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PR Problems? What they are, and what they aren’t!

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I read articles that talk about a company having a PR problems multiple times every day.  Most of the problems that are described aren’t. They’re operational problems; reputation problems; ethics problems.  They might be a problem that the communications department within the organization but they’re not public relations problems. That’s not to say that thereContinue Reading

The Traditional public relations business model doesn’t work

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The PR industry is hiding a dirty little secret that it doesn’t want you to find out about.  Don’t tell anybody I told you… but the traditional PR ‘sausage factory’ of client win… press release… e-mail/wire distribution… media outreach… interview… coverage… product release… press release… email/wire distribution… media outreach… interview… coverage… [repeat to fade] doesn’t work anyContinue Reading

Is PR Dead?

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A few weeks ago I read a piece in PR week by former Edelman EMEA CEO Robert Phillips pronouncing that public relations is dead.  It’s something I’ve long said and Robert made some very valid points: “PR is dead.  Its business model, dominated on the consultancy side by bloated networks selling bureaucracy over transformation and generalists over deepContinue Reading