1st Edition

Relationship Building in Public Relations

By Petra Theunissen, Helen Sissons Copyright 2018
    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book aims to provide an interdisciplinary approach to highlight the importance of relationships in public relations, delving not only into the organization-public relationships but also into interpersonal relationships within the industry in order to offer new, empirical insights into the impact and formation of such relationships. Theunissen and Sissons theorize that public relations cannot exist without interpersonal relationships and the ability to create and maintain such relationships. Taking a critical stance, the book will move beyond mere rhetoric and conjecture by providing solid evidence-based research results to inform their theories about the impact of relationships and dialogue on public relations thinking. Rather than following contemporary thinking, it aims to embrace current changes, look ahead and prepare a new generation for the challenges of 21st century public relations practice.

    Chapter 1: Setting the Scene

    Chapter 2: Relationships and relationship building

    Chapter 3: Mediated relationships

    Chapter 4: The PRP–PRP relationship

    Chapter 5: The PRP–client relationship

    Chapter 6: The PRP-journalist relationship

    Chapter 7: The Organization-Public Relationship (OPR)

    Chapter 8: Conclusions, observations and key principles in building relationships


    Petra Theunissen is Senior Lecturer and Curriculum Leader for Public Relations at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Helen Sissons is Senior Lecturer and Curriculum Leader for Journalism at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand