Welcome to Catalyst, a weekly publication that normally goes to IABC members only. As we’re hearing from communication professionals around the world who are looking for resources related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, we’re making this week’s issue available to everyone.
Stock markets have crashed, borders are closing, and it appears the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak will continue to get worse before it gets better. The impact on businesses, from travel bans to supply and delivery delays to production and forecast adjustments, is already being felt everywhere. As organizations worldwide adjust to this uncertainty, communication professionals need to keep a clear head, stay the course and use the current “down time” productively .

Editor's note: We've developed a resource page for communication professionals on responding to COVID-19. We'll be updating this page as new resources are available.

Editorial programs are assets that can develop into sub-brands that drive actual business value.

With success comes risk of failure if leaders surround themselves with sycophants.

A member asks: What types of employee communications are you doing about coronavirus? What messaging are you providing?
Upcoming webinars

Stay up-to-date on developments in the communication field. Join these IABC webinars .

19 March 2020, 8–9 a.m. PDT

2 April 2020,10–11 a.m. PDT

16 April 2020 , 10–11 a.m. PDT
IABC Academy courses

Sharpen your skills with these on-demand, online courses from the IABC Academy.

Prepare to manage both a crisis and the public’s perception.

Take your team to a higher level of engagement.

Gain insights into research-backed change theories and how to put them into practice.
Communication in the news
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