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An Introduction to Public Relations (PR)

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An Introduction to Public Relations (PR)


Overview (2-day Workshop)

This two-day course offers an intensive introduction to PR in all its forms. The introduction to PR course looks at the principles and practice of public relations in the modern media environment using a mixture of presentation, seminars and practicals. It looks at how social media and online campaigns is now an essential part of the PR mix.

This course is for anyone who wants to get up to speed quickly on the fundamentals of public relations. Suitable for those involved in PR full time or for other executives who want a better understanding of how PR works.


Why trust us?

We understand what makes a media success. As the national news agency for the UK and Ireland, our client list includes every national news provider across TV and radio, as well as every national newspaper.

PA Training is Europe’s leading company for journalism, multimedia and public relations with courses delivered by thought leaders at the forefront of innovation.


Course Outline


What is PR? Definitions and examples of how PR works and why it sometimes fails

  • How we define PR and why it’s important to understand the principles
  • Different types of PR: from event management and public affairs to experiential and social media
  • Differences between PR, marketing and advertising, and how digital and social media campaigns are blurring the lines between them


Tools and channels – different ways of delivering effective public relations

  • What tools are available?
  • What are the pros and cons of each PR tool?
  • Best practice in deploying different tools & techniques


PR planning, how to develop a campaign

  • Identifying the audience and finding routes to reach them
  • Three-stage strategic planning & four-stage PR planning
  • How research and analysis relates to evaluation


How to measure the value of your PR

  • Why evaluation is the Achilles heel of the PR industry and how social and digital are becoming essential elements of measurement
  • Different types of traditional evaluation, ACE, AVE, OTS, media and audience analysis tone, message, sentiment and impact
  • Advanced evaluation – intermediary and target audience effects


Press Releases, the good, bad and the ugly

  • Understanding the role of the press release in media relations
  • Assessing value and impact of a press release
  • Why some press releases work and some don’t


Media relations in action

  • Understanding media and what journalists are looking for
  • Using national media for PR – the how and why
  • Tricks of the trade, surveys, expertise, thought-leadership


How to deal with the press and what makes news?

  • What journalists are looking for from PR practitioners
  • How to build media lists and target journalists
  • Building a deeper understanding of your target media


Tips for interviews and crisis management

  • Do’s and don’ts of press interviews
  • What journalists want from PRs
  • How to deal with bad news and the basics of crisis management


Recent Feedback


"Very engaging. Real-life case studies coupled with theories and principles made for a better understanding and learning experience. Thoroughly enjoyed Andy's teaching style and having his experience."

- Islamic Relief UK


"A very good overview of PR practises and principles and the differences between marketing and PR. Understanding all the tools available in PR and how they are used for various communications. I now have a better understanding of journalists and media."

- Equistone


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How do I get to the event?

Our courses are held at PA Training’s facility in Monument, central London and is just a few minutes’ walk from Monument tube station.

London Bridge, Bank, Tower Hill and Fenchurch Street stations are also close by. You can find us on the map, here.


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Northern & Shell Building

10 Lower Thames Street

London EC3R 6EN

What are the course timings?

All courses start at 9:30 am and finish around 5:00 pm.


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