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  1. Phyllis Ershowsky
    September 4, 2009 @ 4:45 pm

    I can’t wait to share this with my PR students next week — this is exactly what we have been discussing: the importance of PR as a management function with an emphasis on positive relationships with an organization’s key publics and community. I too had the pleasure of hearing Eugene Campbell speak at the FPRA conference — it was enlightening and inspiring. This article expresses such important points — and the basis for a great discussion for next week!

  2. Deirdre
    September 4, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

    Hi Phyllis, thank you for your comment! I was very impressed with Eugene Campbell and Disney’s community efforts. I’m happy you are sharing this post with your class because we need to emphasize how PR is a management function and the positive relationships that result from our efforts. And, whether it’s Disney or another brand, there are so many! Let me know how your discussion goes 🙂

  3. Ann Marie van den Hurk, APR
    September 8, 2009 @ 2:43 am

    I was tempted to join in on the Twitter discussion, but couldn’t bring myself to without coming across as snarky. What concerns me about shows like this is it cheapens and trivializes the public relations profession. In an age of proving value of our profession, a show such as this does nothing to advance the field. As experienced professionals, we both know public relations is more than glam, but a lot grit and hard work. Not everyone can “do” PR nor should everybody. I’m glad you focused on good PR and the professionals behind it.

  4. Deirdre
    September 8, 2009 @ 1:45 pm

    Ann Marie, thank you for your thoughtful comment. I especially agree with what you stated about the grit and hard work and you’re right not everyone is cut out to be a public relations professional. At a time when we are working hard to prove the value of public relations it is a concern that there are programs and people that could possibly undermine that value. That’s why I wanted my post to draw out more of the good, so despite the shows or the less than favorable editorial, we stand strong and show our true worth!

  5. Nicole G.
    September 22, 2009 @ 7:40 pm

    There must be some way to show this Kim Kardashian so that perhaps she can see that she is doing more harm than good. That PR is not just a passtime that anyone can partake in, that it is actually an art.

  6. Deirdre
    September 23, 2009 @ 12:13 am

    Nicole, I agree with you that PR is an art (and also a science). If Kim is monitoring properly then she would have seen all of the tweets regarding the show. Let’s hope these concerns are taken into consideration. Thanks!!

  7. Soo Loterbauer
    February 5, 2010 @ 12:17 pm

    Very good article. I’ve found your blog via Bing and I’m really happy about the information you provide in your posts. Btw your blogs layout is really broken on the Kmelon browser. Would be really great if you could fix that. Anyhow keep up the good work!

  8. Deirdre
    February 5, 2010 @ 1:02 pm

    Hello Soo! Thanks for the feedback on my blog. Glad you find the information helpful 🙂 I’m not sure why the layout is broken in that browser but I will definitely look into how to fix this.

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