|Yes, but what is PR?
Here's a little story that neatly illustrates the differences between PR, advertising and marketing...
If, at the end of a candlelit dinner, you tell a girl that you are fantastic in bed, then that's advertising. If you tell her she desperately needs a man, and you are the right one, then that's marketing. But if at the end of the dinner SHE says she's heard you're a great lover and please can she go to bed with you - then that's public relations!
With thanks to Michael Bland - although many similar versions of this tale appear on the web.