Keeping Shtum

This bracing and brilliant new book from a senior practitioner who has also studied the public relations academic literature is a useful critique to the standard theories proposed in most textbooks on reputation, stakeholder relationship and crisis management. Review by Richard Bailey.

Nick Clegg: Politics

Public relations lecturer and ‘kamikaze’ Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Paula Keaveney reviews former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg’s political memoirs.

Attila the human

Why should PR students read an autobiography of radical left wing performance poet and musician Attila the Stockbroker whose heyday was ten years before they were born? Liz Bridgen argues it’s for the lessons to be learned in media manipulation, propaganda and lobbying.

Campaigns That Shook The World

Danny Rogers has chosen nine campaigns to illustrate the evolution of communications from the 1970s onwards. From this, he identifies the characteristics of successful integrated campaigns. Richard Bailey finds it an enjoyable read and a useful source.

PR student review of #2 MyPRStack

Following on from the editor’s preview, a class of his PR students have written a collaborative review of the second My PRstack book.