A History of PR Laughs

With health care reform in shambles, the leader of Iran denying 911 ever happened, and Lady Gaga not in the news in the last five minutes, I decided I needed someone else to give me a chuckle for my blog.

So here are a few funny quotes related to PR:

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.
Daniel J. Boorstin

I think that Jesus had the best team of public relations officers ever assembled (12 disciples were at the core). While He walked the earth for 33 years, somehow his WOMM (Word of Mouth Marketing) has gone strong for about 2,000 years. He still makes headlines. When I did a Google news search for “Jesus” this was the top listing. So if Jesus “hired” some people to help with His public relations, then maybe we all need someone to be our own advocate.

Regardless of your political persuasion, you have to admit the Obama campaign got this right. His communications team had him “loving on” people in a way that made him the “hero” they needed in the midst of wars and a financial meltdown. Now that Obama is in his second year as president, the honeymoon is over, and has the same uphill battle that all presidents have faced. In recent news, the president now is in the “kicking” phase of his public relations campaign. He kicked out his social secretary for “crasher gate” and is “kicking” his fellow Democrats to push through health care reform.

The word “relation” is a pretty big part of the words “public relations,” and how the public relates to your image can determine your future and your success. Thanks to social networks and online media, your greatness and your garbage are easily exposed. So now more than ever should everyone be interested in “arranging their flowers.” I’d suggest petunias.