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1[also treated as singular] The professional maintenance of a favourable public image by a company or other organization or a famous person:‘public relations is often looked down on by the media’[as modifier] ‘a public relations officer’‘a public relations exercise’
- ‘As its effective public relations officers, they were constantly in the line of fire.’
- ‘In this case, the inquiry is in danger of being seen as little more than a glorified public relations exercise.’
- ‘Still works in the city, too, in his own marketing and public relations business.’
- ‘They recruit professionals in media and public relations who can play the journalists at their own game.’
- ‘The codes can be more of a public relations exercise than a real guide to practical conduct for managers.’
- ‘As the city's first public relations officer Eric's job was to attract tourists to the region.’
- ‘The rest, he says, is straightforward public relations work on behalf of corporate clients.’
- ‘The public relations exercise attracted widespread media coverage for the airline at the time.’
- ‘It was, in effect, an intended public relations exercise to explain why the procedure had not proceeded according to plan.’
- ‘It was an online survey taken by public relations professionals in 52 countries.’
- ‘The university had hired a New York public relations firm to help reform its image.’
- ‘So now that the marketeers and public relations people have turned towards us - what are we to do about it?’
- ‘Next I asked him what kind of budget he had set aside for marketing and public relations.’
- ‘Her career goal is to be a corporate executive in a public relations or business consulting firm.’
- ‘Professional public relations companies have been hired to keep the image right.’
- ‘In recent years there has been a significant increase in both interest and expenditure on public relations activity.’
- ‘The use of public relations consultants, press officers and marketing companies has exploded.’
- ‘It appeared the previous day's roll-out was a carefully staged public relations exercise.’
- ‘Previously she worked for Nampost as a senior manager for public relations and corporate affairs.’
- ‘Now he has set up Notions, a marketing, public relations and property management company.’
- 1.1 The state of the relationship between a company or other organization or a famous person and the public:‘companies justify the cost in terms of improved public relations’
- ‘Over the years, Iftar parties have also evolved as platforms to improve public relations.’
- ‘I feel the police are missing a golden opportunity to create good public relations.’
- ‘Well, in terms of public relations, it has not been a good week for the White House.’
- ‘Of course, the aspiring star needs to take care of the public relations, and seize the opportunities.’
- ‘Ironically, his own troubles have coincided with New Labour's public relations fiascos of the past fortnight.’
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