Public relations is an exciting and dynamic field. It’s also very competitive, so if you are fortunate enough to land a job interview you want to make sure you’re well prepared. Since public relations is all about generating publicity and making a strong impression, you will have to do some PR of your own when […]
The Basic Difference between Marketing and PR A study of marketing and PR can clearly define the difference in a single word, “Scope.” The scope of marketing is based on business to customer relationships. The scope of PR is based on emphasizing the business name, brand and product or service offering. For some businesses, these […]
Hashtag PR campaigns can go either way. It’s a reality you have to embrace before you ever decide to embark on a very public conversation in a very flippant, off the cuff context. But, brands try it all the time. Some with great success, including Adidas UK, the WWE, Starbucks, and Taco Bell. Some, like JetBlue can look at their social media forays as a bit of a mixed bag. Others go completely off the rails. Looking at youMcDstories. The NFL’s #AskCommish campaign fits squarely in the latter.
And they are here — The estimated 2013 spending for public relations efforts in the United States is 11.33 Billion dollars, with current forecasts projecting an increase to 13.52 Billion by 2018. While those are staggering numbers, $283 billion is the estimated number spent on advertising in 2013. Just amazing numbers, which are available via IBIS World market research.
Lee Haney, bodybuilder and former Mr. Olympia once noted “PR is extremely important, and being able to use it in the right way means everything. You have to market your success.” And indeed while that has always been true and its always reinforced for me, a recent survey I read in Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine reconvinced me yet again (not a hard thing to do).
The Navy and Marine Corps believe they can shame sexual offenders and reduce others from following in their footsteps. Both military divisions will begin publishing their own versions of a sex offenders list on their home pages as part of an effort to crack down on sexual assaults. Interestingly, they intend to publish both convictions and acquittals.