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REPUTATION MANAGEMENT FOR KENYA

REPUTATION MANAGEMENT FOR KENYA

KENYA TOURISM BOARD CRISIS MANAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR THE UK & IRELAND

Challenge:

Manage KTB’s crisis strategy in the UK and Ireland across media and trade to ensure Kenya’s reputation is always protected in a crisis and to minimise the impact on sales to the destination. 

 

Solution:

A dedicated crisis team are tasked with:

  • Drafting and disseminating statements on all crises that take place in market within one hour of the incident taking place.
  • Managing all trade and media enquiries on a reactive and proactive basis depending on the nature of the crisis.
  • Reassuring front line sales staff and equipping them with the tools and knowledge needed to continue selling Kenya.
  • Trade and media forums.
  • Lobbying of FCO and management of High Commission and Embassy relations.
  • Management of online reputation management campaigns to limit negative online coverage on Kenya that can be found on search pages.
  • Analysis of all consumer advertising in-market and recommendations on pausing activity, as well as increased heavy weight advertising in recovery periods.
  • Working with trade to support their marketing effort to ensure Kenya continues selling.

 

Results to date:

Managed KTB crisis plan throughout events such as post-election violence in 2008, the kidnapping and shooting of a British tourist in Kenya in 2011 and the attack on a Nairobi shopping centre in 2013.
Carried out four ORM campaigns for KTB.
Recovered Kenya to 200,000 arrivals within 18 months of any crisis.

 

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