David Michaelson has over 36 years' experience conducting research for numerous Fortune 500 companies, universities, and philanthropic organizations. He received his PhD in anthropology from the New School for Social Research.
Don W. Stacks is professor of public relations in the Department of Strategic Communication in the University of Miami’s School of Communication. He received his doctorate from the University of Florida.
This text demystifies the PR agency experience with foundational information to simplify and clarify agency life. Authors Kristin Johnson and Shalon Roth, who each grew successful careers in PR agencies, share secrets that no one will teach in a class or a seminar. This is real talk about real life in an agency – punctuated by anecdotes from leaders in the industry. This is a must-read for communications students and PR professionals looking to grow their career and become indispensable to teams and clients.
The Publicity Handbook has everything you need to know to win valuable publicity for your product, service or business. Includes step-by-step information on setting objectives and designing an integrated publicity plan, writing press releases, fact sheets and feature stories for all different types of media, as well as extensive checklists and a complete breakdown of sources and services available to publicists--databases, media directories, websites, and more. An indispensable guide whether you are a PR pro or entrepreneur!
“Offers the reader a concise and very readable tour through the many facets of PR… Providing a detailed reference of just under 200 alphabetically listed entries, covering a range of topics, from account management to wikis, destination branding and Hong Bo (that one you'll have to look up yourselves), each entry takes up roughly a page, sometimes less, is colloquial in tone and offers several recommendations for further reading, making it an excellent jumping-off point for further exploration.”
- Communication Director
The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.
Key Concepts in Public Relations:Provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use overview to the field. "Covers over 150 central concepts in PR. Paves the way for students to tackle primary texts. Grounds students in both practice and theory. Takes it further with recommended reading.
Bob Franklin, Mike Hogan, Quentin Langley, Nick Mosdell and Elliot Pill all teach at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.
Saying the right thing the right way can make the difference between sealing the deal or losing the account, getting a promotion, or getting a pink slip. It’s essential to be pitch perfect—to get the right message across to the right person at the right time. In Pitch Perfect, Bill McGowan shows you how to craft the right message and deliver it using the right language—both verbal and nonverbal.
Pitch Perfect teaches you how to overcome common communication pitfalls using McGowan’s simple Principles of Persuasion, which are highly effective and easy to learn, implement, and master. With Pitch Perfect you can harness the power of persuasion and have people not only listening closely to your every word but also remembering you long after you’ve left the room.