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Organization and Societal Functions of Public Relations

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Explain the organizational and societal functions of PR: What of the following is organizational and which one is functional?

communications management

media relations

social responsibility

community relations

employee relations


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This solution explains the organizational and societal functions of Public Relations (PR) and categorizes the following list in terms of having either organizational or societal functions: communications management, media relations, social responsibility, community relations, employee relations, and publicity.

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Theoretically, there are two ways to describe an organization; one is in terms of its organization functions (i.e., organizational) and the other is a societal theoretical approach to Organizations (i.e., societal functions). As with every theory, there is always a gray area where both seem to fit into both categories, as some authors slot them in different positions or have them listed in both categories.

Organization Approach: Public Relations

Public relations specialists handle organizational functions such as media, community, consumer, ...

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