I have had the opportunity to work with some wonderful PR Reps this past year and I thought a thank you post was in order. You have offered some wonderful things for myself and my readers, and I have become friends with a few of you. You brighten a day, and are a pleasure to work with.
There is a group of PR folks that I am always happy to work with. They treat me respectfully, they value my time, and they do not try to take advantage of me. Their emails are friendly, yet professional, and I am always thrilled to work with them. Their emails tend to put a big smile to my face.
Unfortunately along with the good is the not-so-good (not too many, but still). I am sure other bloggers are familiar with this type of PR rep. I have compiled a list of dos and dont’s for PR when either pitching, working on a project and or communicating with bloggers:
I wish more PR reps were like some of the amazing ones I have worked with over the past year. These PR folks respect me, take their time to write thoughtful emails, and also take the time to get to know me and my blog. Some of them have actually even checked in on me via emails or tweets when I was ill.
The relationship between a blogger and PR is unique. Ultimately, both parties should benefit. If you follow the simple guidelines above, I will give you 110% each and every time.
So to the amazing pr people (I call many of you “friend”), thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for your generosity, your manners *ahem*, and your kind words for a job well done. You have made my blog what it is today, and I have truly enjoyed working with you!