A Changing Profession

Public Relations is a dynamic field with increasingly varied opportunities and roles.  From the days when one “in-house journalist” would write stories on behalf of a corporation, the field has rapidly grown and now whole departments and firms are devoted to specific activities like crisis management and investor relations.  This growth certainly has been as unpredictable as recent technological advances […]

Industry behavior in a recession

Public Relations is a fascinating and unique industry. As economic times turn tough, the industry responds differently than many others. When profits decline in some organizations, public relations is the first thing to go, but the industry trend seems to be just the opposite. As a whole, the industry has been resilient throughout economic tough times. Adapting to circumstances seems […]

Integrity of Public Relations Profession

Some of you may have read Andrew Cohen’s remarks that impugned the integrity of the public relations profession. In a June 1, 2008 commentary following publication of former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan’s book, Cohen, a legal analyst for CBS, made gratuitous allegations about the profession. “Show me a PR person who is ‘accurate’ and ‘truthful,’ and I’ll show […]