I read a story this week that the Government is going to slash red tape to get more water infrastructure going, which I think means that they are going to build more dams, which will infuriate the greenies, but please the farmers provided that some of that wet stuff falls from the sky to fill up the aforementioned dams.
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Research is beloved by the media as a means of providing an insight into the attitude of the public to a topic of current news interest.
Sometimes it can also provide a sample of the attitude of a specialist niche audience that would be hard to reach unless you have special access.
The song “Everything old is new again” was written by Peter Allen and Carol Bayer Sager and was first released in 1974.
The same sentiment can be applied to many of the functions we perform in public relations today and how we did it in the ancient times when I first came into the game.
There is no doubt that the Internet has revolutionised public relations and what we do today, but when I first started in PR it wasn’t a total desert.
What makes a perfect client for a public relations consultant like me?
Sure I could be serious and trot out the need to set realistic objectives, communicate a message, have a good story to tell, news is news and all that stuff, but I usually take the light-hearted approach and say this:
“My perfect client is a benevolent dictator, who agrees with my point of view and has an unlimited budget”.