Paul Holmes 01 May 2001 // 11:00PM GMT
In Value-Added Public Relations, Thomas L. Harris, the industry leading expert in marketing public relations (MPR), examines how and why public relations plays a critical role in integrated marketing and explains the many ways PR can add value to an IMC program. Harris analyzes the relationship between product and corporate brand building and through dozens of case histories and examples, shows how some of the nation's most successful marketers have used PR techniques to enhance all of their marketing messages. The book also features a comprehensive guide to writing an integrated marketing communications plan including writing a situation analysis, setting objectives, developing a strategy, devising tactics and then measuring results.
Value-Added Public Relations is a groundbreaking book because it examines the many ways that public relations adds value to integrated marketing. Part I includes twenty chapters devoted to the ways in which public relations adds value to IMC programs, followed by a list of "Lessons Learned." Part II provides a comprehensive guide to writing an integrated marketing communications plan. Chapters detail a five-step plan for writing a situation analysis, setting objectives, developing a strategy, devising tactics, and measuring results. Detailed descriptions of more than fifty tactics involving all media--from mass media to newer technologies that enable marketers to communicate directly with consumers--are featured. Most important, the book shows that the results and value of marketing public relations are measurable and critical to the success of integrated marketing programs