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Myths of PR

Myths of PR

All Publicity is Good Publicity and Other Popular Misconceptions

Rich Leigh


A fascinating book that presents a critical examination of PR by exploring some of the most interesting, widely-accepted myths that permeate the industry.

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About the book

Myths of PR: All Publicity is Good Publicity and Other Popular Misconceptions uses popular myths about the theory and practice of public relations as a vehicle for helping startup owners, brand marketers, communications practitioners and students to distinguish between fads and tried-and-tested PR practice. Its purpose is to shatter widespread misconceptions about PR, and grant readers insights into why these myths have endured in spite of clearly demonstrable evidence to the contrary.

By exploring topics that readers will relate to (though many might frequently misunderstand), Myths of PR will shed new light on essential PR methodology. From the assumption that PR is a never-ending party, propagated by the way the industry is shown in the media and entertainment, to more potentially damaging misconceptions such as the often-repeated 'all publicity is good publicity', it is an engaging, anecdotal read that offers authentic insights into the reality of PR practice from one of the brightest and most exciting young communication experts in the UK.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 02: PR is all spin;
    • Chapter - 03: PR can’t be measured;
    • Chapter - 04: All publicity is good publicity;
    • Chapter - 05: Press releases are dead;
    • Chapter - 06: The press ignore good news;
    • Chapter - 07: You have to pay to succeed on social media;
    • Chapter - 08: PR is glamorous;
    • Chapter - 09: Calling the media is a no-no;
    • Chapter - 10: You can make something go viral;
    • Chapter - 11: You have to be an extrovert to succeed in PR;
    • Chapter - 12: PR is a silver bullet;
    • Chapter - 13: Good products market themselves;
    • Chapter - 14: The more you pay, the better the PR job done;
    • Chapter - 15: The relationship doesn’t matter;
    • Chapter - 16: PR results are instant;
    • Chapter - 17: Conclusion

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749479596
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd April 2017
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 224 pages

About the Author

Listed in PR Week's 29 under 29 list and named one of 'the brightest young social media communicators' in the UK, Rich Leigh has a rich and varied PR background, having led award-winning campaigns and accounts at digital agency 10 Yetis and consumer agency Frank PR. He now runs Radioactive PR, working with brands big and small, as well as a range of personal PR clients. Rich Leigh created PRexamples.com, dedicated to the best in up-to-date PR stunts and campaigns. He also co-founded blogger outreach service bloggabase, used by brands including Disney, Ralph Lauren and Tesco.

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