There are many directions one can go in the Public Relations Industry. I have been given a very broad topic to present for my PR class at Southeastern University; “PR and the Government.” Fortunately, I was also given a team of two other students from the class to help break down the presentation into smaller and more distinct themes. The two topics I will be discussing are Lobbying and Election Campaigns.
To begin, the concentration of a lobbyist is to persuade legislators to make policies and laws that benefit the company that they are working for. This job is a Public Relations majors’ dream job.
The lobbyist is constantly communicating with people higher on the totem pole than them in order to increase their salary. Many times, lobbyist will agree to make a donation to a political campaign if a policy is passed. This small act of bribery is what makes the system rewarding for both parties.
These are just a few notes I have conjured up for the presentation. Lobbyist careers are based on persuading the policy makers to benefit their companies, while the policy makers benefit from the donations of the lobbyists and other organizations in order to have a succesful election campaign. Please feel free to comment with any thoughts, ideas or information you may have regarding these subjects.