Discussion Question Week 6

How would you explain to your parents what public relations is?  Provide an example to help them understand.

Public relations is the practice of managing the flow of information between an individual or and organization and the public. Personally I think my parents would know this already but for the sake of the assignment i will comply. I would inform my parents with the fact that public relations may include an organization or individual to gain exposure to their audience using topics of public interest and news items that don not need direct payment. Now i would include and example such as the of the aim of public relations by a company often looked to by the public, partners, investors, partners, employees  and other stakeholders to maintain a certain point of view about it, example would be it’s leadership, product or its political decisions as well. Such things as public speaking  the winning of awards, working for the paper and communication with employees can be seen as activities of public relations. It is kind of like the Ronald McDonald House in which they bring a home to civilians that do not have one and in return they make a name for themselves.

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3 thoughts on “Discussion Question Week 6

  1. Jack,

    I found it funny that you were the only one to admit that your parents already know what public relations is. I really like your example of the Ronald McDonald house. I never thought about how that kind of helps counter act people’s bad image of McDonald’s as an unhealthy fast food restaurant. The Ronald McDonald house shows that they are trying to make a difference in the world and are attempting to improve their image in the public eye. Great work!

    Shelby Schroeder

  2. Jack,

    Good call on having some smart parents, also good call on complying with the assignment! Good examples and explanations, I found a lot of information that gave me a better understanding of PR.
    -Jimmy

  3. Jack, I liked you definition and how it even furthered my understanding of public relations. Even if your parents do know what PR is they can further understand as I did. Also you gave a great example with the Ronald McDonald House. That helped your explanation too. From, Marina

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