Topic(s) of the Week

This semester the Introduction to Public Relations course is blogging every other week. Last week comments were made regarding blog topics to begin the semester and it is now time to blog.

There is something that draws everyone to pick their field of interest and public relations is no different.  This week we are going to focus on the portrayal of public relations to the public. Pick one of the following topics to begin your blogging journey.

  • What are some myths and preconceptions of the field of public relations? Why do you think they exist?

                                                                  OR

  • Analyze the portrayal of a public relations practitioner from a current movie or television series. (Consider the different public relations models.)

Even if you are not in the class, feel free to weigh-in on the topics above in the comment section.

Image courtesy of Flethcher Prince photostream in Flickr Creative Commons.

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  1. Some myths of the Public Relations career are that males are suppose to be dominate,PR is free advertising, publicity is only about press releases and conferences and it is easy to get publicity and attention of target audiences through the Internet. These myths and preconceptions have come about over time and through the media and word of mouth from people who are not educated in the Public Relations career. PR advertisements are only not free, but also take time and money to make, edit, edit some more and some more, approval and publication of advertisements takes time and money, as well. Next,Public Relations is more than press releases and having conferences. People in the Public Relations field should have a background in marketing, field related internships, creative abd critical problem solving skills, able to deal economics and business type issues.Lastly, getting the attention of targeted audiences is not as simple as it looks. People have their own beliefs, values and opinions and often want their way to be the only way. In this case, trying to pursuade and get feedback from audience members or participants can be more difficult than the public realizes.