How to use PR effectively

This paper discusses how marketers can most effectively use PR. Earned media in general, and PR in particular, has often been seen as the poor relation as far as marketing communications is concerned.

How to use PR effectively

Joseph Clift and Roderick WhiteWarc

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Executive summary

Public Relations (PR) refers to actions undertaken by an individual or group to promote positive word-of-mouth about themselves. In the business world, PR is a crucial tool for corporate reputation management, whether it is used to defend a company against an internal or external crisis, or to build positive buzz about the firm's products or services. In marketing terms, it...

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