Public Relations in Asia Pacific reflects the growingprofessionalism in the practice of public relations in theworld's fastest expanding economy. It is a carefully drawnroad map, both strategically and tactically, for all manner ofentities, for profit and not-for-profit on how to establish andmaintain effective relationships with their numerous stakeholders.Particularly insightful are the many examples of public relationsin action within the Asia Pacific region. It's a"must" read for those interested in public relationscareers and those new to the profession; and it's afirst-rate refresher for the established professional.
--Harold Burson, Founding Chairman, Burson-MarstellerWorldwide
Mary Devereux and Anne Peirson-Smith have combined theirconsiderable talents and experience to produce a bible of howpublic relations is--and should be--practiced in the AsiaPacific. One of its many virtues is that it debunks the myth thatPR is just one long lunch hosted by caricature Svengalis and SpinDoctors. Rather, it sets the profession in a cultural context thatwill be valuable to those starting at PR 101, professionals andcorporate executives who want to know how truth can be well told(with all due credit to McCann Erickson).
--Kerry McGlynn, Special Adviser, CorporateCommunication Department, Cathay Pacific Airways
As greater social pluralism, stakeholder influence and internetdriven consumer sophistication and empowerment grow relentlesslyacross nearly all Asian societies, Public Relations in AsiaPacific is a timely guide to the critical role of good publicrelations. Clear, helpful and with a wealth of good examples of howbest practice PR in action can make real and tangible contributionsto governments, businesses, NGOs as well as to ordinary people,this is essential reading for anyone concerned with how tocommunicate well in the world's fastest growing economicregion.
--Tim Sutton, Chairman Asia Pacific, WeberShandwick
In an increasingly globalized world, public relations practicesand strategies become critical for organizations to communicateeffectively to their diverse audiences worldwide. This book istherefore an extremely timely and relevant contribution to PRstudents and practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region as itprovides not only a comprehensive overview of the essentialconcepts and skills of public relations but also specific casestudies which illustrate tactical uses of public relations across awide range of issues and countries. In my opinion, this book fillsa major gap in the understanding of public relations concepts andpractices and will constitute a fundamental resource for all thosewho aspire to excel within the field.
--Dr. Indrajit Banerjee, Secretary-General, Asian MediaInformation and Communication Centre (AMIC)