Handling Sticky Situations with Journalists

Each week the #solopr Twitter chat – held Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. Eastern – addresses topics and questions submitted by the community of Solo PR Pros.  Though the chats attract primarily independent PR consultants and those interested in learning more, information shared during this week’s discussion is relevant to anyone in public relations or related fields.

The questions included:

1) Have you ever been burned by a journalist, as in promised to write but didn’t, screwed up the piece, made you look bad, etc?

2) How do you handle these disappointments with clients?

3) How do you get in the creative zone when you are feeling anything but, and deadline looms?

Because our transcripts come from What the Hashtag, and that service likes to keep life interesting (as in, buggy), this week’s transcript is in two parts. There is great info in both the main, chronological transcript in PDF, as well as the middle 20 minutes PDF (from 1:30-1:49 p.m. ET) which is in reverse chronological order. Apologies for the technical snafu, but I think you’ll find both documents worth saving.

Have you ever encountered difficulties with a journalist’s follow through? How did you handle? Let us know in the comments!

The #solopr chat – held each Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. Eastern – is a weekly ritual for some of the most savvy Solo PR Pros on Twitter. Anyone with a Twitter account is welcome to participate – see Join Us for the #solopr Chat on Twitter to find out how!