There is, of course, cross-over between the three disciplines. Effective use of all three will invariably do wonders for stengthening the position of your business/brand in the marketplace.
Industry professional bodies explain the various fields of expertise as follows…
Marketing: Marketing is the management process responsible for identifying, anticipating and satisfying customer requirements profitably – Chartered Institute of Marketing
Public Relations: Public relations is about reputation - the result of what you do, what you say and what others say about you – Chartered Institute of Public Relations
Advertising: Creates the most relevant and distinctive way of communicating in creative & media terms – Institute of Practitioners in Advertising
The Proud Parent Analogy
To help explain further, I have come up with a very simplistic analogy, in keeping with the ‘Family’ theme, which I’ve called ‘The Proud Parent Analogy’…