Long before press releases and hashtags, public relations existed, playing a vital role in the way organisations communicated. In ancient Rome, fight directors at the Coliseum fostered word of mouth recommendations of their shows, aware this provided a greater pull to the masses than graffiti proclaiming the times of future events. It is anecdotes and case studies such as this that make Caroline Black's new book an enjoyable read.
The handbook is billed as a complete introductory text to the world of PR. It provides those new to the industry and those looking to enter it with a full breakdown of the skills required to prosper as a PR professional and delivers an understanding of how PR operates and interlinks with the wider world.