The Role And Extent Of Public Relations In A Company (a Case Study Of Premier Breweries Onitsha)

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ABSTRACT
The aim of this research was to find out what role and to what extent the public relations department of Premier Breweries Ltd Onitsha would play in trying to improve and maintain a good and cordial relationship between the organization and its internal and external publics through image promotion. The aim of every promotion in an organization as well as making the publics understand the importance of that organization. This falls in the folds of PR department of Premier Breweries Onitsha, makers of Premier lager beer, Master larger beer and malt. It carried out this important role in order to meet the organization objectives. The purpose of the study was to prove or disprove this assertion about the organization using three communities-Onitsha, Oko and Nkpor. These communities were for its external publics interviews were used for the public relations department. Research questions were raised to prove or disprove findings. Finally, after findings have been made, the research suggested and recommended some solutions on how to ratify the problems facing the public relations department of the organization in carrying out its image promotional programmes.


INTRODUCTION
Background of the study
Many authorities have contributed immensely to the success of defining public relations. Some scholars believed and wrote on it as an act (deed) representing a group or organization.
Public relations is a deliberately planned and sustained effort to establish and maintain mutual understanding between an organization and its publics. British Institute of public relations (IBPR).
According to Roger Hayward as quoted by Adegoke (2001:1) says that public relations is the propagation of the personality of the organization. This states the importance of communication between the organization and its public. Roger Hayward’s definition has something to do with the British Institute of Public Relation’s (IRPR) definition because of both state the duty of public relations officers in promoting, projecting and representing the organization and at the same time relating with the publics of the organization both the internal and external publics. Public relations project the management personality of which the public relations department represents, through their activities with the use of their perspective tools (i.e. print and electronic media).
The aim is to create favourable atmosphere between an organization and its publics.
Sam Lack (1962:62) asserts that public relations involve anything that is focused, improving and enhancing the flow of communication between institution and its publics.

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