“If you click the links at the bottom of the email you can download the images you need.”
If I’ve asked you for high-res images – send me high-res images. Don’t make me go rooting about in my inbox for your original message so I can click through and download my own. You could have sent me the images in the time it took you to write that reply.
“Can you call me back?”
Absolutely. I’ll send you a list of dates and times and you can pick the one which suits the best. How about that? As a journalist, if you’re leaking me an exclusive from Downing Street, yeah I’d call you back. I’ll take you out for dinner and rub your feet if you like. But if you just want to tell me about those new pizza bases … we are no longer friends.
“Can I ask a favour?”
No. No you can’t. That’s not how this works. It’s even worse if I know you personally as you’re transgressing professional boundaries and manipulating the essence of our relationship. Do me a favour… jog on.
PR, Brand & Social waffler. I help brands communicate to consumers through many channels including the modern-day language of #hashtag! Partner at Grey Sergeant.