Public Relations

Author: Jacquie L'Etang
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446234877
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"An excellent text for encouraging students to think critically about key public relations issues. Not only does it help students to develop a deeper appreciation of public relations, it also helps them to develop valuable learning skills." - Amanda Coady, The Hague University "A typically excellent piece of work from Jacquie L'Etang. Critical of every basic concept and provocative to all students. Ideal for second and final year undergraduates, plus MA students." - Chris Rushton, Sunderland University "Extending beyond the usual bounds of insularity, this text is designed to encourage critical thought in students and improve practice in workplaces. A refreshing read that is consistently inventive enough to attain both aims." - David McKie, Waikato Management School "At long last fills a void in the landscape of text books on public relations theory and practice... it develops critical thinking skills while exposing interdisciplinary approaches and providing a very solid foundation for lively debate and further study - Julia Jahansoozi, University of Central Lancashire This book introduces students to the key concepts in Public Relations, with 12 chapters providing clear and careful explanations of concepts such as: Reputation Risk Impression management Celebrity Ethics Persuasion and propaganda Emotional and spiritual dimensions of management Promotional culture and globalization Drawing on a wide range of interdisciplinary sources, Jacquie L'Etang also encourages students to think critically about public relations as an occupation. Student exercises, 'critical reflections', vignettes and 'discipline boxes' help students to widen their intellectual perspective on the subject, and to really engage the thinking that has shaped both the discipline and practice of public relations.

Public Relations

Author: Jim Macnamara
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781442543294
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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PUBLIC RELATIONS: THEORIES, PRACTICES, CRITIQUES 1st edition is an essential resource for Australian public relations students. Jim Macnamara, one of Australia's best-known and widely-respected public relations and communication professionals, clearly explains public relations concepts, models and theories and applies theory to Australian practice with case studies and culturally relevant examples. The latest industry practices, methods and activities, including the latest thinking about Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 media and communication practices are covered in detail. In addition, practical tools, resources and case studies are provided in the Appendices. In a clear, lively and engaging style, Jim challenges the US-centric models and theories of public relations and encourages students to think critically about communication and public relations. PUBLIC RELATIONS: THEORIES, PRACTICES, CRITIQUES is accompanied by an Instructor Manual and additional case studies.

Public Relations

Author: Jacquie L'Etang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136764755
Format: PDF, ePub
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This new text for students and practitioners in public relations has been built on the acclaimed Critical Perspectives in Public Relations, also edited by Jacquie L'Etang and Magda Pieczka, which is no longer in print. Many of the liveliest minds on the public relations scene have contributed fresh ideas and diverse perspectives: their locations on the margins, either geographically or intellectually, or both, allowed them to present a variety of compelling critiques. Contributors from Germany, Sweden, Spain, and Scotland join those from New Zealand and Australia in providing historical and political perspectives. Topics such as propaganda, religion, publics, expertise, transparency, and discourse are tackled in new and imaginative ways. The book challenges conventions but also provides essential empirical detail and careful argument. Practical relevance is also present through interdisciplinary discussion of public relations problems in sport, health, science, tourism, and documentary film. This important volume will stimulate debate about the boundaries, definitions, functions, and effects of public relations.

Public Sector Management

Author: David McKevitt
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803977136
Format: PDF
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Provides an overview of the theory and practice of public service management. Using a number of key contributions to the field, the text outlines the social, political and economic contexts in which management has emerged as a central issue in the public sector of industrial nations.

Financial Public Relations

Author: Pat Bowman
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 1483105717
Format: PDF, Docs
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Financial Public Relations tackles the areas of concerns in the practice of financial communications. The book is comprised of 13 chapters; each chapter deals with the issues faced by public relations professionals. The coverage of the text includes the company’s relationship to various parties (media, investors, and employees); the ethical concerns of the financial services industry; and the implications of the internationalization of financial markets. The book also discusses the pros and cons of an in-house public relations staff and consultants. Case studies of four different companies that encountered a public relations issue are also included. The book will be most useful to the practitioners of public relations from different industries. Other readers will find great insight in the text regarding the inner working of financial public relations.

Discussing Design

Author: Adam Connor
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491902361
Format: PDF
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Real critique has become a lost skill among collaborative teams today. Critique is intended to help teams strengthen their designs, products, and services, rather than be used to assert authority or push agendas under the guise of "feedback." In this practical guide, authors Adam Connor and Aaron Irizarry teach you techniques, tools, and a framework for helping members of your design team give and receive critique. Using firsthand stories and lessons from prominent figures in the design community, this book examines the good, the bad, and the ugly of feedback. You’ll come away with tips, actionable insights, activities, and a cheat sheet for practicing critique as a part of your collaborative process. This book covers: Best practices (and anti-patterns) for giving and receiving critique Cultural aspects that influence your ability to critique constructively When, how much, and how often to use critique in the creative process Facilitation techniques for making critiques timely and more effective Strategies for dealing with difficult people and challenging situations

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Public Relations

Author: Jacquie L'Etang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317918851
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Critical theory has a long history, but a relatively recent intersection with public relations. This ground-breaking collection engages with commonalities and differences in the traditions, whilst encouraging plural perspectives in the contemporary public relations field. Compiled by a high-profile and widely respected team of academics and bringing together other key scholars from this field and beyond, this unique international collection marks a major stage in the evolution of critical public relations. It will increasingly influence how critical theory informs public relations and communication. The collection takes stock of the emergence of critical public relations alongside diverse theoretical traditions, critiques and actions, methodologies and future implications. This makes it an essential reference for public relations researchers, educators and students around a world that is becoming more critical in the face of growing inequality and environmental challenges. The volume is also of interest to scholars in advertising, branding, communication, consumer studies, cultural studies, marketing, media studies, political communication and sociology.

Ad Critique

Author: Nancy R. Tag
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506319513
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ad Critique teaches advertising, marketing, and management students--both the "suits" and the "creatives"--how to effectively judge and critique creativity in advertising. This textbook is an instruction manual; a facilitator of dialogue; a companion piece to classroom content. Its lessons result in actual skills that enable students to look at the creative product and embolden them to say something constructive and worthwhile.

Global Public Relations

Author: Alan R. Freitag
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134061293
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This text provides a structured and practical framework for understanding the complexities of contemporary public relations. It is an instructional book that guides the reader through the challenges of communication and problem solving across a range of organizations and cross-cultural settings. Written in a straightforward, lively style, the book covers: foundational theories, and factors that shape the discipline communication across cultures trends affecting the public relations profession throughout the world. Incorporating case studies and commentary to illustrate key principles and stimulate discussion, this book also highlights the different approaches professionals must consider in different contexts, from communicating with employees to liaising with external bodies, such as government agencies or the media. Offering a truly global perspective on the subject, Global Public Relations is essential reading for any student or practitioner interested in public relations excellence in a global setting. A companion website provides additional material for lecturers and students alike: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415448154/

Introducing Public Relations

Author: Keith Butterick
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412921155
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Exciting, engaging and dealing with both the theory and day-to-day practice of public relations, this is a conscise and approachable alternative to the larger, dryer and more expensive textbooks currently on the market.