Don’t tell your clients we have a “relationship” if all you’ve done is pitched me a lot.
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Preach, Rafe, preach!
damn. I just told a prospect how you like your martinis.
If you don’t like martinis, we likely will never have a relationship. peace out.
It’s gin martinis, right, Aly? But with Tanqueray, Bombay Sapphire, or perhaps Beefeater?
Just too much to keep track of…
Rafe, I have no comment. Just wanted to comment, so I can tell clients we have a relationship. :-)
True. I think this is one of the areas where PR people can really improve. Being honest and upfront about your work with a reporter seems like a better idea than saying you have a relationship — that just seems like a scapegoat for someone who can’t remember their last interaction with a reporter, anyway. The only time you could really claim a relationship is if its someone you have met in person who you are in contact with on a regular basis. Everything else is just BS. Not good for you, your client, or any future relationship you could establish with the reporter.
Aly and Corinne: Yep, It’s gin martinis for me. But I’ve outgrown my Sapphire fetish.
Rafe, in order for someone to have the privilege of pitching you over a martini, they need to understand that a “martini” is always, always, always made with gin. If it’s not made with gin, it is a “vodka martini”. We purists must stick together…
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