The Many Personalities of a PR Girl

A couple weeks ago, A wrote about some of the stereotypes of a PR girl.  It got me thinking about all the different personalities you can find in the PR industry.  While everyone is different and unique, there are certain “personalities” that follow each sector of public relations.  Below I’ve outlined some of what we’ve seen, but please feel free to edit and share your own thoughts on some of our infamous qualities as PR girls:

*DISCLAIMER* nyc PR girls are well aware that the below are amusing stereotypes of the “PR Girl” and would like to celebrate them rather than shame them.  PR girls and boys get down and dirty, work their butts off, and deserve all the praise they receive in the industry.  But each of us, no matter our concentration, is a little glamorous too.


The Celebrity/Event PR Girl

Always the busybody, this PR girl not only knows where all the good parties are, she’s probably hosting them.  She is usually attached to her phone more than normal, but is keen on remembering names and making connections.  If you have an issue, she knows someone who can be here in five minutes to fix it

PROS: Always meeting new people, experiences dining and nightlife through work, can quickly grow in her field

CONS: Needs to stay on top of celebrity news for her job (aka gossip is her news), late nights, too many events to count

The Finance or Healthcare PR Girl

The most “ER” of the “PR,” Finance and Healthcare PR are for the girls who would like to combine their passion with a company looking to change the world

PROS: A real purpose to the PR, helping people, learning more about the businesses that drive the economy

CONS: Late nights, needy clients, emergencies at the drop of a hat

The Beauty/Fashion PR Girl

The trends of the moment are this PR girl’s day to day.  She is the one her friends come to for fashion or beauty advice, and she always has a new product she’s trying out or a bold look she’s testing at a party.  All women’s books are her bible, and she makes best friends with anyone she can in the industry

PROS: Always has the latest and greatest, able to share products and tips with family and friends, get’s a sneak peek at how editorial really works

CONS: Addicted to Twitter, always running around for editors or clients, not saving the world

The Sports PR Girl

She may be a girly girl, but the Sports PR Girl knows her way around the field.  She is able to rattle off athletic stats and research information on sports teams, sports brands and products like none other.  She is potentially the most popular among men of all the PR Girls

PROS: Meeting athletes, learning more about health/fitness/sports, keeping up with exciting games

CONS: Sports media is a crowded space, working with the boys, everyone expects event tickets (ha!)


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