National Publicist Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Sunday, October 30th. There are until the next observance.

Every year on October 30, National Publicist Day is observed to honor and recognize the work of public relations professionals in ensuring good information reaches the world. We need publicists to tell us the facts straight from the horse’s mouth in today’s hyper-opinionated society, when rumors and fake news propagate quickly.

📆 When is National Publicist Day?

This year, National Publicist Day is on October 30th. It is the 5th Sunday in October; in 2023, it is on Monday.

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Did you know: Throughout his career, Ivy Lee has worked as an in-house writer, stringer, and PR manager for a variety of companies.

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📜 History of National Publicist Day

As a commemoration of the historic occasion, Jordanna Stephen, a well-known publicist, established October 30 as National Publicist Day. Every year since 2015, publicists have been recognized for their outstanding behind-the-scenes efforts.

On this day, publicists and others involved in public relations hold events, seminars, and conferences, as well as catch up on all that is going on in their field. Because publicists generally labor behind the scenes, it is a day for them to take a bow and applaud themselves for ensuring that people receive good communication. While public relations and marketing are sometimes confused, there are significant distinctions between the two. Their jobs have become increasingly important as the internet has accelerated the spread of news. It is critical that accurate information reaches the general public before they become victims of bogus news and rumors.

☑️ National Publicist Day facts

His first job was political
In 1903, Ivy Lee worked as a press manager for Citizens Union, a political organization.

His “Declaration of Principles”
In his key work, “Declaration of Principles,” Lee expressed his profound philosophy for public communication in his key work, in which he asserted that public relations practitioners’ obligations extend beyond just delivering the client’s brief.

Pennsylvania Railroad hired Lee after the incident
Following the 1906 Atlantic train disaster, Pennsylvania Railroad hired Lee full-time as an executive-level position after being impressed with his communication skills.This was the first such appointment.

Things to do on National Publicist Day

Show some love to publicists
If you are a publicist, please share the word about how much you appreciate what you do. Send SMS to professional groups and request that your colleagues share the word. If you are not a publicist, seek one out in your company, neighborhood, or social group and express your gratitude for the amazing work they perform. Make publicists proud of their sometimes thankless work.

Host a party
If possible, hold a ‘Publicists’ fair; if not, merely invite them to an official get-together. Invite as many public relations professionals as possible. Don’t bother making an agenda; simply let the movement happen. If staging a physical event is difficult, consider a virtual one. Allow publicists to wallow in their own adoration for a day!

Spread the cheer on social media
Use the hashtags #NationalPublicistDay or #PublicistDay to share the word on social media. Give a shout-out to all the publicists and let them know how much you appreciate their (often thankless) services. Tell the world how proud you are of the efforts of public relations professionals.

📅 National Publicist Day Observances

2022 October 30 Sunday
2023 October 30 Monday
2024 October 30 Wednesday
2025 October 30 Thursday
2026 October 30 Friday

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