mkt438 | undergraduate

Public Relations

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This course provides an introduction to the field of public relations. Areas covered are media relations; promotion; tools used in developing public relations and publicity, and improving customer satisfaction; relationship-building strategies; and ethics and public relations.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Communicating with Internal and External Publics

    • Evaluate the effectiveness of communication between an organization and its publics.
    • Evaluate the benefits and risks of using various PR communications tools and techniques to inform, influence, and motivate publics.
    • Differentiate between internal and external publics.

    Crisis Management

    • Examine the role of PR in reactive crisis management.
    • Explain the need for a proactive crisis management plan.

    Trends in Public Relations

    • Analyze the impact of technology and globalization on PR.

    The Role of Public Relations

    • Define public relations (PR).
    • Analyze the relationship between PR and marketing.
    • Analyze the similarities and differences between proactive and reactive PR.
    • Create a PR Campaign.

    Strategic Planning and Public Relations

    • Recommend strategies to build media relations and generate publicity.
    • Demonstrate how publicity and advertising can be integrated to create an effective PR Campaign.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of a PR Campaign.
    • Explain the organizational and societal functions of PR.
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