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Posts Tagged ‘Canadian Public Relations Society’

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Wins PR Award for Being Awesome

20140306_C9610_PHOTO_EN_37641We generally don’t post on awards announcements here at PRNewser because 1) we don’t have the resources to give out our own awards and 2) that’s kind of your job.

In this case, however, we will make an exception because Chris Hadfield is the world’s coolest astronaut (apologies to Sandra Bullock).

The Canadian Public Relations Society gave its President’s Award for Outstanding Public Relations and Communications Management to former-Commander-now-Colonel Hadfield yesterday. Why?

For bringing media attention to the Canadian Space Agency and the International Space Station, of course.

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PR Groups Collaborate to Redefine PR

The PRSA has teamed up with 10 other PR organizations including the National Black Public Relations Society, the Arthur W. Page Society, and the Canadian Public Relations Society on a campaign, “Public Relations Defined,” which seeks to develop a modern definition of “public relations.”

The campaign got a write-up in today’s New York Times, with Stuart Elliott pointing out that previous attempts to define PR failed, leaving this: “Public relations helps an organization and its publics adapt mutually to each other.”

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