[csaa-forum] Upcoming UNSW SAM Seminar: Roumen Dimitrov, “Strategic Silence in Public Relations”

Michael Richardson michael.richardson at unsw.edu.au
Thu Apr 26 09:05:04 ACST 2018

The paradox of silence in professional communications, including advertising and public relations.
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Strategic Silence in Public Relations
Roumen Dimitrov

When Tuesday 8 May, 3:30pm - 5pm
Where Cinema 327, Robert Webster Building, UNSW Sydney

Roumen Dimitrov will present some of the main theses from his new book “Strategic silence: Public relations and indirect communication” published in the “Routledge New Directions in Public Relations & Communication Research” series.

Michael Kent will respond with his take on Roumen’s argumentation.

The presentation and discussion will focus on the paradox of silence in professional communications, including advertising and public relations. How can we explain that, while practitioners use silence on a daily basis, academics have widely remained quiet on the subject? Why are they silent about silence? Silence is neither separate nor opposite of communication. It is neither bad or good. It could be both. The key is to understand silences and their strategic uses as forms of indirect communication. Discussed are various types of tacit strategies such as communicative and non-communicative, discursive and non-discursive, explicit and implicit silences. Strategies of silence may either disengage (silence) or empower the listeners letting them co-construct the meaning and take ownership of the message. It could be both sustaining and transforming. Research should critically articulate and deconstruct hearable silences but also positively identify their “hidden transcripts” reshape them into practical tools and weapons of struggle.


Roumen Dimitrov is Senior Lecturer in Public Relations and Advertising at the School of the Arts and Media, UNSW. He is currently working on the performatives of identity politics, European public diplomacy and strategies of noise and silence.

Michael Kent is Professor in Public Relations and Advertising at the School of the Arts and Media, UNSW. He conducts research on New Technology, Mediated Communication, Dialogue, International Communication, and Web Communication. Kent's theory of dialogic public relations is highly cited and an influential theory of public relations.

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Book Launch

Following the seminar, join us for the launch (with snacks and drinks) of Roumen Dimitrov’s book, Strategic Silence: The art and science of indirect communication

When Tuesday 8 May 2018, 6pm
Where The UNSW Bookshop<https://www.bookshop.unsw.edu.au/?mc_cid=1069644975&mc_eid=[UNIQID]>, UNSW Kensington

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Finding us
Robert Webster Building is located mid-way off the UNSW main walkway.
Map Reference G14. Cinema 327 is located on the third floor.
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