Introduction to Strategic Public Relations: Digital, Global, and Socially Responsible Communication prepares you for success in today’s fast-changing PR environment. Recognizing that developments in technology, business, and culture require a fresh approach, Janis T. Page and Lawrence Parnell have written a practical introductory text that aligns these shifts with the body of knowledge from which the discipline of public relations was built. Because the practice of public relations is rooted in credibility, the authors believe that you must become ethical and socially responsible communicators more concerned with building trust and respect with diverse communities than with creating throwaway content. The authors balance this approach with a focus on communication theory, history, process, and practice and on understanding how these apply to strategic public relations planning, as well as on learning how to create a believable and persuasive message.
Janis Teruggi Page draws from 20 years of executive experience managing strategic communications for regional and national media companies. She managed corporate, consumer, and media relations, creating programming partnerships with major TV networks, directing PR for national industry trade show events, and supervising new product launches. She is a member of PRSA and IABC and continues to serve clients through her consultancy, MediawerksPR.
Since earning a Ph.D. from Missouri School of Journalism in 2005, her faculty appointments have included the University of Florida, American University, and The George Washington University, where she is on the Strategic Public Relations faculty in the Graduate School of Political Management. In 2016 she was named Professor of the Year in GW’s College of Professional Studies. She has developed and taught both undergraduate and graduate-level PR courses such as principles, writing, cases, campaigns, corporate advocacy, issues management, sustainability, theory, and visual communication.
An active and award-winning scholar, she has produced more than 50 conference papers, book chapters, and refereed articles. Her work appears in the Journal of Political Management, the Handbook of Strategic Communication, and in edited volumes on PR and visual persuasion ethics. She has presented research at many national and global conferences.
Lawrence J. Parnell is an award-winning practitioner and educator. In 2003 he was selected the PR Professional of the Year by PRWeek; in 2009 he was named to the PR News Hall of Fame, and in 2015, the George Washington University Master’s in Strategic Public Relations, which he leads, was named Best PR Education program by PRWeek. He is an active member of PRSA, NIRI, and the Arthur W. Page Society.
He offers the practical experience of more than 30 years of communications work in government, corporate, and agency settings and 10 years in academia as an associate professor and program director at The George Washington University. He has advised elected officials, government leaders, and corporate executives at the national and global levels on major business and communications issues. He continues to provide high-level communications consulting and training to corporations, nonprofits, and government organizations through his firm Parnell Communications.
His research in CSR, PR, and public diplomacy has been presented at national and global conferences and published in Shaping International Public Opinion: A Model for Nation Branding and Public Diplomacy.
Key FeaturesThe book offers a timely focus on the PESO model and its use in integrated campaigns, providing students with an understanding of today’s best practices in PR. Numerous case studies and exercises throughout the book aid in a deeper understanding of how research, perspective, and insights can be leveraged in public relations campaigns. Real-world information including sample PR plans with budgets prepare students for success in their future careers.
The PR Agency Handbook guides you through the day-to-day operations of a professional PR firm and offers best practices for creating a successful career in the industry. Authors Regina Luttrell and Luke Capizzo highlight real-world examples from the field as well as interviews with PR experts to help you bridge the critical gap between college and professional life. Throughout the book, you are introduced to many of the sub-fields of integrated communication practice, including traditional public relations and corporate communication, marketing, social media, creative production (print, digital, video, audio), web and user experience design, and search engine optimization (SEO). You will not develop a fundamental understanding of the different components found within an agency, but you will also gain an appreciation for the positive impact that excellent agency work can have on organizations.
Key Features:Real-world examples from the field ensure that the practical concepts presented become concrete for you. Numerous interviews with industry professionals from across the country and around the world are included at the end of each chapter to provide you with snapshots of the agency experience. A chapter dedicated to social media (Chapter 6) offers you a comprehensive look at how companies utilize these important platforms An introduction to the PESO and ROSTIR models shows you how to adapt your campaigns to meet the needs of today’s integrated agency environment. A chapter dedicated to tools and templates gives you exposure to real documents you will need in your career.
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.
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.