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Marketing vs. Advertising vs. Public Relations: An Analogy

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Do you have trouble understanding what the heck the difference is between Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations? I know I certainly do. Here’s a quick analogy to help you differentiate:

If a young man tells his date she’s intelligent, looks lovely, and is a great conversationalist, he’s saying the right things to the right person — that’s marketing. If the young man tells his date how handsome, smart and successful he is — that’s advertising. If someone else tells the young woman how handsome, smart and successful her date is — that’s public relations.

Also, here’s some fun, dating-related graphics that’ll also help you differentiate.

Hello! I’m Tara, the author of this blog, and a self-professed wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

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About Tara Joyce

Hello! I'm Tara, the author of this blog, and a self-professed wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me. I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your monetary support.

3 Thoughts on “Marketing vs. Advertising vs. Public Relations: An Analogy

  1. gulliver on May 13, 2009 at 7:30 AM said:

    And, with graphics.

  2. Cait Gossert on March 7, 2012 at 7:47 PM said:

    Could you tell me who “Mike” is who said this quote? Thank you!

  3. It wasn’t an analogy that Mike wrote himself, he just shared it with me. It’s original source is unknown. I’m sorry I can’t be of more help.

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Marketing vs. Advertising vs. Public Relations: An Analogy

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