Praise and Reviews `Practical and easy to read...takes the reader step by step through each crucial stage of a campaign, covering all the vital areas` SCOTTISH INDUSTRY & COMMERCE Getting a public relations campaign or programme off the ground can seem an overwhelming task. But, as with any project, the secret of success lies in good planning and effective management. This fully updated second edition of Planning and Managing Public Relations Campaigns provides a blueprint for all practitioners. It describes how to initiate and manage the ongoing development of a programme in a structured way to benefit both the organization and its clients. Practical and easy to read, the book takes the form of a step-by-step guide, covering many vital areas including: the public relations function; starting the planning process; research and analysis; setting objectives; strategy and tactics; timescales and resources; evaluation and review. Packed with numerous case studies, the book demonstrates a 10-point plan for ensuring successful campaigns and programmes. By using the techniques presented here, public relations practitioners will be able to drive events instead of being driven by them. Endorsed by the Institute of Public Relations, Planning and Managing Public Relations Campaigns is vital reading for students, practitioners or managers who want a definitive guide to the planning and management process.
Getting a public relations campaign or programme off the ground can seem an overwhelming task. But, as with any project, the secret of success lies in good planning and effective management. This fully updated second edition of Planning and Managing Public Relations Campaigns provides a blueprint for all practitioners. It describes how to initiate and manage the ongoing development of a programme in a structured way to benefit both the organization and its clients. Practical and easy to read, the book takes the form of a step-by-step guide, covering many vital areas including: the public relations function; starting the planning process; research and analysis; setting objectives; strategy and tactics; timescales and resources; evaluation and review. Packed with numerous case studies, the book demonstrates a 10-point plan for ensuring successful campaigns and programmes. By using the techniques presented here, public relations practitioners will be able to drive events instead of being driven by them. Endorsed by the Institute of Public Relations, Planning and Managing Public Relations Campaigns is vital reading for students, practitioners or managers who want a definitive guide to the planning and management process.
The role of the public relations practitioner is becoming ever more demanding: even those who have just entered the profession are expected to possess a range of sophisticated skills and knowledge. This fully updated second edition of Public Relations in Practice aids in the development of these skills by looking at the key functional areas of public relations from the practitioner's point of view. International in scope, and written in a practical and easy-to-follow style, this new edition is packed with advice from expert practitioners in the field including Ardi Kolah and Pamela Mounter. Public Relations in Practice will provide a sound introduction to a wide range of specialist areas, including: - Marketing communications - Internal communication - Financial public relations - Government and local government relations - Public relations for non-commercial organizations - Business-to-business (B2B) public relations - International communications - Sponsorship - Pressure groups - Corporate social responsibility - Public relations for the services sector
Creative input is inevitably required of the PR practitioner and yet there is a lack of real understanding of the mechanics of the processes involved. Creativity in Public Relations seeks to address this situation and explores: the five 'Is' of the creative process; techniques for stimulating ideas; brainstorming; evaluating ideas; obstacles to creativity; the creative individual; the creative organization. There are practical examples and research carried out by those in the PR industry who are regarded by their peers as 'creative'. The reader is guided through methods of using and managing a range of techniques and tips to generate creative ideas, as described by the five 'Is' of the creative process: information, incubation, illumination, integration and illustration. By clearly establishing a definition of 'creativity', this third edition will help PR practitioners and general readers to get 'under the skin' of the creative process and use it to greater effect in their work.
Strategic Public Relations Management features an applied approach to evidence-based, strategic public relations management. It emphasizes understanding audiences through research and demonstrates success through quantitative evaluation methods. The volume presents a scientific approach that helps future and current practitioners understand and communicate the value of public relations to others, using performance metrics to demonstrate return on investment. New to the third edition: New examples on the effective use of digital communication and online research tools; Updated guidance on researching using digital tools and social media; New examples that provide a more accessible pathway to real-world application. In addition to these new features, the book covers: Creating a framework for planning; Up-to-date research tools and how to develop a research plan; Gathering useful data for strategic guidance; Real-world examples that provide readers with realistic cases and situations; Applying theory to professional practice. The book's accessibility will be welcomed by instructors and students with definitions of terms, a how-to approach, and an accessible style of writing throughout.
Public relations is operating in an increasingly challenging and complex environment. Pressures from outside the organisation include new accountabilities, empowered stakeholders, increased public cynicism and a new communication landscape. Internally, there are increasing demands to demonstrate a return on investment, alongside a requirement to coach and counsel senior managers exposed to these environmental pressures. This context requires public relations professionals to be able to clearly articulate and demonstrate their own contribution to organisational effectiveness. This textbook provides public relations leaders with a framework to do this, as well as a checklist of essential capabilities which they must acquire and exhibit if they are to operate at the highest levels of any organisation. This short textbook is suitable for aspiring practitioners, MBA and other masters qualifications in public relations - especially for those students who wish to pursue a successful career as a professional PR specialist able to operate strategically at the top of successful organisations.
At a time when rapid changes in communications technology, such as social media, are having a major impact on the way businesses choose to communicate, more and more people are having to understand the principles of modern PR and how they can use it to underpin effective business management. The PR Professional's Handbook offers practical advice and solutions for anyone involved in the public relations function. The PR Professional's Handbook guides practitioners in preparing and evaluating campaigns. In addition to providing a full breakdown on the individual skills required in briefing, writing and presenting projects of different shapes and sizes, the book covers the role and importance of public relations and communications in organizations, addressing, in full, key theories for PR, skills and disciplines, channels and creativity. About the PR in Practice series: Published in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), the PR in Practice series comprises accessible, practical introductions to day-to-day issues of public relations practice and management. The series' action-oriented approach keeps knowledge and skills up to date.
The goal of Public Relations and Strategic Communication is to bring public relations and communication theories to life. Public relations is a hugely diverse profession in terms of its functions, publics and stakeholders. However, it is the multi-faceted nature of the profession that hasresulted in it becoming an essential part of organisations in a range of industries. Advanced skills in relationship management, communication and reputation management are required in every organisation and have become even more important with the rapid evolution of digital technologies such associal media. Public Relations and Strategic Communication aims to educate readers about this ever-changing landscape through the clear explanation and practical application of theory.Throughout this text, public relations and communication theories have been dissected, critically analysed and explained in clear language using contemporary Australian examples. Each theory is also demonstrated in its entirety, particularly focusing on how it underpins core public relationsfunctions. This approach aims to teach public relations students theoretical concepts from a micro and macro level. The incorporation of interviews with industry practitioners also provides students with further insight into the realities of public relations and strategic communication as aprofession.Public Relations and Strategic Communication aims to make theory accessible and interesting by taking a storytelling approach to ensure readers remain engaged throughout their learning journey. The intention is that this text sparks with students an ongoing curiosity about public relations andcommunication theory and the profession overall.
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.
This innovative and popular text provides a clear pathway to understanding public relations campaigns and other types of strategic communication. Implementing the pragmatic, in-depth approach of the previous editions, author Ronald D. Smith presents a step-by-step unfolding of the strategic campaign process used in public relations practice. Drawing from his experience in professional practice and in the classroom, Smith walks readers through the critical steps for the formative research, strategic and tactical planning, and plan evaluation phases of the process. Offering clear explanations, relevant examples, and practical exercises, this text identifies and discusses the decision points and options in the development of a communication program. The cases and examples included here explore classic public relations situations as well as current, timely events. This third edition includes expanded discussions of ethics, diversity, and technology integrated throughout the text, and has a new appendix addressing media training for clients. As a classroom text or a resource for professional practice, this volume provides a model that can be adapted to fit specific circumstances and used to improve effectiveness and creativity in communication planning. It serves as an accessible and understandable guide to field-tested procedures, offering practical insights that apply to public relations campaigns and case studies coursework.