As a public relations professional, it can be challenging to explain to others what our job entails. While the core of our PR activities basically remains the same, the expanding role of a PR pro requires new skills to navigate the changing landscape that technology and social media have created. Not only are PR professionals responsible for updating their own set of skills, they are sought after by senior executives to revolutionize their companies from inside out with innovative ideas, proving this to be a very good time for communication professionals to insert their authority into the larger corporate picture.
In this week’s PRSA “Friday Five” post — an analysis of the week’s biggest public relations and business news and commentary — we explore how various public relations functions are evolving and presenting new opportunities for professionals to develop more intuitive skills. We will also look at how communicators are playing a more dynamic role, offering counsel to their senior constituents and reshaping business as usual to better connect with existing clients.