Lunch & Learn with Dion’s – Don’t Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

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Lunch & Learn with Dion’s – Don’t Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

Most marketers agree that it feels great to reap the rewards of your carefully crafted, smartly executed marketing plan: increased sales, more members, stronger engagement, lots of media mentions, or other positive outcomes.

But there’s one part of a marketing plan that doesn’t feel great, and no marketer EVER wants to execute: crisis management. What will you do if something goes wrong with your brand? How will you talk to the world about it? Is it possible to find something positive in a crisis?


At NMAMA’s next Lunch & Learn, special guest Deena Crawley, Marketing Director at Dion’s, will discuss this nerve-wracking side of marketing. Deena will share her recent experience with crisis communication and how her team used traditional PR, social media, and internal platforms to communicate with various audiences. She will also share how a recent hardship at Dion’s has shaped the organization into a better and stronger company.

When: Thursday, March 30, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Dion’s Home Office
8525 Jefferson St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Many thanks to Dion’s for providing lunch!

Parking is available in the front of the building; there is overflow parking in the back of the building through the green gates.

Cost: $25 Members
$40 Non-Members

RSVP & Payment: Please click on the link below to register:


About Deena Crawley

Deena Crawley

Deena Crawley spent the first portion of her career inside an advertising agency and has worked in a variety of industries including retail, public health, automotive, real estate, higher education, and finance. She is a two-time Effie finalist, a former President of the American Advertising Federation–NM, and has been inducted into the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management Hall of Fame as a Young Alumna. In her current role as Marketing Director and Executive Team member at Dion’s, a regional restaurant based in Albuquerque, she nurtures all brand touch points including advertising, communications, community relations, and social media. She is a volunteer for Make-A-Wish New Mexico and is a graduate of Leadership NM. In her spare time, she’s an avid runner and mother to three dogs.

About Dion’s

Dion’s is known for its tasty pizza and world famous Ranch dressing, as well as providing opportunities for its employees and communities to flourish. In 39 years, the company has grown to 23 stores and 1,600 employees in three states. It was recently ranked as a top five quick-service restaurant in the nation by Sandelman and Associates for the second year in a row. The recognition is based on overall experience.

Special thanks to our 2016-17 events sponsor!



March 30, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Dion’s Training Center
8525 Jefferson St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113 United States
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