M.A. in Public Relations
Public Relations & Advertising
Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts
Fulginiti, Anthony J.
home economics, family and consumer sciences
Public relations--New Jersey; Professional associations--Public relations
Public Relations and Advertising
The purpose of this project was to create a public relations plan to help promote wide acceptance of the name change, Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and a better understanding of the profession's future in New Jersey among its members. For non-Association members, awareness of the name change and its ramifications are the goals.
A scientific random survey of approximately 10 percent of Association members in November 1995 revealed an almost equal split in opinion about the name change among those questioned.
When most of the membership understands the benefits of the name change, the feeling will become more favorable. At that time, promotion to audiences outside the association will be much more effective and successful. The plan targets both internal audiences and specialized publics, such as legislators and school administrators.
Building a positive image and favorable feeling about the name change will occur with careful planning, continued effort, and influential communicators.
Strieter, Linda A., "A public relations plan for the New Jersey Association of Family and Consumer Sciences regarding the association name change and its impact on the profession" (1996). Theses and Dissertations. 2316.