In the current complex and mediatized society, organizations constantly need to negotiate their legitimacy with various social actors to re-define their license to operate. Public legitimation happens in a communicative process, in which organizations and societal actors publically discuss the value of (ethical) organizational conduct for society. In this context, an analysis of the motivations, contents, and effects of organizations’ communication in terms of – amongst others – credibility, trust, transparency, and generally visibility is vital in several areas of corporate communication: leadership, corporate social responsibility and sustainability communication, ethical corporate communication, and agenda setting and -building, the role of the news media, etc. Visibility is a topic of concern for organizations both internally in terms of information visibility and outside of the organization – e.g., public visibility of employees as well as organizations in the media and transparency of their communication. At the same time, visibility is the basis of public judgments on organizations and their communication. The Corporate Communication program group studies the interrelations between communicative legitimation and visibility from the perspectives of communication intermediaries, organizations, and stakeholders in different contexts (internal and external; micro, meso, and macro) and in light of recent (technological) developments.