What’s the difference between advertising and PR?

For almost anyone not in the advertising or public relations fields, the two might sound like the same thing. I’ll be the first to admit that until recently, I didn’t fully understand the difference myself. These two industries are in fact very closely related, and often work hand-in-hand, as I’ve seen at the agency I intern for that offers both services. As an ad major, I often get asked about the difference between advertising and PR, so I created a quick video explaining the difference between the two. Let’s see if it lines up with what your thoughts are:




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