Paradigms of public relations in an age of digitalization: Social media analytics in the UAE

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Abstract

This study explores the uses of social media in public relations (PR) departments in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It seeks to lay the basis for understanding the place of social media in the UAE and to contribute to the analysis of the issue of social change in the PR offices. The chapter assesses the state of PR in the UAE in relation to global media and highlights needs in this area for both public and private enterprises. Presenting interview data taken from a cross section of 40 organizations throughout the UAE, it addresses perceptions of benefits, challenges, public acceptance, and future strategies of social media in relation to global SM as whole. It finds that barriers to the use and acceptance of SM in PR have mostly been lifted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Developments in Individual and Organizational Adoption of ICTs
PublisherIGI Global
Pages262-277
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781799830474
ISBN (Print)1799830454, 9781799830450
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 28 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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