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Posted - 1/28/2013 5:50:42 PM | show profile | flag this post
while I'm having trouble tracking down the email address for an editor/writer at a certain publication (they want all press releases submitted via web form and have tried to be crafty with their email address format) I have absolutely no problem finding out about the last time said editor/writer faked an orgasm, pictures of her with her dog, a long essay by her mother about how said editor/reporter has always struggled with her weight, the last time she was drunk on public transportation, and that she likes to swear. So, the work email is top secret, but the sex life isn't. It's true. I find that amusing.
Posted - 2/1/2013 5:19:43 PM | show profile | flag this post
I understand that completely. She has no trouble sharing her opinions/public life with the world. She simply doesn't want her time wasted by having her email box filled with generic press releases,
Posted - 2/4/2013 11:57:32 AM | show profile | flag this post
Excuse me while I get a towel, someone just dripped disdain (or should I say dribbled) all over me.
Posted - 2/4/2013 1:09:58 PM | show profile | flag this post
that was not nice comment towards dribble who is always generous with freelancing advice. personally I did not get
the point of the OP. A publicist was annoyed she could
not find a work email address, so she disses the editor
on a bulletin board? really juvenile, IMO.
Posted - 2/4/2013 7:21:23 PM | show profile | flag this post
I'm with sosumi ..
sosumi was pointing out the irony of the oversharing of that editor in the public forum vs. the keep everything a secret of the traditional publishing industry ... the reply given may have been some decent practical advice too but i don't thinktthat was what sosumi was looking for
hey sosumi if you feel like letting me know who it was ... thanks
Posted - 2/5/2013 12:58:03 PM | show profile | flag this post
While I realize that I did lead everyone to believe that I was submitting a press release, I was not. I was looking at their press release submission policy for other reasons. Nor did I state that I was a publicist or freelance. I'm neither. I work in an field that supports community and issue-based journalism through new financing models. I am, however, still amused.
Posted - 2/5/2013 5:33:08 PM | show profile | flag this post
I didn't have distain.
I just didn't see the same level of irony as you did.
The editor is sharing her life on social media as many people do.
She doesn't want her email to be publically listed because then it will get filled with unsolicited pitches, and making the email less valuable for communications that are a higher priority to her. Instead, her magazine has a means for funneling unsolicited pitches (the web form).
That's pretty common. It's simply a way to organize incoming information in a more efficient way.
You simply want to try to game the system because you feel sending your message to the private email address will have a better chance than through the web form.
So what you see as a matter of public vs. secret, I see as simply a matter of the editor not wanting others to try to dictate what she should prioritize.
Posted - 2/5/2013 9:55:54 PM | show profile | email poster | flag this post
your advice may be apt, it s tough to tell - but it hardly seems that trying to send an email to someone at their "real" email adress is "trying to dictate what she should prioritize".
i think you could use some more irony! it's fun and funny !
just my opinion .........
Posted - 2/5/2013 11:15:38 PM | show profile | flag this post
Sure, your one email isn't a big deal. But imagine 200 other people have the same idea. I've been there.
And I like irony. I just don't see this as ironic. But hoot it up, if you like.
Posted - 2/9/2013 11:39:53 AM | show profile | flag this post
I'm with dribble -- after 7 years in the same job, I have to declare my company email address practically dead. 200 emails a day, nearly none of them in the last relevant to what I do. No, not pitches I'm not interested in following, but announcements and press releases on topics completely unrelated to my job. A new CFO at a pipeline supply company in Nebraska. Every fucking press release from the Treasury because I cover one small housing program. Chamber of commerce concert events. Opinion pieces about the Middle East. And, of course, the things I do need to see get swamped.
It is become an unending job to scroll through each day's take just to score all the useless stuff as spam and try to block the senders, usually to no avail. And God help you if you give out your email to one PR rep on a story you're actually doing -- within weeks, every release from every AR at the agency is clogging your inbox.
Posted - 2/9/2013 12:16:45 PM | show profile | flag this post
Work is work and personal is personal -- what's the amusing concept here?
Employees don't dictate the employer's email policy. If you have a gripe about not finding an editor's work email address, take it up with her employer.
Keep your goal in mind. Is it to have her work email address? Then pick up the phone and call her office for it.
The only irony I see is that someone in the communications business doesn't know what a phone is for.
Posted - 2/11/2013 12:27:03 PM | show profile | flag this post
I haven't checked in on this in awhile. To Dribble: sorry if I misinterpreted your response. You are helpful to many. To all: many of the pieces I read by the editor/reporter in question were published, professionals pieces, on sex-oriented sites like Nerve and xoJane. (Granted, the picture of her with her dog was on her blog.)
Posted - 2/12/2013 3:12:38 AM | show profile | flag this post
No offense taken! Just sharing a different viewpoint.
Posted - 2/20/2013 12:18:06 AM | show profile | flag this post
finding e addresses
If you really can't find a contact's e address, (check their name via linkin, fb or even google it...there are traces of us all everywhere. Especially if your in the biz.
Still no luck? Find an e address for any another other employee at that company, see who the company's email provider is and their style of listing names.
Substitute the name with who it is you want.
If it goes through you probably got it right.
Posted - 11/10/2013 9:36:15 AM | show profile | email poster | flag this post
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Posted - 11/10/2013 1:17:41 PM | show profile | flag this post
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