Ways PR sneaks into your personal life

Public relations is much more than a nine-to-five job, but most of us wouldn’t change a thing. Here are tactics and behaviors that pop up spontaneously outside our cubicles and after client meetings.

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PR professionals spend lots of time writing emails, booking briefings and monitoring client coverage. Many of us love every second so much that we bring PR outside the office without realizing it.

If you use the phrases “follow up” and “brainstorm” outside work or set calendar reminders for hair appointments, then you know PR has permeated your everyday life.



PR pros are keen on organization—not missing deadlines and staying on top of big jobs are key in managing a team and yourself.

It’s a main factor in getting ahead and building a strong reputation among peers. Organization is a great skill, and observant PR pros notice when it follows them outside the workplace.

How many times have you set up a calendar invitation for a dinner date? Maybe you’re the designated planner for the weekend because your friends know you’ll stay on top of things.

Your knack for knowing the status of items and following through serve you well in your personal life.


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