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COVID-19 Visual Information on Twitter (part 6)

Note: Started this collection March 17 (and went backwards from there, then forward, to assemble a lot of the VI I’d been seeing on Twitter regarding COVID-19, coronavirus, global pandemic – however you’d like to refer to this). The first page quickly filled up, and started loading slow, so I started page two to keep the viewing experience optimal. […]

Unified Command releases an image showing booming locations as of May 2. The numbers in blue indicate where boom has been deployed and the numbers in green are planned deployments. (Illustration provided by Unified Command)

Transparency of Information is Great. So is Transparency of Operations.

This is the final piece this week here on the blog to commemorate ten years since the Deepwater Horizon offshore rig explosion and subsequent devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. If you’re reading this, I hope you’ll also consider reading the insightful pieces from my friends and colleagues Ana Visneski and Chris O’Neil, […]

Sometimes the Truth Does Not Set You Free, but You Do Sleep Well

My Deepwater Horizon BP Oil Spill experiences are somewhat different than that of my colleagues. I didn’t get to deploy to Louisiana until October 2010. I never got to stand up a joint information center. I had just returned to full duty five days before Deepwater Horizon, following 57 days convalescent leave, with a year’s […]

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COVID-19 Visual Information on Twitter (part 5)

Note: Started this collection March 17 (and went backwards from there, then forward, to assemble a lot of the VI I’d been seeing on Twitter regarding COVID-19, coronavirus, global pandemic – however you’d like to refer to this). The first page quickly filled up, and started loading slow, so I started page two to keep the viewing experience optimal. […]

Deepwater Horizon Lesson Learned: Managing Expectations to Maintain Trust and Credibility

Today marks 10 years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster. One key communication lesson from that seems to have been forgotten. Specifically, the lesson – Never let your leadership say something is under control or make statements that underestimate the impact of a disaster. No one likes a know-it-all, especially because in disasters the know-it-all is […]