The BI Norwegian Business School launches Communication for Leaders, the only programme of its kind at the master’s level in Norway. It is tailor-made for those seeking a career as a leader within PR or corporate communication, as well as those from other disciplines interested in how communication influences the success of the organization as a whole. Start date and place: September 26, Oslo, Norway. More info
A new initiative to the EUPRERA 2017 Congress is an Educator’s Forum scheduled for the Saturday morning. This is a session dedicated to public relations teaching and learning that will enable all of us to share best practice in terms of the type of PR pedagogies being used.
There have been some great research papers already submitted that look at aspects of education, but this Forum will provide an opportunity to share more practically focused examples of how we bring PR alive and make the subject relevant for our students and engaging for industry.
We are open minded about how this session runs – from quick 10 minute micro-teaching sessions where we all become students again to film extracts perhaps showcasing classroom activities – or we could merely share informally the highs and lows of being in a classroom. If you are interested in getting involved or have ideas please contact the local organiser: Sarah Roberts-Bowman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Digital Communication Awards (DCA) are a European competition in PR and online communications, launched in 2011 by the Quadriga University of Applied Sciences, on both a practical and academic level. The competition aims at honouring outstanding online projects, campaigns and concepts of European PR and communication professionals and teams from companies, consultancies, associations, institutions and NGOs, but also University students.
The judging panel, composed of corporate and academic communication experts from across Europe, will present the winners in Berlin on September 29, 2017. Submissions in 40 categories will be welcomed until June 2 (final deadline June 16). More info
A one-day conference in honour of Professor Jacquie L’Etang, one of the major critical scholars in our field since the early 1990s. The conference, organised by the Organisational and Strategic Communication Section of ECREA, will take place on November 13-14, 2017, at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.
The conference aims to open up questions of how histories are put to use by people in different ways in order to explore how the past is constructed from the present; how the present is always historical, and how both past and present power imagined futures.
Abstracts are welcomed until June 15, 2017. Check the Call for Papers for the sub-themes and the abstract requirements. For more info, please email a member of the organising committee: Lee Edwards (email@example.com), Øyvind Ihlen (firstname.lastname@example.org), Magda Pieczka (email@example.com), Ian Somerville (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Latin American Communication Monitor (LCM) – After the first announcement in Miami, the results of the LCM – showing that big data is a fundamental element in order to plan the overall strategies for Latin American organizations – have been presented in Mexico DF, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires. In the next two months in Santiago de Chile, Medellín, Cartagena, Barranquilla and Bogota, Santo Domingo and Caracas.
Asia-Pacific Communication Monitor (APCM) – From May 15 to June 18 the new edition of the APCM will be launched. The APCM is a bi-annual, transnational study exploring strategic communication practices in the region, which results will be presented in Honk Kong in November 2017.
The Latin American Communication Monitor (LCM) and the Asia-Pacific Communication Monitor (APCM), together with the European Communication Monitor (ECM), are organized by EUPRERA with prominent associations and constitute the most representative study of the Communication Management profession worldwide, with a longitudinal participation of more than 22,000 practitioners.
The organizers from the University of Arts London are working hard to prepare a rich programme. Beside the usual sessions, during the breaks a Book Launch Corner will be organized: there will be time allocated for different authors (EUPRERA members only) to profile their books and any flyers. Should you be interested, please contact the organizers at email@example.com.
Meanwhile, the scientific committee is reviewing the 120 abstracts received from 28 countries. After the reviewers’ feedback, authors will be asked to submit their full papers by June 23.
Finally, we remind you that all those interested in joining the congress can already register and that early bird fees will be available until July 31. Register now / Congress website
A few days left to register with early bird fees at the 24th International Public Relations Symposium, popularly known as BledCom, will take place on June 30 – July 1, 2017 in picturesque Bled, Slovenia, on the theme “CSR in Hypermodern Times”.
Do not miss the opportunity of an early bird registration, saving € 45. Besides, EUPRERA members will get an extra 10% discount. Early bird registration is available until May 5, 2017. More info
New book based on 10 years of empirical data outlines key rules to leverage the full potential of public relations for organisations
A new book published by Palgrave Macmillan in London outlines the nine commandments that define communication excellence for the best performing organisations, departments and people.
The book, Communication Excellence – How to develop, manage and lead exceptional communication, puts forward a new framework of communication excellence based upon 10 years of empirical data and the views of over 21,000 practitioners in communication across 46 countries in Europe.
The excellence thesis in the book breaks down high performance communication into three levels, the organisation, the department and then the individual. Each of these levels in the framework has a dedicated chapter – or commandment – with three commandments for each level of the framework.
Within the organisational level there are discussions of how the organisation must be connected, evidenced through being (1) globalised, (2) mediatised and (3) reflective. The department must be (4) embedded within the organisation, (5) datafied and (6) strategised. At the personal or professional level practitioners must be knowledgable and (7) sagacious, well connected or (8) linked and working within a high moral and ethical framework to be (9) solid.
Written by renowned European communication researchers Ralph Tench, Dejan Verčič, Ansgar Zerfass, Angeles Moreno and Piet Verhoeven, the book discusses the excellence framework with clear reference back to the experience of practice and practitioners in high performing organisations and departments. Case studies are used to exemplify each of the commandments from well known international brands such as Santander, Electrolux, Porsche, KMPG, DHL and more.
The book is aimed at practitioners as well as researchers in the discipline who are keen to explore and understand more about contemporary strategic communication and what factors contribute to high performance in this competitive environment.
Several leaders in communication management and scholarship have reviewed the manuscript and its content with the following comments:
“An insightful guide full of important information for those of us in or wanting to enter the communication and reputation world. A must read.”
Nicola Green, Director of Communications & Reputation, Telefónica O2 UK
“Straight forward! An insightful read for every communicator who wants to better understand what ‚professional’ actually means.”
Nicole Gorfer, Head of Internal & External Communications, Roche Group, Basel, Switzerland
“Powerful, practical and solid advice on communication management.”
Irina Arkhipova, Director Public Affairs & Communication, Coca-Cola HBC, Moscow, Russia
“This book provides a compelling case that effective communication for an organization is as much about the outside-in as the inside-out perspective.“
Maximilian Schoeberl, Executive Vice President & Director Corporate Affairs, BMW Group, Munich, Germany
“With an impressive amount of data collected over 10 years authored by internationally renowned scholars, this is a powerhouse book of inspiring frameworks, empirical insights and useful case studies that simply work.“
Xianhong Chen, Prof. Dr., President, Public Relations Society of China / Huazong University of Science and Technology, China
“This powerful, practical and highly relevant book is a must read for both communication scholars and practitioners.”
Donald K. Wright, Ph.D., Harold Burson Professor of Public Relations, College of Communication, Boston University, USA
“Strategic communication has and continues to see its place strengthening in the eyes of CEOs, boards and top management. That is why this book on communication excellence is so valuable: it helps to understand and interpret how communications can help to contribute to organisational success, and how communication departments and professionals can leverage this potential to a full extent.”
Dr. Herbert Heitmann, President, European Association of Communication Directors (EACD), Brussels
The book is based on data from the European Communication Monitor (ECM), the largest global study of public relations and strategic communication practice. It has been conducted annually since 2007 and is complemented by bi-annual surveys in other regions (Latin America, Asia-Pacific) since 2014. The communication monitor series covers more than 80 countries altogether. It is the only continuous global research in the field which adheres to full standards of empirical research and provides transparency about its sampling procedures and respondents. A joint study by academia and practice, the ECM is organised by the European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA) and the European Association of Communication Directors (EACD), supported by different partners over the years.
The book is 247 pages long and is available globally with prices starting at £23.99 / €32.99 in different formats from Palgrave Macmillan or Springer https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9783319488592 and all other book sellers.
Tench, R., Verčič, D., Zerfass, A., Moreno, A. & Verhoeven, P.: Communication Excellence – How to Develop, Manage and Lead Exceptional Communications. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 247 pp., April 2017.
ISBN 978-3-319-48860-8 (eBook), ISBN 978-3-319-48859-2 (Paperback).
For further information contact:
Professor Ralph Tench, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tallinn University Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (BFM), Estonia, welcomes qualified international students from around the world to apply for our study programmes taught in English.
BFM believes in learning by doing: the focus is on professional hands-on training designed for international careers in the world’s rapidly growing audiovisual and media industry. Surveys of BFM alumni show that over 85% of our graduates continue their careers in the audiovisual and media industry.
Applications are accepted until the following deadlines:
- Applicants from Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia – 1 June, 2017
- EU/EEA citizens – 1 July, 2017
- Finnish and Latvian citizens who have obtained general secondary education in Finland or Latvia for Bachelor level programmes (except Audiovisual Media BA) – 15 August, 2017
The Russian Journal of Communication (Taylor & Francis) issues a call for papers that intersect interdisciplinary approaches to big and open data, ethics and the Russian case. Big data, like Russia, marks a new generator in the promises and perils of the digital – and social – revolution. Hidden algorithms, invisible software, and a trivially large scaling of real-time data processes are increasingly shaping our individual, interpersonal, organizational and international communication. The same services that may profit organizations may also disrupt delicate social, cultural, political, economic ecosystems.
Abstracts for papers should be submitted by April 15, 2017; based on these abstracts, editors will contact prospective authors by April 17 to invite selected authors to prepare full papers for publication. Final papers will be due on June 1, 2017. Editors are interested in projects and books on the theme and book reviewers as well, and also invite to join the open discussions (via skype) at the leading Russian universities in April, May and June. The most interesting speeches will be published.
Please send inquiries and submissions by April 15, 2017 to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.