Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

The Landscape of Today’s Global Public Relations

Dennis L. Wilcox


Public relations are now well established around the world after the major growth in the field over the last decade of the Twentieth Century. A review of today’s landscape in global public relations is, at best, an intimidating task because the field is so broad and diverse. Nevertheless, we can make some general statements about today’s practice of global public relations and what trends are currently shaping and re-defining the public relations industry. This article will explore three basic issues: the maturity of public relations in a changing world, the increased significance of public relations in today’s global economy, and blogging and podcasting as examples of the democratization of information.

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