19931Re: [CF] Why does my car-free handyman business scare away news media?
- Sep 1, 2011Here's a thought. It's always a little murky when a "news" outlet covers
a business. How to draw the line between reporting and advertising?
I don't know the particulars.....but they ma have a hard time
distinguishing between the two, and they may be deluged with press
releases from large businesses that are, in reality, advertising.
On 9/1/11 6:01 AM, Jim Gregory wrote:
> Could it be they have too many other things related to Earth Day to
> cover you on that particular day?
> What is your approach? How and when are you pitching them?
> I don't know of any of the carfree businesses we've dealt with have
> had trouble getting on TV. We've been on TV several times ourselves
> without even trying :).
> Jim Gregory
> Bikes At Work Inc. www.bikesatwork.com
> 129 Washington Ave, Ames, IA 50010 515-233-6120
> ----- Joseph Carrillo <josephwcarrillo@...
> <mailto:josephwcarrillo%40yahoo.com>> wrote:-----
> > Even on an earth day event I could not get the TV news to show up
> even though I had asked them way before the event. I want to show
> other businesses that you can run a business without a car. I have
> also heard rumors that homeland security is protecting the oil
> companies, and I am wondering if this could be the reason the news is
> shy of me. I have also heard that people who filmed or promoted the
> documentary Gasland against oil companies ended up on the terror watch
> list such as Mark Ruffalo or Josh Fox. My handyman business uses bike
> and public transit and also uses a 4 wheeled bicycle to carry larger
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