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  Public Relations Specialists
Public relations specialists—also referred to as communications specialists and media specialists, among other titles—serve as advocates for businesses, nonprofit associations, universities, hospitals, and other organizations, and build and maintain positive relationships with the public.
In public relations firms, a beginner might be hired as a research assistant or account coordinator and be promoted to account executive, senior account executive, account manager, and eventually vice president.
Public relations specialists are concentrated in large cities, where press services and other communications facilities are readily available and many businesses and trade associations have their headquarters.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos086.htm   (2053 words)

  Public relations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Public relations is the art and science of managing communication between an organization and its key publics to build, manage and sustain its positive image.
Public relations professionals believe that press releases and other collateral material aid a journalist's job, and it is the job of the journalist to decide whether or not reprinting material verbatim tells the real story.
Critics of the public relations industry, such as PR Watch, have contended that Public Relations involves a "multi-billion dollar propaganda-for-hire industry" that "concoct[s] and spin[s] the news, organize[s] phony 'grassroots' front groups, sp[ies] on citizens, and conspire[s] with lobbyists and politicians to thwart democracy." [1].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_relations   (4422 words)

 Public Relations
Much of the pre-history of public relations is linked with the growth and maintenance of religion, one of the most basic and cohesive aspects of society throughout the ages.
The public information era of public relations saw the founding of many agencies and departments whose purpose was to provide the public with accurate, timely, honest, and favorable information about an organization or client.
During the middle and latter parts of the 20th Century, much of public relations activity, both research and practice, was built on the advocacy model, in which organizations tried to influence the attitudes and behaviors of their publics.
faculty.buffalostate.edu /smithrd/PR/history.htm   (3827 words)

 Public Relations
Public and investor relations is a two-pronged approach that not only invigorates corporate identities and generates awareness, but attracts potential investors and new business.
Publicity involves an on-going program for supplying information that is factual, interesting, and newsworthy to media not controlled by the company, such as television, radio, magazines, newspapers, and trade journals.
Good public relations requires knowledge and experience in the professional practice of communications arts, psychology, social psychology, sociology, political science, economics and the principles of management and ethics.
www.venturevest.com /publicRel.html   (990 words)

 Public Relations Services, Public companies, Private Companies, Local, Regional, National and International
Having a solid public relations firm in place is an essential element in positioning any company for growth in its industry.
They have embraced public relations as a key element in their marketing and advertising campaigns, because it helps to build value in a company’s product or service.
Public Relations is extremely important in promoting a companies product or service to the media, it's more than just selling the media on your product or service, it's providing them with news worthy information that will generate some public interest.
www.namct.com /publicrelations   (757 words)

 About Public Relations   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Public relations serves a wide variety of institutions in society such as businesses, trade unions, government agencies, voluntary associations, foundations, hospitals, schools, colleges, and religious institutions.
Public relations provides an early warning system by avoiding disruptions which may occur when a single surprise issue or unplanned-for social/political change arises.
Public relations provides an organization with new opportunities because the people involved in public relations interact with more internal and external audiences than anyone else in the organization.
www.prsa.org /_Resources/Profession/index.asp?ident=prof1   (1105 words)

 Public Relations
Public relations people working for a company may handle consumer relations, or the relationship between parts of the company such as the managers and employees, or different branch offices.
Public relations people lie about the company.' Regardless, the successful PR person must be a good communicator-in print, in person and on the phone.
Public relations people also write press releases and may be involved in producing sales or marketing material.
www.princetonreview.com /cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=171   (472 words)

 Public relations firms - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some PR campaigns could genuinely be characterised as being in the broad public interest, such as campaigns against smoking or crisis communications aimed at minimising the impact of natural disasters.
The most controversial however, are those aimed at shaping public opinion to defeat or delay government regulatory moves designed to protect the environment or public health and safety.
Most public relations companies have staff or teams of people that specialise in particular skill areas - commonly referred to as practice areas - or groups that support a particular industry sector.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Public_relations_firms   (395 words)

 Marketing and Public Relations
The basic purpose of external public relations is twofold: to increase recognition of the Kiwanis name and to increase public understanding of Kiwanis’ community-service role.
The public relations chairman should work closely with the club president and the newsletter editor to ensure that new members are recognized and made to feel at home, the Kiwanian who wins an honor is
The purpose of Kiwanis public relations is to create greater awareness, understanding, and appreciation of Kiwanis, not just among the public but among Kiwanians too.
www.kiwanis.org /pr   (266 words)

 Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers
Public relations managers also evaluate advertising and promotions programs for compatibility with public relations efforts and serve as the eyes and ears of top management.
Public relations managers may confer with labor relations managers to produce internal company communications—such as newsletters about employee-management relations—and with financial managers to produce company reports.
Most public relations managers were employed in service-providing industries, such as professional, scientific, and technical services; educational services, public and private; finance and insurance; and health care and social assistance.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos020.htm   (2398 words)

 Public Relations
There is little activity in the Public Contact area and yet its all on the shoulders of one or two people.
Company's relations with the community, other businesses and/or government agencies is worsening or poor, or there is unfavorable press about the company requiring the intervention of Corporate Affairs.
Public Relations campaigns and other actions are unreal and not based on public surveys.
www.biztroubleshooter.com /public_relations_1.htm   (447 words)

 WetFeet.com >
In public relations, your job is to make your client seem great without anybody knowing you were trying.
Those who do well in PR have strong communication skills, are articulate both with the written and spoken word, are able to understand a variety of people, are confident, and quick studies—you'll need to learn quickly what your clients do in order to communicate their messages effectively.
A public relations professional who is afraid of the public won't be able to represent his or her clients authoritatively.
www.wetfeet.com /asp/careerprofiles_overview.asp?careerpk=31   (1670 words)

 Public Relations and PR Links
An independent foundation focusing on public relations research and education.
Public Relations means easy searching and fast finding at this PR Internet resource.
Publicity Insider is useful for any businessperson, regardless of budget, size or experience.
www.ereleases.com /resources/pubrelations.html   (221 words)

 MediaChannel.org - ISSUE GUIDES | PR Unspun
To many anticorporate activists, consumer advocates and media critics, the public relations industry is an insidious manipulator, exploiting powerful relationships with the press and public officials and relying on devious propaganda techniques to orchestrate public perception for the benefit of business and political clients.
To John Stauber, longtime PR industry watcher and critic, public relations has led to the "overall management of public opinion and policy by the few." The highly sophisticated techniques used by PR firms and the high cost of their services, he asserts, create an environment where corporations can manufacture and control public perception.
In fact, he argues, it is precisely the communications techniques of public relations that allow ideas to be tested in the courts of media and public opinion, enabling democracy to function.
www.mediachannel.org /atissue/prunspun   (1215 words)

 Specialized Studies Program in Public Relations, UC Davis Extension
A well-executed public relations campaign can serve many functions: it can educate the public, establish an organization as a leader, mend a company's tarnished image or even help a business through a crisis.
You'll examine the role of public relations, responsibilities and duties of the PR professional, functions of the PR department, and the variety of PR specializations--such as crisis communications, issue management, and building and managing your organization's image.
Effective public relations copy requires the ability to write informatively and persuasively for diverse audiences using a variety of formats.
www.extension.ucdavis.edu /certificateprograms/cert_pr.html   (1165 words)

 Publicity Insider - Publicity, Public Relations, Press Publicity and Press Release Secrets
After 20 years in the public relations business, I'm ready to reveal all my secrets for scoring big publicity for your business.
Some of these publicity features are still sending people to my related websites -- months or years after the story first appeared in print.
His PR advice centered on realistic public relations expectations, writing media savvy press releases, and teaching the correct way to approach the media.
www.publicityinsider.com   (320 words)

 Rotary.org: Public relations
Public relations efforts are vital to Rotary’s continued growth and service.
Rotary’s PR staff can provide general public relations guidance and help clubs promote their stories to local media.
Sign up to receive the Rotary PR Tips newsletter, a biweekly publication that offers innovative ideas that clubs and districts can use to promote Rotary in their communities.
www.rotary.org /en/Members/RunningAClub/InformingTheCommunity/Pages/ridefault.aspx   (216 words)

 Public Relations
The public relations team at Canisius College coordinates all the college's public relations, marketing and special event planning.
The public relations team also serves as a liaison between Canisius and local, regional, national and international media outlets; manages special events involving distinguished speakers and/or dignitaries; plans and executes external relations strategies; and identifies and addresses emerging issues.
The Public Relations Department at Canisius has received several awards from the Buffalo/Niagara Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), including the Platinum Excalibur "Best in Show" Award, and two Gold and two Bronze Excalibur awards (2002).
www.canisius.edu /pr/public_relations.asp   (153 words)

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As such, many have made an organizational commitment to public relations.
Due to that commitment, Illinois State University and other nationally-known schools offer public relations as a major area of study.
The public relations major at ISU is designed to prepare students to help private industry and public organizations improve the quality of communication among themselves, their employees and the general public.
www.communication.ilstu.edu /dept/academics/pr.htm   (83 words)

 Public Relations (PR) Agentura | AMI Communications
Zahraniční aktivity AMI Communications v oblasti Public Relations ve střední a východní Evropě spravuje od roku 2005 společnost AMI CEE.
AMI Communications se při vyhlašování Českých cen za Public Relations stala se třemi oceněními nejúspěšnější agenturou roku 2006.
Stejně jako kdekoliv jinde, i v oblasti Public Relations platí, že za každou společnost nejlépe mluví její výsledky.
www.amic.cz   (213 words)

 Public Relations
Included are links to a "how to" manual on generating publicity coverage, an article on public relations in the age of the Internet, a PR service for professional communicators and reporters and an email service for delivering press releases.
The Institute for Public Relations is focused on the science beneath the art of public relations.
We exist to expand and document the intellectual foundations of public relations, and to make this knowledge available and useful to all practitioners, educators, researchers and the corporate/institutional clients they serve.
www.businessplans.org /topic79.html   (633 words)

 Public Relation News
Public Relation news continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
The brawl between Wal-Mart and its union critics is escalating as groups on both sides, fighting over whether the world's largest retailer is good or bad, launched attack-style Web sites maligning each other's...
Over the past several weeks, the public, nonprofit hospitals in Maury and Williamson counties have spent about $60,800 on advertising and public relations campaigns meant to stir opposition to HCA Inc.'s...
www.topix.net /business/public-relations   (654 words)

 Public and Media Relations
Public relations includes ongoing activities to ensure the organization has a strong public image.
Public relations activities include helping the public to understand the organization and its products.
Often, public relations are conducted through the media, that is, newspapers, television, magazines, etc. Publicity is mention in the media.
www.managementhelp.org /pblc_rel/pblc_rel.htm   (438 words)

 Public Relations Boston | B2B and B2C PR Agency
Tiziani Whitmyre is a Boston public relations agency that knows B2B and B2C inside and out.
We are in constant contact with your publications and their editors.
Let us put our public relations agency expertise to work for you – generating positive press coverage and opinion-leader recommendations that support your marketing strategies, reinforce corporate branding, motivate the buying actions of your prospects and customers, and energize your distribution partners, employees, investors, and other key stakeholders.
www.tizinc.com /services/public-relations/index.html   (238 words)

 ARRLWeb: The ARRL Public Relations Department
ARRL is committed to public relations and has built a national PR program designed to represent Amateur Radio to government, the media and the public.
Public Information Officers are often selected by clubs and groups and their names sent on to their Section Manager for appointment as a PIO.
If you are a member of the news media and would like more information about ham radio or the names of local experts to interview, contact ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager Allen Pitts, W1AGP at (860) 594-0328 or send e-mail to apitts@arrl.org.
www.arrl.org /pio   (1428 words)

 ALA | Public Relations
School library media specialists are encouraged to build on the publicity being generated by First Lady Laura Bush's White House meeting of principals, superintendents, and other school administrators about the value of school libraries by launching or renewing advocacy efforts on behalf of school librarie media programs.
Included are links to materials from the ALA Public Information Office and sample School Library Media Month proclamations to download and modify to fit your needs.
ALA's free, online handbook is designed to help librarians and others develop and maintain effective relations with the media and win support for libraries and their programs, all with minimal use of precious resources.
www.ala.org /aaslTemplate.cfm?Section=resourceguides&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=15405   (885 words)

 Public Relations (PR) and Marketing Communications
At Fleishman-Hillard, communications is about delivering results for our clients at the point of impact.
Fleishman-Hillard has the expertise — nearly 40 practice and specialty groups — and the global reach — more than 80 offices worldwide.
We are committed to the highest marketing and public relations ethical standards.
www.fleishman.com   (116 words)

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