Why you should download Google’s Primer app

It’s a good reminder of PR, marketing and advertising best practices, and can help you explain your job to your parents.

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To combat the confusion, Google released an iOS app with short lessons that school users on best practices for content marketing, PR and media, and search advertising. The app is called Primer.

I put the PR and media section to the test. My initial take is the app provides a straightforward explanation of how public relations and media outreach should work. The app will be useful for small businesses, as well as for teaching clients, managers and stakeholders who may not understand what a public relations firm does.

The lessons

What are the lessons like? In the “Find Your Media Match” section, the app walks you through finding the right reporters and outlets to pitch. It does this by quizzing you on how you should think about who to pitch. The first piece of advice:

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