Public Affairs

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1. Public Affairs refers to the building and development of relations between an organisation and politicians, governments and other decision makers.

Notes (1): The industry has developed over recent years and is normally considered a branch or sub-discipline of public relations (PR).

Notes (2): Public Affairs refer to those activities aimed at building up and maintaining informal relations with formal decision-makers. The informal relations are used to influence decision-making processes in the interest of the organization, its program and/or objectives.

Related Term: Public Relations

BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 5: Plan Development CL 1C: Foundation (CM)

BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 5: Plan Development CL 1CC: Foundation (CC)

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)