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Ethical Practice of Social Media in Public Relations

Ethical Practice of Social Media in Public Relations

1st Edition

Marcia W. DiStaso, Denise Sevick Bortree
October 25, 2018

Given the high rate of social media use by the public, organizations are compelled to engage with key audiences through these outlets. Social media engagement requires organizations to actively participate with public groups, and this highly-interactive exchange raises a new set of ethical concerns...

Public Relations and Religion in American History: Evangelism, Temperance, and Business

Public Relations and Religion in American History: Evangelism, Temperance, and Business

1st Edition

Margot Opdycke Lamme
February 06, 2018

Winner of The American Journalism Historians Association Book of the Year Award, 2015 This study of American public relations history traces evangelicalism to corporate public relations via reform and the church-based temperance movement. It encompasses a leading evangelical of the Second Great...

Relationship Building in Public Relations

Relationship Building in Public Relations

1st Edition

Petra Theunissen, Helen Sissons
September 25, 2017

This book aims to provide an interdisciplinary approach to highlight the importance of relationships in public relations, delving not only into the organization-public relationships but also into interpersonal relationships within the industry in order to offer new, empirical insights into the...

The Bauhaus and Public Relations: Communication in a Permanent State of Crisis

The Bauhaus and Public Relations: Communication in a Permanent State of Crisis

1st Edition

Patrick Rössler
June 16, 2017

This innovative study considers one of the most important art and design movements of the 20th century, the Bauhaus, in conjunction with current research in public relations and organizational communication, elaborating on the mechanisms of internal and external communication available to influence...

Public Relations in the Nonprofit Sector: Theory and Practice

Public Relations in the Nonprofit Sector: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Richard D. Waters
June 16, 2017

Nonprofit organizations are managing to carry out sophisticated public relations programming that cultivates relationships with their key audiences. Their public relations challenges, however, have routinely been understudied. Budgetary and staffing restraints often limit how these organizations...

The Moral Compass of Public Relations

The Moral Compass of Public Relations

1st Edition

Brigitta R. Brunner
October 14, 2016

The civic and moral responsibilities of public relations are hotly contested topics. While many researchers call for focusing on ethics in public relations, they concentrate on ethics in relation to how people do their jobs. In actuality, emphasis should move beyond professional codes of ethics to...

Classical Rhetoric and Modern Public Relations: An Isocratean Model

Classical Rhetoric and Modern Public Relations: An Isocratean Model

1st Edition

Charles Marsh
October 10, 2016

This book expands the theoretical foundations of modern public relations, a growing young profession that lacked even a name until the twentieth century. As the discipline seeks guiding theories and paradigms, rhetorics both ancient and modern have proven to be fruitful fields of exploration....

Public Relations and the Public Interest

Public Relations and the Public Interest

1st Edition

Jane Johnston
February 12, 2016

In this book, Johnston seeks to put the public interest onto the public relations ‘radar’, arguing the need for its clear articulation into mainstream public relations discourse. This book examines literature from a range of fields and disciplines to develop a clearer understanding of the concept,...

Public Relations, Activism, and Social Change: Speaking Up

Public Relations, Activism, and Social Change: Speaking Up

1st Edition

Kristin Demetrious
June 23, 2015

Winner of the 2014 NCA PRIDE Book Award Why are some voices louder in public debates than others? And why can’t all voices be equally heard? This book draws significant new meaning to the inter-relationships of public relations and social change through a number of activist case studies, and...

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