National Publicist Day is celebrated on October 30 each year to honor the profession of writers and journalists who dedicate their work to informing the public about news and political events. Without their hard work, the world would be cut off from the news of the day.
The holiday was founded on October 28, 1906, after a terrible train accident occurred on the Pennsylvania Railroad. Quince Lee, a famous journalist, organized the press to cover the events and arranged for a train to be sent to the scene. On October 30, the first press release was written in the New York Times. This was the first time that events were covered in a way that allowed the public to stay informed.
Publicists work tirelessly to ensure that the public receives the news they need to stay up to date. While their work is generally invisible, they often have to work in uncomfortable conditions such as late nights, holidays, and bad weather. They do their best to ensure that the population receives information from the scene in time and knows about important companies.
- Ivy Lee, one of the first publicists, believed that press releases should only contain the truth.
- was born in Georgia and opened the first agency in the state.
- formed the basis of crisis communications.
- always admitted mistakes and apologized for them to the audience.
- and practically created the principles of marketing.
How to take part
If you want to take part in National Publicist Day, you can start by learning more about the profession. You can also congratulate publicists you know in person or send an e-card. Finally, you can join in some of the activities that take place in celebration of National Publicist Day.
When is National Publicist Day celebrated in 2023?
National Publicist Day is observed on October 30 each year.