A couple weeks ago, I asked if APR accreditation still has any value in the PR world. That post led to lots of interesting comments that covered the entire spectrum of thoughts – from die-hard APR’ers to people who think it holds no weight as a credential to folks who can’t make up their minds either way.
In the last comment on that post, Lee Freedman mentions once hearing an APR-toting PR pro likening the accreditation to obtaining your M.B.A. I have my own thoughts on that, which I’ve shared as the first comment on this post.
BUT, before you read that, I’m interested in what you think about pitting the APR versus the M.B.A. Sure, there are major differences between the two in terms of time and costs to obtain, so I’ve added a question that recognizes that.
So, please take a second to vote on both polls below. And feel free to expand on your thoughts in the comments. If you blog about PR-related issues, please consider sharing this post and these polls with your readers to extend the conversation.
*Image by David Goehring.