This course provides an introduction to the field of public relations. Areas covered are media relations; promotion; tools used in developing public relations and publicity, and improving customer satisfaction; relationship-building strategies; and ethics and public relations.
Topics and Objectives
The Role of Public Relations
- Define public relations and its role in achieving organizational objectives.
- Analyze the relationship between public relations and marketing, with a focus on both similarities and differences.
- Assess the importance of good media relations in building and maintaining an organization's reputation.
Internal Public Relations
- Differentiate between internal relations and employee relations.
- Examine the various internal publics for an organization, and describe how management communicates with each.
External Public Relations
- Differentiate between internal and external publics.
- Evaluate the influence of public opinion within external public relations.
- Differentiate between the types of communication required for community, government, and investor relations.
- Explain the role of public relations in marketing communications.
- Explain the need for a proactive crisis management plan.
- Examine the role of public relations in reactive crisis management.
- Evaluate the role of ethics and values in public relations.
- Analyze the various legal considerations for public relations.
Trends in Public Relations
- Analyze the impact of technology and globalization on public relations.
- Analyze the role and impact of social media on news and public opinion.
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