Press Release, Handout and Press Note

Press Release, Handout and Press Note

Write note on Press Release, Handout and Press Note and also explain how these are different from one another in style and structure? Press Release: A press release, news release, media release, press statement or video release is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something ostensibly newsworthy. Typically, they are mailed on a tissemis, faxed, or e-mailed to assignment editors at newspapers, magazines, radio stations, television stations, or television networks. Tom Kelleher states in his book, Public Relations Online: Lasting Concepts for Changing Media, that “given that your news-driven publics include bona fide journalists as well as others who read and report news online, the term news release seems to work better online than press release”. Fraser Seitel also refers to press releases as being, “the granddaddy of public relations writing vehicles.” Press/news release is one of the most […]

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Persuasion, Its Components, Principles and Techniques

Persuasion, Its Components, Principles and Techniques

What do you know about Persuasion? Explain its components, principles and techniques in detail. Persuasion : Persuasion refers to the process by which a person’s attitudes or behaviour are, without duress, influenced by communication. Persuasion pervades over almost all human activities and it is geared to information transmission in such a way as to get people to revise old pictures (Predisposition) in their minds, or form new ones, and thus change their behaviour. To some others persuasion is seen as “Communication to influence choices”. Still to others it is “a process that changes attitude, belief, opinion or behaviour”. Actually, we try to sell ideas, concepts, products etc. through the art of persuasion. Persuasion may be carried out in offices, workplaces, homes, etc. by fellow workers or neighbours. Persuasion has been treated as an art, a craft and a science since ancient times and classical thinkers like Aristotle and Cicero devoted […]

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Public Relations Setup for Official and Non-Official Organizations

Public Relations Setup for Official and Non-Official Organizations

 Elaborate the PR setup for official and non-official organizations. Public Relations setup for official and non-official organizations Public relations can be classified into Various types, viz government/official PR, financial/industrial/commercial PR, political PR, international PR etc. Official Public Relation: Public relations is considered to be an essential component for the smooth functioning of any government, state agency or department. Although official PR departments are considered to be non political and non partisan, th® parties in power in some third world countries, often try to use these for achieving/furthering their own political ends. The basic duties/functions of a PR set-up of a government include: 1.         To keep the citizens informed of the government policies, achievements, organization welfare programmes and projects. 2.         To interpret the rules, procedures, laws and the new enactments in an easy and simple language and to keep the citizens informed of all matters/vital issues having a bearing on their […]

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Duties and Qualities of Public Relations Officer

Duties and Qualities of Public Relations Officer

Write about the duties and qualities of a Public Relations Officer. Duties and Qualities of Public Relations Officer: In recent years, the demand for public relations officer in both private and public sectors has gone up considerably. It can be a very interesting career option where one can get exposure to press conferences, organizing events, communication budgeting, reputation management, etc. If you want to find your niche in the dynamic domain of PR, read on to understand the responsibilities and required skill sets of this field. According to the Institute of Public Relations, USA, “Public Relations is a deliberate, planned and sustained effort to establish and maintain mutual understanding between an organization and its public.” A public relations officer (PRO), also known as ‘Media Specialist,’ is the spokesperson of an organization. His or her role is to convey the policies and interests of the organization to the public through various […]

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Need and Importance of Code of Ethics in Public Relations

Need and Importance of Code of Ethics in Public Relations

Q.3   Explain the need and importance of a code of ethics in Public Relations with special reference to Pakistani. Public Relations Ethics: Before proceeding further, let us have a look at the meaning of the word “ethics”. The words “ethics” and “ethical” are often used synonymously with morals, and ethical f virtues of a person or a group of persons are also considered his or their moral qualities. | Ethics has been derived from the Greek word “ethos” and morals is derived from the Latin word “mores”, both of which means habits or customs. According to the encyclopedia Britannic the ethics or morality of persons or groups, however, consists not merely of f what they habitually or customarily do but of what they think is fitting, right or obligatory to do. Men’s actions are often, but not always, a sign of what they believe: their actions may diverge from their […]

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Basic Concepts and Tools of Public Relations

Basic Concepts and Tools of Public Relations

Explain in detail the basic concepts and tools of Public Relations. Basic Concepts and Tools of Public Relations: Public relations is usually confused with advertising, press agentry, propaganda, publicity, public affair if etc., but these are some of the tools used by the all absorbing discipline of public relations for achieving its objectives. A public relations campaign may include all or some of them but it is not confirmed to any one of the same. Some of the basic concepts and tools of public relations have been discussed in the following paragraphs: Publics In Public Relations the term ‘public.’ is used for those people or group of people who are directly or indirectly concerned with the organisation, use its services/products or benefit from jt in one form or another and/or affected by its policies/programmes. In other words it is a group or groups of people who are tied together by […]

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