The Handbook of Public Relations offers a comprehensive and detailed examination of the field. It gives scholars, practitioners, and students a solid review of the status of the scholarly literature, stressing the role that public relations can play in building relationship between organizations, markets, audiences, and publics.
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Evaluating Public Relations advises PR practitioners at all levels how to demonstrate clearly and objectively to their clients and managers the impact that their work has. The authors draw on both their practical and academic experience to discuss a diverse range of evaluation methods and strategies, illustrating them throughout with award winning case studies and interviews. Fully revised and updated, the second edition of this book allows practitioners to more closely monitor and evaluate their campaigns and helps them develop more robust campaign strategies. This edition includes new information on: online evaluation; measuring relationships; practitioner culture, evaluation procedures and structures; payment by results; econometrics; word of mouth. Covering both theory and practice, Evaluating Public Relations is a handbook for both students and experienced practitioners.
"We live in increasingly promotional times. States, political parties and corporations as well as new social movements and diverse cultural interests today seek to put their message across via the media and in pursuit of disparate aims, enhanced public understanding and legitimacy. Introducing theoretical ideas and the latest empirical findings in this fast-developing field of media communication study," this book addresses such issues as: "the rapid growth of public relations in its impact on news production ; state information management strategies in times of internal political dissent ; political parties and mediated 'spin' conducted at national and local levels ; the historically changing nature of war journalism ; environmental activism and pressure group communication" and much more - back cover.
In this updated edition of the successful handbook, a detailed introduction to the theories and practices of the public relations industry is given. Broad in scope, it traces the history and development of public relations, explores ethical issues which affect the industry, examines its relationships with politics, lobbying organisations and journalism, assesses its professionalism and regulation, and advises on training and entry into the profession. It includes: * interviews with press officers and PR agents about their working practices * case studies, examples, press releases and illustrations from a range of campaigns including Railtrack, Marks and Spencer, Guinness and the Metropolitan Police * specialist chapters on financial public relations, global PR, business ethics, on-line promotion and the challenges of new technology * over twenty illustrations from recent PR campaigns. In this revised and updated practical text, Alison Theaker successfully combines theoretical and organisational frameworks for studying public relations with examples of how the industry works in practice.
This book looks at the rapid expansion of professional public relations and discusses its effects on the mass media and political process.
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.
The purpose of this second volume is to challenge and extend the field of research in public relations. Taking a proactive approach to creating a stable, yet not stagnant annual, the editors directly solicited chapters on exciting and intriguing subjects. Assuming some prior knowledge, interests, and commitment of their readers, the editors hope that each chapter's report on original research provides enough context for understanding even if the area of inquiry is new to the readers. Public Relations Research Annual, Volume 2, continues to advance within the discipline beyond anecdotes to practical theories and research. Educators, practitioners, and researchers will find this annual's presentations and critiques useful in creating a systematic framework for their own endeavors.
Primarily using Public Relations Society of America award-winning cases, PUBLIC RELATIONS CASES, Eighth Edition, presents a clear theoretical grounding in the major areas of public relations. Using the ROPE process model (Research, Objectives, Programming, and Evaluation), the authors keep students focused on the strategic elements of exemplary communications campaigns. The case studies provide glimpses into best practices for public relations campaigns as recognized by professionals in the field. The cases all use a strategic communications model, where clearly defined objectives are based on sound research and good audience analysis, followed by creative tactics that are evaluated for their effectiveness. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Today's Public Relations: An Introduction is a comprehensive text that features all aspects of public relations with specific sensitivity to the message strategies that challenge practitioners to be successful, yet ethical. In this book, authors Robert L. Heath and W. Timothy Coombs redefine the teaching of public relations by discussing its connection to mass communication while linking it to its rhetorical heritage. The text features coverage of ethics, research, strategy, planning, evaluation, media selection, promotion and publicity, crisis communication, risk communication, and collaborative decision making as ways to create, maintain, and repair relationships between organizations and the persons who can affect their success.
The text examines in detail the theory behind the principles and practice of public relations. The book draws on the opinions, views, expertise and understanding of a range of practitioners and theorists. Information is supported by case vignettes, detailed case studies and end-of-chapter questions; to tackle the issues involved in the principles of public relations as we begin the new millennia. The text will help students and practitioners develop knowledge and skills in the arena of public relations.