Review: Rethinking Public Relations
We review an important new book that asserts the central role of persuasion in public relations.
From Bournemouth to Boston
The International History of Public Relations Conference celebrated its tenth anniversary last week.
Review: Local Democracy, Journalism and Public Relations
This book tells the story of the decline of local news and local democracy during the 'austerity years.'
My doctoral diary (part one)
Guest contributor Miriam Pelusi explains why she's returned to the UK for her doctoral studies.
Learning from history. Learning from failure.
Heather Yaxley reports on the International History of Public Relations Conference 2018 held in Bournemouth.
Blue sky thinking: part two
Today, Andy Green initiates the 'Dublin Conversation' seeking consensus around a new purpose for public relations and communication.
Blue sky thinking: part one
David GH Phillips and Dr Annie Danbury proposed a Cultural Relations Theory: the use of big data to dynamically map the issues and stakeholders surrounding an organisation.
Public relations as persuasion
In the latest PR Place essay, Chris Tucker defends persuasion against the charge that it's dangerously close to propaganda.
Public relations as strategic management
In this essay Dr Kevin Ruck, co-founder of PR Academy, explores what it means for public relations to be understood and practised as strategic management.
Why you shouldn’t study public relations at university
It's a big decision, involving long-term debt. Shouldn't you make it carefully?
Review: Experiencing Public Relations
The textbook ideal is not the lived experience of most practitioners, claim the editors of Experiencing Public Relations.
Reflection and professional development
The PR Place Guide to Reflective Practice is an essential resource for those studying on CIPR professional courses and those completing CPD and seeking chartered practitioner status.