Result announced: The UK’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has announced the results of its 2014 President election – with Stephen Waddington the successful candidate [polling 68% of votes; turnout 8.8% of membership].
PR Conversations offers congratulations to Stephen and Commisserations to Jon, the two candidates.
During the election campaign, we invited them to participate in [...]
In the last PR Conversations post, Toni Muzi Falconi presented a revised conceptual framework that proposed an organization should apply six generic principles of public relations within the operative context of six infrastructural characteristics to determine specific applications.
The paradigm was subsequently developed with input from Rob Wakefield from Brigham Young University (the first scholar to [...]
Guest post by Peter Brill, Managing Director, Net.Mentor Ltd
There are a group of people who spend their life seeking the constant change and irregular adrenaline rush of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. These are ‘Olympic nomads’ and no sooner does one Games finish, than they are already moving home and signing contracts for the [...]
Undoubtedly 2010 has been the year of the mega crisis, which as the Guardian’s City editor, Richard Wachman recently commented [when talking about BP's reaction to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill] provide ‘a textbook example of how not to do things and will be studied by students of PR for years to come’.
Not suprisingly, [...]
By Janette van Kalkeren
The European continent comprises 51 countries with a total of 837 million habitants. Of these, 27 countries (500 million citizens) are members of the European Union (EU), within which there is free movement of people, goods, services and capital; 16 of these countries have the same currency, the Euro. So does this [...]
On the face of it, the handling of international media relations following the Chilean mining disaster has been a triumph. It appeared to strike the perfect balance between control and lightness of touch.
The open communications approach that was evident from initial reports of the collapse of the mine reflected the leadership style of the Chilean [...]
Cost, Complexity, Control and Credibility
By Diane K. Rose
We’ve all heard the mantra that organizational messaging must be consistent across all stakeholders — that it solidifies branding, builds trust with customers and employees, communicates the value of products and services and so on.
Got it. Understood.
Now throw globalization into the mix. Whether you embrace or detest it, [...]
Global Public Relations: spanning borders, spanning cultures
Review by Toni Muzi Falconi
I’ve now been teaching Global Relations and Intercultural Communication at New York University’s Master’s in Public Relations for five years, including reviewing my (ever-changing) syllabus involving some 150 students to date.
From the very beginning, as mandatory course books I have opted to use the Vercic and Sriramesh’a Global [...]