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Introduction to Public Relations and Advertising

Author : D F du Plessis
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Introduction to Public Relations and Advertising introduces the reader to the basics of public relations and advertising in a single textbook. Topics include the functions, effects, and critical issues of public relations as well as the history of advertising and its relationship to marketing. The unit on advertising covers theoretical models, advertising campaigns and critical research issues. Introduction to Public Relations and Advertising is used by the Department of Communication at the university of South Africa and will prove invaluable for other students of communication as well as practitioners who need to reflect on the fundamentals of public relations and advertising.

Public Relations

Author : Iqbal Sachdeva
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Public Relations: Principles and Practices is a comprehensive textbook designed for under- and post-graduate degree/diploma students of mass communication, corporate communications, and public relations (PR). The core concepts of PR have been explained through numerous examples, exhibits, tables, and illustrations. Divided into five parts, the first part Fundamentals and Emergence gives an overview of PR and acquaints the readers with the emergence of PR. The second part on Process and Practice discusses in detail the PR window for developing a PR program, which includes scanning the environment, creating a communication plan/ strategy, implementing the plan, and measuring its impact. The third part on Skills focusses on key communication and negotiation skills, which are essential for PR professionals. The part on Applications discusses PR relations with several publics like customers, dealers, vendors, employees, investors, and media; and key issues like corporate social responsibility, community relations, event management, crisis management, government PR, lobbying, and institutional advertising. The section also deals with corporate image, corporate identity, house journals, and PR ethics. The final part on Support Service elaborates on the role and structure of PR agencies. Students of media studies aspiring to be public relations professionals will find this book highly useful for its in-depth coverage of the key PR concepts. The book will also serve as a handy tool for practicing PR professionals.

Understanding Public Relations

Author : Lee Edwards
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This book argues that public relations is not merely an organizational tool, but a powerful influence on social and political life. From carefully considered communication by multinational corporations, to government campaigns that manage public opinion, to the self-promotion of celebrities via social media, public relations is central to our individual and collective lives. Understanding Public Relations introduces a socio-cultural approach to public relations as a way of analysing the growing importance of public relations in its social, cultural and political contexts. Encouraging a deeper and more critical understanding of its influence on society, Lee Edwards: Explores public relations in relation to contemporary debates around promotional culture, discourse, globalisation, democracy and power Considers how public relations frames vital discussions of race, gender, class and ethics Brings theory to life with a range of case studies, including YouTube vlogging, the global fair trade movement and the 2016 EU referendum in the UK Both accessible and provocative, this is an invaluable resource for students and researchers exploring public relations theory, critical public relations, strategic communication and promotional culture.

Mastering Public Relations

Author : Anthony Davis
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Mastering Public Relations takes a strategic management approach to exploring this complex and critical dimension of management and planning. This wide-ranging, detailed and highly readable insight into public relations includes multiple case studies and examples to provide a well-balanced interpretation of both theory and practice.

Sport Public Relations and Communication

Author : Maria Hopwood
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Contemporary sport is a huge global enteprise which necessitates that sports organisations operate as businesses. An increasingly important element of sport business is the management of the myriad of relationships in which sport entities are involved. It is the relationship management aspect of sport which is the unique focus of this book. Sport Public Relations and Communications is the first book to explore public relations and communications in the sports industry in a global context. It brings together applicable strategies for the sport management or marketing student, and provides a concise guide to how public relations and communications strategies and principles can be applied to sport management and marketing issues. This book discusses and reformulates the principles of public relations and communications by demonstrating how they can be successfully applied in practice within a sports context.

Effective Writing Skills for Public Relations

Author : John Foster
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'John Foster's book is a 'How To' guide that gives a solid grounding in the writing requirements of the PR business. It covers a lot of ground in a complex but rewarding subject.' Writing Magazine Effective Writing Skills for Public Relations is a valuable reference source on the basis of style and presentation with helpful hints on making the best use of written communication. It advises on how to write concisely using jargon-free language whilst avoiding overused words and phrases. There is guidance on policing house style with emphasis on consistency and advice on punctuation, headlines and captions. As well as this there are tips on what makes a good press release and how to use effective design and layout to produce easy to read text. Readers will also find help on public speaking, pronunciation and the standard writing skills needed in the office. This third edition includes five new chapters covering editing skills, the importance of written tone of voice, what makes a good annual report, the legal issues facing writers and the use of Americanisms. Standard proof correction marks are included together with a glossary of terms. This is an essential hands-on practical guide for anyone earning a living through the written or spoken word.

Public Relations

Author : Melanie James
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Strategic Planning for Public Relations

Author : Ronald D. Smith
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Strategic Planning for Public Relations is in its fifth edition of offering an innovative and clear approach for students looking to learn how to develop public relations campaigns. It is a text intended for those serious about entering the rapidly changing professions of public relations and strategic communication. Ronald Smith shows how to implement pragmatic, research-driven strategic campaigns used in public relations practice, and draws from his years of experience as a professional in the industry and his years of teaching in the classroom. The approach used in this text is a threefold pattern: first, readers are exposed to new ideas, then see them in use, before finally being showed how to apply those ideas themselves. Complex problem-solving and decision-making processes in strategic communication and public relations are turned into a series of easy-to-follow steps, flexible enough to be applicable to myriad situations and organizations in the real world. This new fifth edition follows the same format as previous editions and includes numerous timely and real-world examples of cases and current events, along with classic cases that stand the test of time. It includes new research on opinions and practices within the discipline and covers several recent, award-winning public relations campaigns.

Asian Perspectives on the Development of Public Relations

Author : T. Watson
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The National Perspectives on the Development of Public Relations: Other Voices series is the first to offer an authentic world-wide view of the history of public relations. It will feature six books, five of which will cover continental and regional groups. This first book in the series focuses on Asia and Australasia.

Public Relations

Author : Danny Moss
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Taking a managerial perspective on the field of public relations, this book explores PR and its role in the wider organizational world. Contributors explore a variety of contexts in which the relevance of understanding these two interlinking domains is so paramount, such as corporate branding and reputation, government relations and community communications, as well as drawing on expertise of legal considerations and ethical awareness. The range of PR and corporate communications within any organization is critical and a managerial awareness of this is all the more important. In providing a framework and examination of the issues, Public Relations: A Managerial Perspective offers an original and vital discussion.

Primer of Public Relations Research Third Edition

Author : Don W. Stacks
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Thousands of public relations (PR) students and professionals have relied on this authoritative text to understand the key role of research in planning and evaluating PR campaigns. Revised and expanded to reflect today's emphasis on standards-based practice, the third edition has a heightened emphasis on setting baselines, creating benchmarks, and assessing progress. Stacks presents step-by-step guidelines for using a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods to track output, outtakes, and outcomes, and shows how to present research findings clearly to clients. Every chapter features review questions and a compelling practice problem. PowerPoint slides for use in teaching are provided at the companion website. Instructors requesting a desk copy also receive a supplemental Instructor's Manual with a test bank, suggested readings, and case studies. New to This Edition: *Chapter on standardization, moving beyond the prior edition's focus on best practices. *Chapter on different types of data sets, with attention to the advantages and disadvantages of using Big Data. *Addresses the strategic use of key performance indicators. *Covers the latest content analysis software. Pedagogical Features: *Each chapter opens with a chapter overview and concludes with review questions. *End-of-chapter practice problems guide readers to implement what they have learned in a PR project. *Appendix provides a dictionary of public relations measurement and research terms. *Supplemental Instructor's Manual and PowerPoint slides.

News Public Relations and Power

Author : Simon Cottle
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Introducing theoretical ideas and the latest empirical findings in this fast-developing field of media communication, this book brings together contributions form leading international researchers who address important issues in public relations and mediatised promotion.

Strategic Communication

Author : Jane Johnston
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Communication and relationships sit at the centre of our hyper-connected lives, and their effective management is a strategic necessity for all organisations today. As the communication and public relations industries continue to grow globally, they offer a dynamic career for those with the right skills and knowledge. Jane Johnston and Leanne Glenny show how strategic communication and public relations plug into the social, economic and political world, creating crucial links between organisations and people. They explain how communication professionals build partnerships, motivate and engage stakeholders, manage content, media and planning, develop reputations, and troubleshoot crisis communication. Strategic Communication is a complete introduction to the fundamentals of communication and public relations for the next decade. It presents innovative and creative approaches to deliver 100 tools and tactics, over 30 theories and models, and three levels of strategy that underpin successful communication. The authors include examples from around the world, from private sector, public sector and not for profit organisations.

Community Relations and Public Relations Bibliography

Author : United States. Department of the Army
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Political Public Relations

Author : Jesper Stromback
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Political Public Relations maps and defines this emerging field, bringing together scholars from various disciplines—political communication, public relations and political science—to explore the area in detail. The volume connects differing schools of thought, bringing together theoretical and empirical investigations, and defines a field that is becoming increasingly important and prominent. It offers an international orientation, as the field of political public relations must be studied in the context of various political and communication systems to be fully understood. As a singular contribution to scholarship in public relations and political communication, this work fills a significant gap in the existing literature, and is certain to influence future theory and research.

Corporate Public Relations

Author : Marvin N. Olasky
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This volume presents a historical and objective overview of the field of public relations in the past century. It discusses some of the landmark cases in public relations, critiques the philosophies of innovators such as Ivy Lee and Edward Bernays, and explores how corporate public relations has affected economic and political trends. The author concludes by offering long-term alternatives for the future of public relations valuable to both practitioners and corporate executives.

The Public Relations Handbook

Author : Alison Theaker
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The Public Relations Handbook is a comprehensive and detailed introduction to the theories and practices of the public relations industry. It traces the history and development of public relations, explores ethical issues which affect the industry, examines its relationship with politics, lobbying organizations and journalism, assesses its professionalism and regulation and advises on training and entry into the profession. The Public Relations Handbook combines theoretical and organizational frameworks for studying public relations with examples of how the industry works in practice. It draws on a range of promotional strategies and campaigns from businesses, public and non-profit organizations including the AA, Airbus, BT, Northamptonshire County Council, Cuprinol and Action for Children. The Fourth Edition includes: case studies, examples and illustrations from a range of campaigns from small and multinational corporations, local government and charities; a companion website with new international case studies updated quarterly; specialist chapters on financial public relations, internal communications and marketing public relations; strategic overviews of corporate identity, globalisation and evaluation; a thorough examination of ethics and professionalism; more than fifty illustrations from recent PR campaigns; a completely revised chapter on corporate social responsibility a new chapter on risk, issues and crisis management.

Public Relations Theory

Author : Carl H. Botan
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Beginning with the basic premise that public relations can best be understood as a specialized type of communication, the contributors to this volume establish public relations as a vital and viable realm for communication research and theory development. Through the application of communication theories, they attempt to explain and predict public relations practices and then use these practices to develop communication theories. Their discussions fall into three distinct categories: metatheory, theory, and examples of applications of theories. An ideal volume for professionals and students in communication, journalism, and related fields.

Applied Public Relations

Author : Kathy Brittain Richardson
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With its practical orientation and scope, Applied Public Relations is the ideal text for any public relations case studies or public relations management course that places an emphasis on stakeholder groups. Through the presentation of current cases covering a wide variety of industries, locations, and settings, Kathy Richardson and Marcie Hinton examine how real organizations develop and maintain their relationships, offering valuable insights into business and organizational management practices. The book’s organization of case studies allows instructors to use the text in several ways: instructors can focus on specific stakeholders by using the chapters presented; they can focus on particular issues, such as labor relations or crisis management by selecting cases from within several chapters; or they can select cases that contrast campaigns with ongoing programs or managerial behaviors. A focus on ethics and social responsibility underlies the book, and students are challenged to assess the effectiveness of the practices outlined and understand the ethical implications of those choices. This Third Edition features: 25 new and current domestic and international case studies specifically chosen for their relevancy and relatability to students New "Professional Insights" commentaries where practitioners respond to a set of questions relating to their work Increased emphasis on ethics and social responsibility Fully enhanced companion website that is connected with the text, including a test bank and PowerPoint presentations for instructors, and chapter-specific discussion questions and additional readings for students

Public Relations and Social Theory

Author : Øyvind Ihlen
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Public Relations and Social Theory: Key Figures, Concepts and Developments broadens the theoretical scope of public relations studies by applying the work of a group of prominent social theorists to make sense of the practice. The volume focuses on the work of key social theorists, including Max Weber, Karl Marx, John Dewey, Jürgen Habermas, Niklas Luhmann, Michel Foucault, Ulrich Beck, Pierre Bourdieu, Anthony Giddens, Robert Putnam, Erving Goffman, Peter L. Berger, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Bruno Latour, Dorothy Smith, Zygmunt Bauman, Harrison White, John W. Meyer, Luc Boltanski and Chantal Mouffe. Each chapter is devoted to an individual theorist, providing an overview of that theorist’s key concepts and contributions, and exploring how these can be applied to public relations as a practice. Each chapter also includes a box giving a short and concise presentation of the theorist, along with recommendation of key works and secondary literature.