Public relations versus publicity: What sets PR apart

Public relations and publicity are often used interchangeably. It’s an error worth correcting. Although PR and publicity are related, they are not the same thing. Here’s Merriam-Webster’s definition of publicity: · Something that attracts the attention of the public. · Attention that is given to someone or something by newspapers, magazines, television news programs, etc.…

PR is More than Media Relations

For too many people, including most in the news media, PR is synonymous with media relations. I think we’d be better off dropping the term public relations/PR entirely and calling our field “strategic communications.” But I’ve been saying that for years. No luck so far.

Mark Tosczak
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Business is entropy. You are gravity.

Steve McKee Business is entropy. You are gravity. “If it wasn’t for me this place would fall apart.” Admit it. You’ve said that, or something very close to it. Sounds pretty arrogant. But it’s also true–more true than you may realize. There’s a reason that, over the course of an average decade, more than half…