If you don't care, then why in the hell are you still on this board? Just trying to cause trouble, we presume. Don't you have something better to do with your precious time? Frankly, it makes no sense whatsoever, Mr. ... unless of course you are short and simply want to bash and cause problems!!!
Press release - news release are the same thing. You can see next that IR releases PR's.
A press release, news release, media release, press statement or video release is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something ostensibly newsworthy.
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Sunrise to Host Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss First-Quarter 2011 Financial Results
MCLEAN, Va., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE: SRZ) today announced that it will host a conference call and webcast on Friday, May 6, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss its financial results for the first-quarter 2011. Mark Ordan, chief executive officer, Greg Neeb, chief investment and administrative officer, and Marc Richards, chief financial officer, will host the call.
The call-in number for the conference call is 888-208-1815 or 719-457-1517 (from outside the U.S.). Callers should reference the "Sunrise Senior Living Q1 Earnings Call" or the participant passcode: 1120370. Those interested may also go to the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site (http://www.sunriseseniorliving.com) to listen to the earnings call. A telephone replay of the call will be available until May 20, 2011 at 1 p.m. ET, by dialing 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820 (passcode: 1120370); a replay will also be available on Sunrise's Web site during that period.
About Sunrise Senior Living
Sunrise Senior Living, a McLean, Va.-based company, employs approximately 31,700 people. As of March31, 2011, Sunrise operated 317 communities located in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, with a unit capacity of approximately 31,100 units. Sunrise offers a full range of personalized senior living services, including independent living, assisted living, care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of memory loss, as well as nursing and rehabilitative services. Sunrise's senior living services are delivered by staff trained to encourage the independence, preserve the dignity, enable freedom of choice and protect the privacy of residents. To learn more about Sunrise, please visit http://www.sunriseseniorliving.com.
Investor Relations Contact
Tim Smith, 703-854-0348
Meghan Lublin, 703-854-0299
SOURCE Sunrise Senior Living, Inc.
actually, I am saying otherwise...PR is referred to when talking about a company's (or celebrity's, other entity's, etc.) public image...can be positive or negative. One might issue a "PR piece" - like a favorable article, etc., but they're still talking about public relations, not press releases. Never had anyone ask me to issue a "PR" about anything...no "let's do a PR", etc...sorry dude.
PR is public relations, and may include issuing press releases, but not PRs...just as I wouldn't advertise on a "BB" for billboard, or run a "YPA" for yellow pages ad...sorry, can't help you there...
wow...when will you learn? as stated in your cut & pasted excerpt, a press release is a TOOL - among many tools - used in the PR area...otherwise known as (P)ublic (R)elations, which is where the term "PR" comes from...so, no, PR <> Press Release...PR involves much more than issuing press releases.
Here you go:
A press release, also known as a news release, is simply a written statement to the media. They can announce a range of news items: scheduled events, personnel promotions, awards, new products and services, sales accomplishments, etc. They can also be used in generating a feature story. Reporters are more likely to consider a story idea if they first receive a release. It is a fundamental tool of PR work, one that anyone who's willing to use the proper format can use.