Public Relations Manager
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Pay and Remuneration
Beginners get around Rs.2 lakhs in a PR agency. While payments in companies may vary a lot. Self employed PR professionals with good accounts can earn a lot.
Students with qualifications in public relations find employment in almost all sectors, companies and also with celebrities. Government departments, public sector companies, big private companies, hotels, political leaders, film-stars and private agencies offer many opportunities.
Dale Bhagwagar, PR Guru, termed as King of Spin by the media since 1997. Dale Bhagwagar has been instrumental in imaging and publicizing around a hundred celebrities including Hrithik Roshan, Govinda, Shilpa Shetty, Priyanka Chopra and films like Don and Rock On!! One of the most talked about film publicists in the world.
Mr Y Babji, Public Relations Officer, Khadi & Village Industries Board of Government of Andhra Pradesh, he worked with various other departments of the Government also. He had the unique opportunities to work with Ministers closely and participate in the policy making of the Government. As against the usual perception of the PR departments of the Governments, he brought in lot of innovations in his work and developed good communication models. He has been actively involved in the PR movement of India. In 2008 he was honored with the 'Best PR Manager' Award by PRSI.
A Day In Life
Usually PR managers put in long hours of work and do not follow a strict schedule. The days start early with discussions among the team members on the day’s schedule after browsing through the various media. Some time of the day is spent in either writing press releases, attending interviews or coordinating with the media for the space as per the plan. During crisis or while handling the bad press the PR managers spend more time and efforts in managing it and in editing etc of the communication. Generally PR professionals work on weekends also.
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