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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 53 new and published books in the subject of Public Relations — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Positioning Theory and Strategic Communication

    A new approach to public relations research and practice

    By Melanie James

    Series: Routledge New Directions in Public Relations & Communication Research

    In public relations, people talk about positioning an idea, a persona, a political ideal, an ideology – but what are they talking about? Why do some positions taken by organizations crystallize in the minds of audiences, while others fail? Whilst positioning is not something new in public...

    Published June 5th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Ethical Practice of Social Media in Public Relations

    Edited by Marcia W. DiStaso, Denise Sevick Bortree

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Relations

    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...

    Published May 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Public Relations Leaders as Sensemakers

    A Global Study of Leadership in Public Relations and Communication Management

    Edited by Bruce K. Berger, Juan Meng

    Public Relations Leaders as Sensemakers presents foundational research on the public relations profession, providing a current and compelling picture of expanding global practice. Utilizing data from one of the largest studies ever conducted in the field, and representing the perspectives of 4,500...

    Published April 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Branding Post-Communist Nations

    Marketizing National Identities in the “New” Europe

    Edited by Nadia Kaneva

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Nation branding--a set of ideas rooted in Western marketing--gained popularity in the post-communist world by promising a quick fix for the identity malaise of "transitional" societies. Since 1989, almost every country in Central and Eastern Europe has engaged in nation branding initiatives of...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Public Relations and Religion in American History

    Evangelism, Temperance, and Business

    By Margot Opdycke Lamme

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Relations

    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 Awakening, Rev. Charles Grandison Finney, and some of his predecessors; early reformers...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Cases in Public Relations Management

    The Rise of Social Media and Activism, 2nd Edition

    By Patricia Swann

    Developed for advanced students in public relations, Cases in Public Relations Management uses recent cases in public relations that had outcomes varying from expected to unsuccessful. The text challenges students to think analytically, strategically, and practically. Each case is based on real...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Bauhaus and Public Relations

    Communication in a Permanent State of Crisis

    By Patrick Rössler

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Relations

    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...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Public Relations As Activism

    Postmodern Approaches to Theory & Practice

    By Derina R. Holtzhausen

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    This volume applies postmodern theory to public relations, providing an alternative lens to public relations theory and practice and developing public relations theory within the context of postmodernism. Author Derina Holtzhausen focuses on two key issues and their application to public relations...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Effective Risk Communication

    Edited by Joseph Arvai, Louie Rivers III

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    There are two questions often asked of risk communication: what has been learned from past work, and what is needed to push the field forward? Drawing on the experience of leading risk researchers and practitioners, Effective Risk Communication focuses on answering these questions. The book draws...

    Published August 12th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Ethical Issues in Communication Professions

    New Agendas in Communication

    Edited by Minette Drumwright

    Series: New Agendas in Communication Series

    Dynamic, rapid, and radical changes are transforming the communication professions, provoking major implications for ethics. Traditional boundaries blur as media converge; relentless competitive pressures cause some forms of communication to atrophy and permit others to explode; and technological...

    Published August 12th 2013 by Routledge