Cengage Advantage Books Strategic Public Relations An Audience Focused Approach

Author: Barbara Diggs-Brown
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 053463706X
Format: PDF
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With nearly thirty years of experience as both a public relations teacher and practitioner, Barbara Diggs-Brown has written a text based on her unwavering belief that to practice effective public relations today requires strategic thinking and audience focus, which can only be accomplished by listening and hearing audiences through formative, process, and evaluative research. In addition to highlighting audience-focused principles and techniques of audience research and recurring assessment, STRATEGIC PUBLIC RELATIONS: AN AUDIENCE-FOCUSED APPROACH is based on the premise that public relations is a management function, one coordinated with an organization’s other management divisions. Intended for undergraduate courses in PR, serving both majors in the field and nonmajors, this text provides a comprehensive survey of PR’s foundations, processes, tactics, and contexts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The PR Styleguide Formats for Public Relations Practice

Author: Barbara Diggs-Brown
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133713661
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A concise and student-friendly handbook, THE PR STYLEGUIDE serves as a complete style guide and reference tool for PR students and practitioners. Assisting students in presenting messages that display great form and style, THE PR STYLEGUIDE addresses the most widely used and accepted practices in developing PR pieces providing many visual examples and a breakdown of the goals for each piece. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cengage Advantage Books Sociology

Author: Jon M. Shepard
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133710026
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Well respected for its exceptional scholarship, readability, and accessibility, SOCIOLOGY is available at an affordable price. With a dynamic critical-thinking focus and a theoretically balanced presentation, this Advantage book is noteworthy for its use of SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review), its built-in student study guide, and its solid research orientation to the basic principles of sociology. Fascinating examples of high-interest topics, such as cyber bullying and stratification and the social impact of Hurricane Katrina, as well as current information on race, aging, globalization, religion, and mental health issues, ensure that this latest version of Shepard's respected text is contemporary and relevant. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Strategic Management Communication for Leaders

Author: Robyn Walker
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133933750
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Succeed in the business world and this course with STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION! Easy to read and concise, this text includes numerous exercises so you can test your understanding of key concepts and principles. Critical Thinking and Responsible Communication boxes are just a few of the tools integrated throughout the text to will help you master the material and succeed in the business communications course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Media Marketing A Strategic Approach

Author: Melissa Barker
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285402146
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Social Media Marketing: A Strategic Approach promises to be the seminal textbook in the field with its distinctive conceptual foundation and practical approach to developing successful social media marketing plans. A proven eight-step social media planning model provides students with a cumulative learning experience, showing them how to construct social media strategies that achieve desired marketing goals. These marketing goals shape the development of tailored social media strategies. Special attention is given to the most effective techniques for identifying targeted marketing on the social web, with emphasis on the creation of personas that represent the critical online market segments for a company. Students discover how to put these well-defined personas to work in selecting the optimal social media platforms for reaching an organization's marketing goals. Students are taught rules of engagement and social media ethics for behaving properly as marketers on the social web. With these guidelines in mind, the most productive marketing tactics for each type of major social media platform are examined in depth. These platform-specific tactics, along with all the proceeding material in the book, are brought together in the final chapter to create a comprehensive social media marketing plan, with detailed explanations and illustrations from a real world plan. Extensive consideration is given to monitoring, evaluating, and tuning the implementation of social media marketing initiatives. In addition, students are introduced to the most useful quantitative and qualitative social media measurements, along with various ways to estimate an organization's return on investment in social media marketing activities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Public Relations Cases

Author: Jerry Hendrix
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111344426
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Primarily using PUBLIC RELATIONS Society of America award-winning cases, PUBLIC RELATIONS CASES, Ninth 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.

Foundations in Strategic Management

Author: Jeffrey S. Harrison
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285528700
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Introduce the most important theories and views in strategic management today with this concise, yet fully complete, text. Harrison/St. John's FOUNDATIONS IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT, Sixth Edition, addresses the most recent changes in today's business environment, including many topics that other strategic management texts often miss. The book thoroughly addresses the traditional economic process model and the resource-based model, as well as the stakeholder theory. This valuable text builds on a traditional theoretical foundation by using engaging examples from many of today's leading firms to demonstrate principles and applications. This edition continues to highlight strategizing in the global arena as well as more focused coverage of stakeholder management. This brief, well-rounded text functions as an indispensable resource for your immediate and long-term success in strategic management. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication

Author: James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA
Publisher: Rothstein Publishing
ISBN: 1931332819
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Masterwork on Crisis Communication and Reputation Risk Selected as One of "30 Best Business Books of 2013" Jim Lukaszewski -- nationally recognized PR expert, executive coach, often called America's Crisis Guru, and noted by Corporate Legal Times as one of "28 experts to call when all hell breaks loose" -- advises exactly what to do, what to say, when to say it, and when to do it, while the whole world is watching.The book is endorsed by the Business Continuity Institute. In this industry-defining book on crisis management and leadership recovery, Lukaszewski jump-starts the discussion by clearly differentiating a crisis from other business interruptions and introduces a concept rarely dealt with in crisis communication and operational response planning: managing the victim dimension of crisis. Delivered in his straight-talking style and backed with compelling case studies, Lukaszewski On Crisis Communication is your guide to preparing for a crisis and the explosive visibility that comes with it. Using case studies, examples and templates, he explains how to build a crisis management plan and how to put it into action in the real world of media scrutiny, social media, activists, and litigation. Lukaszewski distills four decades of experience into 10 chapters of field-tested how-to's, practical tools, tips, charts, checklists, forms, and templates and teaches you:How crises create victims;To avoid the toxicity of silence;To overcome the abusive, intrusive and coercive behavior of bloviators, bellyachers, back-bench bitchers, the media, activists and critics;To drive attorneys to settle instead of litigate;Apology is the atomic energy of empathy;Simple, sensible, sincere, constructive, positive techniques to reduce contention and to succeed!Chapter learning objectives; discussion questions; case studies; real-life examples; and glossary facilitate college and professional development classroom use.