Please Stand By for a Demonstration of Relevancy

You know, I like having my little blog over here in the corner nobody pays any attention to a little better now.

At least I don’t get badly-written idiot pitches by idiots who really should not be working in PR. My fellow Texan Jenny Lawson over at The Bloggess has gotten enough pitches from PR firms with random celebrities doing utterly innocuous things that she has a whole page dedicated to telling those PR firms that they’re idiots in a gently snarky way.

So this woman who writes about marriage, being a bit crazy in a massively crazy world, and general fun gets a pitch about Kim Kardashian wearing pantyhose? Yeeeeah, somebody failed to do their research—as has been pointed out.

In a typically hilarious post, Jenny recounts the original pitch and the ensuing debacle that results from a Vice President (of idiocy, obviously) at the firm hitting “reply all” on an email in which he calls her a “fucking bitch” and proceeds in a non-apology to inform her that she “should be flattered that you are even viewed relevant enough to be pitched at all.”

Jenny proceeded to tell him “Please stand by for a demonstration of relevancy” and tweeted about it. And then it was on like Donkey Kong. Because that picture of Wil Wheaton collating papers I linked earlier? He actually sent that to her because he’s a fan. Jenny’s 165K+ Twitter followers started pulling out their torches and pitchforks, then Wil tweeted about it, and his 2 MILLION+ followers started in. Neil Gaiman weighed in, too. With his well over 1.6 million followers.

They’ve been bombarded on their twitter accounts (both the firm and the individual VP, whose Twitter account no longer exists) and their Facebook page with irate fans of the massively beloved Bloggess. Many a PR person has weighed in as well, both on her blog and on Wil’s.

Yeah, I do believe I’ll just stay over here in my obscure little corner with my Schadenfreude.

1 comment to Please Stand By for a Demonstration of Relevancy

  • Jo

    We have The Bloggess in common, and I watched in awe as she wielded the mighty power of the Internet against that idiot. It was fun.

    But, your corner has been discovered. I like your writing, Kes! (Jo, from St. Chris)

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