PRs, Journos Airing Their Pet Peeves Online

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By Tonya Garcia Comment

Muck Rack has compiled a list of PR pet peeves from journalists and posted them on its blog. Business Wire’s global media relations manager Raschanda Hall is taking it a step further on Storify. And now, they’re also gathering some of things that irk PRs about journalists.

On the list of things journos don’t like:

“since you just wrote about ______, thought you’d be interested in _____.” No, I just wrote about it.” – Micheline Maynard.

PR email of the day: ‘Please let me know you agree to the below embargo so I can send you a press release” –  Nicholas Holmes.

And among the PR pro pet peeves:

Journos that never respond. A simple “not the right fit, send it to this colleague” helps me better target my pitch next time” – Renae Godish.

when 300 reporters email you at once during a crisis & then write ‘X couldn’t be reached for comment’ – Facebook’s Brandee Barker.

The discussion continues at #muckedup and @muckrack.