Public Relations and Their Importance in the Growth of Civil Society Organizations in Macedonia

  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Marina Tuneva The Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia, Mitropolit Teodosij Gologanov, 54/2, 1000 Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Dejan Andonov, MA Institute of Communication Studies, Jurij Gagarin 17-1/1, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
Keywords: public relations, CSOs, strategic communication, image and reputation building

Abstract

The article examines the ways in which civil society and citizens can get connected through the communication practices of CSOs. The purpose is to explore how CSOs perceive, organize and coordinate their strategic communication and PR, to identify problems they encountered and to recommend ways of improving their communication practice. The article found out that two-way communication with the public is achieved by organizing different types of events, media relations and online campaigning. Still, there is an insufficient understanding of the importance of strategic communication and ‘ad hoc’ approach is usually used. The reasons are lack of human resources and finances. The implications of these findings are discussed in detail in the article.

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Published
2019-05-15
How to Cite
Tuneva, M. and Andonov, D. (2019) “Public Relations and Their Importance in the Growth of Civil Society Organizations in Macedonia”, Mednarodno inovativno poslovanje = Journal of Innovative Business and Management, 11(1), pp. 52-60. doi: 10.32015/JIBM/2019-11-1-6.
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Original article