January 20th is fast approaching. And it seems like half the country is looking hopefully toward it, while the other half seems to be scrambling to find a way to turn back time. From what we read about in the press the American people are excited but anxious at the same time.

We here at Dunn Pellier Media choose to be positive and hopeful about creating our next chapter. We accept what is, and pledge allegiance to our country no matter its leader, no matter our political biases. Because like all inaugurations that came before this one, it marks the start of a new beginning.

No matter the leader, as citizens of this country, and us specifically as the keepers of news and media, we have a responsibility to use our voices to lift others up, no matter how different ours and their views may be. And indeed, every time we use our voices, we are engaging in Public Relations. So it’s very important for your message to be on point.

You may have caught the highly publicized and controversial speech delivered Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes earlier this month. Some viewed it as an attack on our new president, and others agreed with her. Whether or not you agree with Meryl Streep, it spread like fire through television, social media, and the internet.

How amazing that we have a PR battle of good and evil happening right before our very eyes! And the great thing about it is that you get to decide which is which. Who is the evil party? Who is the do-gooder? How interesting that it’s completely dependent on your values and perception to decide which is which.

We here at Dunn Pellier Media want you to get off to a great start in 2017. An Inauguration is really just that: a new start, a new beginning. It’s one of the things we admire so much about this country. No matter how bad things get, we always come out better than before.

So how can you look at your own life, at your own PR needs, and use this inauguration not to tear others down, but rather, to lift others – and yourself and your business – up?

We have seen the power of PR help to elect arguably the most controversial president in our history. So how can you harness its power to help you achieve your own goals?

Public relations can assist in expanding your message and expertise. It raises awareness for brands, and it builds relationships that run deep.

Our approach with our clients is to target the audience directly or indirectly through media with an aim to create and maintain a positive image and create a strong relationship with the audience. We understand that Public Relations will help you to maintain a positive public image for your brand which in turn will help create a strong relationship with new and existing customers. You aren’t building sales campaigns, you are building relationships.

So how can you harness the power of PR for good this year? How will you build positive relationships with the public? How will your new start incorporate the good and the great of public relations to build the brand you’ve always wanted to build?

If you need help answering those questions, we are here. We will always be here. And we will always have your best interests and long term vision as our top priority.