Public affairs vs. public relations: What is the difference?

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People often struggle with the difference between public affairs and public relations, yet distinguishing the two can be crucial to an organization’s efficiency. Both qualify in building relationships with the public and implementing strategies and campaigns, but their methods and goals differ. Public affairs relates to matters that concern the public directly. Messaging tends to be less commercial and short-term in the world of public affairs.

Ranger Scott Gediman on the Ferguson Fire and 22 Years as Yosemite Park’s Public Affairs Officer

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Over his 22 years as public affairs officer at Yosemite National Park , Scott Gediman has experienced a myriad of crises on the job, from floods and rock falls to hantavirus outbreaks. “It The closure affected both the park and the surrounding communities during the height of the summer visitor season. Here in the public affairs office there are just two of us — there used to be five, and then there were four, and then three.

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3 Ways to Expand Your Reach Within the Hispanic Community

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In addition to this, the term “Hispanic” incorporates a very large group of people with varying cultures and lifestyles, and it’s important to understand the individual, unique subgroups within the community as a whole. Even something as simple as geographic location plays an essential role in the importance and relevance of sending press releases to certain areas, especially when considering the Hispanic community.

The Chief Reputation Officer (CRO): A New Seat At The C-Suite Table

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A Chief Reputation Officer is deputized within your organization to oversee the important responsibility of safeguarding your reputation through internal and external strategies, and ongoing communications. Managing your reputation crosses over communications, public affairs and public relations. When looking at what to delegate to a CRO role, consider these tasks: Internal.

Controlled Chaos: 86 Comms Pros Explain How Communications Work Has Changed

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considering international relations, have caused Communications professionals to be evermore careful with comms content. More internal comms. Being asked to do more internal communications and business communications usually left to other departments like HR, finance.”.

10 ways to produce more effective employee communications

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Businesses are typically hyperfocused on attracting and engaging customers, investors, media members, analysts and community members—but what about their own people? RELATED: Join us March 31 for our 35th annual Speechwriting & Public Affairs Virtual Conference ].

A Navy Leader on the Role of Accreditation in Developing Strategic Communicators

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Navy Chief of Information, is the first flag officer and senior active duty officer to earn Accreditation in Public Relations and Military Communication (APR+M). What specific areas of public relations in the APR credentialing process directly relate to military public affairs officers?

How NASA uses mixternal communications for moonshots and turkey trouble

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Breaking down silos delivered better comms for internal and external audiences. In many organizations, internal communications are in one silo, external are in another and never the two shall meet. It was an emotional issue for our internal workforce,” Blessing said.

‘A threat to the whole world’: CEO of Ukrainian PR firm fights on the front lines

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In July, after four months of war, I was assigned to the Public Affairs Unit of the Command of Territorial Defense Forces in Kyiv. We report directly to the chief of staff and chief commanders of the Territorial Defense Forces, who are very involved with the publicity efforts.

Comms pros’ predictions for 2023: Purpose, people and the future of PR

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It’s cliché but true to say at this point: The last three years have led to seismic shifts in the way all communications functions are viewed, especially internal comms. Continued focus on internal communications and how companies treat their employees.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

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Scores of music lovers will flock to Chicago this weekend for Lollapalooza, and you could intern for the organization behind the festival, if you land this week’s featured position. C3 Presents, the Texas-based company behind the festival, is looking for a digital marketing intern in Austin, Texas. See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Director of communications, employee experience and community engagement—Transamerica (Colorado).

Ragan and PR Daily announce Media Relations Awards finalists

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Endo International, plc: Launching the First and Only FDA-Approved Injectable for Cellulite. Gillian Small Public Relations: TWIX® Shakers Seasoning Blend Launches with Viral Chicken Wings Recipe. Marsha Archer: M-Squared Public Relations. Community Relations Campaign.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

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Internal communications manager—NetApp (California). Marketing community lead—WeWork (Texas). Public affairs manager—Advocate Health Care (Illinois). Division director of public relations—American Veterinary Medical Association (Illinois). Communications intern—AARP (Pennsylvania). Content Marketing Internal Communications Marketing Media Relations PR Speechwriting Writing & Editing communications jobs jobs marketing jobs PR jobs

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

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Travel Association, Gallup, the Social Science Research Council and the Corporation for National & Community Service. See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings: Public affairs manager—Advocate Health Care (Illinois). Senior director of internal communications—NYU Langone Medical Center (New York). Senior public relations associate—Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants (Illinois). Digital internal communications manager—Conduent (New Jersey).

Announcing PR Daily’s 2020 Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards finalists

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Community Engagement. National Internal Medicine Day, American College of Physicians. HOAresources, Community Associations Institute and Revmade. Forever Global Rally 2019, Forever Living Products International. Social Influencer Program, American Public University System.

How governments use social media tools in times of crisis

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Speaking at Ragan’s recent Speechwriters and Public Affairs Virtual Conference, City of Kansas City, Missouri’s April Leonard offered essential tips. Handling that responsibly was her topic for Ragan’s Speechwriters and Public Affairs Virtual Conference on March 31.

Announcing Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards finalists

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This past year has had its share of crises and obstacles—and internal communications was not spared. We received a flurry of incredible internal communications work from the past year. Blueprint Medicines: Internal Communications. Community Relations.

Latin American PR Leaders on New Communication Essentials

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July is Global Affairs Month at PRSA. To see how international communicators reach audiences in this environment, we asked five PR leaders in Latin America for their insights. Gallo, head of communications and public affairs, Latin America, at the Zurich Insurance Group.

How brand journalism is changing, according to TD Bank’s Chad Mitchell

PR Daily

The VP of corporate & public affairs and head of content & digital platforms for the Canada-based bank shares his secrets for brand journalism in 2022.

Enter to win one of Ragan’s Top Agencies Awards

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Community Champion. Internal/Employee Communications. Public Affairs/Government. Get the plaudits, recognition and hardware your team deserves. Your agency—or agency partner—deserves recognition for such remarkable dedication to its client(s)’ success this past year.

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Exploring the modern corporate communication function

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The Institute for Public Relations and PR NEWS have published a study of corporate communication teams and their contribution to organisations. The corporate communication or public relations function is underserved an area of study, in contrast with other areas of management.

The value of the communications role: ‘We can either stoke a fire—or put it out’

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As senior director of public affairs and brand communications for Kaiser Permanente, John Stratman is accustomed to constant change. As you communicate to internal and external stakeholders, you have to have a good amount of empathy to succeed.”.

Announcing PR Daily’s 2021 Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards finalists

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Community Engagement. RIESTER Public Affairs: Cancer Buzz Podcast. RIESTER Public Affairs: Public Health Review Podcast. Public Affairs Campaign. Public Relations Campaign.

Ragan celebrates its Top Women in Communications honorees for 2022 in NYC

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Ria Carlson brings more than 20 years of experience as a top communications officer at publicly traded corporations to her work in higher education. Judy Clayton Sanchez, Senior Director Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, U.S. Community Givers.

Mars Wrigley’s Allyson Park shares top skills for rising comms pros

PR Daily

I believe careers are a bit like a chess game,” Allyson Park, global vice president of corporate affairs for Mars Wrigley, shared in an interview with our DePaul University graduate class. The global vice president and mother offers advice for aspiring leaders to build their careers.

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

Internal communications manager—NetApp (California). Public affairs director—WeWork (Texas). Public relations coordinator—Baptist Memorial Health Care (Tennessee). Public relations manager—Lands’ End (Wisconsin). Communications and public relations associate—Eataly (Canada). Public relations graduate internship—Golin (Illinois). Internal communications manager—Microsoft (Washington). Public affairs specialist—U.S.

Announcing Ragan’s PR Daily Awards finalists

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Community Relations Campaign. Nickerson: Weston Community Relations. Otis Worldwide Corporation: Made to Move Communities. UC Davis Health: Public Affairs & Marketing Response to COVID-19. Yale School of Public Health: 2020 Year in Review.

Top Women in Communications honorees for 2022 announced by Ragan, PR Daily

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Honorees include PR and communications veterans, rising stars of the profession, mentors and superstars that hold the community together. Ria Carlson brings more than 20 years of experience as a top communications officer at publicly traded corporations to her work in higher education.

Ragan honors the 2022 Diversity Awards in NYC: list of winners

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Community Relations and Engagement. OCTA & FSB Public Affairs: OCTA Diverse Communities Trust Building Campaign. Santa Cruz Community Credit Union: SCCCU Commitment to DEI. Winners were celebrated at a special awards luncheon in New York City on July 14.

Announcing PR Daily’s 2018 Nonprofit PR Awards finalists

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The Cura Foundation’s Unite to Cure, the 4th International Vatican Conference, The Cura Foundation and Allison+Partners. Community-Nonprofit Partnership. The Great Summer Dish, Atlanta Community Food Bank. Second Chance Lemonade Stand, Compassion International. Women of Macon-Bibb, Macon-Bibb County Office of Public Affairs. Public Affairs Annual Report, Macon-Bibb County Office of Public Affairs. Print Publication.

What inclusive language looks like for modern speechwriters

PR Daily

It’s also what happens when you successfully build community, or as Michael Franklin puts it, “a sense of belonging.” With Speechwriters of Color, I hope to bring more underrepresented communities into the speechwriting and executive communications field,” Franklin says.

Ragan and PR Daily honor the 2021 top women in communications

PR Daily

The list of honorees includes leaders in the profession who are working to build bridges and support communities, mentor young pros and champion DE&I, as well as facilitate innovation and trust. Community Giver’ – Niki Lim, Director of Business Development, Big Communications.

Communications Week welcomes comms leaders to 2022 Advisory Board

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A former journalist, Schwartz is a frequent guest lecturer at universities nationwide and a board member of the Institute for Public Relations. Andrew Bowins, SVP of Communications & Public Affairs, Entertainment Software Association.

Communications Week welcomes comms leaders to advisory board

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She is a former national president of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and is a social media co-chair for the PRSA Technology Section. Andrew Bowins, SVP of Communications & Public Affairs, Entertainment Software Association.

Announcing PR Daily’s 2020 Nonprofit PR Awards finalists

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Community-Nonprofit Partnership. Public Affairs, Washington University in St. Public Affairs, Washington University in St. Shining a Light on Child Sex Trafficking in the US, RoseComm for Shared Hope International. Community Corner, The Lundquist Institute.

Announcing Ragan and PR Daily’s 2018 ACE Awards finalists

PR Daily

Melanie King, director, corporate communications and community outreach at National DCP, LLC. Government Communications or Government Public Affairs Professional. Chris Floore, assistant to the county manager, public affairs at Macon-Bibb County. Internal Communications Professional. Kevin Cary, internal communications lead at EPRI. Public Relations Professional. Internal Communications Team. Public Relations Team.

The many paradoxes of public relations

Stephen Waddington

My study was originally motivated by observing how public relations contributed to organisational innovation and was elevated during COVID-19. Herein lies the challenge in studying public relations. What is public relations?

PR Daily honors the 2022 Social Media & Digital Awards winners. See the full list.

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Community Engagement. Winner: Vital Strategies: Reimagine Public Health. Opportunity International: Opportunity International. Digital Community Engagement. Winner: LiveWorld: Navigating Dementia: A Mount Sinai Community for Caregivers.

Announcing Ragan’s 2021 Video, Visual & Virtual Awards finalists

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TD Bank: TD Bank Corporate and Public Affairs. TD Bank: TD Bank Corporate and Public Affairs. YMCA of the USA: Transforming Spaces, Helping Communities. TD Bank: TD Bank Corporate and Public Affairs. Internal Communications Video.

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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

PR Daily

It used data from the latest version of the 2018 Cost of Living Index from The Council for Community and Economic Research to compare the cost of goods and services in different cities across the U.S. General manager, public affairs—Edelman (Washington, D.C.). Public relations specialist—The University of Georgia (Georgia). Assistant account executive, health care public relations—Ogilvy (New York). Public relations coordinator—Victoria’s Secret (Ohio).