Public Relations Techniques That Work (Business Action by Jim Dunn

By Jim Dunn

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After serving in various exciting Army locations, Mr David Harold Peter Brown joined the Hotel Wonderful Group, where he held a variety of positions, culminating in his position as Manager of the 150-room Hotel Wonderful, Hong Kong, to which he was appointed on 3rd March and which has since won some awards from newspapers saying that it is excellent. The Hotel Splendid, Kuala Lumpur, has a hairdressing salon, newspaper kiosk, air-conditioning, an executive floor complete with books, a room for telexes, and S EC T I O N F I V E 45 where secretaries will lend help, hairdriers in every room, sauna and swimming pool, coffee shop and shoe-shine boys.

To help you in the selection process, here is a list of qualities, attributes and skills which, from experience, I believe are important in a good PRO: • An ex-journalist or media person who has had some working knowledge of the media, and who knows and recognises its needs, as well as the tricks of the trade • Someone who has an uncomplicated approach • A person with a neat and tidy mind – a lot of PR is tying up loose ends, and administration • • Someone who gets on well with people Someone who doesn’t mind being at the beck and call of the media for 24 hours a day – S EC T I O N T WO 19 the communications industry doesn’t work from 9-5 • Someone for whom nothing is too much trouble • Someone who can string several paragraphs together in their proper order to form an interesting story – lack of this ability is the major complaint from the media • Someone who doesn’t think he/she is God’s gift to the media • Someone with patience and common sense.

Many of the London consultancies with international links will tell you that their minimum fee currently is in the region of £35,000 plus expenses, while a mediumsized consultancy perhaps specialising in a particular industry will have a minimum retainer fee of about £20,000. You will probably meet a PR company that will be prepared to work for less than this. But beware: it will probably not have the expertise and will certainly restrict the amount of time spent on your work. The best way, of course, is to decide on your PR budget, tell your consultancy and demand to know what you get in return for this.

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