I’ve enrolled in my first Public Relations course and what the professor taught the class thus far is something that seems recognizable in the film, “Raising Helen.” Not only do Public Relations professionals deal with advertisements but work hard to endorse, promote, sell and write speeches for every successful businesses on the job market.
In “Raising Helen,” Kate Hudson’s character worked as an assistant coordinator in the fashion industry. What her job entailed was to work with as many clients before they walked across the stage, pose for the judges and receive certain scores which can make or break their careers. Not to mention but schedule flight bookings for her clients and boss, Dominique (portrayed by Helen Mirren).
As for her second job as a cars salesman, she not only had to work with clients but had the willingness to sell used cars with confidence and carry the knowledge about the company and her job description. Advertising isn’t just enough for clients to walk in and select a car to buy. As a salesman, it’s essential to communicate thoroughly with the public, update as much information about newer vehicles as possible and address their comments, questions and concerns in a timely manner.
Public Relations in this film was used to promote and gain a basic knowledge of what two different job duties required for those companies. Lastly, in order to be rewarded for your hard work and dedication to your company, you must be willing to work patiently with the public and work from dusk until dawn. These jobs require lots of team meetings, lunch with clients and updating work on social media everyday.