Good management practice is essential if any public relations department is to be highly valued, productive, cost effective and an asset to the organization. This must involve effective internal and external communication. Running a Public Relations Department is a step-by-step guide to the different aspects of operating a successful unit. This hands-on, accessible guide for practitioners and senior managers offers a thorough explanation of the practicalities of structuring and running a well-managed and professional public relations function. Written by one of the most respected and well-known figures in the industry, it offers expert advice on - Identifying the key areas and types of activity - Planning and establishing a long-term strategy - Managing budgets - Building up a team - Handling internal and external relationships - Involving outside consultancies This fully updated second edition of Running a Public Relations Department contains new chapters on project management and personal career planning and is endorsed by the Institute of Public Relations. It offers an excellent insight into the effective organization of public relations activity and the techniques that are involved.