|Introduction to Public Relations||
Introduction to Public Relations
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Introduction to Public Relations provides an overview of PR from a global and critical perspective. The philosophy behind this new book is to encourage questioning by throwing in controversial ideas and different approaches; to show that there is more than one way to approach an issue and that some approaches can actually be harmful to the interests of society. It fosters a critical as well as a creative approach to the subject to prepare the undergraduate to go on to study and practice to achieve higher levels of originality.
This book is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking modules in Public Relations as well as those studying at Foundation, Advanced Certificate and Diploma levels with the CIPR.
Table of contents
Part One - What is Public Relations?
1. What is public relations?
2. What do PR practitioners do?
3. What is a 'Public' and why is it necessary?
4. Ethics and Public Relations
Part Two - Skills in Public Relations
5. An introduction to international Public Relations
6. Writing Press Releases
7. Communicating by objectives - planning and executing the PR campaign
8. Crisis or response management
Part Three - Reconceptualizing PR
9. The Stockholm Accords
Sue Wolstenholme, Kristina Laco, Eva Maclaine, Paul Noble, Professor Ronel Rensburg, Toni Muzi Falconi, Professor Sven Hamrefors.
List of Case Studies
Practitioner diaries from Croatia (banking), Saudi Arabia (UNESCO) and Germany (Consultancy)
The Arab Spring
The Post Office
Laws and sexuality
Tehran - official policy on PR
The Co-operative bank
The Cornish Crisp Company
Practitioner comment on working within the tobacco industry
Skype - virtual command centre
Human trafficking awareness campaign
Voter education in Zambia
'Kick Polio Out of Africa' campaign
Margaret Thatcher puts BA into a Tailspin
London Fire Brigade
Heathrow Terminal 5
Emergency landing in the Hudson River
An Introduction to Public Relations by Sue Wolstenhome
This brand new textbook presents a fresh and thought-provoking look at public relations.
Based on marrying the theoretical background to the subject with the practicalities of working in the PR arena and building a critical awareness of common examples and practices around the world and within a wide variety of companies, this book will engage, entertain and provoke the reader to look deeper into the subject.
The book is split into three parts. The first introduces Public Relations - what it is, is not, what practitioners do, what a ‘public’ is, ethics, CSR and issues management. The second part deals with the skills needed in public relations – international PR, writing press releases, planning and executing the PR campaign, and crisis management. Finally, the third part looks to the future and reconceptualises PR with a chapter on the Stockholm Accords.
The book has a very strong emphasis on ethics and case studies from around the world, looking at everything from corporate giants to health campaigns, and diaries and writings of individuals working within the industry.
It is an excellent introduction to the world of public relations.
Sue Wolstenholme runs a full service public relations consultancy, Ashley Public Relations, with an event management subsidiary. She has an MSc in Public Relations and has supervised PhDs on the subject for the University of Exeter. Since 1994, Sue has chaired the European Public Relations Research and Education Associations juries to find the best academic thesis on the subject in Europe. She is currently the President of Euprera.