Friday PR Picks: 15 PR Jokes to Get You Started

by coach on July 16, 2010

It’s Friday, and my previous post and PR jokes were so popular that  I’m just going to serve up 15 good PR jokes to get you laughing into the weekend. Along with the usual Friday PR Picks from The PR Coach of course.

  1. Why is it that PR professionals call what they do a “practice”?
  2. What’s the difference between publicists and terrorists?
    You can negotiate with terrorists.
  3. PR gal to reporter: Can you ever imagine a world with no hypothetical situations?
  4. One PR person to another: What’s another word for thesaurus?
  5. PR Man in a Balloon
    A PR man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below.
    He descended a bit more and shouted, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.” The woman below replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You’re between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude.”
    “You must be an engineer,” said the PR guy.
    “I am,” replied the woman, “How did you know?”
    “Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically correct, but I’ve no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help at all. If anything, you’ve delayed my trip.”
    The woman below responded, “You must be in public relations.”
    “I am,” replied the balloonist, “but how did you know?”
    “Well,” said the woman, “you don’t know where you are or where you’re going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise, which you’ve no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve all your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it’s my fault.
  6. Q. What’s the difference between a publicist and a pit bull?
    A. Jewelry.
  7. A Reasonable Fee
    A man phones a PR consultant and asks, “How much would you charge for just answering three simple questions?”
    The PR consultant replies, “A thousand dollars.”
    “A thousand dollars!” exclaims the man. “That’s very expensive isn’t it?”
    “It certainly is,” says the PR consultant. “Now, what’s your third question?”
  8. Q:  How do you get a group of PR consultants to smile for a photo?
    A:  Just say, “Retainer fees!”
  9. What’s the difference between a PR consultant and God?
    God doesn’t think he’s a PR consultant!
  10. Q. Why won’t sharks attack PR consultants?
    A. Professional courtesy.
  11. Q. What do you call a smiling, sober, courteous person at a PRSA or IABC conference?
    A. The bartender.
  12. Most consultants practice PR because it gives them a grand and glorious feeling.
    You give them five grand and they feel glorious.
  13. How many PR people does it take to change a light bulb?
    Four. One to change the bulb and three to write the holding statement, key messages and the news release.
  14. Why are PR people like nuclear weapons?
    * If one side has one, the other side has to get one.
    * Once the news release is emailed, it cannot be recalled.
    * When they land, they screw up everything forever.
  15. A PR gal returns a phone call to Mr. Johnson of Johnson Auto World to explain to him her agency’s fee schedule.
    “Okay, Mr. Johnson, considering the work should last at least a year. Our payment plan is $10,000 down and $1,200 per month for the next 12 months.
    At this statement, Mr. Johnson chokes, responding: “That’s strange, why it sounds just like one of our high end car lease plans.
    You’re quite right sir,” she replies. “I’ve got my eye on a new BMW.”

 

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Friday PR Picks

Public Relations
A PR Succession Strategy – Do You Have One? [The Fussy Marketer]
CNN’s Rick Sanchez: Rails Against Uneducated Conservative Talk Show Hosts Misleading Listeners [Media Research Center]
Debunking 4 Myths of Public Relations [Creating Results]
Five Myths About Public Relations [The Blog Aesthetic]
Five Questions I Ask to Find Top PR Talent [The PR Coach]
Say goodbye to the easiest interview on earth [Measuring Up]
Which News Sites Are the Most Shared? [Media Post – OMMA]
Why [PR] History Matters [PR Studies]

Social Media and PR
123 Million Americans Reading Newspapers on the Web [Media Post Research Brief]
Customer Service on Twitter, Should You Do It? [Conversation Agent]
How Savvy Firms Monitor Customers’ Online Chatter [PC World]
Introduction to Social Media [C4LPT]
Matrix: Challenges of the Social Technology Industry [Web Strategy]
The Internet and Literacy: The Times They Are a Changin’ [Blogging Tips]
The 100 Most Important Online Publishers [Media Post – OMMA]

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