Here’s a story that could have happened to any food blogger or restaurant reviewer who receives email invitations to restaurants.
A restaurant p.r. person invited a food blogger to a “food tasting session,” where she said the restaurant would host him for lunch.
The food blogger couldn’t make it at the suggested time, and later sent an email saying he’d be in the following Sunday for brunch, not lunch. He did not confirm that he expected it would still be a “food tasting session” where he would be hosted.
Lesson #1: If you’re changing the game plan, seek confirmation that you can still be hosted. Just because a restaurant invited you to a specific event doesn’t mean [Read more…]