What is public relations? Most businesses are familiar with the concept of advertising and marketing – but public relations can be misunderstood. As a business, you know you need to let your customers (or stakeholders) know what you have to offer. So you might advertise to let customers know about your products, your prices, and where to buy. Sounds straightforward enough. So where does PR … Continue reading A snapshot of public relations
When you’re in the hospitality business, you want to take every opportunity to promote yourself. Right? Why then, this strange trend for new hospitality businesses to erect signs on their construction sites which don’t tell us anything at all? Lately, I’ve seen too many upcoming establishments share ‘watch this space’ and ‘follow us on social media for more’ messages on their temporary signs. They’re a … Continue reading Missing the signs
When I studied journalism at the University of South Australia in the late 80s/early 90s, one of the compulsory text was The Elements of Style by Strunk and White. It was my introduction to style guides and an early lesson in the value of having a touchstone when it comes to … how you write stuff. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you … Continue reading Got style?