-George Westinghouse created the first corporate PR department in 1889 when he hired 2 men to publicize his pet project, alternating current electricty.

-Some of the most well known Fortune 500 companies look at PR as more of a strategic management tool.

-Sometimes PR departments are referred to as “Corporate Communications” or  just “Communications”

-The 4 areas of possible friction against PR are: legal, human resources, advertising and marketing.

-The USA has the most PR firms of any country an estimated 7000 companies.

-PR firms are usually found in metropolitan areas.