Building Connections Through Crisis

  • 05:00 PM

  • DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • FORMAT: Online Zoom event
  • TICKETS: Register today! ($15 for members & students  | $20 for non-members)

When a crisis hits, communications professionals are called to help ensure that their key stakeholders – whether it’s residents, customers, employees – are well informed about what’s happening. Beyond simply providing information, communications during a crisis can also play a role in bringing people together and uniting communities. At the City of London, the Strategic Communications team has worked through emergencies that include everything from the explosion on Woodman Avenue and the collapse of the building on Teeple Terrace to the horrific terrorist attack on the Afzaal family, where they worked in collaboration with partner agencies to communicate about these unthinkable events.

Join us on January 26, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. EST, to hear from Patti McKague, Director, Strategic Communications and Government Relations at the City of London and winner of the 2021 IABC London Outstanding Communicator Award. She’ll talk about how her team supported some of the most difficult events in London over the past few years, and about the way that the team, in partnership with other public sector agencies, was ready to respond.

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The Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the event.

About Patti McKague:

Patti is a life-long communications professional who has led the team at the City of London for the past 4 years. Prior to that, she worked as a senior communications professional in financial services, the tech sector, and at the City of Waterloo. She was also the principal in a communications firm that specialized in writing, media relations and issues management. Some of her accomplishments include the development of communications strategies to support several mergers and acquisitions, leading PR efforts for the launch of new BlackBerry products across North America, and the creation of an informal local public sector communications forum. 

Throughout her career, she has had a keen interest in emergency and crisis communications and in 2021, Patti was named the IABC London Outstanding Communicator, in recognition of her leadership during the explosion on Woodman Avenue and the building collapse on Teeple Terrace.

Want to learn more about Patti McKague? Follow or contact her today:

  • Role: Director, Strategic Communications and Government Relations
  • Company: City of London, Canada
  • Twitter: @CityofLdnOnt

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