'Finally - a student-centred textbook for public relations undergraduates! This book provides a lively and comprehensive discussion regarding fundamental concepts and specialist areas whilst applying an international perspective. Lecturers and students will find the learning features such as focused learning outcomes, activities and case studies particularly useful in examining public relations theory and practice.' Julia Jahansoozi, Principal Lecturer & Division Leader Course Leader: MSc International Applied Communication, Division of Applied Communication, Lancashire Business School
Exploring Public Relations is the definitive academic text on public relations. Guiding you through the subject, it builds your knowledge and understanding with a practical, no-nonsense approach. This text provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the subject.
'The authors of this book are well-known and established teachers in the UK and their pedagogical expertise is apparent in this undergraduate text. Key theories are usefully summarised by a variety of educators and practitioners providing multiple perspectives. The book includes many features to aid learning such as definition boxes, minicases and think abouts.' Jacquie L'Etang, Director M.Sc. in Public Relations, University of Stirling
In this book you will learn about:
- Public relations and its role with the organisation
- The PR campaign management process
- Specialist areas including management, financial PR, public affairs, crisis management, and more!
Geared towards both undergraduate and postgraduate students studying public relations, corporate and applied communications, key features include:
- Think about boxes to encourage critical reflection
- In-depth international case studies to provide a global perspective
- Cutting edge PR theory applied to build a framework bringing the subject to life
Exploring Public Relations is an up-to-date and modern textbook
combining cutting-edge theory and classic thinking that will challenge
students, academics and practitioners alike. The authors are to be
congratulated on the breadth and depth of the perspectives provided
encompassing both the public and private sectors.Paul B. Horsle, Horsle Communications and ex. Assistant Director of
Norwegian Central Information Service
Dr Ralph Tench is the subject leader for public relations at Leeds Metropolitan University. A member of the CIPR, he has presented his research around the world and taught public relations at several European universities. Tench is widely published in books and academic journals ranging from management to education journals.
Liz Yeomans is principal lecturer in public relations at Leeds Metropolitan University. Since joining the university Yeomans has helped establish a centre of excellence in public relations education and training. As well as contributing to the BA (Hons) Public Relations programme, Liz has developed and taught new courses for working professionals including the nationally-recognised qualification the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Diploma.