effective public relations practice
/What does it mean to say that an approach represents effective public relations practice?
In the cases you are asked to review, you have to make a judgment as to whether the PR approach taken represented effective practice.
This is not just a matter of saying, “It worked, therefore it is effective”.
1. Look at the goals and objectives that were set. Were they achieved or exceeded? If so, it is reasonable to assume effectivity.
2. Look at some academic sources to see what academic authors argue represents “best” or effective practice. Can you find an academic source that recommends
strategies or tactics such as those used in the case you are reviewing? If so, you can cite their opinions to back up your argument.
3. If you can, also check professional sources such as blogs written by practitioners (use a blog search engine such as icerocket.com). Do they also recommend the
strategies and tactics used in the case? If so, you can cite their views in support of your opinion (consult the Harvard style guide to find out how to do this – check
the Library site to access it).
How do I use an academic source to back up my analysis?