I was just talking with my friend Sean from Suicide Girls about how there seems to be no cool publicists out there. WTF? Is there no such thing as a PR firm, or single person for that matter who knows how to talk to people, knows the way to approach people, and more importantly knows the way NOT to do those things? Between this site, it’s art specific sister site, the larger network, and the gallery I get more than my fair share of press releases thrown at me and I’ve yet to get one that didn’t turn me off one way or another. Maybe it’s because I’m a blogger and have a general distaste for traditional media, or because I own my or because I own my own business and know how I’d want people approached on my behalf, or because I listen to too much punk rock but there’s few things worse than the generic “Dear _______, Your readers would love to know about this event blah blah blah” e-mails I get all day long. It’s hellish.
If there is a worthwhile publicist reading this who knows what I’m talking about, post a note in the comments because I’m sure there’s a lot of other people reading this who would appreciate your services.