This summary is provided by the IPR Digital Media Research Center. SummaryThis study examined the relationship cultivation strategies and disaster social media functions that China’s Fortune 500 companies used in their Weibo posts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Results showed that both relationship cultivation strategies and disaster social media functions effectively increased engagement between Chinese companies … Continue reading Relationship Cultivation and Public Engagement via Social Media During the COVID-19 Pandemic in China
This summary is provided by the IPR Digital Media Research Center. SummaryThis study explores how Millennials are engaging in social media activism and whether online activism is driving offline activism behaviors. The results showed that Millennials engage in online activism behaviors to a greater extent than offline activism behaviors. Millennials primarily gratify intrinsic needs for … Continue reading Slacktivists or Activists? Millennial Motivations and Behaviors for Engagement in Activism
This blog is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center In 2019, there was $431.43 billion in charitable giving – the second highest amount ever recorded (Giving USA, 2020). Included in this figure is the amount given to education, which increased by 10% between 2017-2019. One key audience for charitable giving to education is … Continue reading How to Cultivate Engaged Alumni? Insights for Internal Communication
This summary is provided by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center Technological advancements continue to bring about remarkable transformations to our economy and the workforce. An important question many organizations face is: How can organizations effectively engage with the workforce in this drastically transformed world? We conducted an online survey of employees in the U.S. … Continue reading How to Cultivate and Retain Altruistic and Dedicated Employees?
This summary is provided by the IPR Digital Media Research Center Summary WeChat, the most widely used social mobile application nowadays in China. By observing the most transparent Chinese charitable foundations, this study conducted a quantitative content analysis to examine their use of WeChat for dialogic communication with publics. Particularly, this study found that Chinese … Continue reading Engaging Publics in The Mobile Era: A Study of Chinese Charitable Foundations’ Use of WeChat
This post, originally published in the Public Relations Journal, is provided by the IPR Street Team, a group of student writers who help IPR bring the latest research that matters to the practice. For the full study, visit the PR Journal here. Patrick D. Thelen, Ph.D. and Rita Linjuan Men, Ph.D., APR, from University of … Continue reading Strategic Use of Facebook for Public Engagement in Higher Education Institutions
With the social, economic, and technological transformations sweeping the globe, companies and their leaders are challenged to harness disruption and innovation in a rapidly changing environment. In the midst of complexity and chaos, determining how to attract, retain, motivate, and engage talent has become a pressing issue for global business leaders. Workplace dynamics and culture … Continue reading It’s the Best Time for Internal Communicators!
Companies show a strong and growing interest in the engagement of their employees, since having engaged employees is crucial for competitive advantage. However, several studies indicate that the average level of employee engagement is not so satisfying. For this reason, the Centre for Employee Relations & Communication (CERC) at IULM University carried out a research … Continue reading Five Insights that Each CEO Must Know about Employee Engagement
This post is presented by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. In recent years, employee advocacy has become a buzzword that has captured the attention of public relations, marketing, human resources, and business circles. The concept of having employees voluntarily promote, recommend, or defend their organization has existed for a long time. However, the rise … Continue reading Rewarding Employees for Engaging in Employee Advocacy: Is this the Right Move?
This blog is presented by the IPR Organizational Communication Research Center. In this blog, the author shares a few communication approaches that can help engage millennials better. The ongoing debate on engaging millennials now probably has an outcome. The verdict – millennials are just like every other generation1. When we are younger, we value our … Continue reading Five Recommendations to Communicate Effectively with Millennials
Citation Ciszek, Erica., & Logan, Nneka. (2018). Challenging the dialogic promise: how Ben & Jerry’s support for Black Lives Matter fosters dissensus on social media. Journal of Public Relations Research, 30(3), 115-127. Summary Scholars have continually used dialogic principles to examine whether social media is dialogic. Extant public relations literature on social media, however, demonstrates … Continue reading Challenging the Dialogic Promise: How Ben & Jerry’s Support for Black Lives Matter Fosters Dissensus on Social Media
Fraustino, Julia Daisy, Lee, Ji Young, Lee, Sang Yeal , & Ahn, Hongmin (2018). Effects of 360° video on attitudes toward disaster communication: Mediating and moderating roles of spatial presence and prior disaster media involvement. Public Relations Review, 44(3), 331-341. doi: 10.1016/j.pubrev.2018.02.003 Summary Public relations practitioners have increasingly embraced visual media technologies such as 360° video, … Continue reading Effects of 360° Video on Attitudes Toward Disaster Communication
Smith, Brian G., Smith, Staci, B., & Knighton, Devin (2018). Social media dialogues in a crisis: A mixed-methods approach to identifying publics on social media. Public Relations Review, 44, 562–573. Summary Despite the promise of social media to engender dialogue, research commonly prioritizes monologue—analyzing the strategies organizations use in targeting publics. This is especially the … Continue reading Social Media Dialogues in a Crisis: A Mixed-Methods Approach to Identifying Publics on Social Media
Wang, Ruoxu & Huang, Yan (2018). Communicating corporate social responsibility on social media: Effects of CSR strategy and source on stakeholders’ perceptions. Corporate Communications: An International Journal. 23(3), 326-341. Summary This study examined the effects of message source (CEO’s social media account vs. organization’s social media account) and different types of the corporate social responsibility … Continue reading Communicating Corporate Social Responsibility on Social Media
Lee, Nicole M. & Seltzer, Trent. C. (2018). Vicarious interaction: The role of observed online exchanges in fostering organization-public relationships. Journal of Communication Management, 22, 262-279. doi:10.1108/JCOM-11-2017-0129 Summary This study introduces the term ‘vicarious interaction’ and explores how online interaction with an organization affects not only those users participating in the exchange, but also those … Continue reading Vicarious Interaction: The Role of Observed Online Exchanges in Fostering Organization-Public Relationships