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The difference between PR and advertising

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Forbes: Advertising is paid media, public relations is earned media.

This means you convince reporters or editors to write a positive story about you or your client, your candidate, brand or issue.  It appears in the editorial section of the magazine, newspaper, TV station or website, rather than the “paid media” section where advertising messages appear.  So your story has more credibility because it was independently verified by a trusted third party, rather than purchased.

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