There appears to be a growing number of PR people on the InterWeb with ADD.
Rather than just discuss the changes taking place to PR in terms of new tools (e.g. blogs and podcasts) or practices (e.g. conversation) they have to give it a new moniker – normally a number. Why?
Use what works, watch whatâ€™s interesting and discard whatâ€™s irrelevant.
Now I see that PR Week is now pushing PR 3.0….. urrrghhhh.
Sorry I had to take a break there, I could feel the pressure growing in my brain and my chest tightening.
Now if we are going to use version numbers surely we should be doing this on something based on history.
PR 1.0 – Handing out coins to kids in the slums
PR 1.5 – Ivy Ledbetter Lee/Edward Bernays
PR 2.0 – Press releases
PR 3.0 – Radio
PR 4.0 – Television
PR 4.5 – Tabloid culture
PR 5.0 – The InterWeb
I’m not clear what the presentation is dealing with
What does it matter? What matters is our audience, our clients, our people, our tools (online and offline) etc. etc..
The number doesn’t matter, nor does the hype.
I know I post on this subject with boring regularity. This is probably Post 555.1 on the matter – but it’s OK, no one is listening…