In 2013 the monitor researched topics like CEO reputation, crisis communication, international communication, communicating with digital natives and the influence and status of the communication function. The European Communication Monitor 2013 is based on responses from 2,710 communication professionals in 43 countries. Detailed analyses of the largest study on strategic communication and public relations (PR) worldwide are available for 20 countries and different types of organisations (companies, non-profits, governmental, agencies).
- CEO communication: every second organisations monitors CEO reputation
- Digital gatekeepers: employees/consumers more relevant than bloggers
- Social media skills: practitioners still report rather moderate capabilities
- International communication: solid structures/strategies often missing
- Crisis communication: 7 out of 10 professionals faced crises recently
- Status: 58% of PR pofessionals are optimistic about career perspectives
Background and credits
Ansgar Zerfass, University of Leipzig (GE) – Lead Researcher;
Angeles Moreno, University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid (ES); Ralph Tench, Leeds Metropolitan University (UK); Dejan Vercic, University of Ljubljana (SI); Piet Verhoeven, University of Amsterdam (NL)
Assistant researchers: Sophia Charlotte Volk, Ronny Fechner
Emanuele Invernizzi, Milan (IT), Valerie Carayol, Bordeaux (FR), Francesco Lurati, Lugano (CH), Finn Frandsen, Aarhus (DK), Øyvind Ihlen, Oslo (NO), Ryszard Lawniczak, Poznan (PL)
Organisers and partners
The ECM 2013 was organised by the European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA) and the European Association of Communication Directors (EACD), supported by sponsor Ketchum and media partner Communication Director magazine.