If, as is shown in this diagram, PR enclosed all communications and marketing activities, then it acquires commercial significance at a stroke. A logical case for this is also apparent: since all marketing activities concern publics, then Public Relations is the natural sphere in which those activities should be managed. For this to be refuted, […]
The following model (by Cornelissen, 2020) shows the relatedness and constituent activities of marketing and PR. The C area intrigues me most. According to the author, activities in C concern price, distribution, and product development. Of the solid rings in the model, C is by far the largest. Does this mean therefore that a company’s […]
This model centralises Tech Comm. This model is designed to describe communications practices in companies that are highly technical, so is less descriptive of communications practice in companies whose product is not technical. As in the PTC model described earlier, Tech Comm resides between Corp Comm and PR.
This model describes another way of operating and conceptualising Corporate Communication, Technical Communication, and Public Relations as three distinct, but interrelated, departments or functions. A: Corp Comm and Tech Comm joint-author messages for external stakeholders; PR acts as gatekeeperB: Tech Comm authors messages for external stakeholders; PR acts as gatekeeperC: Tech Comm and Corp Comm […]
Let’s consider what is these days a heresy: Corporate Communication is separate to Public Relations. The two operate largely in isolation, similar to the Marketing and PR silos described in the A (“Apart”/”Silo”) model. We will call this Model X, and illustrate it using the following model: In Model X, PR and Corporate Communication are […]
Available and Popular Social Media Platforms Currently, Social Media platforms take many forms. Defining categories for Social Media platforms is not simple, as they share many common functions and features. Following is a list of the main forms of Social Media platform currently available and popular.
The Communication Advantages of Social Media: ATSICR Social Media presents challenges and opportunities, but the returns on the opportunities far outweigh the cost of engaging with the challenges. What can be achieved through the adoption of sensible and organized Social Media policy and practice can be summarized in the following phrase: Effective communication with increasingly […]
Background Oh the strange files found on ancient hard drives! This series of articles presents a document that I composed in 2008 but never finished due to reasons that escape me (workload, probably). Around that time, companies, particularly entrenched and laggardly companies, were struggling with the concepts and practices of Social Media. It was simply […]
To me, this is the strangest, most illogical of the five models. The model describes the merging of Public Relations and Marketing into a single entity. In this model, the two are indistinguishable, at least conceptually. It is difficult to imagine, however, that the outputs of this hybrid would all be as much PR as […]