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Ten Ways to Know You’re in PR

February 23, 2010

My friends in public relations and I had fun compiling this list.  Which ones did we miss?

You Know You’re in PR When:

  • You can’t read a headline in the Wall Street Journal without wondering which PR firm was behind the story and how they pitched it.
  • There aren’t answers, just key messages.
  • You find yourself applying media relations training during an argument with your spouse.
  • No matter what their profession, everyone thinks they’re a writer when you ask them to fact check your press release.
  • You watch interviews over again with the sound off.
  • A client demands an announcement the day before they approve it.
  • Invitations for family parties read like press releases.
  • You armchair quarterback the communications plan for every public scandal.
  • No matter how much lead time you provide, nothing comes back until just before deadline.
  • You have 1001 ways to say “no comment.”

Please add yours to the comments!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Amy Armbrjster permalink
    July 26, 2010 2:49 pm

    Two enthusiastic thumbs up.

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