A mailing sent this month by the Toronto chapter of IABC that would normally include the monthly newsletter, Communicator, instead contained a sheet of paper that said, “A new and improved Communicator is coming this fall.” The notice included this line:

“We believe the Communicator should contain information and strategies that help you achieve PR excellence every day.” (emphasis mine)

It’s true that communications includes PR, but one is not the same as the other. I don’t consider internal communications, my specialty, as anything like public relations. Does anyone else find this an odd statement for an organization for and about communications to make?