A few weeks ago on #journchat, we were asked for the definition of PR 2.0. I offered up “connecting your story to your community using today’s social media tools and technology.” Of course, I knew that I would get dissension on that because I was “forgetting” the professional media.
I didn’t forget the media — I just think that many people, especially those outside of PR (and sometimes those inside), forget that public relations has many parts and media relations is just part of the whole. A PR person can work in media relations or investor relations or analyst relations or community relations or customer relations (although this more often is the purview of customer service folks, there is a PR aspect of it), employee relations and a host of other areas. PR people also work in corporate strategy, marketing communications, or research, among others. You even get PR people specializing in blogger relations or social media, or dare I say it, PR 2.0.
It’s almost too bad that community relations is “taken” by the folks who focus on things like civic responsibility and socially conscious programs with a “good citizen” slant — I think it would be a great title for PR people who use social networking tools to interact with their communities online.
How do you define PR 2.0?