Public Relations

Essay by djdatnastyUniversity, Bachelor's March 2004

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Good public relations are key to the success of any business. A company must strive to make it stand out in its particular field. The media can be a very effective public relations tool if it is used right. A twenty first century company is not only going to need the ability to please their customers, but to delight them. In order to accomplish this goal, employees need to understand who the company is, and what it stands for. Not only do they need to understand these values, but also an employee needs to be committed to upholding them on an everyday basis. Every employee represents their company individually, and the impression that they give the customer is the perception that the customer will have of the company. This is something that many employees don't think about, or don't care about. Many fast food restaurants are good examples of this.

These companies are operated in such a manner that their employees don't have any pride, or satisfaction in what they are doing.

Another method is to create a distinguished history for a company. This would include how the company was started, who founded it, accomplishments and contributions, and other bits of information that would complement a company.

The media happens to be one of the most effective tools. There is a very strong love/hate relationship between corporate communicators and the media. On one hand, communicators need to get their messages out. The media also needs news to report. When communicators have a story that they want to get out, they want the media to give them as much attention as possible. There is another side to this story though. The media reports on subjects that are considered newsworthy. This includes stories that not only could be beneficial to business, but...