Monday, March 9, 2009

Try, Try Again

Today I received an email from a mass mailing group friend.

I was very inflamed and indignant over it.

I therefore passed it on to a small group of friends - who would surely be as inflamed and indignant over it as I.

I figured we would mass email these wretched foes, dent their pocket books, make a difference!!

(Kinda like some of these friends did with the PTA initiative a few weeks ago - that I didn't ever actually send an email about)

So this time, since I knew that the process really could make a difference, I thought I'd spur them all on to SUCCESS yet again!

Except that this time instead of action, thoughtfulness and cool headed-ness was needed more than angry letter writing.

Sometimes I feel like I get the scenarios for indignation and thoughtfulness all mixed up. Could someone please spell it out for me when I'm suppose to be outspoken or closed lipped?

Regardless, check this out if you're interested: The Publicity Dilemma

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The Turners said...

I actually just read this literally 5 minutes before I looked at your blog. Still makes me mad, but I love what the PR person wrote.


Jacquie said...

I went ahead and wrote them anyway. I don't think its a bad thing to express how you feel to a media outlet. But am I going to tune in heck no!

kellieanne said...

It is irritating to have something you hold dear put out in public in a distorted and malicious manner. However, the PR person did a great job in calming any discomfort I had about the topic. This is one of those moments I'm glad we live with rabbit ears on our TV.

Shauna said...

I think your delightful Jeff said it well in retort to the initial letter writing request. His comments made me stop and think, and along with the PR reponse from the newsroom site, I feel like cooler heads have prevailed. It may not change HBO's direction with this show, or any other for that matter, but I have again felt the assurance that the Lord is aware of all the trouble in the world, and He is in charge. My job now is to reaffirm my faith and put my trust back in the Lord's hands. It is a constant struggle for me to do that, but I know that is the only way any of us will make it through this life.

Thank your kindly hubby for me, won't you? You are both very insightful and much deeper thinker than I am. I feel better when I am around you guys.

Melanee said...

The most interesting thing I have found out about the whole thing is Tom Hanks.

When Tom Hanks came to Utah and the Sundance Festival, he raged at "Mormons" and what they stand for (or against). I have since found out that he is the producer of Big Love and that this episode was filmed right after that same time period. Just an interesting thought.