|The WPRF2014 will deconstruct, transform and lead communication|
The initial programme with the topics to be discussed
during the World Public Relations Forum 2014 is now available at www.worldprforum.com
Madrid, 15 January 2014.The World Public Relations Forum, organised by Dircom, in partnership with Global Alliance, from 21 - 23 September 2014 in Madrid, has posted the programme on its website, showing the main topics for discussion during plenary and parallel sessions, which revolve around the conference theme of “Communication with conscience”.
The Convention Centre, Palacio Municipal de Congresos, will host the 8th World Public Relations Forum which will debate the future of public relations and communications. The Forum, which promises to be the largest international gathering of communication professionals, will focus on 4 key topics:
|Does Public Relations contribute to democracy in South Africa?|
- by Rene Benecke CPRP
Dominant paradigms determine public relations practice and to many the Excellence Theory of Grunig still seems to be the dominant paradigm (Gower, 2006). Other scholars are asking questions about the social and multi-paradigmatic influence of public relations in democracies.
In South Africa with our diverse society, strained relationships, struggling economy, competitive public relations industry, and quest for professionalisation some may ask “what is the current status of the industry and its role in promoting social change?
|PRISM Awards - Call for Entries|
Recognising Excellence in Public Relations and Communication Management
Announcing the 2014 PRISM Awards – Show the World your Communication Mastery!
The search for southern Africa’s top public relations campaigns executed in 2013 is on! The organisers of the 2014 PRISM Awards have finalised the Call for Entries – with a number of exciting developments. New categories, new scoring in some categories, as well as modifications in the judging process are just some of the changes.