Event Planning is simple but complex. It is simple because all the tasks required are very simple to execute. It becomes complex because once you get deep into the planning of the event you have tons of simple things to do but if any of these are neglected it can cause a crisis for your event. A simple item like a bottle opener missing at a fun day may through a damper on the event.
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A good place to start is the newspaper. Look at the newspaper's style and match it as much as you can. Editors like copies which they do not have to rewrite completely to use. Remember that the newsroom is one of the most busy places to work. As a journalist you are under pressure to produce quality articles for around the clock production.
The old debate continues, what is marketing and what is PR? Is PR not just a part of Mc Carthy's Marketing Mix? Check out Cutlip, Center and Broom for a full debate on this, however I would tell you that if you take pigs to market you would get some money for them, however if you don't take the pigs but get every one in the market to talk about how great your pigs are you create goodwill for the pigs and by extension a loyal demand.
Opportunities for Studies
In Barbados BIMAP offers an introductory course in PR that is taught by Sara Odle the PR Manager at Cable and Wireless. This is usually a three month course, running from April to June of each year and Sara being a seasoned practitioner is equipped with the knowledge to give students both an academic and practical business view on the topic. This is a good orientation for persons interested in a general knowledge of the area.
So you are interested in becoming a PR professional? My guess is that you were no good at Maths, could not bother with all the legal jargon, could not draw a straight line to save your life so you thought that your best bet was journalism. In doing your journalism studies you stumbled on PR and woolla you are here on my site.