Public relations professionals, educators, and graduate students are invited to submit competitive abstracts for paper presentations at International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC), which will be held on March 8-10 in Orlando, Florida, on the theme Theory and Research that Drives Forward Management, Strategy, and Business Acumen in Public Relations. Abstracts are due by November 6, 2017. More info
The aim of the Public Diplomacy Interest Group is to bring together scholars investigating topics related to public diplomacy, nation branding, country image and reputation, public relations for and of nations, as well as political, and global and intercultural communication that influences international relations. The Public Diplomacy Interest Group will meet on the occasion of the ICA 2018 conference in Prague. Abstracts on the theme Voices in public diplomacy are due by November 1. More info
BledCom is 25! The silver Jubilee Edition of the International Public Relations Research Symposium (popular as BledCom) will take place on July 5-7, 2018 in Bled, Slovenia, on the theme A World in Crisis: The Role of Public Relations. Abstracts and panel proposals are due by February 1, 2018. More info
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Centre for Corporate Communication, BI Norwegian Business School organizes the Corporate Communication Summit on October 27 in Oslo, Norway. Future challenges in the field will be discussed, as well as opportunities for linking academia and practice. More info
Communication Excellence – How to Develop, Manage and Lead Exceptional Communications
by R. Tench, D. Vercic, A. Zerfass, A. Moreno, P. Verhoeven
Make sure to get your discounted copy (printed book or e-book) ordering it on Palgrave website from October 12 to November 12 only – get your code here.
- The book identifies characteristics of a high performing communications department
- Employs a new method to identify ‘excellent’ communication functions
- Analysis based on 21000 surveys with senior communication professionals and multiple case studies
- Presents research partnered with the European Association of Communication Directors
The European University College Association is running a series of events titled “Message to Europeans 3.0” and is looking for students who may want to help in Warsaw (Nov 2017), Budapest (Mar 2018), the Hague (May 2018), Ljubljana (Oct 2018), Rome (Nov 2018), Brussels (Feb 2019) – the travel expenses will be covered by the project. Students’ participation does not carry any cost for them.
Check the call for Students Leaders and apply no later than October 8.
Being a conference helper is a unique experiential learning opportunity to meet leadership scholars, coaches, educators, executives, consultants, program directors, and thought-leaders from around the world in a global forum about leadership. It will be also a chance to see how a large-scale event works from inside and to meet many other Student Assistants!
VERN’ University of Applied Sciences, the biggest private University in Croatia, has developed a bachelor study programme on “Cyber Communication and Network Science”, unique in Croatia and to a certain extent also in the whole European Union.
The focus of the study programme is to familiarize students with sociological, communicational, political and psychological theories and knowledge and to develop critical thinking. Additionally, it also focuses on training students for the advanced use of computer skills and on combining acquired theoretical and computer knowledge for creating various content in cyberspace. The new study programme is predicted to start in approximately one year. More info
The University of Fribourg’s Department of Communication and Media Research DCM offers an international visiting scholarship raised by the department’s founding fathers Dr. Max Gressly and Dr. Florian Fleck for post-doctoral researchers and non-tenured professors.
As a trilingual institution (French, German, English) the University of Fribourg provides a truly international research environment with plenty of opportunities to share ideas. Moreover, visiting scholars can benefit from enriching research opportunities in Switzerland. The remuneration consists of CHF 5.000, permitting a stay of two to three months. Visiting scholars will have the chance to collaborate with established scholars and to contribute to academic discussions at the department.
The scholarship addresses young internationally-orientated scholars who are on a research or a sabbatical leave. The quality of the applicants should be demonstrated by publications in international peer-reviewed journals or by promising ongoing research projects. Priority will be given to applicants from outside of Switzerland focusing on research projects which correspond to the research interests at the DCM.
Deadline for applications is September 30, 2017. For more details and how to apply, please check the call for applications
This brand-new book, edited by our member Prof. Marita Vos with contributions by Irna van der Molen and Markus Mykkänen, is characterised by a broad approach towards corporate communication, emphasising change and crisis. The focus is not on crises as an exceptional situation but rather on broader volatility in the environment.
The purpose of this book is to increase the understanding of multi-stakeholder communication concerning organisational issues and crises. From the perspective of organisational management, this book clarifies how communication contributes to organisational resilience – the ability to adapt to a changing environment and mitigate emergency crises.
This is an open access publication, therefore you can download your copy for free! ISBN 978-951-39-7147-2, pages 122. Many thanks to Marita!
This webinar scheduled on Monday, September 25, from 15.00 to 16.00 CET, provides exclusive insights based on the world’s largest study in the field of public relations and strategic communication, the European Communication Monitor 2017. It assesses how communications departments use measurement and data to leverage their full potential.
Professors Ralph Tench and Ansgar Zerfass will present results and share learnings that are crucial for day-to-day management. AMEC Chairman Richard Bagnall will moderate the event, discussing case studies to illustrate how communications leaders utilise monitoring data to assess their performance and adopt successful strategies. Participants are invited to engage in discussion and pose questions to our experts online.
This is a free global webinar, brought to you by PRIME Research and AMEC – prior registration is required. It is part of AMEC’s Measurement Month 2017. Register now for free!