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When governments rely increasingly on sophisticated public relations agencies, public debate disappears and is replaced by competing propaganda campaigns, with all the accompanying deceits. Advertising isn't about truth or fairness or rationality, but about mobilising deeper and more primitive layers of the human mind.
Brian Eno

Meaning of "public relations" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

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adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Public relations is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PUBLIC RELATIONS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Public relations

Public relations is the practice of managing the spread of information between an individual or an organization and the public. Public relations may include an organization or individual gaining exposure to their audiences using topics of public interest and news items that do not require direct payment. The aim of public relations by a company often is to persuade the public, investors, partners, employees, and other stakeholders to maintain a certain point of view about it, its leadership, products, or of political decisions. Common activities include speaking at conferences, winning industry awards, working with the press, and employee communication.

Definition of public relations in the English dictionary

The first definition of public relations in the dictionary is the practice of creating, promoting, or maintaining goodwill and a favourable image among the public towards an institution, public body, etc. Other definition of public relations is the methods and techniques employed. Public relations is also the condition of the relationship between an organization and the public.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PUBLIC RELATIONS

public money
public nuisance
public opinion
public opinion poll
public ownership
public property
public prosecutor
public prosecutor´s office
public purse
Public Record Office
public relations exercise
public relations officer
public school
public schoolboy
public sector
public sector borrowing
public sector borrowing requirement
public servant
public service
public service broadcasting

WORDS THAT END LIKE PUBLIC RELATIONS

accommodations
alterations
combinations
communications
conditions
congratulations
connections
directions
foundations
frequently asked questions
go through the motions
instructions
intentions
limitations
millions
reflections
relations
representations
telecommunications
transactions
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Synonyms and antonyms of public relations in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «public relations» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

Find out the translation of public relations to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of public relations from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «public relations» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

公共关系
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

relaciones públicas
570 millions of speakers

English

public relations
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जनसंपर्क
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

عِلاقَاتٌ عَامَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

связь с общественностью
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

relações públicas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জন সংযোগ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

relations publiques
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perhubungan Awam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

広報
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

홍보활동
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hubungan masyarakat
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

quan hệ công chúng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொது உறவுகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जनसंपर्क
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Halkla ilişkiler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

relazioni pubbliche
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

public relations
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зв´язки з громадськістю
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

relații publice
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

δημόσιες σχέσεις
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

openbare betrekkinge
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

PR
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

PR
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of public relations

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PUBLIC RELATIONS»

The term «public relations» is very widely used and occupies the 13.719 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PUBLIC RELATIONS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about public relations

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10 QUOTES WITH «PUBLIC RELATIONS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word public relations.
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Spencer Abraham
Sometimes we pay too much attention in Washington to public relations, as opposed to the substance.
2
Will Arnett
It doesn't look great if you cancel the reigning Best Comedy Program, you know, you're gonna take a hit from a... from sort of a public relations standpoint.
3
Daniel J. Boorstin
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.
4
Heather Brooke
Public relations is at best promotion or manipulation, at worst evasion and outright deception. What it is never about is a free flow of information.
5
James L. Brooks
I was only in college, unfortunately, for, um, a year. I think my major was public relations, and I had no idea what it meant except it seemed maybe attainable.
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Tammy Bruce
Republicans have never been good at public relations.
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Earl Butz
I understood public relations and always maintained a high profile.
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Robert Crumb
When I go back to America, after a few days I am once again filled with this kind of angry alienation and disgust with this thing there that America has got - you have no idea how pervasive it is there. The public relations and propaganda put out by the corporate mono-culture there is so pervasive.
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Brian Eno
When governments rely increasingly on sophisticated public relations agencies, public debate disappears and is replaced by competing propaganda campaigns, with all the accompanying deceits. Advertising isn't about truth or fairness or rationality, but about mobilising deeper and more primitive layers of the human mind.
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Richard P. Feynman
Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PUBLIC RELATIONS»

Discover the use of public relations in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to public relations and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Public Relations: The Profession and the Practice
This book thus provides the user with the ability to create effective messages using both the new social media as well as traditional media.
Dan Lattimore, Otis Baskin, Suzette Heiman, 2008
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Exploring Public Relations
Exploring Public Relations is the definitive academic text on Public Relations. The first edition, which published in 2006, has sold in its thousands and is now essential reading on courses in PR at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Ralph Tench, Liz Yeomans, 2009
3
Strategic Planning for Public Relations
First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Ronald D. Smith, 2004
4
Global Public Relations: Spanning Borders, Spanning Cultures
This innovative text provides a structured and practical framework for understanding the complexities of contemporary public relations throughout the world and highlights the different approaches professionals must consider when ...
Alan R. Freitag, Ashli Quesinberry Stokes, 2009
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A Practioner's Guide to Public Relations Research, ...
This book will provide the business reader with the necessary understanding of the problems and promises of public relations research, measurement, and evaluation and the public relations practitioner as guide to effective use of methods, ...
Don Stacks, 2010
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Public Relations
The text has involved fundamental restructuring and updating of existing material and the incorporation of the new techniques and strategies, for instance: * The use of multimedia techniques in PR * Overseas media and the globalization of ...
Paul Baines, John Egan, Frank Jefkins, 2007
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Cengage Advantage Books: Strategic Public Relations: An ...
Intended for undergraduate courses in PR, serving both majors in the field and nonmajors, this text provides a comprehensive survey of PR's foundations, processes, tactics, and contexts.
Barbara Diggs-Brown, 2011
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Planning and Managing Public Relations Campaigns: A ...
Practical and easy to read, the book takes the form of a step-by-step guide, covering many vital areas including: the public relations function; starting the planning process; research and analysis; setting objectives; strategy and tactics; ...
Anne Gregory, 2010
9
Political Public Relations: Principles and Applications
Political Public Relations maps and defines this emerging field, bringing together scholars from various disciplines—political communication, public relations and political science— to explore the area in detail, and to establish a ...
Jesper Stromback, Spiro Kiousis, 2011
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Public Relations Democracy: Politics, Public Relations and ...
This book looks at the rapid expansion of professional public relations and discusses its effects on the mass media and political process.
Aeron Davis, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PUBLIC RELATIONS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term public relations is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ogilvy Public Relations Announces Dedicated Retail Offering - "The …
NEW YORK, July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ogilvy Public Relations launches The Boutique @ Ogilvy, a specialty division that provides communications strategy ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
2
Steelers' public relations staff honored with Pete Rozelle Award
The Steelers' public relations staff received the 2014 Pete Rozelle Award today. The award is presented by the Pro Football Writers of America and goes to the ... «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jun 15»
3
California Health Benefit Exchange Retains Ogilvy Public Relations
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ogilvy Public Relations, an integrated global communications firm, today announced it was awarded a ... «PR Newswire, Jun 15»
4
Longtime Green Bay Packers PR director Lee Remmel dies at 90
Former public relations director Lee Remmel, who witnessed the emergence of the historic franchise, later covered icons Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi for ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Apr 15»
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FEMA selects Ogilvy Public Relations and Michael Baker …
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ogilvy Public Relations is pleased to announce that The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency ... «PR Newswire, Mar 15»
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Four Years After Greenpeace Sting: PR Firm Dumps Oil Lobbyists
Perhaps you heard the good news - the world's largest public relations firm, Edelman, just spun off an advertising subsidiary so that it could show a commitment ... «De Smog Blog, Feb 15»
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Public relations company hired for Ferguson claims it didn't get paid
ST. LOUIS • The company fired from public relations work for Ferguson after revelations about the owner's criminal past is now suing for payments it says it is ... «STLtoday.com, Jan 15»
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Public relations firm hires former aide to NYC mayor's wife
NEW YORK (AP) — Rachel Noerdlinger, the former chief of staff to New York City's first lady, says she's gotten a new job at a public relations firm. Noerdlinger ... «New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV, Jan 15»
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Democratic Public Relations Firm SKDK Helped American Freed By …
Jill Zuckman lent public relations expertise to the legal team of Alan Gross, freed ... and Cuba that opened diplomatic relations between the two countries which ... «BuzzFeed News, Dec 14»
10
Strange Fruit PR Firm Is Now Perennial Public Relations
For over a year, people have asked the Austin, Texas-based public relations firm to change its name, but it all came to a head on Twitter on Monday. The owners ... «The Root, Dec 14»

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