Summary of Public Relations for Asia

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Public Relations for Asia book summary
The nuts and bolts of PR in Asia: from planning to press releases to media management.


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In spite of its title, this book has lots to do with public relations, but very little to do with public relations in Asia. Alas, its brief analysis of Asian PR is oversimplified and vague. However, Trevor Morris and Simon Goldsworthy provide a nice introductory level text to the fundamentals and mechanics of public relations in general. After covering the basics and taking a brief look at various PR specialties, he outlines how to plan and strategize a campaign. He then describes the skills you need to write a press release or generate online material, and covers how to handle PR in a crisis. getAbstract recommends this useful primer to anyone entering PR, but notes that you shouldn’t book your flights to Asia just yet.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What public relations is
  • How to strategize and plan a successful PR campaign
  • How PR has grown in Asia


How Did Public Relations Emerge?
Public relations (PR) is the art of persuading the public for a promotional purpose. Many of the central elements of PR date back to antiquity. The Chinese concept of guanxi is deeply embedded in ancient Confucian thought. Guanxi shares...
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About the Authors

Trevor Morris is the former CEO of Europe’s Chime Public Relations. Simon Goldsworthy created one of the UK’s first masters in public relations courses. Both authors are public relations lecturers at the University of Westminster.

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