Public Relations and the Past

Public Relations and the Past

Public Relations and the Past in Local and International Contexts: A Symposium

Convened by the CMH, Charles Sturt University and the University of Technology, Sydney, 13 November 2012
Recordings of some of the papers from the symposium are available below. 

Keynote speaker Tom Watson with organisers Bridget Griffen-Foley (L), Margaret Van Heekeren & Robert Crawford

Keynote speaker Tom Watson with organisers Bridget Griffen-Foley (L), Margaret Van Heekeren & Robert Crawford

  • Keynote address (MP3 file): Tom Watson, Bournemouth University. Let's get dangerous: a review of current public relations historical scholarship   
  • Murray Goot, Macquarie University. Opinion polls as public relations: The Australian Gallup Poll, the press, and the 1951 Referendum on Communism
  • Bridget Griffen-Foley, Macquarie University. Whitewash: Eric White and the foundations of Australian public relations
  • Karen Morath, LaTrobe University. 'Lessons from the legends': PRide and PRejudice - Conversations with Australia's public relations legends
  • David Dunstan, Monash University. Time for Wine - Len Evans and the Australian Wine Bureau's public relations campaign in favour of wine 1965-1968
  • Donald Alexander, Charles Sturt University. Changing course: first steps toward a strategic approach to issues and crisis management in Aotearoa (listen to MP3)
  • Emily Robertson, UNSW Canberra. A historiography of neglect: Great War propaganda and Australia's first federal public relations campaign (listen to MP3)
  • David McKie, Waikato Management School. Unsettling settlers: Historiographical ferment and PR history
  • Damien Gleeson, University of New South Wales. Early initiatives in Australian public relations education
  • Kate Fitch, Murdoch University. The role of the professional association in public relations education: An investigation of the Public Relations Institute of Australia's accreditation of university courses in the 1990s
  • Robert Crawford, University of Technology, Sydney. Agents of puffery: PR before the First World War (listen to MP3)
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