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Celebrity diplomats - strategic communication resources and mediators between the power, victims and the global public.

Mårtensson Govori, Arbenita LU (2018) SKOM12 20171
Department of Strategic Communication
Abstract
Public diplomacy activities and initiatives are adapting to new ways of strategic communication as the society and technology continues to evolve, the need of the organizations to spread information globally has made the public activities adapt to the new ways of communicating. The thesis is a critical discourse analysis of celebrity diplomats and how they are used to spread awareness about issues on global scale. Three case studies are analysed in depth. These are as follows; Angelina Jolie –I belong campaign, David Beckham – End violence against children campaign, and the Wonder Woman campaign. Transmedia engagement and mediatization helps to understand how the celebrities are used in different platforms sharing the same messages, and... (More)
Public diplomacy activities and initiatives are adapting to new ways of strategic communication as the society and technology continues to evolve, the need of the organizations to spread information globally has made the public activities adapt to the new ways of communicating. The thesis is a critical discourse analysis of celebrity diplomats and how they are used to spread awareness about issues on global scale. Three case studies are analysed in depth. These are as follows; Angelina Jolie –I belong campaign, David Beckham – End violence against children campaign, and the Wonder Woman campaign. Transmedia engagement and mediatization helps to understand how the celebrities are used in different platforms sharing the same messages, and what strategic communication resources the celebrities need to have to be able to advocate globally. (Less)
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The globalization and digital technique development offers strategic communication and management of communication opportunities and challenges. The landscape of communication has changed with new technologies and new actors coming into the political arena. These factors generate in the public sphere to have bigger influence on politics than before through social media channels - such as Instagram, Facebook, blogs, youtube etc. The challenges for organizations is to reach out to the global public in a coherent way, to reach the organizational goals and purpose. Celebrity diplomats are a way to reach to the global public, and are increasingly more involved in international affairs. Public diplomacy activities and initiatives are adapting to... (More)
The globalization and digital technique development offers strategic communication and management of communication opportunities and challenges. The landscape of communication has changed with new technologies and new actors coming into the political arena. These factors generate in the public sphere to have bigger influence on politics than before through social media channels - such as Instagram, Facebook, blogs, youtube etc. The challenges for organizations is to reach out to the global public in a coherent way, to reach the organizational goals and purpose. Celebrity diplomats are a way to reach to the global public, and are increasingly more involved in international affairs. Public diplomacy activities and initiatives are adapting to new ways of strategic communication as the society and technology continues to evolve. The need of the organizations to spread information globally has made the public activities adapt to the new ways of communicating.

The theories of strategic communication, mediatization and transmedia engagement are the basis for the research. The concept makes the changing complexity of the communication needs understandable, and gives insight in how the celebrity diplomats are used, and what resources they need to have to get through to the global public, by using different platforms when spreading messages. Three case studies are analyzed in depth, these are as follows; Angelina Jolie –I belong campaign, David Beckham – End violence against children campaign, and the Wonder Woman campaign. The thesis is a critical discourse analysis of celebrity diplomats and how they are used to spread awareness about issues on global scale. (Less)
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Mårtensson Govori, Arbenita LU
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SKOM12 20171
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Keyword: public diplomacy, celebrity diplomats, strategic communication, mediatization, media logic, transmedia engagement, critical discourse theory
language
English
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8934492
date added to LUP
2018-02-05 11:16:11
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2018-02-06 09:00:57
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  abstract     = {Public diplomacy activities and initiatives are adapting to new ways of strategic communication as the society and technology continues to evolve, the need of the organizations to spread information globally has made the public activities adapt to the new ways of communicating. The thesis is a critical discourse analysis of celebrity diplomats and how they are used to spread awareness about issues on global scale. Three case studies are analysed in depth. These are as follows; Angelina Jolie –I belong campaign, David Beckham – End violence against children campaign, and the Wonder Woman campaign. Transmedia engagement and mediatization helps to understand how the celebrities are used in different platforms sharing the same messages, and what strategic communication resources the celebrities need to have to be able to advocate globally.},
  author       = {Mårtensson Govori, Arbenita},
  keyword      = {Keyword: public diplomacy,celebrity diplomats,strategic communication,mediatization,media logic,transmedia engagement,critical discourse theory},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Celebrity diplomats - strategic communication resources and mediators between the power, victims and the global public.},
  year         = {2018},
}