July 31, 2005

Partial Press Release

On Jul 31, 2005, at 14:49, someone with the email address pat@universalbuzz.com wrote:

Hey, what’s up, this is Pat from Universal Buzz. We're a multimedia communication channel responsible for making sure that the best entertainment related news gets to the most influential sites on the web. I’ve got a press release about [a TV show] that might provide you with some interesting content for your site.

A show featuring real life footage of [plural noun] in San Diego!

Press Release: “The Original Reality Series of Television”

[TV show name] in San Diego airs [date and time] on [cable channel]. Sometimes serious, sometimes funny, always exciting. By taking cameras into real-life [plural noun] situation, [TV show name] changed TV forever. The result is a provocative, gritty and unfiltered look at society and the people who [verb] to [verb] the [noun]. Each episode travels to a different city for an up-close and personal look at [plural noun] and the critical role they play in [compound noun]. Nominated four times for an Emmy Award, [TV show name] offers a whole new perspective on the world of [noun]. [TV show name] airs on [cable TV channel] Monday-Saturday@ [time].

End of Press Release.

I thought that visitors to your site might want to know about this, so feel free to post this press release as a news item. Also, let me know if you're interested in more materials, like [cable TV channel] or [tv show name] logo/graphics. Please get back to me whenever you get a chance and let me know if you decide to mention this on your site, or if you’d like me to send you more materials. Thank you so much for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon!

Take care,

[Cable TV Channel slogan]

Pat Inclema
Press Release Purveyor
Universal Buzz
169 Saint Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14604
Office: 585.232.5890
Fax: 585.232.5896

What. So I slightly edited it. :-) Do they really expect me to blog for them for free?

Posted by brian at July 31, 2005 04:18 PM


Wow! I would definitely check out [TV show name], but I don't currently subscribe to [cable TV channel]. Perhaps once it's out on [digital video format].

Posted by: Chris at July 31, 2005 09:14 PM

"Press Release Purveyor"? Now I've seen it all.

I once worked where the boss was too cheap to get us real calling cards, I only got a bunch of blank ones with the company logo and address. I filled them in with my name and bogus titles like Master of the Known Universe, Capo di tutti Capo and Black Knight, but this one takes the proverbial cake.

Please consider replying to "Pat, eminent spreader of digital bullshit".

Posted by: Richie at August 1, 2005 07:03 AM

Well, someone fell for it: http://www.lagunajournal.com/local.htm

Bad cops, bad cops, whatcha gonna do?
Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

Posted by: Richie at August 1, 2005 07:06 AM

I got one of the same thing for http://sandiegoblog.com/ -- I declined.

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