Marketing and Public Relations – Working Together

Marketing Public Relations: Marketing and public relations are both used to “promote” a person or a business. They go hand in hand. The key is to reach the target audience, people that are likely to be interested. Constant research is needed to keep up with the latest demographic info. Marketing managers work closely with public relations specialists to help a business reach the public.

The marketing department handles monetary matters. They will handle matters such as advertisements. Advertising costs money. The marketing department plans on how the ad dollars will be spent. Through strategic planning and ongoing meetings with other parties that are involved, decisions are made and the public relations may or may not be involved in such decision making.

If you are a company that would like to promote special offers, it is important that the public is aware. Nobody is going to know about it to give you business if they do not know about it. Through marketing, dollars will be spent in areas such as print advertisements. You might want to invest in banners or the local newspaper. The marketing managers will help find the best venue for you.

The public relations department keeps in touch with the public. Your company’s public image will be created through them. They can make or break you. If you are a new owner of a restaurant that just opened in town, consider hiring a PR specialist to find ways to gain “publicity”. Together with their marketing team, they will find the best solution for you.

They will be constantly doing research to keep up with the latest info on everything. It is extremely important to be knowledgeable on every aspect. Know the competition, know who the target audience is, know the latest trends, etc. Together, the marketing team and public relations department will work together to promote and publicize your business. And let’s not forget how important marketing and publicity is for reaching the target demographic.

Marketing managers and PR specialists usually find work in dealing with newspapers, magazines, radio, television, etc. They may deal with the press, making public speeches, so good communication skills are very important. It is equally important in working with each other to exchange all the vital info to successfully help promote your business.

If you are working for a local sports magazine in the marketing department, you will often times, be working side by side with a public relations specialist. If you have clients that would like to go into a professional sport, “publicity” is important. The PR people handle the publicity part. Your job will be to handle how the dollars will be spent in the promoting process.