How do you define public relations?
You see a LOT of definitions about public relations, and not just a few barbed quotes.
Merriam Webster defines it like this:
The business of inducing the public to have understanding for and goodwill toward a person, firm, or institution
That’s pretty good. I kind of like this quote, too — it’s a little negative, but then it’s not too far off, honestly:
Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations. — George Orwell
Then PR Newswire posed the question on Twitter … and created a presentation of the results. Check it out:
How do YOU define public relations?