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03 May 2005


B.L. Ochman

Of course you are so right, but i often think our open letters are in vain. The vast majority of publicists just don't listen. The open letter to PR people that I posted a while back is at http://www.whatsnextblog.com/archives/2005/02/an_open_letter.asp

I sure got a lot of grief about it from certain publicists. :>)

Neville Hobson

When I was writing this post, BL, I did think that maybe the folk who I'm addressing don't actually read blogs. So they won't see the post!

The post you link to on your blog, plus the comments there, are a great snapshot of where many in the PR business remain. And this isn't just about blogs, either - clueless pitching is relentless everywhere, it seems to me.

And I think you're right that posts like yours and mine probably will be in vain. But perhaps a good rant now and again is good for the soul.

Eric Eggertson

Your complaint reminds me a bit of the celebrities who complain that people pay so much attention to them. Remember, your stuff gets republished in WebProNews, so it's not that much of a stretch for someone to make some assumptions about your interests that may not entirely match your true interests.

Question: would you rather be ignored, or hassled by people who haven't researched your blog extensively?


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