So I finally got around to Steven Lowell’s answer to my post Voice123 wants to turn my account inacctive
and loe and behold… I read this in his blog post answer (please keep in mind that he provided this answer to put my mind at ease)
” Now, I am sure that we all like to park ourselves on websites for good exposure, but the plain and simple truth is…You are either in this voice over business or you are not. It is not wise to throw your name on a website with the hopes they will find you, and then, not pay attention to it. You have to be there to answer when someone comes fishing around to offer work for you. In the eyes of those ‘looking for talent’, they have specifically stated they view this as false advertising. ”
First let me define the term Public Relations:
Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing the flow of information between an organization and its publics. Public relations gains an organization or individual exposure to their audiences using topics of public interest and news items that do not require direct payment. Because public relations places exposure in credible third-party outlets, it offers a third-party legitimacy that advertising does not have. Common activities include speaking at conferences, working with the press, and employee communication.
(and here is the part I want you to read)
PR can be used to build rapport with employees, customers, investors, voters, or the general public. Almost any organization that has a stake in how it is portrayed in the public arena employs some level of public relations. A number of specialties exist within the field of public relations, such as Analyst Relations, Media Relations, Investor Relations or Labor Relations.
See how I made that bold… I made that bold to bring it to your attention.
You (like the Bush administration) Don’t seem to understand what the term Public Relations means… You CANNOT talk to people that are either:
a) potential customers
b) existing customers
c) someone passing by your blog just reading and finding out this is how you talk to your talent
the way that you seem to think you can talk to them. The fact that you provide free accounts is your choice… if you think that gives you the right to be rude … because believe me this:
“You are either in this voice over business or you are not.” is VERY rude… and NOT acceptable and VERY BAD PR.
Honest to God… creator of the heavens and earths I Don’t believe the state of the Voice Over industry these days… who do you think you’re talking to? The question should be are you guys TRYING to shoot yourselves in the foot? or is it just that nobody supervises what you are saying to the public.
Because honestly the Public (in Public Relations) is NOT happy and if the Public is Not happy then what will that spell for you in an economy that is on the brink of a depression that will make what happened in the 20s a field trip.
Public Relations is a sacred position in any corporation that has contact with the public… if you go around insulting your customers… be they existing or potential… then you really deserve whatever you get.