A.M. Highlighter: 10 ways you know you work in PR


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December 20th, 2013

You have so many business cards from random people trying to “network” with you, you could probably make wallpaper out of them.

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The words: impact, growth, well-positioned, solution, social, and user experience are used in conversation so much they’ve lost their meaning.

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A client made you cry today.

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You haven’t seen you’re family, significant other, children, or friends in days because you essentially live at the office. 24 hours news cycle.

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You know just the right amount of liquor it takes to enjoy a networking event without looking sloppy.

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Your colleague called at 4:30 in the morning while you were sleeping to panic about something. Time to get up.

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The one time a reporter’s voicemail was as follows: if you are an out of state PR firm please do not leave a message we will not return your call.

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You just found out one of your coworkers is leaving to work at another agency but you can’t say anything because it’s going to be a huge PR nightmare and scandal.

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That article you’ve been working out just came out and as you read it, it gets worse and worse. Is this reporter illiterate? Time for wine.

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When your client and management set unrealistic goals for you; suck it up, work it out, call that outlet one more time.

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