June 11, 2009

The Thing About Product Reviews

We're all friends here, right? 'Cuz I need to take a minute or twenty to gripe about the double-edged sword that is blog giveaways. All of us get contacted on an almost daily basis, I'm sure, by well-intentioned PR companies that want to put their clients' products in our social-media-influencer hands. And, don't get me wrong, I do enjoy receiving advance notice of the latest gadget or happening event (did I just say "happening"? oh gawd), but what I don't enjoy is the poor, poor etiquette exhibited by some of these PR consultants.

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Jennifer said...

LOL! I've been struggling with the whole review/giveaway thing. I don't want to get into all that for those reason... however, if Apple wants to send me an iPhone to play with and review, hey! I wouldn't pass that up!

Gunfighter said...

"Miss Fergie, if you're nasty!"


Go on, Janet!

Regarding the giveaways solicitations, I got one just about an hour ago with the "Dear Blogger" thing going on!


Justice Jonesie said...

This was good! Well said and yes, take a second to find out our blogging names. I finally had a PR rep offer to send the giveaway product to the winner. Thanks Mark!

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

Product reviews...hhmmm
What if you don't like the product?
My 8yo auditioned for Ritz Bits (as a hand model), I think the reason why he got the part is with what he said,
"I have to taste it to see if it's really good, ok?"
Funny because it's for hand modeling.
His cute baby hands did get the gig!

Anonymous said...

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