24 Things A PR Person Will Instantly Relate To

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Yah, this is PR sweetie darling. Mwah.

1. You accidentally start all real life conversations with ‘Hi, I hope you are well…’

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…and secretly hate yourself for it.

2. You’ve perfected the air kiss…

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…but still find it totes awkward.

3. All your friends think you’re a PA…

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…and you can’t be bothered to correct them.

4. You no longer believe anything you read…

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…putting everything down to a PR stunt.

5. Getting great coverage on a national newspaper website’s homepage…

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Like. A. Boss.

6. …and then seeing that it doesn’t include a live link to the client’s website.

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#sadface

7. Searching for a client on Google News after sending a big story…

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…and not finding any coverage.

8. When a journalist replies to your really dull email pitch to say they like it.

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Yeeeeeah.

9. Plucking up the courage to call a notoriously nasty journalist only to have them hang up on you.

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Ouch.

10. When a journalist calls you to ask for your help with a feature…

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BFFs

11. Realising you’ve just sent a release with glaringly obvious typos in to a massive list of contacts.

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#facepalm

12. People think your job is just like being Samantha Jones in Sex and the City, or Edina in Ab Fab.

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It isn’t.

13. Forgetting your phone when out of the office all day on a pitch and literally feeling like the world has ended.

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It could have ended, but you wouldn’t know because you FORGOT YOUR PHONE.

14. Seeing a client’s competitor in an article that the journalist promised your client would be appearing in…

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Scan, scan, scan, NOPE!

15. …and then explaining to your client why they didn’t make it in.

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Next time, we promise.

16. Sending an excellently written press release to a client and them sending 126 tracked changes back.

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Awesome, thanks.

17. Preparing to send a weekly client report that’s still totally empty at 3pm on a Friday.

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Brace yourself.

18. When you convincingly pitch a complex client to a journalist, despite not understanding what you’ve just said.

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Nailed it.

19. Your nan always asks why your name isn’t next to your story in the paper.

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You kind of wish it was.

20. Your client tells you that despite coverage with live links on 50 websites, the campaign drove no traffic or sales.

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Now all we need is mind control.

21. You probably speak to journalists and your clients more than your actual friends.

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But that’s OK if it means you get coverage.

22. Losing the internet connection at crucial moments is like someone switching off your life support.

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How did we live before “online” existed?

23. Your phone constantly has less than 10% battery life, causing levels of distress similar to a pet dying in your arms.

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It literally hurts.

24. The heartbreaking moment you receive a ‘remove me from this mailing list’ email.

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We can change. We can be better.

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