23 April 2012

Random PR Fails

Someone sent me a wouldn't you like me to write a guest post for you? email, which included links to other such work. No, I didn't click through, but I'm still gagging at the fact that one link made reference to "urine controlled video games". No. No. No. How many kinds of wrong is that?

If you send me an email offering me a book to read, and I write back and say yes, why don't you send me the book? Conversely, why do you send me books that I didn't ask for?

I do believe that the PR flack pitching a story about Kalamazoo, who thinks I'm "an important local blogger in Michigan", ought to know how to spell "Kalamozoo" [sic].

An underwear company wrote to tell me all about a new product line which includes "sweats, socks and T-Shirts made of post-consumer product or renewable energy". Got that? Socks made of renewable energy. I'm sure they put a bounce in your step.

That is all. For now. Do you have any to share?

11 comments:

Awesome Mom said...

I get a lot of ones praising me as a wonderful medical blogger and wondering if they can do guest posts. They obviously have not read the blog if they think I write mainly about medical stuff.

RuthWells said...

I've gotten pitches based on my terrific recipes - I think I've posted 3 recipes in five years.

I could use some renewable energy clothing, though...

alejna said...

I wonder if the renewable energy socks could renew my energy. And also whether they'd be machine washable.

I don't get all that many pitches, and none that stick in my memory as being particularly entertaining. Actually, there was one that involved baking lasagna in a dishwasher. I actually clicked through to that link. It looked nauseating.

Kyddryn said...

Oh, I don't know...I thought the mail order bride people were awfully nice...

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

Swistle said...

I've recently gotten one saying I'm such a well-known nutrition/fitness blogger, and another praising my cooking blog. Hm.

What I would like to know is this. If the email says "Contact me if you're interested," and I don't contact them, why do I get another email saying they're "just checking" to see if I am interested? THE ARRANGEMENT HAS BEEN MADE. I HAVE DONE MY PART, WHICH IS TO FAIL TO RESPOND.

Also, I am so sick of the phrase "reach out." I never want to hear it again.

Stimey said...

I got that video game one too. It made me sad. My most favorite recent one is a pitch I got about a special new kind of water that seems to either treat or cure autism. I'm not sure which. Seems hinky to me.

mayberry said...

Today, because I am a "thought leader in the fitness community," I was offered the amazing opportunity to watch a live Skype demo of an appliance. How lucky can you get!

kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

a few weeks ago I got one saying that they love reading my blog and would I like some help losing that pesky baby weight.

My baby is 13.

Bitch.

Jeanne said...

I got one recently offering me a book about commuting. I think I might have used the word in a post within the last year, but it's been two years since I gave up commuting.

Mary G said...

I get them. Goodness knows why. And perfect strangers loving my blog and trying to sell me something.
The telephone marketers are worse, if anything.
I would wear renewable energy anything - I get the grandkid next week, and she has a lot.

Jocelyn said...

I think I'm getting exactly the same ones you are. Stop sending them to me, already.