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- History of public relations
- Governments’ Use of Public Relations and Propaganda
- Government Public Relations: Public Diplomacy or Propaganda?
Political communication can be defined as persuasive communication that seeks to implicitly or explicitly advance political goals. Government public relations falls under political communication because it advances the government's goals. Whether the government's political goal is to inform or persuade, the government will not shy away from communicating with the people. What is more difficult to discern, however, is what implicit political goals if any the government is attempting to advance.
History of public relations
There is a widely held perception amongst the general public that there is no genuine difference between propaganda and public relations. This is a view also advocated by some communication scholars who equate these two terms. Although there are a number of parallels between public relations and propaganda, there are also fundamental differences. The definitions of public relations are so numerous that it is difficult to give one which would find universal consent. For this paper and in order to illustrate the difference to propaganda most efficiently a definition, which stresses the importance of mutual understanding between the organisation and the public, as well as the benefaction to both, will be used. Propaganda, in contrast, attempts to solely advance the interests of the propagandist and shows disregard for advantages to be gained by the receivers during this communication process. Having defined the key terms, the parallels between propaganda and public relations, which often make a distinction between the phrases difficult, will now be discussed.
Propaganda has been an effective tool to shape public opinion and action for centuries. Since propaganda and public relations both share the goal of using mass communication to influence public perception, it can be easy to conflate the two. Propaganda, however, traffics in lies, misinformation, inflammatory language, and other negative communication to achieve an objective related to a cause, goal or political agenda. Though propaganda techniques can be employed by bad actors on the world stage, these same concepts can be utilized by individuals in their interpersonal relationships. Regardless of how propaganda is employed, these common techniques are used to manipulate others to act or respond in the way that the propagandist desires. The desire to fit in with peers has long been recognized as a powerful force in society.
Sure, both public relations and propaganda seek to shape perceptions and influence public opinion. Both use mass media. Both are directed at specific audiences. The end result of both is to get people to take action though those actions differ immensely. Public relations uses truth if, for no other reason, their claims can be checked.
Governments’ Use of Public Relations and Propaganda
Public opinion is an important factor affecting the political decision-making process. In almost every community, the ones in power—no matter what type of political system is established—want to be aware of the ideas and opinions of the rules regarding policies that they have implemented. The factors that take part in the determination of public opinion must be explored further. Political Propaganda, Advertising, and Public Relations: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference source that discusses public opinion on policies as well as political communication activities. Featuring research on topics such as campaign management, branding, and political marketing, this book is ideally designed for campaign managers, social media mangers, government officials, advertisers, media consultants, public relations specialists, researchers, politicians, academicians, and students seeking coverage on current technological trends and political communication. Buy Hardcover. Add to Cart.
Government Public Relations: Public Diplomacy or Propaganda?
PR features in a lot of movies and TV shows, albeit in a dramatized and sometimes inaccurate way; Scandal , Sex and the City , and House of Cards all portraying various aspects of PR in a way that shapes what the general public think PR actually is. In fact, when I tell my friends that I work in Public Relations and what that involves, I am often met with responses similar to the following:. In , the Public Relations Society of America held a competition where the public voted on what the definition for PR should be. The winning definition was:. It is the responsibility of PR to ensure that the reputation of a company remains intact, and that the company or organisation they are working with has an image that is positive in the minds of the public.
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- Дэвид Беккер хороший малый. Не упусти. - Спасибо, шеф.
Не знаю, я его не видела. - Господи Иисусе, - простонал Стратмор. - Ну прямо цирк. - Он провел рукой по подбородку, на котором темнела полуторасуточная щетина. - А что Следопыт.
И при этом подбрасывает подсказки, которые нелегко распознать. - Абсурд! - отрезал Джабба. - Танкадо оставил нам только один выход-признать существование ТРАНСТЕКСТА. Такая возможность. Последний шанс.
Это за четыреста-то баксов. Я сказал ей, что даю пятьдесят, но она хотела. Ей надо было выкупить билет на самолет - если найдется свободное место перед вылетом. Беккер почувствовал, как кровь отхлынула от его лица. - Куда.
ГЛАВА 86 Когда Сьюзан, едва переводя дыхание, появилась в дверях кабинета коммандера, тот сидел за своим столом, сгорбившись и низко опустив голову, и в свете монитора она увидела капельки пота у него на лбу. Сирена выла не преставая.