OK, which professor or HR pro extraordinaire told wannabe PR career-bound folks to call Presidents of companies and ask for an "information session/interview." Is it an information session? Is it really? You want to sit down with me and do your version of Inside the Actor’s Studio? Aren’t you really just looking for a job?
I’ll put it to you this way - how much information do you need about MAVERICK that’s not already out there? We happen to have one of the most robust and expansive websites with details on who we are, our ideology, our team, clients, scope of services and much more. You can read my blog weekly. Be resourceful and Google my name or MAVERICK PR and you'll find tons of salient, not to mention current information. But you want more!? No you don’t … you want an interview right? It’s okay, you can tell me.
Now that we have that straight, go for it. Call or email me directly and tell me what you’re looking for. The thin veneer of the information session doesn’t work with me. In fact, most people in my position see right through these requests. Rest assured, I respond to every inquiry and if I like your resume or pitch letter, you’ll get the 20 minutes you’re looking for. I guarantee it. And if you bring me a hot organic chamomile tea (bag in, no sugar or milk) you'll get half an hour.
Imagine a PR professional making the same type of call: “Hello Kraft Foods? How are you? I would like to come in and find out more about Kraft, your products, how you got into the business and how I might pursue your business in the future? Do you have time for coffee? ….. (crickets chirping on the other end) …..
I prefer honesty, directness and someone who just tells it like it is. In the end, I will have much more respect for you.
Hope this information helps.