A candid, engaging, and refreshingly straightforward guide to deconstructing and effectively implementing one of the most powerful yet misunderstood management functions of the modern age: public relations.

More than a century after it entered the business lexicon, the brand – and market – building potential of PR is still barely tapped into. Why? Because if business leaders don’t understand, at a fundamental level, how PR contributes to the bottom line, they’re unlikely to invest in it.

In this guide, award-winning PR strategist and teacher Shonali Burke sets the record straight about the power of PR, showing you how – when done right – it is by far the most effective way to build trust with your audiences and, as a result, transform your brand’s position, thought leadership, and market share.

In this guide, you will learn:

  • How to connect PR to business goals from the get-go
  • How to write a PR strategy that makes business sense
  • How to humanize your business by telling data-driven stories
  • What The 7C Social PR Framework™ is and how to use it
  • How to identify and work with influencers who matter… including the media, and
  • How to measure PR, so you can truly capture its value

Shonali channels her 20+ years’ experience working with some of the most beloved brands in the world into this guide, which is extensively illustrated with anecdotes and use cases from a wide range of industry and business leaders. Whether you’re a new professional or seasoned leader, this guide will become your trusted roadmap to developing and implementing your winning PR strategy.