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Friday, July 07, 2006

Still Not Getting It: Only 42 percent of public relations practitioners surveyed by the Dallas chapter of the IABC believe that media relations professionals should be expected to deal with blogger critics. Slightly more (46 percent) believe bloggers should be dealt with by customer relations departments. In other words, half of the PR people in Texas still don’t consider bloggers to be legitimate media. Hopefully they have CEOs or marketers or someone among their colleagues who’s thinking is not quite so mired in the 19th century.


  • At 10:28 AM, Blogger Leo Bottary said…

    What I find is people get hung up on the concept of bloggers versus journalists, media, etc. If we dropped trying to constantly make that distinction, then we might get people to start looking at bloggers for what they are - bloggers. They're growing in numbers and in influence, and if PR practitioners ignore them or any other parts of the my media movement, they'll be PR dinosaurs. And, it will happen to them before they know it.


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