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.
The story of PR student blogging
Our short history of PR student blogging starts with Stephen Davies.
Guide: Using communication theory
Our guide to using communication theory is a valuable resource for public relations and internal communication practitioners. The guide covers basic transmission models and also draws on mass communication and psychology.
Review: Stealth Communications
We review a critical outsider's analysis of the public relations business.
How to be a student
What to study; when and where? Here's what you need to consider to make an informed choice.