Program for Post-Conference on Political Public Relations

Now the program for the Post-Conference “Political Public Relations: Examining an Emerging Field” – to be held immediately after the International Communication Association annual conference, on June 22 – is out:

9.00-10.15 a.m: Political Public Relations and Research

– Spiro Kiousis & Jesper Strömbäck: Introductions and Background

– Missy Graham & Elizabeth Avery: Is Social Media Going Grassroots: Local Government Public Relations and Social Media

– Adam Saffer & Maureen Taylor: Political Public Relations in Advocacy: Building Online Influence and Social Capital

– Chiara Valentini: Political Public Relations in the European Union: EU Reputation and Relationship Management under Scrutiny

– Q&A

10.15-10.30 a.m: Break

10.30-11.30 a.m: Political Public Relations and Practice

– Toni Muzzi Falconi: Essentials of Public Relations in Italian Political Campaigns 1963-2013

– Roger Mortimore: The Theory and Practice of Political Public Relations

11.30-12.00 a.m: Roundtable Discussion Between Scholars and Professionals: The Future of Political Public Relations

It is still possible to sign up for this Post-Conference. To register, please use the ICA online registration system at https://www.icahdq.org/shopping/default.asp

Contacts:

Spiro K. Kiousis (skiousis@jou.ufl.edu) and Chiara Valentini (CHV@asb.dk)

Political Public Relations Post Conference

Please join us for a post conference session focusing on political public relations at the 2013 ICA conference on June 22 (Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon). The half-day event will be held at the Hilton Metropole London Hilton.

Overview: Public relations efforts are more pervasive in political communication today than ever before. Still, there is neither much theorizing nor empirical research on political public relations. Consequently, the goal of this post-conference panel is to bring together scholars at the crossroads of public relations, political communication, political science, and political marketing, and to serve as an initial forum to discuss various perspectives on political public relations. Political professionals will also be on the panel to offer an applied perspective on best practices in the field. The discussion will be based on studies in a forthcoming special issue of the Public Relations Journal, edited by Spiro Kiousis and Jesper Strömbäck.

For more information, please register for the session at http://www.icahdq.org/conf/2013/confdescriptions.asp

Contacts: Spiro K. Kiousis (skiousis@jou.ufl.edu) and Chiara Valentini (CHV@asb.dk)