Pulling Ads, Making Apologies: Lowe’s Use of Facebook to Communicate with Stakeholders

Summary When Lowe’s pulled its advertising from the TLC program All-American Muslim, critics from both sides responded. Some organized a boycott of the home improvement giant, and others applauded the decision. Lowe’s posted a response and apology on Facebook to only step further into a heated controversy as thousands of comments, many vitriolic, were posted […]

Dr. Julie O’Neil

An Examination of Fortune 500 Companies’ and Philanthropy 200 Nonprofit Organizations’ Relationship Cultivation Strategies on Facebook

Summary Although public relations practitioners and researchers frequently tout the ability of Facebook to foster relationships between organizations and publics, sparse research has empirically investigated the specifics of that process. Corporations and nonprofit organizations have different missions and publics with whom they communicate, because they likely use different relationship cultivation strategies via Facebook. This study […]

A study of PR practitioners’ use of social media in crisis planning

Wigley, Shelley, & Zhang, Weiwu (2011). A study of PR practitioners’ use of social media in crisis planning. Public Relations Journal, 5(3). Summary This study is one of the few attempts to investigate how public relations practitioners use social media in crisis planning and crisis communication as well as in ordinary situations. A survey exploring […]

How Millennials are engaging and building relationships with organizations on Facebook

McCorkindale, Tina M.; DiStaso, Marcia W.; & Fussell Sisco, Hilary (2013). How Millennials are engaging and building relationships with organizations on Facebook. The Journal of Social Media in Society, 2(1), 67-87. Summary More than half of Facebook’s 900 million active users in the U.S. consist of the Millennial generation (ages 13 to 29). With more […]

A benchmark analysis of the strategic use of social media for Fortune’s Most Admired U.S. Companies on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

DiStaso, Marcia W., & McCorkindale, Tina M. (2013). A benchmark analysis of the strategic use of social media for Fortune’s Most Admired U.S. Companies on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Public Relations Journal, 7(1), 1-33.  Summary By exploring the strategic use of social media for 250 of Fortune’s Most Admired U.S. Companies on Facebook, Twitter, and […]

Follow me or be my friend: How organizations are using Twitter and Facebook to build relationships and to communicate transparently and authentically

McCorkindale, Tina. (2012). Follow me or be my friend: How organizations are using Twitter and Facebook to build relationships and to communicate transparently and authentically. In S. Duhé (Ed.), New media and public relations (2nd ed. pp. 67-74). New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. Summary With the increasing popularity of social media, organizations need to […]

Government’s use of social media to frame health information: A review of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social media practices

Austin, Lucinda L. (2012). Government’s use of social media to frame health information: A review of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social media practices. In S.C. Duhe (Ed.), New Media and Public Relations (2nd ed., pp. 209-217). New York: Peter Lang Publishing Inc. Summary Exploring the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

Government’s use of social media to frame health information: A review of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social media practices

Austin, Lucinda L. (2012). Government’s use of social media to frame health information: A review of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social media practices. In S.C. Duhe (Ed.), New Media and Public Relations (2nd ed., pp. 209-217). New York: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.   Summary Exploring the U.S. Centers for Disease Control […]

Digital Strategies for Powerful Corporate Communications

Argenti, Paul A. and Courtney M. Barnes (2009). Digital Strategies for Powerful Corporate Communications. New York: McGraw Hill. Even three years after it was published, this volume maintains its place as one of the best books dealing with new media and public relations. Billed as “a corporate survival guide for the Web 2.0 world,” Argenti […]

New media and public relations

Duhé, Sandra (Ed). (2012). New media and public relations. Second Edition. New York: Peter Lang Publishing. This is one of the more recent books that that takes a thorough look at new and emerging media and public relations. Following the editor’s extremely well-written thematic analysis of the new media’s impact on public relations during the […]