21 August 2009

PR links

Being a sharing, caring guy, here's 170 or so PR resource links. These have been collected over a number of years, and I don't check them regularly, so some will be "dead", and I don't have the time to make them active links, so you'll have to copy and paste. I've listed them in response to a post (can't remember where) by Richard Bailey, who was responding to another post.

GENERAL PR

http://www.prfirms.org/

http://www.forward-moving.com/

http://aboutpublicrelations.net/aa042901a.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_relations#History

http://www.alternet.org/

http://www.mallenbaker.net/csr/index.html

http://www.b2bpublicrelations.org/

http://www.cios.org/

http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml

http://www.issuemanagement.org/

http://www.middleberg.com/home_static_frame.html

http://www.prmuseum.com/

http://www.netaction.org/

http://www.natterjackpr.com/

http://www.patronsaintpr.com/

http://www.poynter.org/

http://www.prnewswire.com/

http://prtalk.prpn.com/

http://www.prweb.com/

http://www.sinicom.com/

http://www.spinproject.org/

http://www.liszt.com/

http://www.globalpr.org/

http://www.managementhelp.org/pblc_rel/pblc_rel.htm

http://www.mediamiser.com/resources/

http://forward-moving.com/contribute.html

http://dmoz.org/Business/Marketing_and_Advertising/Public_Relations/

http://www.gabriellereillyweekly.com/

http://www.jwcom.com/iabcpresent/

http://www.lobbywatch.org/p1temp.asp?pid=30&page=1

http://trevorcook.typepad.com/

US-SPECIFIC

http://www.instituteforpr.org/

http://www.prweek.com/us/

http://www.prnewsonline.com/

http://www.prwatch.org/

http://www.natcom.org/nca/Template2.asp

http://hb.burson-marsteller.com/

http://www.iabc.com/

http://www.ipra.org/

http://www.niri.org/

http://www.prsa.org/

http://www.ontherecordpodcast.com/pr/otro/default.aspx

http://seeit.mit.edu/organizationalpractices.asp

http://www.prsalasvegas.com/rssnews.php

http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/awcmedia.htm

http://www.bulldogreporter.com/ME2/Default.asp

UK-SPECIFIC

http://www.prweek.com/uk/

http://www.cipr.co.uk/

AUSTRALIA

http://www.prinfluences.com.au/

http://prtalkback.com/

http://publicaffairs.alliance.org.au/

http://www.leehopkins.net/

http://www.pria.com.au/resources/cid/1/t/resources#blogs

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/media/

http://www.crikey.com.au/

http://www.pria.com.au/

http://www.pria.com.au/member/links.html

http://www.accpa.com.au/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Australian-PR-Network/

http://www.anzca.net/

http://businessnetwork.smh.com.au/sales_marketing.html

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/mediareport/default.htm

http://praxis.massey.ac.nz/prism_on-line_journ.html

http://cserver.com.au/mglive/default.asp

http://www.usq.edu.au/masscomm/resources/course_resourses/public_relations.htm

http://www.frocomm.com.au/links.html

http://www.plugger.com.au/news/Public_Relations_Industry

PR PODCASTS

http://www.insidepr.ca/

http://www.edelman.com/podcasts/

http://prjunctionpodcast.com/

http://www.prweek.com/us/podcasts/

http://www.edelmanapac.com/index.jsp?series=21

http://www.mogulus.com/

http://www.bivingsreport.com/2006/pr-firms-that-blog-an-update/

http://prjunctionpodcast.com/

INTERNATIONAL PR

http://www.caslon.com.au/index.htm

http://www.aboutpublicrelations.net/international.htm

http://www.colorado.edu/conflict/peace/treatment/xcolcomm.htm

http://www.cultsock.ndirect.co.uk/MUHome/cshtml/index.html

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/10/g912/globalization.html

http://www.globalisationguide.org/07.html

http://www.globalpolicy.org/globaliz/cultural/

http://www.abc.net.au/global/default.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith/

http://www.globalization101.org/

http://www.globalpolicy.org/

http://www.culture-at-work.com/

e-PR

http://www.propenmic.org/

http://www.socialmediatoday.com/

http://sncr.org/

http://blogsearch.google.com/

http://www.online-pr.com/

http://www.newsdigitalmedia.com.au/index.html

http://www.wilsonweb.com/cat/cat.cfm?page=1&subcat=mp_PR

http://blog.e-fluentials.com/

http://badpitch.blogspot.com/

http://technorati.com/

http://vids.myspace.com/

http://www.ctvperth.com.au/

http://www.globalprblogweek.com/

http://searchenginewatch.com/

http://simplespark.com/

http://doodle.ch/main.html

http://aboutcommunicatie.nl/Search_Engine_Watch

PR STUDIES (for students)

http://www.nku.edu/~turney/prclass/index.htm

http://www.journoz.com/pol.html

http://www.cuttingedgepr.com/free_articles.asp

http://www.instituteforpr.com/

http://www.nku.edu/~turney/prclass/readings/

http://lamar.colostate.edu/~pr/

http://lamar.colostate.edu/~aejmcpr/teach.htm

http://lamar.colostate.edu/~hallahan/research.htm

http://faculty.buffalostate.edu/smithrd/

http://aboutpublicrelations.net/basics.htm

http://prbooks.pbwiki.com/

http://www.uwgb.edu/clampitp/

http://www.managementclarity.com/big_bibliography.htm

http://www.comm287.com/handouts.htm

http://www.comm387.com/

http://www.ipra.org/

http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~mryder/itc/comm_theory.html

http://www.tcw.utwente.nl/theorieenoverzicht/

http://comm.colorado.edu/deetz/commtheory.html

http://www.pria.com.au/resources/cid/76/parent/0/t/resources

http://www.cuttingedgepr.com/free_articles.asp

http://www.prinfluences.com.au/index.php?theParent=6&pagMan=1

http://www.corporatewatch.org/?lid=1570

http://sarkoracaille.blogspot.com/2007/06/century-of-self-14-adam-curtis-bbc-2002.html

http://www.uiowa.edu/~commstud/resources/

http://books.google.com/

http://podcast.prtopics.com/

http://www.toprankblog.com/

http://badpitch.blogspot.com/

http://www.edelman.com/summit07/

http://www.newcommreview.com/

http://lamar.colostate.edu/~pr/

http://www.nku.edu/~turney/prclass/index.htm

http://www.comm.umd.edu/people/faculty/lgrunig.html

http://www2.hawaii.edu/~tkell/

http://www.comm.umd.edu/

http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/

http://www.evancarmichael.com/Public-Relations/

http://teaching.berkeley.edu/compendium/

http://www.marin.edu/buscom/index.htm

http://lamar.colostate.edu/~hallahan/resources.htm

http://prbooks.pbwiki.com/

http://com.hilbert.edu/curriculum/

http://www.khake.com/page66.html

http://www.socialpsychology.org/teaching.htm

PR RESEARCH

http://slate.it.utk.edu/~dob/index.html

http://www.cios.org/www/tocs/JPR.htm

http://www.quantcast.com/

http://attentionmeter.com/

http://lamar.colostate.edu/~pr/

http://journalsportsmedia.blogspot.com/

http://www.cios.org/www/tocs/JPR.htm

PR BLOGS

http://www.prlab.com.au/prblog/

http://www.problogger.net/

http://www.irishblogs.ie/categories/e-pr/

http://lmighton.wordpress.com/tag/e-pr/

http://blog.holtz.com/index.php

http://www.mwwstraighttalk.com/

http://glasshouse.waggeneredstrom.com/blogs/frankshaw/default.aspx

http://www.globalprblogweek.com/

http://prblog.typepad.com/

http://prstudies.typepad.com/

http://greenbanana.wordpress.com/

http://corpcomm.prblogs.org/

http://nakedpr.com/

http://www.wallydownundy.com/



20 August 2009

Gas deal a sell out

This has nothing to do (directly) with PR. But then again, it does, as it deals with a perception ... my perception.

Surely it says something that we’ve signed a LNG deal with China, followed by the provision that is has to pass environmental scrutiny.

Logically (and morally) shouldn’t the environmental studies come before the deal is sealed? It shows how much importance this government places on the environment, and our future. Does this make Peter Garrett superfluous?

It’s also disturbing that all this takes place amid the continuing detention of Australian mining executive Stern Hu.

A report in the Globe and Mail (20 Aug) said: “The LNG deal shows that China’s growing demand for gas, uranium, iron ore and coal – and Australia’s investment needs – will overshadow any short-term political rows.”

Indeed. Doesn't it always?


19 August 2009

PR fighting a losing battle?

UK-based academic Richard Bailey always produces provocative comments. In his latest post he examines why PR is losing the battle to get people to understand what it is.

I can't understand what the problem is. It must be the academics who teach PR. After all, they form the opinions of most people practising PR today - apart from some of those who came from the era when journalists entered PR (and some still do).

At the University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle) we have a combined marketing/PR degree, situated in a School of Business - an ideal combination. In their first PR lecture (2 hours) there are two topics - the history of PR (a US perspective) and the difference between PR and marketing. One of the first essay topic choices is on the difference between marketing and PR.

It's a simple process ... unless academics just don't get it (which I imagine many don't). Then again, I heard a senior PR "professional" talking about PR as just being about media. Hmmm. Maybe we are losing.

12 August 2009

Professional sport not worth a zac*

Clearly, the boss of Aussie Home Loans, John Symond "gets it": reputation management, that is. It's also quite clear the that boss of the ARL and CEO of the Melbourne Storm don't.

How many more times do rugby league players have to transgress normal levels of decency before something is done to reverse the situation?

Storm player Greg Ingliss, it seems, can do no wrong, despite allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. As the Storm chief said: "He has a future in rugby League."

What I can't fathom is why this behaviour continues to be tolerated. These are (apparently) "professional" sports people. Sport is their job. If it was you or I, we would have been sacked long ago.

As a society we really do have to question our own values when we continue to be part of this sham that is "professional" sport. I certainly wouldn't give a zac to watch the game.

Of course, other sports are no better. Over here in WA we have the case of State and Australian player Luke Pomersbach allegedly running amok in two alcohol-related hit-and-run incidents. They weren't his first run-ins with the law.

It seems the attitude of administrators are to let these people continue to play. Winning, it seems, is all that matters.

At least the Cronulla club has the "guts" to sack their troublemakers. The club now is in last place. But coach Ricky Stuart says it was the right thing to do for the game.

Stuart obviously "gets it".

*A zac is sixpence (now five cents)


07 August 2009

Where the PR jobs aren't

For those in the profession, the latest (fulltime) job trends in public relations may be of interest.

I've been tracking them since November last year, through Seek and Career One.

They provide some insight into the state of the industry.

These figures do not take into account jobs that are advertised in local newspapers. And, of course, there are many jobs that aren't advertised.

There were a total of 670 jobs advertised from November 2008 up to last week. The pie chart shows the percentage distribution.

The bar chart shows the national monthly breakdown, and the trendline shows, well, trends on each city (Sydney green, Brisbane pink, Melbourne blue).


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The PR Lab is a consultancy, specialising on research, reputation management, social media, media relations and the development of measurable strategies that produce results. It is run by Dr Greg Smith, a former journalist and PR professional. Greg worked on daily newspapers in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. He held senior PR positions in the Australian Defence Force, Sydney Olympics and national not-for-profits. He has also lectured in PR at Edith Cowan University and the University of Notre Dame Australia.