Friday, 18 December 2009

When PR is spot on.

This isn't normally something i would write, but as you will see from this post, i felt the need to express my happiness :)

Some PR companies are LOVELY, and others? Well, i have had a handful of companies pushing themselves on me in a very formal way to review their products..& of course, if i don't feel comfortable in the way a company is dealing with it, i won't respond or review.

PR relastionships are important, i feel anyway.
Personally, i can really tell the difference between a company who just wants a mention, or someone who actually believes i will enjoy trying something which could be of interest to me.
The other day, i recieved an email from a guy called Robert who has a business called Zuneta which he runs along with his sister. The email wasn't asking me to check out his website, or to review anything. He simply said he was a fan of my blog, and that in celebration for their first year in business, he would like to share his christmas spirit along with a handful of other bloggers and send out a gift. He was extremely polite and informal & really very friendly. Something that makes a nice change from some other emails i recieve. I guess as he does his own PR, he doesn't need to be pushy, he's simply advertising his business...fair play to him.

This morning, my dad brought up a cute little package for me, along with a christmas card, which was signed by Robert & his sister.I think i found this so lovely, as it's the personal touches which make something that little bit more special.
The gift was wrapped up with a little bow inside lots of tissue paper and inside was an eyeshadow duo.
I've never heard of the brand "Hourglass", but MY GOD, these eyeshadows are amazing, the pigmentation is Nars standard (if not better) & im not just saying that.

It is seriously the cutest little duo ever & i will be buying more from their site. I know that people tend to steer clear of new brands, but personally i love to find something different.
Im sad i didn't discover this a little earlier as they would have made great presents.
I will do a proper review on the shadows once i have played around with them a bit more. & no, i dont feel inclined to do so because they are lovely people, they haven't asked for a review, but these shadows have highly impressed me, as well as their great appraoch to PR.

PR has had some bad coverage in the past few months or so, alot of people being fed up of seeing the same things being reviewed, and i can totally understand this.
but when you get a little family run web company like this, making effort just to introduce themselves and just getting everything right, is really very refreshing.

A great start to my day which i thought i would share with you all & please remember, if a PR company want to be involved with you & your blog or youtube, make sure you feel happy with them. You don't have to accept anything from anyone.

Have a spiffing Friday everyone :)


25 comments:

  1. I totally agree, I have had an email from them before and they are so sweet and friendly. I hoping that after xmas I can afford a few rouge bunny rouge and hourglass goodies from their site x

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  2. Thats such a lovely touch! Companies should realise doing things like that will give them better PR than sending out rude or pushy emails
    x

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  3. I love personal touches like that, it really shows that the company care about their customers and arent just after our money. Thats how they should all be!!

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  4. That looks lovely! I was contacted by Rob too and he was very nice. I got a present too and its lovely! *I wrote about it on my blog* And you're right, no blogger (or anyone for that matter) should feel forced to do anything they don't want. ♥

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  5. Well put Zoe. It's great when someone just appreciated what you're doing as a blogger and wants to give you some recognition.

    And if they're sending you gifts in the hope of a mention, then like you say, fair play to them...but at least they're not forcing themselves on you.

    Great post and they sound like a lovely company. Good luck to them - they're obviously going about things the right way

    x x x

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  6. Aw, how lovely. The eyeshadow looks fabulous. Go them! :)

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  7. Thats really nice and I like that it is handwritten, and the eyeshadow looks perfect, I like how you can turn the mirror or at least I think you can...

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  8. That's so cute, I havwe been checking out their site for ages now, and it makes a huge difference to know that the people running it are actually well nice!! Merry Christmas everyone x x x

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  9. oh my such wonderful products in the site! And they ship worldwide!

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  10. aww they sound great :) i was totally thinking that the black eyeshadow looked like the NARS black with shimmer!

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  11. Yes it's a fresh change isn't it? I blogged about it right away too :) enjoy xx

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  12. I received a lipgloss from the Hourglass range and am in the middle of my first order from them as I type. Their quick response to a query I had about a product late this afternoon was pretty impressive too.

    I think they're be getting their hands on a lot of my money in 2010!

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  13. Awww how nice and the eyeshadow looks gorgeous! XO

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  14. Aw how lovely! And so personalised too!x

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  15. Such a sweet thing to do, I love the Christmas message. There's a fine line between friendly and pushy and it seems like this company really nailed it! :)

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  16. Thats a refreshing post about PR for once! Well done :) xx

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  17. i really liked this post, it was refreshing and it was really nice to read a positive PR post :)
    the personal touches are so lovely!
    looking forward to the review ^_^

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  18. That is so nice and encouraging...y'know? I've only bought one thing from Zuneta but I was so impressed with their CS and packaging from the outset. This post just adds to their rep.
    Thanks Zoe!

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  19. WOW! Thoes eyeshadows look amazing :) What a lovely touch....i may look into buying some Zuenta stuff xoxox

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  20. i agree that pr can make or break how i feel about something.

    and i love the eyeshadows - it's always nice to find a new brand :)

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  21. I am always pleasantly surprised when customer service exceeds my expectations.

    The eyeshadow duo is GORGEOUS!!

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  22. I like the package of the eyeshadows, pretty impressive! Ixx

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  23. Hourglass is more popular in the US maybe. It is a really nice brand, though pricey. I have been contemplating purchasing the mineral veil primer. I tested it on my hand and it just made such a perfectly smooth base. But $52 USD for less than 1oz of product is keeping me on the fence considering I have great primers that cost a little more than half of that. Have you tried any of their other products? I am curious about their foundation and was wondering if you have tried it.

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