posted Tuesday, July 20, 2010 by Rebecca Brooks
The other day a producer saw an angry tweet from me and was shocked. She said I’m the most even keeled publicist she knows. She also said that in all the years she has known me, she never sees me angry (note: when I told my husband he got a good laugh). Yes, sometimes I get mad…here’s my top 5:
When we bring a client to a television show they usually kick ass - I’ve found that 8 out of 10 times a producer says “we’d love to have you on any time.” Note: Clients take that very literally - please only say it if you mean it.
Publicists at Brooks Group try very hard to be strategic and targeted when it comes to pitching media. We spend hours researching outlets, reading columns, watching shows, etc before pitching. If we (or any other good pro) send you a to-the-point, well thought out pitch, can you respond? I know you can’t respond to everyone…especially the dimwit publicists who send mass mailings that make no sense, but why do the good ones have to suffer?
Clients who don’t respond or miss deadlines. If you don’t respond, the media takes note.
People who think we are mind readers. If you want or need something, simply let us know. We are here to make you happy!
People smoking (visualize ash flying in my face) or walking slow in front of me when I’m on my way to the office.
Phew – I feel so much better now. What makes you mad?