Careers Business Ownership Public Relations: Explore the Benefits Share PINTEREST Email Print Chris Ryan / Getty Images Business Ownership Operations & Success Marketing Sustainable Businesses Supply Chain Management Operations & Technology Market Research Business Law & Taxes Business Insurance Business Finance Accounting Industries Becoming an Owner By Laura Lake Laura Lake Laura Lake is a marketing professional with experience working for agencies and as an independent consultant. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 05/31/19 Companies hear a lot about public relations; often PR is the popular buzzword in marketing and advertising. Although most know it's important the benefits are not always understood, so we want to share with you the true benefits of public relations and why it should be important to you. Public relations seems so glamorous, after all, what company doesn't want to say we just hired a PR firm? Public relations if done right can reach a large audience without the expensive cost of traditional advertising and marketing. Building your company and reaching media outlets can be the ultimate way to grow your brand and gain new opportunities. Anybody will tell you that investing in hiring a public relations firm can allow you to reach new heights as a brand and attain marketing without traditional strategies.Most people don't even understand what the word "public relations" means. A basic definition of what those in public relations do for companies, organizations, and brands is that they can help shape and mold their image. They utilize the right marketing strategies to allow for your company to be heard and seen, whether that's through organic magazine spots or connecting a brand to other media outlets. Benefits Of Hiring A Public Relations Company Invest In Proper Marketing And Advertising: Investing in traditional marketing is immensely expensive. It can be tough to have so many options to advertise but knowing that it all costs so much upfront. Public relations agents can help with advertising your business organically without actually doing traditional strategies. They can form campaigns and programs to help your company thrive. You are saving money when you work with a public relations specialist because there is no more need to invest in the old marketing of yours that may not work.Reach Your Target Market: Working with a PR team can make it easier for you to create a targeted campaign. If your market is teenagers, your PR team will craft a strategy using different magazines and other media outlets that your target market goes to. Whether it's a video marketing strategy or a social media influencer marketing campaign, your PR team can connect you with the right people and media outlets, so you grow your company. Built Connections: Want to be featured on a channel for a commercial? Or how about a magazine or another media outlet? The best way to grow efficiently is to know specific people. Those in PR have connections with top media outlets that can allow for you to grow your brand efficiently and get the marketing you need. They pull off the majority of the work required to get your name seen. Creating A Positive Image: Businesses, celebrities, brands and any organization will work with a public relations firm not just to promote something but to simply build a better image. PR firms can shed light on anything negative about your brand. Effective PR allows your brand to attain a positive image both online and offline, which can benefit your company for the long haul. A bad reputation only damages your potential growth for the future. Media outreach is merely about leading your company in the right direction. It's not just about promoting your business, but also about creating a strong brand awareness of your company as effectively as possible. PR firms can cater to almost any organization or brand in the industry, and it's merely about properly getting your company in line. Public relations is your source for being seen by your target audience. As you can see a well run public relations program carries with it multiple benefits that can have a significant impact that is greater than traditional marketing or advertising vehicles. It's a proven fact that public relations also carries a higher credibility factor. If PR is not a part of your marketing program, it may be time to consider and implement a public relations strategy to complement your existing marketing plan.