One of the cool things about being a blogger is that you never know what you are going to get in your mailbox. Â Unless you are organized, the promo materials that get sent to you during the year can quickly pile up in your living room. Â But ever since reading The Jolly Postman on a daily basis as a kid, I’ve always loved my regular trips to my mailbox.
A lot of the time the stuff that I get is pretty boring and it makes you question the reason why PR firms even bothered spending the money on postage. Â But other times it can be quiet interesting.
Take for example this package I got from the Food Network promoting their tenth anniversary.
That’s right, a cookie! Â And PR firms should take note that I will promote the shit out of anything that involves me getting free food. Â And you better believe that cookie was as good as it looks. Â Yum, yum. Â Happy Tenth Birthday Food Network!!!! Can’t wait to finally see what Top Chef Canada is all about!
On the other end of the spectrum, I’ve gotten some really weird things. Â Even this week, I got this promo-item in support of the new Showcase show Lost Girl:The mirror which reads “The Fae Are Watching You” wouldn’t be that creepy if it had come with some sort of a press-release or something like that. Â But the envelope just had the mirror. Â And the only reason I knew that it was for the show that debuts this fall was because I was on the set and remembered them talking about Faes. Â But could you imagine some poor blogger getting this mirror in the mail with absolutely no context! Â Creepy!