To paraphrase that old saying about advertising, is it possible that organizations are wasting half their PR spend? In the face of plans by many governments - such as the UK and Italy - to cut their communications budget, how should the public relations industry respond? Here I share some of my thoughts - and a suggestion from Toni Muzi-Falconi.
While there is some anecdotal evidence, little formal research has been published on public relations/communication department organizational structure--particularly on: the models in use; the strengths and weaknesses of each of those models; the factors that drive the chief communication officer (CCO) to choose a specific organizational design. These questions will be addressed by this research: Global Study on Communication Department Structure.
Open any public relations textbook and the section on crisis management will include examples of how organisations have demonstrated "best" or "worst" practice. And, it's not just the textbooks, as recent incidents have seen plenty of advice from PR "experts" through online and social media.
Guest post by Olivier Cimelière, Vice President Corporate Communications, Ericsson France The boom in blogging has precipitated a radical change in external communications techniques deployed...
This detailing of a case study began life as an intended comment on Kristen's Sukalac's recent blog, Pink Gloves, Hashtags and Lost Opportunities, but it became so involved and long (and the subject so inspiring) that I decided to turn it into a post proper.
His early goal was to make Edelman’s New York office profitable and even larger than its Chicago headquarters. Over the years he determined to carve out a distinct, professional identity, which included: playing a role in the professional community, further developing the company internationally (particularly in Asian markets), taking many risks (and assuming full accountability for them) while exploring new ideas, concepts and tools.
PR Conversations welcomes a guest post by Bill Sledzik, associate professor, School of Journalism & Mass Communication, Kent State University, Ohio, U.S.A. Collectively, we quite like his regular blog posts (i.e., thought process, rigour and sense of humour), and felt that our international readership would enjoy a taste of some Tough Sledding, too.
When it comes to an overview of the Canadian measurement scene, few can match the depth and breadth of knowledge of Alan Chumley. Instead of an interview, I offered Alan a guest post, where he could write (in his own words) about measurement in Canada.
I’ve recently returned from a “flying” visit to the jewel-like, antebellum city of Savannah, Georgia, the location of the 2007 LERN Leaders’ strategic planning retreat. The mandate of this international, non-profit association is to provide training and consulting to providers of lifelong learning programs.