After telling someone you work in public relations, many times you hear “Oh, you’re a PR girl…”, said with a slight tone of judgement. While every industry has its stereotypes, PR girls seem to hear it the most. One of our jobs is to squash rumors, so find out for yourself whether or not the stereotypes are true…
Stereotype: PR girls are work-a-holics.
True – We have to be! We’re extremely motivated and constantly on call for our clients.
Stereotype: PR girls always wear black.
True & False – We wear black at events because we’re supposed to be behind the scenes. At the office, we’re full of color!
Stereotype: PR girls always walk around in heels like they own the world.
False – We wear heels when we want to, but flats are our go-to for comfort so we can run around easily and conquer the world.
Stereotype: All PR girls do is throw parties.
False – We do so much more than that. Events are maybe only 5% – if that.
Stereotype: PR girls live life like Samantha Jones.
False – Very false. Though we all wish we could afford a studio apartment in the Meatpacking District and meet up with friends every morning.
Stereotype: PR girls get a ton of free stuff.
True & False – We get to sample our clients products, but we’re not stocked up by any means.
Stereotype: PR girls are shallow and stuck-up.
False – This most likely comes from Hollywood shows like SPINdustry and PoweR Girls. Most of everyone I’ve encountered in the industry is actually very down-to-earth and friendly. Avoid us in high-stress situations though.
What are some other stereotypes you’ve heard about PR girls?