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Top 10 Best Public Relations Books

Public Relations Books: To be an effective PR professional you need the ability to be adapted quickly to constantly changing business environments.  You need to know what are the important elements that you need to focus your time and energy on. That is why we have compiled a list of the top ten best public relationship books, that will help have a great understanding of the four key phases of public relation campaigns and help you reach your goals. If you enjoy this booklist please check out our other Marketing book lists and see the difference that they can make in your life.

Public Relations Books

Proven techniques that maximize media exposure for your business


A seasoned PR pro shows you how to get people talking

When it comes to public relations, nothing beats good word of mouth. Want to get customers talking? This friendly guide combines the best practical tools with insight and flair to provide guidance on every aspect of PR, so you can launch a full-throttle campaign that’ll generate buzz — and build your bottom line.

Discover how to
* Map a winning PR strategy
* Grab attention with press releases, interviews, and events
* Cultivate good media relations
* Get print, TV, radio, and Internet coverage
* Manage a PR crisis

Cases in Public Relations Strategy, by Burton St. John III, Diana K. Martinelli, Robert S. Pritchard, and Cylor Spaulding, draws on original, real-world case studies to provide you with a strategic approach to meeting the needs of a client before, during, and beyond a campaign. Using the RACE (Research, Action Planning, Communication, and Evaluation) model, you will explore successful contemporary campaigns and evaluate best practices in all major areas of public relations activity. This practical, client-oriented text shows you how to systematically evaluate and adapt to the needs of a particular client―whether big or small, global or local, for-profit or nonprofit―in order to launch the most effective campaign. Each case includes a brief introduction focused on fundamentals and core competencies, and all cases have been carefully selected to present a wide range of client types. In addition to the lessons from professionals in the case studies, a section on PR consulting and an appendix on advancing your PR career give you the knowledge and skills you need for success in the field.

Public Relations: The Basics is a highly readable introduction to one of the most exciting and fast-paced media industries. Both the practice and profession of public relations are explored and the focus is on those issues which will be most relevant to those new to the field:

  • The four key phases of public relations campaigns: research, strategy, tactics and evaluation.
  • History and evolution of public relations.
  • Basic concepts of the profession: ethics, professionalism and theoretical underpinnings.

Contemporary international case studies are woven throughout the text ensuring that the book is relevant to a global audience. It also features a glossary and an appendix on first steps towards a career in public relations making this the book the ideal starting point for anyone new to the study of public relations.

The field of public relations is as old as media itself, and yet thanks to technology, it has changed and continues to evolve with the times. From the ease with which people and news travels, to how journalists and the public interact; PR is now a business of its own. Public relations and media are now dramatically enhanced with the evolution of the Internet and multiple digital platforms. What used to be standard press releases, press conferences, and information spread via journalists, newspapers, and TV; is now a matter of the right social media and digital distribution. This book offers anyone, whether a newcomer to the field of PR and media, or a seasoned pro, a step-by-step walk through the best strategies for your own PR. Music Executive, Mathew Knowles offers years of marketing savvy folded into easy to use tips and practices. His lessons both educate and establish the reader via the tools presented in each chapter. Anyone looking to know the ins and outs of how to better publicize their ventures in today’s market will find here a comprehensive but bite-sized manual of pure Knowles marketing genius.The proliferation of social media and common use of tools such as mobile devices mean that messages can be released from a company and “go viral” almost instantly. One of the challenges for public relations is that the goal is to create a very well-crafted message before it gets out among the public, but to do that can be very difficult.Not that long ago, when newspapers gave us most of the news we needed, the paper could print a story and then later print a retraction. These days, things are very different. News gets carried by social media at a rapid pace, and in so many directions, that a retraction may go nowhere at all, while the original story – albeit erroneous – goes as far as it can

Prepares Readers for Public Relations Work with an Emphasis on Ethics and Contemporary, Real-world Applications

Featuring an intensely practical approach that favors reasoning, justification, and applications that work, The Practice of Public Relations prepares readers for contemporary public relations work in the changing landscape of the 21st century.

 

Fraser Seitel’s writing combines a contemporary, real-life approach that marries his experience in the field with a light-hearted, energetic prose style. This Thirteenth Edition has been thoroughly updated to include recent public relations cases with a continued emphasis on ethics, using examples that span several fields and countries. Building on the successes of the previous edition, this text remains the most visual text on the market, as well as the most comprehensive in its discussion of social media as it relates to public relations.

The engaging visual design of THINK Public Relations provides an introduction to the field of public relations that successfully blends theory and practice in an easy-to-read format.  Students are introduced to exciting and innovative public relations campaign examples in the contract of relevant theory and core concepts that they will need to succeed in the world of public relations. The authors offer a practical approach to the study of public relations and emphasize competition and conflict management, while providing a concise, comprehensive overview of the profession.

 

A better teaching and learning experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students.  Here’s how:

  • Improve Critical Thinking—Questions and cases throughout the text encourage students to think critically about public relations topics.
  • Engage Students—An appealing visual design and real-world applications engage students in the material.
  • Apply Ethics— Feature boxes introduce readers to the important ethical and legal issues facing public relations practitioners today.

Strategic Planning for Public Relations is in its fifth edition of offering an innovative and clear approach for students looking to learn how to develop public relations campaigns. It is a text intended for those serious about entering the rapidly changing professions of public relations and strategic communication. Ronald Smith shows how to implement pragmatic, research-driven strategic campaigns used in public relations practice, and draws from his years of experience as a professional in the industry and his years of teaching in the classroom.

The approach used in this text is a threefold pattern: first, readers are exposed to new ideas, then see them in use, before finally being showed how to apply those ideas themselves. Complex problem-solving and decision-making processes in strategic communication and public relations are turned into a series of easy-to-follow steps, flexible enough to be applicable to myriad situations and organizations in the real world.

This new fifth edition follows the same format as previous editions and includes numerous timely and real-world examples of cases and current events, along with classic cases that stand the test of time. It includes new research on opinions and practices within the discipline and covers several recent, award-winning public relations campaigns

Public Relations: Strategies and Tactics uses real-world case studies and examples to explain the basic concepts and theory behind modern public relations practice. This comprehensive text is grounded in scholarship and includes references to landmark studies and time-honored public relations techniques. The writing is geared to undergraduates, and many colorful charts and photos are used to enhance major concepts.
 

MySearchLab is a part of the Wilcox/Cameron/Reber program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students understand critical thinking in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app.


 

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson’s MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson’s MyLab & Mastering products

This book is built around the idea that PR as a communications discipline has no boundaries. It is the PR professional’s manual for creating that specific type of mindset and building the necessary skills to meet today’s communications challenges, which include mastery of the fundamentals, cultivating unbridled curiosity and creativity, the art of listening, and never losing sight of business objectives. This book will be highly marketable to PR students and novices looking to break into the industry, and to junior and mid-level PR practitioners interested in learning new skills which they can use to gain a creative edge on thier competition.

The most comprehensive and up-to-date public relations writing text available has just been updated in its 7th edition. With real-world examples of award-winning work by PR professionals, Public Relations Writing and Media Techniques continues to help readers master the many techniques needed to reach a variety of audiences in today’s digital age. This book emphasizes the nuts and bolts of writing, producing, and distributing public relations materials through traditional and social media, making it valuable to public relation professionals and students alike.