Public Relations Campaigns: From Planning to Execution

Why Attend

We cannot emphasize enough how important it is to plan ahead for your public relations program. A public relations (PR) plan is imperative to a professional, comprehensive campaign. According to modern-day research, more than 50% of new businesses fail in the first year. Why? Lack of proper planning and resources in their PR function. If you find it challenging to write a PR plan or find it daunting to execute, do not worry, this course will have you covered. By attending this highly engaging and interactive course, you will be guided through a road map that will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to create and implement a successful PR campaign.

Course Methodology

The course is designed to be interactive and participatory and includes various learning tools to enable the participants to function effectively and efficiently in a multilateral environment. The course is  built on four learning pillars: concept learning (lectures and presentations), role-playing (group exercises), experience sharing (roundtable discussions) and exposure to real-world problems and solutions.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • List and define PR concepts and differentiate between PR and advertising
  • Create and implement a PR plan
  • List contributions of PR campaigns to strategic management
  • Manage a crisis using PR
  • Explain the importance of organizational and corporate image
  • Measure PR effectiveness

Target Audience

PR officers and any other key personnel involved in creating and enhancing a positive image for their organization.

Target Competencies

  • Planning and organizing
  • Leading and directing
  • Analyzing and evaluating
  • Inspiring and building rapport
  • Communication skills

Location:

South Africa

Training Dates:


Training Schedule
Duration
1 Week
2 Weeks
3 Weeks
Month
Option A
Option B
Option A
Option B
Option A
January
13 - 17 Jan
27 Jan - 31 Jan
6 - 17 Jan
20 Jan- 31 Jan
13 Jan - 31 Jan
February
10 - 14 Feb
24 Feb - 29 Feb
3 - 14 Feb
17 Feb - 29 Feb
10 Feb - 29 Feb
March
10 - 14 Mar
23 - 27 Mar
2 - 13 Mar
16 - 27 Mar
9 - 27 Mar
April
6 - 10 Apr
20 - 24 Apr
30 Mar - 10 Apr
13 - 24 Apr
6 - 24 Apr
May
6 - 10 May
27 -31 May
29 Apr - 10 May
20 - 31 May
13 - 31 May
June
8 - 12 Jun
22 - 26 Jun
1 -12 Jun
15 - 26 Jun
8 - 26 Jun
July
6 - 10 Jul
20 - 24 Jul
29 Jun - 10 Jul
13 - 24 Jul
6 - 24 Jul
August
10 - 14 Aug
24 - 28 Aug
3 - 14 Aug
17 - 28 Aug
10 - 28 Aug
September
7 - 11 Sep
21 - 25 Sep
31Aug - 10 Sep
14 - 25 Sep
7 - 25 Sep
October
5 - 9 Oct
19 - 23 Oct
28 Sep - 9 Oct
12 - 23 Oct
5 - 23 Oct
November
9 - 13 Nov
23 - 27 Nov
02 - 13 Nov
16 - 27 Nov
9 - 27 Nov
December
7 - 11 Dec
14 - 18 Dec
30 Nov - 11 Dec
07 - 18 Dec
30 Nov - 18 Dec


Course Duration:

Unit Standard:

NQF Level:

Number of Credits:


Course Fees


Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website https://www.aaticd.co.za

NB:

When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.


Course Outline

  • PR recap
    • PR: definitions, concepts
    • Stakeholders in PR
    • The many components of PR
    • Key differences between PR and advertising
  • Creating and implementing a public relations plan
    • PR plan: definition and needs
    • Characteristics of a PR plan
    • SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats)
    • Target audience(s)
    • Goals (what we hope to accomplish)
    • Objectives (what needs to be done)
    • Key messages: simple and descriptive
    • Strategy (methods to accomplish objectives)
    • Tactics (deadlines and cost)
    • Timeline and responsibilities
  • Contributions of PR campaigns to strategic management
    • PR and strategic management
    • Taking a strategic approach
    • What can PR accomplish
    • Environmental scanning
    • Internal and external environment
    • Managing issues
  • Crisis management using PR
    • Defining and identifying a crisis
    • Remembering the rules in a crisis
    • Phases of a crisis
    • The disclosure principle
    • The symmetrical communication principle
    • The relationship principle
    • The accountability principle
  • Importance of the organizational image
    • Public opinion (attitudes, opinions, actions)
    • Building the organizational image
    • Variables of managing the image
    • Image and reputation management
    • From identity to reputation
    • Relationship management
  • Measuring PR effectiveness
    • Purpose of evaluation (output, outcome)
    • Evaluating (process and goals)
    • Matching objectives and results
    • Measurement (production, exposure)
    • Weaknesses of the traditional approach
    • Measurement techniques