NEWS: Amanda Coleman joins #PRFest speakers
“Managing a Modern Day Crisis”
The session will set out to provide hints and tips on how to deal with a crisis when it arrives. It will use real examples to demonstrate how to approach a crisis and how to be ready to support the organisation.
You’ll learn about managing channels, the role of social media, the citizen journalist and the importance of internal communication. Amanda will share the knowledge and understanding of the police approach as a format to manage crisis communication.
Amanda has almost 25 years’ experience both as a journalist and in communication roles. For the past 17 years she has worked in senior communication roles within the police service and is currently responsible for Corporate Communications at Greater Manchester Police.
Initially, Amanda worked on local newspapers throughout the North West of England before moving into public relations working for a number of public sector organisations.
She has led the communication team at Greater Manchester Police during some challenging times including the murder of two police officers, August 2011 riots, death of the former Chief Constable and numerous counter terrorism investigations.
Amanda has been chair of the national Association of Police Communicators (APComm) since January 2013.