Recently I have noticed a trend in the way PR Firms have been interacting with bloggers. Is your contract with your client for FREE? I mean you contact bloggers asking them to post left and right and then get rude when a blogger turns down a post.
Bloggers pay to host their blogs. We pay for our site names. So please, stop asking me to post something for free or sending the same note over and over and then talking to me like a 5 year old. (Highlighting your sentence, really??) We’ve paid money out of our own pockets to ship prizes to winners. We’ve all learned the hard way how easily bloggers can be taken advantage of just to try and get ahead.
When you start working on your project for free, let me know. Until then, bloggers work their butts off to provide excellent pictures, feedback, and more. Oftentimes, I will be sitting on my computer until 1 am making sure that my post is just right and includes all the information about a product. Looking at a picture does not give me the opinion of the product.
Dear PR, Stop being rude. Stop being rude to bloggers willing to promote your product for free. I’ve posted about sites many times if it is something I believe in. We’ve got families to take care of too.
Disclaimer: I received various e-mails from PR Firms with lack of followthrough, rude responses to declining to write about their company or product, etc. to facilitate this review. All opinions within are strictly of my own.
Janet Aronica, if you have an issue with my post, how about contacting me directly versus attempting to bash me? I have worked with your PR Firm Kel and Partners before and your statements are that of the unprofessional and disrespectful PR contacts I am talking about. Linking to my site via your personal Facebook page and on your Twitter saying the post and the comments make your skin crawl? This is the first time I’ve ever had wind of your name but yes, I can see your links and statements.