Solo For The Long Haul, TechCrunch Drama, & More

During the September 14 #solopr Twitter chat, which was guest moderated by Amy Sept of Nimbyist Communications, independent PR pros discussed handling former clients, being solo for the long haul, the current TechCrunch drama, and interesting uses of PR. Specifically, the following questions were addressed:

1. How do you respond when a former client, who didn’t take your advice and ended your contract, calls out of the blue? #SoloPR

1a. Would you approach the project differently based on past experience? #SoloPR

2. Are you planning to be solo for the long haul? #SoloPR

2a. What are barriers to long-term solopreneurship? Is it just about client flow or are there other issues? #SoloPR

3. Is everybody familiar with what’s been happening with TechCrunch editorial? http://bit.ly/qkm2Ys As a PR pro, what happens when this kind of dust up happens to such a large target? #SoloPR

4. What’s the most interesting use of PR you’ve seen lately? #SoloPR

Be sure to check out the transcript in PDF for the full discussion. Note that the transcript is in reverse chronological order.

If you weren’t able to join us this week, please let us know how you’d respond to the chat questions below!

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!

Thanks to Jennifer Spivak for compiling this post. And a special thanks to Amy Sept for guest moderating!