The median salary for public relations people, according to a study by U.S. News & World Report, is $53,190.

The magazine ranks the job as the best overall among “creative” professions, and it’s 51st among all professions, well ahead of financial analysts ($75,650), marketing managers ($116,010) and architects ($73,340).

The unemployment rate among PR people is a mere 2.7 percent.

“The gift of gab and understanding the art of the sell are paramount to working in PR,” says the magazine. “But there’s also a lot of finesse involved in producing and distributing communication materials that uphold and promote a client’s image.”

Right.

Here are just a handful of the PR releases sent to me during the past few weeks — sent to me, Bob, your friendly Akron columnist.

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Hey Everyone, just wanted to send out some information to all the media, to give everyone the opportunity to cover the biggest fashion event to hit Oklahoma City! Below is a link to the event page for “Fashion in the Snow Runway OKC.” ...

Jay Bufkin

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Dear Bob,

Greetings! Tylers Coffees just posted — Coffee Is it Good For You! Please contact us if you need any additional information. Thank you for your interest in Tylers Coffees.

Warmest Regards,

Tyler Ornstein

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The Eric C. Conn Law Firm will open a new office in San Francisco late this summer. The new office will enable the Eric C. Conn Law Firm to more efficiently serve its clients in the San Francisco area. ...

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Thank you for your support!

MWH Public Relations [in Houston] would like to sincerely thank you for attending our Open House event. We hope you had the opportunity to meet the entire MWHPR team and learn about our diverse products and services. ...

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Dear Editor,

The Creation Science Hall of Fame [in New Jersey] would like to share a letter written by Creationist, Dr. Kent Hovind, who is serving jail time in Federal Prison, and has been Inducted into the Creation Science Hall of Fame! ...

Nick Lally

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“Please see attached Press Release for Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival.”

With Warm Regards,

Barb

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“Just a follow up here with the hope you’ll consider these and other handy cable clutter control items ... for any product roundup, spotlight or other such coverage you might have planned. ...

Stephanie

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ABC News showcased Real Chemistry’s hot, new protein peel over the weekend! Please have a look at this 1-minute news segment ... and thank you again for considering covering Real Chemistry in your next edition!

Thanks!

Karen

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Louisiana’s 2013 Series A Highway Improvement Fund Bonds Rated ‘AA-’ on Adequate Credit and Bond Provisions. ...

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Dear Bob,

Surprise! It’s Pillsbury® Funfetti®’s 25th birthday and we’re celebrating in a BOLD way, with all-new frostings in bold colors and cake and cupcake mixes. ...

Best,

Eva

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Nantuckit Furniture Company LLC ... has released a new curved sectional style sofa available in hundreds of fabrics to meet the demand for a customizable curved sofa. ...

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Visiting Angeles “Fight the Flu” Kits. ...

HOW TO TELL THIS STORY:

Interview caregivers and family members assembling Visiting Angels “Fight The Flu Kits.” Talk with local senior care experts and caregivers about how to sanitize a home for seniors. Talk to families helping seniors fight the flu and recover from the virus!

My best,

Stacey Hilton

(Hey Stacey: Thanks for telling me how to do my job. Sounds like a thrilling story, and I can’t wait to help you sell stuff!)

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Bunbury Music Festival returns to Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove on July 12-14, 2013, and is now accepting applications for advocacy groups, food, mobile food, merchandise, craft and business vendors. ...

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La reussite de votre installation, peut varier selon l’emplacement de votre maison, la taille de votre toit, l’inclinaison de votre toit, sone orientation. ....

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NedSense enterprises n.v. announces today that one of the Netherlands’ largest home design retailers, Trendhopper, part of VME Nederland BV, has signed a contract to implement the company’s LOFT@Web to support its multi-channel distribution network...

Ellen Lindelauf

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Valensa [Orlando, Fla.] announced today that it has received five new US patents on its GoEasy Gastrointestinal Health Formula. ...

(Thanks, but at this point, I don’t think I’ll have much trouble going.)

Bob Dyer can be reached at 330-996-3580 or bdyer@thebeaconjournal.com.