I had no idea this conversation would explode as it has. Without each of you commenting, RT’ing and Facebooking the like out of it, no way could we engage on a global scale about how to define public relations.
Thanks for the invite by Sharon Cain (@sharoncain) of Quest Public Relations in the UK where I’m a guest blogger today, “PR Is Taking A Beating; Why is That?” This post was written in the heat of the moment last Friday, March 4, when this blog blew up and my IT guy checked in to ensure the server was not on fire.
As a result of last week’s festivities (for those of you just checking in, the previous posts are still alive and kicking), the industry has united all in the name of positioning public relations to loftier status. As promised, I’ll be continuing this exploration here, and I’ll recognize my peers’ comments and definitions of PR so we can hone a digitally updated definition for the profession.
Meanwhile, I need to call out the amazing blog post written by Heidi Cohen “31 Definitions of PR” on March 8; amazing compilation, and she’s received mass amounts of attention for it, too. Congrats, on that, Heidi!
The comments on these posts are inspiring; the healthiest conversation I’ve ever seen and highly in-depth with intense debate at times, too. I encourage you to take a look at some during which PRSA stopped in and others offered suggestions about why/why not issues.
So, this has been a wild ride for me and a very stimulating and exciting one, too. I had not met 80 percent of you until the last week (that’s what’s so cool), and we’ll get some global perspective coming soon, too. I’ve exchanged a few invitations with some PR peeps in India who are interested in sharing some thoughts here.
So, thank you, ALL, for the …raderie. I bow to you.