Twenty-five years ago, in 1992, the European Union was founded with the signing of the Maastricht treaty and Freddie Mercury gave his last live performance at the opening ceremony of the Barcelona Olympics. The Leeds Met/Beckett PR degree course also started that year. PR student Kelly Scotney lists what’s changed since.
Leeds Beckett University Public Relations graduates will be gathering in Leeds later this month to celebrate 25 years of PR education at Leeds Business School. The event runs from 1.30 – 9pm on Tuesday 21 March at Leeds Business School and the Radisson Blu Hotel.
Here are some recent and forthcoming books on my wishlists that I’m looking forward to reading in 2017, Richard Bailey writes. There should be something here for everyone – and I’m keen to learn of more new titles from authors, editors and publishers.
‘PR used to distinguish ‘us’ from other forms of communications such as sales, marketing or advertising. Now that boundaries have blurred, I’d say it’s probably time to ditch PR as a defining term’ argues corporate communicator Carole Scott.