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Introduction to PR and Communications


07 May 2024







This seminar is designed for those who would like to gain an understanding of everyday PR and communications activities.

The session covers defining PR’s role in the marketing and reputation mix, how to structure a  basic campaign and how to create a news story and sell it in to a journalist.

Event Type: Classroom

Address: Thistle Holborn, London, WC1A 2SD

Places available: 10

Places remaining: 7

Trainer: Ann-Marie Blake

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Event Overview

How attendees will benefit
Attendees will be able to:

  • Define PR and define where it fits in the marketing mix and what it can contribute to reputation
  • Structure a basic PR campaign, including targeting and evaluation
  • Identify the core range of PR tactics
  • Structure a news story and employ the key steps in calling a journalist

Who should attend
This course is aimed at junior level staff and is suitable for newly recruited graduates or for those moving on from an administrative role into a PR role.

It is advised that delegates who have attended/are scheduled to attend Making a PR Campaign Happen DO NOT attend Introduction to PR as well.

What attendees will learn:

  • What is PR, where does it fit in the marketing mix and how does it contribute to ‘reputation'?
  • The structure of the PR industry and its different styles and specialisms
  • What are the key elements of a PR campaign?
  • The importance of targeting and evaluation
  • What are the tactics available to PR practitioners?
  • What are the key elements of a great press release?
  • How to call a journalist - some top tips

Attendees will receive a course workbook at the start of the course containing all the key learning and exercises. This is completed during the course and then taken away by the attendee for future reference.