When “public relations” could have (should have) been in the movies

This is not at all a serious post, so please don’t bother reading it if you are doing any academic or student research. (Speaking of which, what’s up with all of the recent searches that keep landing on Toni’s “Tylenol” case study post?) On the other hand, if you are looking for a mental break and a laugh….
…please be advised that over on Corporate Engagement, Trevor Cook pointed out this advertising-slogan-generating website. I did play with it for a bit, using the words “public relations.” It was rather fun. But better yet was the movie-quote-generator website I found (via the first website), where I also slotted in “public relations.” For someone who is a PR practitioner and a big film buff, it’s a generator site made in heaven.

Here are samples of random outputs:

I find your lack of public relations disturbing.
Quote adapted from Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)

Listen to them. Children of the public relations. What music they make.
Quote adapted from Dracula (1931)

Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its public relations.
Quote adapted from Alien (1979)

Better to be king for a night than public relations for a lifetime.
Quote adapted from The King of Comedy (1983)

You had me at ‘public relations.’
Quote adapted from Jerry Maguire (1996)

So if you are so inclined, take a break and generate some of your own silver screen fun. Perhaps I’ll “see you at the movies.”

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4 Replies to “When “public relations” could have (should have) been in the movies

  1. You want public relations? Just say the word, and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.

    From one of my personal favourites – It’s a Wonderful Life

    …and the thought occurs “PR makes the world go around, the world go around, the world go around” – from Cabaret (but not as snappy as the original lyric!)

  2. Not bad, Heather, not bad at all. BTW, I gave it another whirl this morning and came up with a culturally appropriate (i.e., British) one for you:

    Oh, what sad times are these when passing ruffians can say ‘Public Relations’ at will to old ladies.
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)


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