Everyone has their opinion regarding reaching out to a publication or media outlet for an interview. No - I’m not saying to NEVER reach out to a publication or a media outlet for an interview. Heck, I’ve reached out to a media outlet about a current event, was offered an interview, and declined. An interview can, however, expose you to a different audience that you may not have never reached. But, before you do reach out to a media outlet, consider these instances and tips.
A few weeks ago, I literally had to tell someone to STOP sending me multiple messages of their content via my Instagram direct messages. I get it! The sender can see when the message they sent was “seen” by the receiver, but if the publication or a media outlet doesn’t respond to you in a timely manner (according to your terms) DO NOT spam them with the same message with your content more than once! (PERIOD!) Sometimes the person on the receiving end may not be able to respond to your message right away. Or, plain and simple, they just might not be interested in your content or - may not want to interview you for that matter. And - that’s okay because there is no rule that says we at Atlanta Film and TV (or anyone else for that matter) has to.
What is spam? I’m glad you asked. According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, Spam is defined as “unsolicited, usually commercial messages (such as e-mails, text messages, or Internet postings) sent to a large number of recipients or posted in a large number of places.”
Well, what this person did was spam the Atlanta Film and TV messages basically BEGGING for an interview.
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