Note to PR flacks

by admin on October 31, 2007

in Featured,General,Humour

Off topic but it needs to be said. The other day I received the following email from a PR genius:

“Is there an e-mail address I can reach you at for PR purposes?”

I know the person who runs the office from which this came. I suggested he takes said genius out the back and thrash them soundly with a cluestick. You know who you are ;)

Today I received another:

“I was wondering whether you already had an editorial calendar or feature list for 2008. If so could you please forward it to me so that I can distribute it”

For this I solicited help from my Twitter network. (All first links are Tweets so the rest of you geniuses know who else not to irritate)

Al at Folknology suggested throwing this link from Chris Anderson. The pertinent bit:

I only want two kinds of email: those from people I know, and those from people who have taken the time to find out what I’m interested in and composed a note meant to appeal to that (I love those emails; indeed, that’s why my email address is public).

Craig at SAP suggested:

2008 I plan to blog ;-)

Fellow Irregular and ZDNet contributor Mike Krigsman suggested:

Dear PR Lady: Unlike magazines, bloggers have no editorial calendar. Did you know I write a blog? Maybe take a look.

Ric Hayman from Australia suggested:

Yes…and nowt else

Don’t you just love the blogosphere? Speaking of which, I fully appreciate why Strumpette gets royally ticked off with the PR industry.

I have a feeling this post might get more updates…

UPDATE: See this note on what PR needs to know about social media. Courtesy of Scoble’s Linkblog.

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