Are the lines starting to blur between search engine marketers and public relations practitioners?

– Utah PR people are talking about keyword-stuffed press releases.

– SEO firms are offering online public relations and press release optimization services . . . (

– SEO firms are offering copywriting services.

– PR firms are pushing “new media,” blogs, podcasts, Diggs, etc….

– Internet marketers are pushing the “seo press release.” (Newspapergrl)

– PR firms are tracking the number of hits to a news story/press release online . . .

– SEM firms are doing ad buys (it’s called pay-per-click).

– Both parties are pitching stories to journalists (and citizen journalists).

– Both are employing “new media” in the form of blogs