Neill, Marlene S. (Winter 2015) Emerging Issues in Internal Communications: Generational Shifts, Internal Social Media & Engagement. Public Relations Journal, 9(4). Summary Internal communication is rising in prominence and resources due to generational shifts as Baby Boomers retire and Millennials enter the workforce. Through 32 interviews with executives in marketing, public relations and human resources, … Continue reading Emerging Issues in Internal Communications: Generational Shifts, Internal Social Media & Engagement
Johnson, Erika Katherine, & Hong, Seoyeon Celine (Winter 2015). Social Media as a Loudspeaker for Nike: Can Image Repair Communication on Facebook Impact Emotion and Responsibility Attribution? Public Relations Journal, 9(4). Summary This study analyzed comments in response to a corrective action statement from Nike on its Facebook page. The results revealed that effortful involvement … Continue reading Social Media as a Loudspeaker for Nike: Can Image Repair Communication on Facebook Impact Emotion and Responsibility Attribution?
Agozzino, Alisa (2015). Dialogic communication through “pinning”: An analysis of top 10 most-followed organizations’ Pinterest profiles. Public Relations Journal, 9 (3). Summary The current study aims to explore how the top 10 most-followed organizations on Pinterest (defined by Mashable) build relationships through the dialogical communication framework. The study seeks to determine the dialogic features present … Continue reading Dialogic Communication Through “Pinning”: An Analysis of Top 10 Most-Followed Organizations’ Pinterest Profiles.
Avidar, Ruth; Ariel, Yaron; Malka, Vered; & Levy, C. Eilat (2015). Smartphones, publics, and OPR: Do publics want to engage? Public Relations Review, 41(2), 214-221. Summary Smartphones offer new opportunities for public-organization engagement. The current study focuses on the actual usage of smartphones, as well as users’ willingness to engage with organizations via smartphones. A … Continue reading Smartphones, Publics and OPR: Do Publics Want to Engage?
Summary This study analyzed a social media campaign promoting child welfare to explore the associations among people’s social media use, their engagement with the campaign’s different social media platforms (blog, Facebook, Twitter), and three intended behavioral outcomes (social media behavior, offline communication behavior, and helping behavior). An online survey of 73 participants shows people’s use … Continue reading Engagement across Three Social Media Platforms: An Exploratory Study of a Cause-Related PR Campaign