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Is Public Relations Modern Day Propaganda?? March 14, 2010

Filed under: Senior Seminar — kbixby1 @ 11:17 pm

This clip from You Tube states that PR is current day propaganda.  The man in the video is from the PR firm PR Watch.  In the video he states the not many people know about extremely large PR Firms and Advertising Firms.  Part of the reason is because public relations practitioners stay behind the scenes and manipulate news information and public opinion.  He also states that PR campaign development works to create and maintain public perception.  PR puts messages in the mouths of people we trust.  He states that almost sixty percent of the news is public relations.  Billions of dollars goes into the media, and PR works to use that money to advertise.  Being a Public Relations major, this type of public relations is on a level that I am unfamiliar with.  Although I am sure this type of PR exists, this type appears to be more likely in the next Blockbuster hit.  Whichever the case, check out the video and comment…curious to read what you think!

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