Functions of Public Relations Term Paper by Zoey

Functions of Public Relations
An analysis of the functions that relate to the organizational and societal impact of public relations.
# 96244 | 1,400 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jun 27, 2007 in Business (Management) , Business (Marketing) , Communication (General)

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This paper provides information about public relations. It details functions relating to the organizational and societal impact of public relations. It also includes details associated with an organizational public relations issue that has both organizational and societal implications. The paper furthermore presents recommendations that address organizational and societal audiences. It provides examples from the company, Performance Food Group.

Table of Contents:
Functions of Public Relations
Organizational and Societal Functions
Organizational Example
PR Recommendations

From the Paper:

"The fundamentals of public relations involves developing relationships and requires experience, and well-developed interpersonal communication skills. "Public relations help an organization and its publics adapt mutually to each other" (Seitel, 2004, p.40). The word "publics" refers to organizations, people or entities that have a direct or indirect relationship with the agency, or organization conducting the public relations activities. Companies and organizations must communicate with numerous types of publics including internal and external publics. Internal publics consist of employed associates and board members."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kotler, P., & Keller, K.L. (2006). Marketing management (12th ed). New York: Prentice-Hall Publishers.
  • Moore, C. (2005). Performance Food Group: About us. Retrieved January 16, 2007 from
  • Seitel, F.P. (2004). The practice of public relations (9th ed). New York: Prentice-Hall Publishers.
  • Waller, P., & Kowalcyk, B. (2007). Searching for the source: One family's story. Journal of environmental health. Vol. 69, 54-55. Sourced from the EBSCOHOST database January 19, 2007.

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