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WHAT IS AN INFORMATION OFFICER?

ERIC N. SIMONS (Publicity Manager, Edgar Allen & Co., Ltd. Birmingham, 21st November, 1951 Shortened version)

Aslib Proceedings

ISSN: 0001-253X

Article publication date: 1 January 1952

Abstract

Let me say at once that I do not like the term ‘information officer’. We are so snobbish today that we cannot bear to be ‘rankers’, and this means that, whatever our jobs, we must put the word ‘officer’ after them, as though that took us out of the common horde of ordinary people, paid to work for their living. Some thirty‐odd years ago, when I first took up publicity, we were all called advertising managers; then that did not seem big enough for us, so we christened ourselves publicity managers. Now, I understand, we are public relations officers, and before I die I expect to sign myself Lord High Director of Information for the Public.

Citation

SIMONS, E.N. (1952), "WHAT IS AN INFORMATION OFFICER?", Aslib Proceedings, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 25-31. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb049423

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