Public Relations Campaigns and Techniques: Building Bridges into the 21st Century
Allyn & Bacon
Fran R. Matera
A new entry in this market, Public Relations Campaigns and Techniques projects the role of PR into the 21st Century with a focus on the use of technology, current trends, and the globalization of the PR function. This text blends theoretical and practical PR approaches into the development of a wide array of campaigns -- issue, product, information, crisis, and special events (devoting a full chapter to each). This balanced discussion of theory and practical applications helps students to understand the whys and hows of successful PR campaigns. With this book, students will learn to understand the similarities and differences among specific types of campaigns and the practical points to consider when conducting research, planning, communicating, and evaluating. Whether the reader is a student unfamiliar with the process of public relations or a professional, this text provides the guidelines needed for a meaningful and productive campaign process.