Archive for February, 2009

PR History

February 5, 2009

Hey World,

Today in class we talked about different eras in public relations history. The topic we had was the evolving practice and philosophy. The perception of public relations changed to a more consumer caring industry. More firms are concerned with their audience and how they are perceived by the public. Also, the role of women changed dramatically since the 70’s. In 1983, women became the majority of the workforce. Women make more money in pr than any other female dominated career field. We also talked about the emergence of new social networks such as facebook, myspace, and twitter as a mean of everyday communication. These websites serve as a way for people to talk and update each other on their lives. I never knew that public realtions as an industry has evolved so much from its beginning.