The Practice of Public Relations is an “in-your-face” book giving readers the knowledge and skills they need to know to be successful in today’s world of public relations. Seitel’s use of case studies, interviews, and news photos, coupled with his humorous and lucid text, brings the process to life. The 11th edition includes heavy emphasis on social media and ethics.
Defining Public Relations. The History and Growth of Public Relations. Communication. Public Opinion. Management. Ethics. The Law. Research. Media Relations/Print & Broadcast. Employee Relations. Community Relations. Government Relations. Consumer Relations. International Relations. Public Relations Writing. Writing for the Eye and Ear. Integrated Marketing Communication. Public Relations and Social Media. Crisis Management. Launching a Career.
A useful, up-to-date reference for Public Relations professionals.
In this iteration emphasizing the Internet's dramatic impact on the public relations field, a PR veteran introduces the field's evolution, validation, activation, its publics, and future. Chapters feature ethical questions, "backgrounders" on issues, Internet-geared questions, case studies, and interviews with the likes of management guru Peter Drucker. Appends the Public Relations Society of America's professional code of standards, the questionnaire for an advertising effectiveness study, definitions of terms used in PR evaluation, information on audio-visual supports, key cyberspace terms and sites, online databases, leading media directories worldwide, corporate reporting requirements, and an annual meeting checklist. No dates are given for previous editions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)