In the information age, an organization must communicate effectively with its audience. All too often, messages are sent hastily to large audiences. Because we are a global information society, misinformation carries significant repercussions: vague messages can create misunderstanding, lack of comprehension, and even antagonism. Time and again, a crisis or lack of resonance with key audiences is caused by a failure to communicate effectively. Good educational campaigns, however, speak clearly and persuasively to each audience.
More than ever, there is a need for sensitive and informed communicators who can explain the objectives and methods of organizations, individuals, and public officials to others in a responsible and effective manner. Sherwood Communications provides groups or individuals with the knowledge of public opinion and ways to communicate so that key audiences will listen.
Good public relations involves:
- Anticipating, analyzing, and interpreting public opinion, attitudes, and issues that may impact the operations and plans of the organization
- Counseling management at all levels in the organization concerning courses of action and communication, taking into account the public ramifications
- Ongoing research and evaluation of programs to enhance communication with key audiences
- Contact with the media or groups that will enhance the organization’s communication
- Developing media material that effectively delivers your message
- Managing the resources needed to perform the functions above