theory (SCCT) has been globally adopted as a guiding framework for planning, response, and managing crises communications. A cornerstone of 1680PR’s Crisis Communication Team, his seminal body of publications are the leading resources for Crisis Communication worldwide, including the award-winning book, Ongoing Crisis Communication, and The Handbook of Crisis Communication.
In addition to his thought leadership throughout the United States, Dr. Coombs has provided crisis training in Belgium, Sweden, Estonia, Norway, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, and China. His achievements and awards of note include the Jackson, Jackson & Wagner Behavioral Science Prize from the Public Relations Society of America; the Pathfinder Award from the Institute of Public Relations (in recognition of his crisis research contributions to the field and to the practice of Public Relations); Fulbright Scholar in Estonia; NEMO Professor at Lund University, Helsingborg Campus; a featured lecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China; and an Honorary Professor in the Department of Business Communication at Aarhus University.
A sought-after speaking talent, 1680PR consultant, and academic luminary, Dr. Coombs maintains an active schedule as the George T. and Gladys H. Abell Professor in Liberal Arts in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University, while serving as Editor for Corporate Communication: An International Journal.
Ken Lingad — Senior Communications Strategist for Global Brands and Native American Tribes / Enterprises, 1680PR
1680PR’s Chief Strategist and Management Consultant for Global Brands, Ken Lingad is a recognized authority on Business Strategy, modern Marketing, and Public Relations for Native American Tribes, Sovereign Governments, and Business Enterprises. The cornerstone of 1680PR’s brain trust, Lingad’s Management Consultant Team has led some of the biggest brands on the planet.
An enrolled member of the Indian Pueblo of Isleta, Ken Lingad brings over two decades of Public Relations thought leadership and Business Strategy experience in Indian Country’s sovereign-nation dynamics to 1680PR, providing trusted direction to State Indian Affairs agencies, Indian Tribes, Tribal Leaders and Business Committees, Gaming and other Business Enterprises, and non-Indian interests alike.
A sought-after Intellectual Resource and Transformation Leader for a diverse scope of industries: Multinational Corporations; Native American Tribes / Enterprises; State Governments; Private Equity Ventures; Industrial / Commercial Construction; Oil and Gas, EPCs; Petrochemical; Healthcare; Indian Health Service (IHS); Pharmaceutical; Nanomaterials; IoT and Mobile Tech; Luxury Hospitality and Tourism; Feature Film, TV, and Music Entertainment; and more, Lingad’s hallmark mix of strategic vision and modern business acumen helps lead Brands into the future.