I was contacted by the Central Ohio PRSA group asking if I would participate in a panel discussion on the relationships between bloggers and PR reps. The good, the bad, and the ugly. The panel is part of a half day seminar focusing on that topic specifically.
As bloggers, most of us have had interactions with PRs who are contacting us on behalf of XYZ company for ABC reason. We may have had excellent experiences and we may have had some not so excellent experiences.
Perhaps we’ve had both?
The goal of this seminar and the panel discussion is to help PR reps better communicate with bloggers and to form better relationships with bloggers.
I have some topics already that I hope to discuss at the panel including email solicitations, follow-up, and product delivery.
There was a brief discussion with some blogger friends of mine about some unfortunate interactions with PR reps and how frustrating that can be for a blogger. Some of those interactions include having a PR rep contact you only to turn around and take away the offer. That’s fun!
So friends, I want to know what are your praises and what are your frustrations with PR reps? This does not mean bashing a specific person, company, or firm. It just means, what have they done that surprised you, provided for a good working relationship, or frustrated you?
As bloggers we have a lot to offer in terms of feedback and I would like to hear your thoughts so I can provide as much information as possible at this event. Let’s discuss!