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Ethical Practice of Social Media in Public Relations

Ethical Practice of Social Media in Public Relations Author Marcia W. DiStaso
ISBN-10 9781317917908
Release 2014-06-27
Pages 252
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Given the high rate of social media use by the public, organizations are compelled to engage with key audiences through these outlets. Social media engagement requires organizations to actively participate with public groups, and this highly-interactive exchange raises a new set of ethical concerns for communicators. In this rapidly changing communications environment, the long-term implications of social media are uncertain, and this book provides the much needed research to understand its impact on audiences and organizations. Through an examination of a broad range of ethics concepts including transparency and online identities, policies, corporate responsibility, and measurement, this book explores a variety of topics important to public relations such as diversity, non-profit communication, health communication, financial communication, public affairs, entertainment communication, environmental communication, crisis communication, and non-profit communication. The chapter authors, expert scholars within their fields of public relations, offer insights drawn from original research and case study examples of ethical dilemmas raised by social media communication.



Public Relations Ethics and Professionalism

Public Relations Ethics and Professionalism Author Johanna Fawkes
ISBN-10 9781136223747
Release 2014-08-01
Pages 258
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Do professions really place duty to society above clients' or their own interests? If not, how can they be trusted? While some public relations (PR) scholars claim that PR serves society and enhances the democratic process, others suggest that it is little more than propaganda, serving the interests of global corporations. This is not an argument about definitions, but about ethics - yet this topic is barely explored in texts and theories that seek to explain PR and its function in society. This book places PR ethics in the wider context of professional ethics and the sociology of professions. By bringing together literature from fields beyond public relations - sociology, professional and philosophical ethics, and Jungian psychology - it integrates a new body of ideas into the debate. The unprecedented introduction of Jungian psychology to public relations scholarship shifts the debate beyond a traditional Western 'Good/Bad' ethical dichotomy towards a new holistic approach, with dynamic implications for theory and practice. This thought-provoking book will be essential reading for students, academics and professionals with an interest in public relations, ethics and professionalism.



Public Relations Activism and Social Change

Public Relations  Activism  and Social Change Author Kristin Demetrious
ISBN-10 9780415897068
Release 2013
Pages 180
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In these conditions, articulate and persistent publics will appear in the form of grassroots activists, asking contentious questions about risks and tabling them for public discussion in bold, inventive, and effective ways. Yet the entrenched power relations in and through public relations in contemporary industrialized society provide no certainty these voices will be heard. Following this path, Demetrious theorises an alternative set of social relations to those used in the twentieth century: public communication. Constructed from communicative practices of grassroots activists and synthesis of diverse theoretical positions, public communication is a principled approach that avoids the deep contradictions and flawed coherences of essentialist public relations and instead represents an important ethical reorientation in the communicative fields.



The Public Relations Handbook

The Public Relations Handbook Author Alison Theaker
ISBN-10 9781317487364
Release 2016-05-20
Pages 574
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The Public Relations Handbook, Fifth Edition provides an engaging overview and in-depth exploration of a dynamic and ever evolving industry. The diverse chapters are united by a set of student friendly features throughout, including clear chapter aims, analytical discussion questions, and key further reading. Featuring wide ranging contributions from key figures in the PR profession, the new edition presents a new chapter on public relations and activism, alongside discussion of key critical themes in public relations research and exploratory case studies on public relations practices in relation to a variety of different institutions, including The Bank of Scotland, Queen Margaret University, Diabetes UK, Continental Tyres, and Action for Children. Split into four parts exploring key conceptual themes of the context of public relations, strategic public relations, stakeholder public relations, and shaping the future, the book offers coverage of essential areas including: public relations, politics and the media media relations in the social media age using new technology effectively in public relations public relations and engagement in the not-for-profit sector business-to-business public relations the public relations of globalisation.



Social Media Campaigns

Social Media Campaigns Author Carolyn Mae Kim
ISBN-10 9781317312888
Release 2016-05-26
Pages 182
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Social media has ushered in a new era of communication between organizations and key stakeholders. This text guides readers through a four-step process of developing a robust social media campaign. Covering the latest industry standards and best practices to engage digital audiences through social listening, strategic design, creative engagement and evaluation, each chapter also includes expert insights from social media professionals. Focusing on principles rather than a specific platform, this is a text dedicated to developing social media competency that can adapt to any organization or environment.



Visual Public Relations

Visual Public Relations Author Simon Collister
ISBN-10 9781351662055
Release 2018-03-28
Pages 232
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This book brings together a broad and diverse range of new and radical approaches to public relations focussing on the increasingly vital role that visual, sensory and physical elements factors play in shaping communication. Engaging with recent developments in critical and cultural theories, it outlines how non-textual and non-representational forces play a central role in the efficacy and reception of public relations. Challenging the dominant accounts of public relations which center on the purely representational uses of text and imagery, the book critiques the suitability of accepted definitions of the field and highlights future directions for conceptualizing strategic communication within a multi-sensory environment. Drawing on the work of global researchers in public relations, visual culture and communication, design and cultural theory, it brings a welcome inter-disciplinary approach which pushes the boundaries of public relations scholarship in a global cultural context. This exciting analysis will be of great interest to public relations scholars, advanced students of strategic communication, as well as communication researchers from cultural, media and critical studies exploring PR as a socio-cultural phenomenon.



Cases in Public Relations Management

Cases in Public Relations Management Author Patricia Swann
ISBN-10 9781134060276
Release 2014-02-18
Pages 596
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Developed for advanced students in public relations, Cases in Public Relations Management uses recent cases in public relations that had outcomes varying from expected to unsuccessful. The text challenges students to think analytically, strategically, and practically. Each case is based on real events, and is designed to encourage discussion, debate, and exploration of the options available to today's strategic public relations manager. Key features of this text include coverage of the latest controversies in current events, discussion of the ethical issues that have made headlines in recent years, and strategies used by public relations practitioners. Each case has extensive supplemental materials taken directly from the case for students' further investigation and discussion. The case study approach encourages readers to assess what they know about communication theory, the public relations process, and management practices, and prepares them for their future careers as PR practitioners. New to the second edition are: 27 new case studies, including coverage of social media and social responsibility elements New chapters on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and activism End-of-chapter exercises Embedded hyperlinks in eBook Fully enhanced companion website that includes: Instructor resources: PowerPoint presentations, Video Clips, Case Supplements, Instructor Guides Student resources: Quizzes, Glossary, Case Supplements



The Public Relations Strategic Toolkit

The Public Relations Strategic Toolkit Author Alison Theaker
ISBN-10 9780415676472
Release 2012
Pages 386
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Provides a structured approach to understanding public relations and corporate communications. Focus is on professional skills development and approaches that are widely recognised as 'best practice'. Original methods are considered alongside well established procedures to ensure the changing requirements of contemporary practice are reflected.



Positioning Theory and Strategic Communication

Positioning Theory and Strategic Communication Author Melanie James
ISBN-10 9781134615322
Release 2014-06-13
Pages 242
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In public relations, people talk about positioning an idea, a persona, a political ideal, an ideology – but what are they talking about? Why do some positions taken by organizations crystallize in the minds of audiences, while others fail? Whilst positioning is not something new in public relations, this book is the first to explicate what it involves, how it works and how to do it. This is the first in-depth exploration of the possibilities of Positioning Theory for the public relations field and it adds a new perspective to the growing body of multidisciplinary work in this rich theoretical area, moving the discussion away from the traditional communication plans of previous decades, which fail to accommodate the changing media and opinion landscapes. The author pulls together various strands of socio-cultural theory into an analytical framework, providing readers with a tool to analyse the organizational implications of public relations decisions, guiding strategic decision making through realistic scenario planning. This thought-provoking book provides an alternative path to studying communication in increasingly complex environments and as such, will be vital reading for researchers and educators, advanced communication and public relations students, and for senior public relations practitioners.



Health and Medical Public Relations

Health and Medical Public Relations Author Myc Riggulsford
ISBN-10 9781136501258
Release 2013-08-21
Pages 200
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Health and Medical Public Relations takes a fresh look at media relations and news values. It examines how information about medical research from the academic, pharmaceutical and charitable sectors is disseminated to target audiences through a variety of PR techniques. Scrutinising a wide range of health-related public relations activities, the book combines a critical, analytical and cultural overview of these methods with helpful guidance on their practical application. Key features include: Advice on how to write and place effective press releases, plan and budget for campaigns, and anticipate responses from different sectors and the wider public Coverage of different types of communication and consultancy, including the controversial areas of lobbying and access to influential policy makers Case studies on the way in which experienced journalists and public relations practitioners gain coverage for their work, with plentiful examples drawn from both recent media scares and long-running issues A survey of the way challenging public relations issues have been perceived in the past, analysing the attitudes of both legislators and the public A user-friendly format designed to reinforce learning, including handy tips, definition boxes explaining key words and concepts, and exercises and reflection points to stimulate group discussion and reflection on specific examples of science and medical PR practice. Wide-ranging and highly accessible, this book will be an essential resource for undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals learning to specialise in health public relations.



Strategic Silence

Strategic Silence Author Roumen Dimitrov
ISBN-10 9781317329299
Release 2017-09-22
Pages 242
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Mainstream public relations overvalues noise, sound and voice in public communication. But how can we explain that while practitioners use silence on a daily basis, academics have widely remained quiet on the subject? Why is silence habitually famed as inherently bad and unethical? Silence is neither separate from nor the opposite of communication. The inclusion of silence on a par with speech and non-verbal means is a vital element of any communication strategy; it opens it up for a new, complex and more reflective understanding of strategic silence as indirect communication. Drawing on a number of disciplines that see in silence what public relations academics have not yet, this book reveals forms of silence to inform public relations solutions in practice and theory. How do we manage silence? How can strategic silence increase the capacity of public relations as a change agent? Using a format of multiple short chapters and practice examples, this is the first book that discusses the concept of strategic silence, and its consequences for PR theory and practice. Applying silence to communication cases and issues in global societies, it will be of interest to scholars and researchers in public relations, strategic communications and communication studies.



Public Relations and Social Theory

Public Relations and Social Theory Author Øyvind Ihlen
ISBN-10 9781351984454
Release 2018-04-17
Pages 454
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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.



Social Media Communication

Social Media Communication Author Jeremy Harris Lipschultz
ISBN-10 9781315388120
Release 2017-07-06
Pages 376
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In the second edition of Social Media Communication: Concepts, Practices, Data, Law and Ethics, Jeremy Harris Lipschultz presents a wide-scale, interdisciplinary analysis and guide to social media. Examining platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, YouTube and Pinterest, this book explores and analyzes journalism, broadcasting, public relations, advertising and marketing. Lipschultz focuses on key concepts, best practices, data analyses, law and ethics—all promoting the critical thinking professionals and students need to use new networking tools effectively and to navigate social and mobile media spaces. Featuring historical markers and contemporary case studies, essays from some of the industry’s leading social media innovators and a comprehensive glossary, this practical, multipurpose textbook gives readers the resources they’ll need to both evaluate and utilize current and future forms of social media. For more information about the book, supplementary updates and teaching materials, follow the Social Media Communication Facebook page, @JeremyHL on Twitter and the UNO Social Media Lab on SlideShare. Facebook: www.facebook.com/SocialMediaCommunication Twitter: @JeremyHL #UNOSML #SMC2018 #SMProfs SlideShare: www.slideshare.net/jeremylipschultz



Intercultural Public Relations

Intercultural Public Relations Author Lan Ni
ISBN-10 9781317280897
Release 2018-06-12
Pages 330
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Intercultural Public Relations: Theories for Managing Relationships and Conflicts with Strategic Publics develops a coherent framework to unify the theories of public relations and intercultural communication, and, within the framework, examines empirical studies of intercultural interactions. This book follows an intercultural approach, which considers how individuals and entities with dissimilar cultural identities interact and negotiate to solve problems and reach mutually satisfying outcomes. This work provides a theory-driven, empirically supported framework that will inform and guide the research and practices of intercultural public relations. Furthermore, it provides numerous levels of analysis and incorporates the use and challenges of social media. The book examines theories and issues in three integrated processes: Identification of publics Relationship management Conflict resolution These areas represent the most critical functions that public relations contributes to organizational effectiveness: scanning the environment, identifying strategic publics, and building long-term, quality relationships with these publics to reduce costs, gain support, and empower the publics themselves. In doing so, the book adopts simultaneously public-centered and organization-centered perspectives. This unique work will serve as an essential reference for students, practitioners, and scholars in today’s global public relations environment.



Pathways to Public Relations

Pathways to Public Relations Author Burton St. John III
ISBN-10 9781135107055
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 354
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Over the centuries, scholars have studied how individuals, institutions and groups have used various rhetorical stances to persuade others to pay attention to, believe in, and adopt a course of action. The emergence of public relations as an identifiable and discrete occupation in the early 20th century led scholars to describe this new iteration of persuasion as a unique, more systematized, and technical form of wielding influence, resulting in an overemphasis on practice, frequently couched within an American historical context. This volume responds to such approaches by expanding the framework for understanding public relations history, investigating broad, conceptual questions concerning the ways in which public relations rose as a practice and a field within different cultures and countries at different times in history. With its unique cultural and contextual emphasis, Pathways to Public Relations shifts the paradigm of public relations history away from traditional methodologies and assumptions, and provides a new and unique entry point into this complicated arena.



Applied Public Relations

Applied Public Relations Author Kathy Brittain McKee
ISBN-10 9780415999151
Release 2009
Pages 288
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Analyzes how contemporary businesses and organizations interact with key groups and influences. This book examines how real organizations develop and maintain their relationships, offering insights into contemporary business and organizational management practices.



Ethics in Public Relations

Ethics in Public Relations Author Kathy Fitzpatrick
ISBN-10 9781452236780
Release 2006-05-03
Pages 256
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Ethics in Public Relations: Responsible Advocacy is the first book to identify universal principles of responsible advocacy in public relations. In this engaging book, editors Kathy Fitzpatrick and Carolyn Bronstein bring together prominent authorities in the field to address theoretic and practical issues that illustrate the broad scope and complexity of responsible advocacy in 21st-century public relations.