Crisis & media simulation

Crisis & Media Simulation

Regular incident testing is an essential part of any business continuity or crisis management plan. Increasingly, resilience is becoming a requirement for insurance, tendering purposes and to meet propriety guidelines.

We can plan and run your incident management exercise, if necessary involving other agencies and partner organisations (i.e. emergency services). 

Press Conference rehearsals

Mentor is highly experienced in supporting exercises and clients during real press conferences.

We have well honed tips and techniques for organising, hosting and delivering successful news media events.


Mentor has access to teams of more than twenty journalists and camera operators across print, radio, TV news reporting and social media. We can add full multimedia realism to your  exercise event, including through our social media simulation product, “Splutter”.


 The process includes:

Writing a fully timed and developed incident scenario which is introduced to your incident management team in stages as the day progresses.

Real time decisions have to be made and all actions flagged up and noted, so the exercise acts as a test for the team and for your plan.

Our consultants help you review both performance and plan, in an on-the-day plenary session and in subsequent review meetings. 


We can also provide ‘journalist’ teams to bring authenticity to the media element of your exercise. 

Social media resilience training is becoming an increasingly vital part of any organisation’s crisis planning.



Whether you are assessing your corporate governance, business continuity planning or crisis readiness, ensuring your staff can respond and react in a range of social media situations is essential.

Whether you need experienced journalists or actors to role-play an incident scenario - Mentor can help.