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Making It in Public Relations is a comprehensive, realistic guide to everything one needs to know when pursuing a successful career in public relations. It is an introduction to public relations, written for students who want or need a definition of the profession to understand what they are moving into as a career. A thorough overview of the various roles and responsibilities involved in PR work, the different types of PR functions and activities, and its application in a variety of settings and scenarios are provided. In fulfilling the book's editorial role, author Leonard Mogel profiles the 10 largest public relations firms, life on the fast track at a small PR firm, how corporate communications is carried on at a large financial institution, and public relations for diverse organizations. It will be of interest to those studying public relations at the university level; recent mass communication, journalism, and public relations graduates; interns in public relations firms; and employees in other fields contemplating a move to this profession.
Contents: Introduction. A Very Short History of Public Relations. Public Relations: What It Is, What It Does. The Components of Public Relations. The Public Relations Counsel Firm: Profiles of the 10 Largest. Life on the Fast Track at a Small Public Relations Firm. An Inside Look at Corporate Affairs at the Bank of America. Public Relations for Diverse Organizations. Getting the Ink: Media Practice, Media Placement, and Media Relations. Internal and Employee Communications, Employee Relations, and Employee Publications. Speechwriting, Speechmaking, and Executive Presentations. Public Affairs, Lobbying, and Issues Management. Public Interest, Public Service. Strategic and Integrated Public Relations and Brand Marketing. Financial Public Relations and Investor Relations. Entertainment and Personal Public Relations. Healthcare Marketing and Communications. Crisis Communications and Management. New Media High-Tech Public Relations. Colleges, Extension Programs, and Summer Institutes. The Alphabet Organizations of Public Relations. Important Publications, Web Sites, and News Services. The Job Search. The Future Face of Public Relations.