Less-Than-Flattering Quotations on Public Relations

On February 5, 2008, in public relations, by Barbara Nixon

“Public-relations specialists make flower arrangements of the facts, placing them so that the wilted and less attractive petals are hidden by sturdy blooms”
– Alan Harrington

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.”
– Daniel J. Boorstin
“All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.”
– Harry S Truman
“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.”
– Richard Feynman


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