Are you familiar with American pop culture movies like: The Devil Wears Prada or Jerry Maguire? Not a clue? No worries. Order an Old Fashioned cocktail at your favorite mixology bar (preferably with Rye Whiskey, skip the cherries) and let’s dive in. Many people will not admit that they may have a vague understanding of what Public Relations is or what PR can offer. In short, a Public Relations Agency operates to shape the consumer perception of a brand, including all products and services under the brand umbrella. Public Relations has an immediate goal to mutually position the organization and the public. Creating a positive predisposition in the public, the measure of success for a PR Agency is popular support and proof of expressed opinion.
Popular culture is dynamic and the shift in how we consume information is exponential. For example: virtual reality, augmented reality, reality TV, and social media are relentlessly influencing common opinions daily across the world, 24 hours a day! Shifting faster into the future, how we consume information and how fast we process data rapidly approaching from many devices is the question business leaders must answer on a global scale. Many companies are reinvesting precious time to research and develop PR strategies that directly affect their bottom line, yielding greater margins to attain a healthier ROI.
Public Relations is one of the most effective ways to build an effective marketing strategy. Have you ever wondered about who creates a brand message or who is responsible for developing the aesthetic of your favorite products? The most popular and outstanding brand campaigns focus on the lifestyle consumers can achieve if they are welcomed into the ecosystem of the brand, whereas the product is not the focus; the user experience becomes the product. PR Agencies offer an objective perspective with valuable insight in this regard. PR is the force creating the “buzz” that equates to brand awareness once the message has reached the targeted market.
Lastly, Public Relations Agencies are the catalyst for a brand to achieve credibility. No matter the industry or vertical, the customer is always first. A customer’s experience is the first example of Public Relations. Whether they have a good or bad experience, other people will know about it through word of mouth. In fact, a firsthand experience outweighs traditional branding methods and is vital to gauge while scaling or maintaining a positive reputation for any business. So how does a company that wants to stay in business establish or build a reputation to drive brand loyalty? This is the value of a Public Relations Agency, whereas the partnership of the PR Agency is to fill a role that will in effect develop trust within the industry for potential growth for the business. Typical examples are: leadership events, influencer events, and large networking functions.
Public Relations Agencies are strategic partners, professional advocates, and ambassadors that echo your company's voice to reverberate through the largest megaphone in the world; reaching untouched consumers in a unique, organic way.