Public relations is defined as the actions of a corporation, store, government, individual, etc., in promoting goodwill between itself and the public, the community, employees, customers, etc.
I think this is a good definition of public relations because it’s what I think public relations is all about. Public relations to me is knowing how to communicate with the public. Whether it be for a corporation, a celebrity, or yourself you need to be able to communicate the beliefs and “news” of whatever you are representing. I believe publicity is a type of public relations because with publicity whether it’s good or bad it’s out there, and you need to be able to communicate the good and resolve the bad before it takes a toll on whatever you are representing.
Also another aspect of public relations is social media. Social media has grown tremendously because of the internet and it is now the quickest way for word to spread about a corporation or celebrity.