PR in Newspapers and Magazines

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Believe it or not Magazines are still very relevant in getting information out to the Public. One of the most popular PR mediums is print. It makes total sense to secure a place in a popular magazine and newspaper because it’s guaranteed exposure. Think about the placement of such forms of media. Very often, you can find a stack of newspapers and magazines at the checkout counters of your local grocery stores and major merchants such as Walmart and Meijer. Picking up a magazine or newspaper and simply skimming through the book has become a well know “passtime” even if consumers don’t buy the media your product or service will still get the attention you anticipate.

On the other hand, newspaper may lose its place in PR a lot faster than other print media sources. It won’t be a part of the Norm forever. As long as newspapers are around, press releases will be sent to them. It’s just the way the industry works but as technology advances and everything can be found within three clicks on a mobile device, newspaper may lose its place in the race. All it will mean for PR in newspaper in the future is it needs to adapt to the times

PR Ethics & Law

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Here is what we know, Public relations manages the flow of information between an organization and its publics. But it is much more than a one line defined term. It’s a communications discipline that engages and informs key audiences. For the aforementioned reasons Ethics should be the great differentiator between public relations and other professions. The Public Relations Society of America code of ethics are 6 specific core values; Advocacy, honesty, expertise, independence, loyalty and fairness. The commonalities in those values are that Public Relations should always serve immeasurable public good.

In order to shift public relations from perception to actual value it has to show a direct correlation to organization objectives, basically be aligned with the core values of the organization it represents. Emulate the highest standards of personal and professional ethics, and must always counsel their organizations and clients in an ethical direction. There is also the responsibility of bridging the gap between what is ethically just and lawfully so. Ethics tell us what we should do, while the law tells what we must do. For example, Public relations requires a lot of creative work and by copyright laws an Organization must ensure the work they produce is purely their own or give credit to the reference from which the information was retrieved. The most basic code in any public relations program is the duty to tell the truth. Abiding by professional codes of conduct helps improve the public’s trust in the PR profession and consequently helps your business’s public relations efforts. Read More

A day in the life of Managing PR

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Public Relations management is like a whirlwind of responsibilities. Public Relations is not limited to handling the public image of a organization or business. It ties into managing the daily appearance of the company or organization you are representing. Public Relation has direct ties to first and foremost the audience, all of those who will be watching the organization from the outside perception. Advertising is also a part of public relations, because advertising displays an image http://advertising.about.com/od/publicrelationsresources/a/managingpr.htm Effective communication with the public audience is also important. One must know all of the right things to say to create the most positive image for a business or organization .

Public relations management is not a easy task. Taking on such a role requires a professional that is fully equipt to wear many hats. https://www.mediamiser.com/resources/pr-glossary/public-relations-management-roles/It is one of the most important responsibilities and roles within any organization or company. It is all about building a brand! An effective Public relations team is a top priority. It must remain a top priority for longevity and success of any organization.

“Public Relations in the News” Blog:

As the world turns, so does public relations. Public relations was once leading in the industry for getting news out to the public through media sources such as the newspaper. As modern society progresses so did the way public relations industry is led. Public Relations was forced to make rapid changes in order to stay relevant and keep up with the rest of the world’s advancement.

Technological advancement has set out a new platform for  media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram  that came early in the 21st century. Are all easily accessible through the internet has changed the face of the public relations industry. Professionals in this field are now required to take part in these powerful societal forces to promote whatever organization they represent. Innovation and creativity in how they promote organization must always remain a top priority.

Reference:

Sietel, F. P. (2013) The Practice of Public Relations (12th Ed) Prentice Hall