10 Signs You’ve Been Doing PR Without Even Noticing

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If you are reading this, chances are that you have your own brand or company, or even a side hustle that you’re trying to work out into a full-time gig. That’s why I created the Deskside, formerly the Daily Deskside. I saw that I was working with so many people trying to sell their products or build their brands, and had no idea what to do in terms of PR. Or what PR even was.

Whether you realize it or not, all of you do random things through out the day to keep your business afloat that involved some kind of realm of PR. I thought it might be fun to list some common things you do that involve PR without even knowing so you can get more of a sense of what PR is and how it works in your business. Plus…a couple of laughs!

You reach out to your own media contacts in hopes of establishing a relationship.

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You Google search your name or business almost daily to see if anyone has written about you.

Your in the midst of planning some kind of event or function for your business.

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You posted something on social media that got the wrong kind of traction…and you need to Olivia Pope this shiz ASAP!

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You are watching TV and reading every news story for possible pitch angles that might fit your business.

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You are playing final editor for every little piece writing that goes out into the world.

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Your friends and family can’t understand why you’re so busy…and you struggle to explain exactly what it is that you’re working on and how it affects your brand.

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Your inbox is full of press requests that you just haven’t gotten a chance to organize yet.

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You are surrounded by boxes of samples that you haven’t had a chance to send out yet.

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You’ve been answering questions all over social media and groups all day.

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