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

PR Daily

People often struggle with the difference between public affairs and public relations, yet distinguishing the two can be crucial to an organization’s efficiency. Public affairs relates to matters that concern the public directly.

Brexit – 12 immediate actions for PR, corporate communications and public affairs professionals

Stuart Bruce

Public relations, corporate communications, public affairs and corporate affairs professionals will have an essential role in helping employers and clients to navigate this period of momentous change. The UK has voted to leave the European Union.

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EpiPen Reaction: How Digital Communications Impacts Advocacy and Public Affairs

Media Bullseye

This campaign illustrates the revolutionized relationship between technology and advocacy/public affairs. Public Reaction. Additionally, there is a petition on Change.org with 197,145 signatures as of publication time urging Mylan to decrease the price of the EpiPen.

PR and social media set for continued growth

Stuart Bruce

Lots of new research around at the moment that point to a positive future for the public relations business. The consumer social media market is saturated with agencies, advisers and social media ‘gurus’, but the corporate and public affairs space still has lots of opportunity.

Using measurement in public affairs and advocacy PR

Media Bullseye

My PR background is in the area of public affairs, and it remains the area of PR that I’m most comfortable working in and around. I stand by that statement, because that ultimately is how a public affairs client will judge PR efforts. Public Relations Feature

PR professionals’ skills and competencies not fit for modern future proof public relations

Stuart Bruce

The State of the Profession 2017 survey by the UK’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) reveals that the PR profession still has a very long way to go before the skills and competencies of its practitioners meet the needs of modern future proof public relations best practice.

What will you post on Facebook or Twitter in 14 days’ time?

Stuart Bruce

The UK government’s new bill restricting trade unions has an alarming proposal in it that has potentially devastating negative consequences for people working in public relations, digital communications and social media including members of the CIPR and PRCA.

Corporate storytelling is an essential future PR skill

Stuart Bruce

So if you’re a public relations, corporate communications or public affairs professional how will you change your way of operating to become a better corporate storyteller? Content corporate communications Public Affairs public relations

Director of Public Affairs/Issues Management - Chicago, IL

Flack Me

Company: Bader Rutter Location: Chicago, Illinois Industry: Marketing - Public Relations Career Level: Executive (SVP, EVP, VP) Minimum Education: Bachelor''s Job Status: Full Time Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

How PR and corporate communications can use animated gifs

Stuart Bruce

As public relations and corporate communications needs to become increasingly more visual gifs are one of the easiest and most effective ways to do it. How to create and find gifs for public relations and corporate communications.

PR round-up for the silly season

Stuart Bruce

My public relations blogging has been light during July and August as I’ve had a couple of short holidays and been busier with consultancy and training projects than I would be normally during the summer. Complete Guide to Public Relations Tools.

US Navy In Crisis PR Mode: A Textbook Example

The Stalwart Blog

Forgive me if I boast about the US Navy Public Affairs community for a moment. Here’s where the Public Affairs team and senior leadership shined. 7th Fleet’s initial press release launched within hours of the incident, informing the public of the who, what, where and when.

45 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Office Coordinator, School of Media & Public Affairs (part-time), George Washington University, Washington, DC. Public Affairs Associate , (scroll to find), Five Corners Strategies, Washington, DC.

45 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Public Affairs Specialist , Administrative Office of the US Courts, Washington, DC – apply by Sept. Designer, University Publications , American University, Washington, DC.

Business Wire Miami “Playing Ball With the Media” Event

Business Wire

Congratulations to these 3 winners: “Cy Young” - Joanna Palmer , Public Relations & Communications Executive at Gastro Health ; “MVP” - Isabelle Pike , Development Director at Branches ; and “Delivery Man” - Juan Diasgranados, Public Affairs Manager at Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation.

65 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist , US Mint, Washington, DC – apply by Aug. Managing Director, Airline Industry Public Relations & Communications , Airlines for America, Washington, DC.

Should Public Relations Change Its Name?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

A few years ago I dropped in on a client’s booth at an industry conference, and the company CEO introduced me – the founder of his company’s public relations agency – as the “publicist.” Long live public relations.

59 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Program Specialist with Washington Institute for Public Affairs Research , American University, Washington, DC. Public Affairs Specialist , Bureau of Land Management, Washington, DC – apply by Aug.

13 Fortunate Truths about PR

PR Matters

PR ―along with all other communication channels― must be able to withstand ever-increasing public and social media scrutiny of its credibility and honesty [ Tweet Quote ].

56 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Public Affairs Specialist , DC Office of Contracting & Procurement, Washington, DC – apply by Dec. Public Affairs Specialist , Department of State, Washington, DC – apply by Dec.

Behind the Headlines With Ashley Simmons

Cision

In this interview, Ashley discusses how to best leverage data and analytics, establish specific objectives for your communication strategy and be creative and take risks with your public relations efforts. What drew you to the field of public relations and communication?

PR Measurement Tips

The Proactive Report

Public Affairs is one sector of PR that has very different goals, but they are goals nonetheless and can be measured. Social Media Case Studies digital PR measurement online PR public relationsEvery business or organization exists for a reason.

APR, Ph.D. or Experience: Which Is Best for Teaching Undergrad?

PRSay

I had just started a full-time position teaching public relations at a small Midwest university. I was a new mom, juggling full-time teaching and a part-time career in the Air Force Reserve as a public affairs officer. Accreditation in Public Relations Advocacy

55 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Associate Director, Federal Government Affairs , American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Washington, DC. Associate, Campaign Execution , DDC Public Affairs, Washington, DC.

62 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Senior Public Relations Specialist , Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville, GA – apply by Oct. Public Information Officer II , Nebraska Department of Education, Lincoln, NE – apply by Oct.

62 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Government Affairs Coordinator , American Crystal Sugar Company, Washington, DC. Vice President of Public Relations , Strayer University, Herndon, VA. Public Relations Jobs

Behind the Headlines With Nick Gourevitch

Cision

In this interview, Nick discusses why you should never assume you have all the answers, how bringing in an outside perspective can reveal new insights on a topic and how social media has transformed political and public affairs research.

Behind the Headlines With Matt Sutton

Cision

Given my background and our legislative successes, I feel like we are in a unique position to expand our public affairs practice. . You’ve worked with a number of public affairs organizations.

53 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Assistant Director, Government Affairs , Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Publication Specialist , Southern Nevada Health District, Las Vegas, NV. Public Relations Jobs

6 Ways to Improve Your Business Expertise and Strengthen Your Ethical Core

PRSay

Each September, PRSA recognizes Public Relations Ethics Month, supported by programs presented by the PRSA Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS). Some public relations professionals have pursued an MBA or other master’s degrees to improve their management skills.

42 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Assistant Professor of Public Relations & Strategic Communication , Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. Director, Public Relations , AAA, Washington, DC. Public Relations Jobs

Romancing the C-Suite: How to Communicate Results That Resonate

PR Expanded

Earned (publications like The New York Times). Gerry Tschopp, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at Experian said it well, “I want to know enough about PR ‘wins’ so I can speak to business leaders in key data points or success stories that drive business and reputation. She currently contributes content to a number of industry-leading publications and is the co-editor of the AirPR Blog. The following article originally appeared on the AirPR blog. .

61 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Assistant Director of Special Events, School of Public Health , Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. External Affairs Manager , Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, Washington, DC.

50 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Public Affairs Specialist , DC Dept. of Public Works, Washington, DC – apply by Jan. Public Affairs Specialist , FEMA, Washington, DC – apply by Jan. Public Relations Jobs

How media monitoring can help make you a better writer

Media Bullseye

A key factor in writing well is having solid resources on which to build one’s case—this is particularly true for some of the persuasive writing necessary for practices like public affairs or more technical topics, such as pharmaceutical writing or anything in the energy or technology sectors.

The Digital Politician

Doktor Spinn

In public relations , political communication is ‘public affairs.’ ’ Most politicians are looking for ways to engage the public by speaking to issues defined by the mass media.

Behind the Headlines With Connie Partoyan

Cision

A lot has changed in that time, especially in how companies, associations and organizations approach public affairs and government affairs. Our history is grounded in public affairs – helping to influence some of the most challenging public policy debates in the country.

Study: Who shares your content matters

PR Daily

The study, which was a collaboration between The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the American Press Institute, took a fake news story about diabetes and labeled it as either something from the Associated Press or DailyNewsReview.com.

58 Communications and Public Relations Jobs Available Now

Media Bullseye

Check out these public relations jobs that have come across our desk recently. Senior Director of Public Relations , National Pork Producers Council, Washington, DC. Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist with Lifeline Program , Universal Service Corporation, Washington, DC.

Behind the Headlines With Steve Majors

Cision

Their public affairs agency was at the center of so much that was happening to rebuild trust in public institutions after Hurricane Katrina. They have counseled a client in crisis to tell the journalist and the public the truth.

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