The Evolution of Public Relations: Case Studies from Countries in Transition (Third Edition)

Public relations is one of the world’s fastest growing professions and areas of study, despite global differences in its practice and teaching. There is general agreement that case studies of communications campaigns are a most effective teaching and learning technique for both students and practitioners regardless of where in the world they are studying or […]

Private Sector Summit on Public Diplomacy

This report documents the findings of the Private Sector Summit on Public Diplomacy, held January 10, 2007, at the US Department of State. Participants identified 11 actions that would have the greatest impact on private sector public diplomacy efforts, actions which are fully described in this report. The Public Relations Coalition is an alliance of […]

How Big Is Public Relations (and Why Does It Matter)?

This paper, The Economic Impact of Our Profession, argues that our identity as a profession – not just a service industry of practitioners for hire, not just a management function of the staff variety – has a strong connection to issues of size and economic impact on society at large. Download PDF: How Big Is […]

Global, International, Comparative and Regional Public Relations Knowledge from 1990 to 2005

The purpose of this study is to identify and content analyze the stream of trade and academic publications on international public relations or related materials published by selected U.S. and U.K. academic journals, the Institute for Public Relations’ online publications and international association publications (i.e., IABC-IPRA) from 1990 to 2005. Because of the constant expansion […]

Tracking Organization-Public Relationships Over Time

Organizational relationships are almost exclusively analyzed using the data that captures the perceptions of the parties in the relationships. While useful for describing the state of a focal organizational relationship at a single point in time, or over a short period, this approach has limited utility for research involving multiple relationships over an extended timeframe. […]

The Evolution of Public Relations: Case Studies from Countries in Transition (Second Edition)

Public relations is one of the world’s fastest growing professions and areas of study, yet great differences exist globally in its practice and teaching. There is general agreement, however, that case studies of communications campaigns are one of the most effective teaching and learning techniques for both students and practitioners. The first edition of this […]

The Evolution of Public Relations: Case Studies from Countries in Transition (First Edition)

Public relations in one country is not necessarily public relations in another. The culture, economic environment, political system and customs of one country are not the same as another’s. And since culture, economic and political systems and customs influence how organizations and institutions communicate with their publics or stakeholders, what is effective communication in one […]