Since its inception, SMG has trusted Res Publica Group for its well-rounded communications and marketing expertise, helping them grow to become the world’s largest operator of stadiums, arenas and convention centers. But in May 2017, their world and that of so many others, changed forever. The unthinkable happened at SMG’s Manchester Arena, as pop star Ariana Grande was ending her show. A bomb exploded outside – echoing throughout the facility and leaving hundreds dead and wounded. We were asked to immediately manage the response amid the unfolding chaos.