Winners of EUPRERA awards
Congratulations to all those who created great works which deserved a special recognition!
We have a long list of successful works, have a look!
EUPRERA PhD Award
Alena Kirchenbauer, Corporate agenda for strategic topic planning Theoretical framework and empirical findings on topic-based corporate communications. Tutors: Claudia Mast and Frank Brettschneider, University of Hohenheim, Germany.
Evandro Oliveira, Strategic Communication: The Instigatory Theory of NGO Communication (ITNC). Tutors: Teresa Ruão, University of Minho, Portugal; Ansgar Zerfass, Universität Leipzig, Germany.
Irina Lock, Credibility in CSR Communication. Concepts, Methods, Analyses. Tutor: Peter Seele, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
Alina Dolea, Country promotion as a public issue in Romania after 1989 –A social constructivist and interdisciplinay approach. Tutor: Camelia Beciu, University of Bucharest, Romania
Previously, the EUPRERA Annual Congress has been the occasion to celebrate the Günter Thiele Award, awarded every two years by the University of Leipzig’s Foundation for the Support of PR-Science (SPRL). Winners of this recognition:
Howard Nothhaft, Communication Management as a professional organisational practice. Theoretical approaches on the basis of a shadowing study. Tutor: Günter Bentele, University of Leipzig, Germany.
In 2011 a sepcial recognition, as second and third places, has been given to:
Anja Prexl, Corporate Sustainability Communication as a Future Oriented Challenge for Public Relations. Normative Theory, Good Practice Examples, and an Empirical Study with Austrian Energy Providers. University of Salzburg, Austria.
Ansgar Thießen, Organisational Communication in Crises. A Model of Situative, Integrated and Strategic Crises Communication. Université de Fribourg, Switzerland.
Julia Jahansoozi, When Interests Collide: The Story of an Industry-Community Relationship. Tutors: Jacquie L’Etang and Matthew Hibberd, University of Stirling, UK.
Frank Herkenhoff, Risk management for Public Relations. Theoretical foundation and instrumental systematics for the management of journalistic risks. Tutor: Günter Bentele, University of Leipzig, Germany.
EUPRERA Bachelor and Master Award
Practical Impact Award: Clara Heroux-Rhymes, Put your students before your public image: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Strategic Communications in the University of Warwick Rape Chat Scandal. Tutor: Mrya Georgiou, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.
Theoretical Impact Award: Iris Lopez Wyld, Sexual Violation, Weinstein and Speaking Out: The role of public relations and media in legitimising accounts of sexual violation. Tutor: Alenka Jelen Sanchez, University of Stirling UK.
Practical Impact Award: Sasha Jurchak, Inside an evolving organisation: a framework for assessment. Tutors: Wim Elving, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands; Rudiger Theilmann, Leeds Beckett University, UK.
Theoretical Impact Award: Daniel Ziegele, Work stress among communication professionals. A comparative study between Germany and the United States . Tutors: Ansgar Zerfass, Leipzig University, Germany; Juan Meng, University of Georgia, USA.
Practical Impact Award: Jérôme Chariatte, The Impact of International News and Stereotypes on Country Images. A Case Study of the Swiss Country Image. Tutor: Diana Ingenhoff, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Theoretical Impact Award: Melissa Walker, Building the Nation: Analysing the Scottish Government’s Public Diplomacy Campaign Scotland is Now in the Context of Brexit. Tutor: Mariola Tarrega, University of Stirling, UK.
Practical Impact Award: Lisa Grimmeiss, Towards a Lobbying Regulation – A comparative study on the efforts to implement a lobby register in the Republic of Ireland and the Federal Republic of Germany. Tutor: Tom Clonan, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Theoretical Impact Award: Luisa Bißwanger, Value Creation through Thought Leadership. Theoretical fundamentals and empirical framework. Tutor: Ansgar Zerfass, University of Leipzig, Germany
Practical Impact Award: Celine Bousseronde, B2B digital branding: how to integrate digital channels in the development of a holistic brand experience strategy in the aerospace sector. Tutor: Alex Frame, University of Burgundy, France
Theoretical Impact Award: Nicola McDonagh, Social media logic is demonstrated in communications related to @scotgov in the Autumn 2016 session of the Scottish Parliament. Tutor: Ana Adi, Quadriga University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Theoretical Impact award, Sophia Charlotte Volk, Public Relations Evaluation and Measurement Research: A Systematic Review within the Field’s Academic Journals from 1975 to 2015. Tutor: Ansgar Zerfass, Christine Viertmann, University of Leipzig, Germany
Practical Impact award: Alena Lakova, Public Diplomacy and Nation Branding:Case Study of the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2011 in View of the Upcoming Bulgarian Presidency in 2018, Tutor: Astrid Berg, Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, The Netherlands
Theoretical impact award: Antonia Hess, Strategic Communication of Non-governmental Organizations:The Role of Volunteers as Communicators and Multipliers, Tutor: Ansgar Zerfass, University of Leipzig, Germany
Bachelor Award: Callum Strode, Is sexuality when salient to a person’s sociocultural identity a significant predictor for other variables in the Situational Theory of Publics? If so, should sociocultural identity be included as an antecedent variable in situational theory? Tutor: Liz Yeomans, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Master Award: Beatriz de Urquijo Isoard, Experience Marketing and Destination Branding: A Qualitative Study of Spanish Consumers’ Decision-Making Process and Image Perception of Mexico and its Magical Towns as a Cultural Touristic Destination. Tutor: Franz Joseph Gellert, Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, The Netherlands
Bachelor Award: Liza Tomaszek, The Psychology of Sharing, University of Arts
Master Award: Grace Omondi, Corporate Communication for Ngo: storytelling as a platform reputation management, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Bachelor Award: Tove Nordstrom, Two-way communication potential of social media in public relations: Application by environmental NGOs. Tutor: Nicky Garsten, University og Greenwich, UK
Master Award: Martin Höfelmann, Digital Public Affairs: A new way of strategic framing, dialogical communication and transparent lobbying?, Tutor: Wiebke Möhring, University of Applied Sciences Hannover, Germany
Previously this award was called Jos Willems Award and was launched in 1995: each year two winners were selected, one for the bachelor award and one for the master award.
EUPRERA Best Paper Award
Hui Zhao and Chiara Valentini, Navigating Turbulent Political Waters: Organizational Stances and Public Perceptions of NBA’s International Crisis with China
Nina Pološki Vokić, Ana Tkalac Verčič and Dubravka Sinčić Ćorić, Strategic Internal Communication for Effective Internal Employer Branding
Sarah Marschlich and Ganga Dhanesh, CSR in Hypermodern Times: Towards a New Measurement of Segmentation of Socially Conscious Publics
Peter Winkler and Jannik Kretschmer, Revisiting Public Relations’ (Hi)Stories: A Narrative Approach to Progress in a Multi-Paradigmatic Discipline
Valentin Vasile, Public Relations “avant la lettre”: Press Accreditation during Russo – Turkish War (1877 – 1878)
Daniel Ziegele and Ansgar Zerfass, Stress Resilience: A Key Competence For Professionals In Public Relations
Petrus ter Halle, Pascal de Vries, Liesbeth Hermans, Small But Mighty. Communication Strategies Of Dutch Local Energy Initiatives
Øyvind Ihlen, Ketil Raknes, Anders O. Larson, The Democratic Success of Twitter as a Lobbying tool
Gayadini Imesha Dharmasena Madho Kandage, Margalit Toledano, Kay Weaver, Building Community Resilience: Strategic Communication in Disaster Management
Christian Schwäger, Big Ideas Emerging From a Microscopic Perspective. The Why and How of Conversation Analytic Thinking for Strategic Communication
W. Timothy Coombs and Sherry Holladay, The Conceptual Heritage of Public Relations: Using Public Memory to Explore Constraints and Liberation
Alexander Buhmann, Kateryna Maltseva, Christian Fieseler, Matthes Fleck, Controlling Conversations: The Effects of Moderation Strategies in Online Stakeholder Dialogues
Jens Seiffert-Brockmann and Trevor Diehl, Interactive creative criticism: Effects of Internet memes on stakeholder-company identification
Michael Etter, Matthes Fleck and Roy Müller, The Influence of Social Media Comments on the Public’s Perspection of Crisis Responses
Astrid Spatzier and Jessica Breu, Effects of Knowledge Transfer on the Mediation of Creativity. An Austrian Empirical Study comparing Three Types of Education
Karina Goransson, Anna-Sara Fagerholm, Visual Strategic Communication – an Interdisciplinary New Perspective
Peter Winkler, Michael Etter, Itziar Castell, Strategic CSR Communication between Fashion, Affordance, and Emergence
Cristina Navarro, Angeles Moreno, Ansgar Zerfass, Analysis of social media use and perceptions of public relations practitioners in Latin America. Results from the LCM 2014-15
Alexander Buhmann, Diana Ingenhoff, Grasping the Variability of the “Real Organization”:Towards a Framework for Analyzing Strategic Communication in Light of highly variable organizational contexts
Howard Nothhaft, Sara von Platen, Subjection Under or Emancipation from Management Logic? An analysis of cases in search for public relation’s unique rationality
Astrid Spatzier, Public Relations: Economics vs. Communication Science. Effects of Education on the Practice
Johanna Fawkes, To serve society: the polis and public relations’ professional ethics
Alexander Buhmann, Diana Ingenhoff, Applying Variance-Based Structural Equation Modeling to Analyze Causal Effects Between Target Constructs in Public Relations
Ansgar Zerfass, Dejan Vercic, Markus Wiesenberg, Managing CEO communication and positioning: A cross-national study among corporate communication leaders
Ralph Tench, Angelès Moreno, Competencies of EU Communication Practitioners: Evaluation, Audit and Intervention
Birte Fähnrich, Claudia Janssen , Howard Nothhaft, The German Plagiarism Crisis: Defending and Explaining the Workings of Scholarship on the Front Stage
Camilla Nothhaft , I’m a Lobbyist and I’m Proud – How Lobbyists are Communicating and Negotiating their Roles and Identities in Brussels
Timothy Coombs, Sherry Holladay, Faith-holders as Crisis Managers: The Costa Concordia Crisis Rhetorical Arena on Facebook
Peggy Brønn, Øystein Pedersen Dahlen, Communication Managers as Strategists: Are They Making the Grade Yet? A View of How Other Leaders View Communication Managers and Communication in Norwegian Private and Public Sector Organizations
Jerry Swerling, Kjerstin Thorson, Ansgar Zerfass, Changing Roles, Changing Status: Comparing The Role Of PR Across Organizations In The United States and Europe
Eliane Bucher, Christian Fieseler, Miriam Meckel, Differences In Social Media Usage Among PR Professionals In Europe, Istanbul
Emerald Professional Impact Award
Christopher Ruppel, Julia Stranzl and Sabine Einwiller, Employees’ Personal Crisis within an Organizational Crisis: When a Lack of Transparency and Support Causes Job Frustration and Disengagement
Korien van Vuuren-Verkerk, Noelle Aarts and Jan Van der Stoep, Meaning-making On The Ground: (Re)-discovering The Competence Of Interactional Framing In Environmental Conflicts
Markus Wiesenberg, Alexander Hagen Godulla, Katharina Tengler, Inga-Marit Noelle, Julia Kloss, Natalie Klein and David Eeckhout, Happy or End: The Role of Strategic Communication in Start-ups
Karolin Köhler, Ansgar Zerfass, Communicating the Corporate Strategy: An International Benchmark Study in the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany
Helle Kryger Aggerholm and Sophie Esmann Andersen, ’Recruitainment’ and Social Media 3.0: Towards a New Paradigm of Strategic Recruitment Communication
Jens Seiffert Brockmann, Wolfgang Weitzl and Lena Felzmann, Stakeholder engagement Through Gamification:Effects of User motivation on Psychological and Behavioral stakeholder reactions
Markus Wiesenberg, Creating Social Capital With Higher Standards for the Future PR Profession
EUPRERA Best reviewer Award
Anne-Marie Cotton, Arteveldehogeschool University College, Belgium
Sherry Holladay, Texas A&M University, USA
Grazia Murtarelli, IULM University, Italy
Anne-Marie Cotton, Arteveldehogheschool, Belgium
Chiara Valentini, Aarhus University, Denmark
Julia Jahansoozi, Royal Roads University, Canada
Susanne Holmström, Roskilde University, Denmark