Thursday, September 25, 2008

Advertising and Public Relations



The title is also the Bachelors degree I graduated with at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. I feel like I was really meant to be part of this college. When my freshman days started, I realized that I can be creative and articulate only if I will really get into it. I don’t know, but they say that the gift of communications skill is something really wonderful. In my case, I just feel like this is the only thing I know of. This is the only job I can do. To tell you a brief story of how I got into this course, is like summarizing it into three words-Test of Character.

I did not finish my entrance exam in PUP. I thought that my parents would send me somewhere else. Then I received this letter from the university saying that I passed the exams and was scheduled for the day 5 enrollments. Day 5? - This is the last day so it practically means that all shining shimmering courses are taken. Oh well, I was planning to take up Mass Com. I was thinking that maybe few people of my generation would want to do broadcasting jobs. I was wrong. I am left on the waiting list prepared just in case some colleges open. College of Business opened with 3 courses-Management, Marketing and Advertising and PR. Each course got 100 enrollees and I was not even chosen. My sister inquired about the basis of selection and was told that they scanned high school report cards. She insisted that my grades are impressive enough which convinced this one chairperson. There I was happy that I got in as one of the freshmen of Advertising and PR course!

I am now a proud graduate. I am now working in one of the fierce advertising agency on a local base. One thing just makes me wonder- how people perceive my Bachelors degree. When friends and relatives ask about the course I graduated with, I always get two reactions after I answer- a blank face or a “wow!”. I wouldn’t really give it a big deal, but I can’t help but wonder what’s up with the reaction. Whatever it is, I’m happy with the industry I belong with right now. Imagine, a world without advertisements? People will be left with slim choices for products and services and worst, streets will be dull and peaceful in a bad taste. =)


9 comments:

Abou said...

yan naman talaga ang forte mo e. he he

inggit ako sau, wala akong alam sa PR e. mahina ako sa mga ganyan.

at least me kaibigan akong nasa advertising

alex said...

you're lucky you have a gift of gab....

sana ako din

LALAKSUT said...

we're just lucky to have elclaves in our team! :)

salingPUSA said...

really is hard to imagine a world without advertisements......I love beauty and I think advertising is there for it. You are good and really articulate so whatever the perception is with your course, who cares. Reality exists even if people don't believe in it.

PROSETITUTE said...

congratulations then. now i ask about false ads. joking.

i have a friend in adpr, he writes very well (not to mention, he is a palanca awardee), but i think he detest the course he's in.

ask about discontent. :) nice blog.

eli said...

hi..wht tag do u mean? its it the tags i used with my works? magulo ang tags ko, iba-iba nga eh. iba kase ang plano ko nung una. ngayon palang nagkakarirection.

RONeiluke, RN said...

i love advertisements! except when watching my favorite tv shows! hehehe! you have a gift dennis... and it's really cool that you're able to share your gift to everyone here :)

Roland said...

wow !!! :P

georgemaldita said...

Advertising ang Public Relations????

- dull, boring, unentertaining, uneventful, unexciting, unrewarding, unsatisfying, unsensational, unspectacular, annoying...
what else can i say????

-that would be my life without ADPR..
same with denis I'm a proud graduate and happy to be part of the industry.. :))