PR pro: Don’t call us marketers

An op-ed from The Huffington Post draws clear lines between the marketing and PR fields, but the reality is those distinctions are getting blurrier.

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List Brian Kilgore among the easily offended. He recently penned a piece for The Huffington Post titled, “Don’t Insult PR People by Calling Them Marketers.”

The offending part is the Globe and Mail, which called CBC’s new boss a former “marketing and public relations executive.”

Marketing and public relations are different, Kilgore asserts.

The piece is actually more of a 101-level “This is what PR is and this is what marketing is—see, aren’t they different?”

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