So far 2010 has been the year for bringing the world of public relations into the public eye through reality TV shows. As a student eager to break into the public relations industry I ask myself, will these PR reality shows be a good move for the PR companies showcased and what effect will these shows have on the industry? Fashion and entertainment are only two areas within the very broad public relations field. Do you think these shows could potentially distort the public’s view of the public relations field?
Kell on Earth can be viewed every Monday night at 10 p.m. on Bravo. This reality series provides viewers with a behind-the-scenes look at the “high-powered and fast-paced world of fashion PR." Viewers get an inside look into the hectic life of Kelly Cutrone, the creator of the successful fashion PR company People’s Revolution.
SPINdustry, which premiered last Sunday at 10:30 p.m. on E! takes viewers behind the scenes of Command PR, a NYC firm developed by Jonathan Cheban. The show focuses on the grueling world of celebrity PR and how every event is make-it or break-it.
I personally was somewhat shocked that Command PR decided to have the name of their show SPINdustry, because most PR students and professional cringe when the public or a journalist relates the public relations field with spinning stories.
If you have seen either of these shows, I would be interested in hearing what you think and if you think these shows will cast a negative light on fashion and entertainment PR?
If you have not been able to catch these shows, be sure to check them out and stop back and let us know what you think.
This guest blog was written by PRowl Public Relations staff member, Amanda Kaster.